We asked you which ingredient was NOT currently said to provide anti-aging benefits and your responses were all over the place. Here’s the answers. Were you right?
1. Frog Skin - True
27% of you thought that scientists were not using frog skin for anti-aging properties but unfortunately, you were wrong. This article about bullfrog skin containing antioxidants suggests that it may have an anti-aging effect. I’m not a big fan of harvesting amphibians for cosmetics so I can’t encourage it’s use.
2. Cactus Spines - Fake
Only 17% of you thought this was the fake but it was. There is no raw material company selling cactus spines as a natural, anti-aging ingredient. However, based on the Beauty Brains community of poll answerers, maybe they should. Most people believe that this is a reasonable ingredient to give an anti-aging effect.
3. Apple Stem Cells - True
This one tricked the most people. 34% of you thought this was the fake but it’s real. A company name Mibelle Biochemistry has introduced an anti-aging ingredient based on apple stem cells. Who knew apples had stem cells too?
4. Snake Venom - True
22% of you thought this one was fake but you were mistaken. Indeed, one cosmetic raw material company is marketing Syn-ake, a peptide derived from snake venom. I remain skeptical about this one as it is too conveniently similar to botox.