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Welcome to [[Wikitravel:About|Wikitravel]]! We, the [[Wikitravel:Wikitravellers|Wikitravellers]] who've made it, hope that you enjoy what you see and that you join us in making a [[:shared:Copyleft|free]], up-to-date, complete and reliable world-wide travel guide.
 
Welcome to [[Wikitravel:About|Wikitravel]]! We, the [[Wikitravel:Wikitravellers|Wikitravellers]] who've made it, hope that you enjoy what you see and that you join us in making a [[:shared:Copyleft|free]], up-to-date, complete and reliable world-wide travel guide.
  
==Finding travel information==
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Anti-aging creams are predominantly moisturiser based cosmeceutical skin care products marketed with the promise of making the consumer look younger by reducing visible [http://hunterbugden.livejournal.com/ wrinkles], expression lines, blemishes, pigmentation changes, discolourations and other environmentally (especially from the sun) related conditions of the skin. A comprehensive grading scale for anti-aging of the skin has been validated and categorizes skin aging as: laxity (sagging), rhytids (wrinkles), and the various categories of photoaging, including erythema (redness), dyspigmentation (brown discolorations), solar elastosis (yellowing), keratoses (abnormal growths), and poor texture.[1]
 
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Despite great demand, many such products and treatments have not been proven to give lasting or major positive effects. One study found that the best performing creams reduced wrinkles by [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscular_dystrophy less] than 10% over 12 weeks which is not noticeable to the human eye.[2] Another study found that cheap moisturisers were as effective as high-priced anti-wrinkle creams.[3][4] However, recent studies at Manchester University showed that some ingredients have an effect.[5][6]
Travel guides on Wikitravel are mostly arranged geographically. You generally won't find articles on attractions, hotels and restaurants, but you hopefully will find all that information and more in our destination guide articles for countries, cities, and towns.
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Traditionally, anti-aging creams have been marketed towards women, but products specifically targeting men are increasingly common.[
 
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Ingredients
You can try '''[[Wikitravel:Search help|searching]]''' for the destination you are interested in. You may be taken immediately to a guide for that destination, or if there isn't a guide on that destination, you will see a list of articles that mention it.  You can also try searching for the name of a attraction you are looking for, and the search will return a list of relevant articles.
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As well as more conventional moisturising ingredients, anti-aging [http://skinnyfiberdiet.org/ creams]creams usually contain anti-aging ingredients such as:
 
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• Retinol (for instance, in the form of retinyl palmitate). In various formulations it has been shown to reduce fine lines and pores.[8]
Alternatively, you can '''browse''' through our geographical hierarchy.   You can start at the continents and regions listed on our [[Main Page]], and work your way down through the region, city and district links to the area you are interested in.
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• Epidermal growth factor, made of 53 amino acids to stimulate cell renewal and Collagen production in the skin and strengthen elasticity and structure. The discovery of Epidermal Growth Factor won Dr. Stanley Cohen and Rita Levi-Montalcini a Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1986. In various research Epidermal Growth Factor has been shown to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and sagging.[9] It also has healing (wounds and burns) and anti-inflammatory properties when applied to skin.[10]
 
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• Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids or other chemical [http://www.cartoonize.net/ peels]. These help to dissolve the intracellular "glue" that holds the dead cells together on the skin. The use of this type of product on a daily basis gradually enhances the exfoliation of the epidermis. This exposes newer skin cells and can help improve appearance. AHAs may irritate some skin, causing redness and flaking.[citation needed]
After you have found the guide for the area you are interested in, there may still be more information waiting for you to read. We don't cover information on how to get into a country in every destination guide. You won't find visa information for [[Australia]] in the [[Sydney]] article.  So, if you are coming from further afield, you may want to refer to the breadcrumb links at the top of the page, and read the country or region guide, to make sure you have the full picture.
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• Peptides, such as Argireline (acetyl hexapeptide-3), Matryxil, and copper peptides.
 
