How Do Anti-Wrinkle Creams Work?

This week Reactions is looking at the chemistry behind anti-aging creams. We headed to the science to see if the claims to make your skin smooth are true!

Skin can stay firm and stretchy thanks to protein fibers called collagen and elastin in the tissue beneath the surface. But environmental factors like smoking or ultraviolet rays from the sun can produce free radicals that damage skin cells’ ability to make more of these supports. Anti-wrinkle products claim they keep the skin surface fresh and rejuvenate these cells, but does their chemistry legit?

For more check out these sites:

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LA Funk
Pure Natural – Touch Me
Roberto Daglio – Flores da Fortuna

Elaine Seward

Trina Espinoza

Executive Producer:
Adam Dylewski

Scientific consultants:
Perry Romanowski
Darcy Gentleman, Ph.D.
Kyle Nackers

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Ever wonder why dogs sniff each others’ butts? Or how Adderall works? Or whether it’s OK to pee in the pool? We’ve got you covered: Reactions a web series about the chemistry that surrounds you every day.

Reactions is produced by the American Chemical Society.

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