Question: I am tired of paying for pretty jars and smart marketing tactics when it comes to skincare products. All I want it is an anti-aging cream that WORKS. A friend of mine has suggested Immuderm. Can you give me more info on it?
Answer: The product, Immuderm, contains a different ingredient which is actually a compound derived from the cell wall of baker’s yeast. It is called Norwegian Beta 1.3/1.6 Glucan, and has been shown to bolster immunity when ingested. The maker’s of Immuderm have made it water soluble so that it can be applied topically in the product. The theory behind this ingredient is that, unlike other similar products on the market, it does not merely moisturize and get rid of dead skin cells; rather it boosts immunity and therefore, maintains new and healthy skin.
Although the product page lists ingredients and makes a good case, there is actually no clinical evidence that topical application of the compound has similar results as the ingested form. Additionally, the webpage does not offer evidence of clinical trials, nor is there mention of a guarantee of any kind.
If you do shop for an anti-wrinkle product in a health store, pharmacy or on the Internet, you’ll often find hundreds of different brands containing a confusing array of ingredients. You may be tempted to experiment with different products until you find one that works. But this approach may be expensive. More importantly, not all products contain the quality and quantity of necessary ingredients to positively promote long-term improvements on the appearance of wrinkles and an overall healthy complexion. That’s why you’ll need to do a little bit of research to find the best, most potent brand for your needs.