Recent Advances in Topical Applications for a New Anti-Aging Drug
The human life span has more than doubled over the last two centuries. With this increase in life expectancy, a significant segment of the aging population will seek to improve their quality of life including the ability to preserve a more youthful appearance for as long as possible. Skin is notably sensitive to aging because it is affected by both intrinsic (genetically determined) and extrinsic (sun radiation, stress, pollution, etc.) processes. In response to consumer demand, numerous laboratories have developed new topical anti-aging formulas labeled as “innovative” but containing common active ingredients (alpha-hydroxy acids, antioxidants, depigmenting agents, etc.) which represent nothing revolutionary because they have been used for many years to reduce signs of ageing.