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• Coenzyme Q10
We don't list general travel information in every guide. We have helpful articles on things like [[money]], [[visa|visas]], how to [[stay safe]] and how to deal with [[Talk|language barriers]] in our [[travel topics|list of travel topics]].
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• Anti-oxidants are substances that may protect cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals.[citation needed]
 
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• Sunscreens provide a high level of UVA protection, which is recommended as UVA radiation is associated with aging effects such as wrinkles.[11]
Remember that Wikitravel is an open guide that anyone can edit.  Often that means you can get up to the minute information and inside information on attractions and the latest buzz, but sometimes it means that some information can be unverified and unreliable. As with any other guide, you should double check and confirm any information that is critical to the success of your travels.
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• Vitamin C is supposedly one of the most effective and commonly included ingredient in wrinkle creams.[citation needed] It is also thought to help the healing process.
 
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The effects of these ingredients depends on their concentration and mode of application. Many skin care companies recommend using a treatment programme which may combine these ingredients. For example, AHAs can make the skin more vulnerable to damage from the sun, so the increased use of sunscreens is often recommended.
If you have particular travel questions that aren't covered in a guide, you can ask a [[Wikitravel:What is a docent?|docent]]. A docent is a volunteer guide, and if there is one for your area there will be a link in the sidebar on the left containing their contact information.  
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For general questions, post a message in our [[Wikitravel:Travellers' pub|Travellers' pub]].
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You're free to use the articles in Wikitravel in almost any way, thanks to our [[:shared:Copyleft|copyleft]] license.
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==Share your knowledge==
 
==Share your knowledge==

Revision as of 07:25, 1 June 2013

Welcome to Wikitravel! We, the Wikitravellers who've made it, hope that you enjoy what you see and that you join us in making a free, up-to-date, complete and reliable world-wide travel guide.

Anti-aging creams are predominantly moisturiser based cosmeceutical skin care products marketed with the promise of making the consumer look younger by reducing visible wrinkles, expression lines, blemishes, pigmentation changes, discolourations and other environmentally (especially from the sun) related conditions of the skin. A comprehensive grading scale for anti-aging of the skin has been validated and categorizes skin aging as: laxity (sagging), rhytids (wrinkles), and the various categories of photoaging, including erythema (redness), dyspigmentation (brown discolorations), solar elastosis (yellowing), keratoses (abnormal growths), and poor texture.[1] Despite great demand, many such products and treatments have not been proven to give lasting or major positive effects. One study found that the best performing creams reduced wrinkles by less than 10% over 12 weeks which is not noticeable to the human eye.[2] Another study found that cheap moisturisers were as effective as high-priced anti-wrinkle creams.[3][4] However, recent studies at Manchester University showed that some ingredients have an effect.[5][6] Traditionally, anti-aging creams have been marketed towards women, but products specifically targeting men are increasingly common.[ Ingredients As well as more conventional moisturising ingredients, anti-aging creamscreams usually contain anti-aging ingredients such as: • Retinol (for instance, in the form of retinyl palmitate). In various formulations it has been shown to reduce fine lines and pores.[8] • Epidermal growth factor, made of 53 amino acids to stimulate cell renewal and Collagen production in the skin and strengthen elasticity and structure. The discovery of Epidermal Growth Factor won Dr. Stanley Cohen and Rita Levi-Montalcini a Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1986. In various research Epidermal Growth Factor has been shown to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and sagging.[9] It also has healing (wounds and burns) and anti-inflammatory properties when applied to skin.[10] • Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids or other chemical peels. These help to dissolve the intracellular "glue" that holds the dead cells together on the skin. The use of this type of product on a daily basis gradually enhances the exfoliation of the epidermis. This exposes newer skin cells and can help improve appearance. AHAs may irritate some skin, causing redness and flaking.[citation needed] • Peptides, such as Argireline (acetyl hexapeptide-3), Matryxil, and copper peptides. • Coenzyme Q10 • Anti-oxidants are substances that may protect cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals.[citation needed] • Sunscreens provide a high level of UVA protection, which is recommended as UVA radiation is associated with aging effects such as wrinkles.[11] • Vitamin C is supposedly one of the most effective and commonly included ingredient in wrinkle creams.[citation needed] It is also thought to help the healing process. The effects of these ingredients depends on their concentration and mode of application. Many skin care companies recommend using a treatment programme which may combine these ingredients. For example, AHAs can make the skin more vulnerable to damage from the sun, so the increased use of sunscreens is often recommended.

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