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Do wrinkle smoothing peptide creams really work?

The market is awash with peptide products claiming everything from boosting collagen to botox-like wrinkle smoothing, but how well to they actually work? Dr Haran Sivapalan finds out. Everyone seemingly wants younger looking skin. In 2013, consumers in the U.S. alone spent a massive $2.1 bn on anti-ageing creams. And in the UK research shows that women spend, on average, a whooping £140,000 over their lives on hair and skincare.  With such high demand, there is clearly a pressure on cosmetics manufacturers to continually produce innovative products to secure their share of this ever-growing market. Tea extract, vitamins, collagen extracts –…

What are the top five ingredients to look for in skin care?

What are the top 5 ingredients you need in your skincare regime? Rosie Taylor finds out. There are thousands of skincare products out there and the list of ingredients can be baffling. But there are some key ingredients that experts agree are vital for smooth, clear skin and to fight signs of ageing. Here’s our list of the 5 essentials for great skincare:  1. VITAMIN C What is it? Vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid) is a naturally occurring antioxidant which we need for cell growth. We get it through our diet – citrus fruit, berries and dark leafy…