What: Every drug store is packed full of anti-aging creams you can buy over the counter. But do they work? It seems science has finally given us an answer. In a recent study conducted by Proctor & Gamble, the over-the-counter OLAY Professional Pro-X “system” was compared to the popular prescription medicine, tretinoin. Not only did OLAY work just as well as reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as its prescription counterpart, but it caused less skin irritation.
What They Say:
In the current study, 99 women volunteers were given a regimen of three Olay Pro-x products, and 97 were prescribed tretinoin. The depth of their wrinkles was assessed before and after the treatments, and those assessing them were not told which product the women were using.
What We Say: Anti-wrinkle creams get a pretty bad rep, but we find ourselves drawn to them time and time again. So, this is great news for budget and age-conscious fashionistas who can’t resist the promise of living life wrinkle-free, but can’t justify an expensive prescription treatment. Have you used one or both of these systems, and if so, what’s your take on it all?