She Finds posted “4 Anti-Aging Rip-Offs Every Woman Should Avoid, According To A Dermatologist” featuring Dr. Purvisha Patel.
The article includes Dr. Patel‘s expert commentary on ineffective ingredients.
Do wrinkle creams work? It’s the million dollar question. Scratch that, the billion dollar question. The beauty industry puts forth countless new anti-aging products each year, but to what end?
If you’re wary of OTC creams that claim to make you look ten years younger, your instincts would be right. We’ve rounded up warnings from the country’s leading dermatologists to determine which anti-aging rip-offs every woman should avoid.
Shoppers should be wary of drugstore creams that claim to treat dark spots (otherwise known as hyperpigmentation) as experts agree that more aggressive treatments such as the use of laser administered by a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon are superior.
Additionally, Dr. Purvisha Patel, Board-Certified Dermatologist and Founder of Visha Skincare tells us warns of the dangers of Hydroquinone, an ingredient that is 2% over-the-counter used to lighten sun spots or photo aging. “This is considered toxic and should be avoided,” she advises.