Over time, the skin loses its former elasticity, becomes less dense, a clear oval of the face gradually disappears. No one is safe from aging, facial and deep wrinkles overtake imperceptibly and create an aesthetic problem for a modern woman. It is impossible to get rid of wrinkles, but it is quite possible to adjust their depth, to suspend education due to cosmetic procedures and high-quality home care.
Cream filler will help smooth out already formed wrinkles and stop the aging of the dermis due to the features of its action, active components and method of application.
What it is
Filler is also called a “wrinkle filler,” or a substance that penetrates the skin structure and smoothes the dermis from the inside. In modern cosmetology, fillers are used as a subcutaneous injection: the injected composition penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin, fills it from the inside with a moisturizing component based on hyaluronic acid, due to which the effect becomes noticeable immediately after the procedure.
Facial fillers instantly smooth the skin, stretch its surface and fill in wrinkles, making the epidermis look perfect, even, acquires a natural healthy glow.
In the fight against wrinkles, filler is the most effective tool and the most popular among women from 40 years and older. It has only one minus - the effect of its use is temporary and is, on average, from 2 months to 2 years. The effectiveness of the “work” of the filler is determined by its density, volume and compliance with the drinking regimen by the woman.
Modern cosmetology took a step further: cream fillers appeared that did not require the introduction of expensive injections under the skin.
Such a cream often contains silicones in the composition to give the effect of smoothness and uniformity of the epidermis, additional components like retinol to improve the quality and elasticity of the dermis and vitamins to strengthen.
Properties and effects on the skin
Cream filler appeared on the cosmetic market relatively recently, and not all women are familiar with its work. "Filler" is translated as "fill", and even one word can characterize the principle of the product: cream-filler fills the dermis and corrects wrinkles, heterogeneity of the epidermis, in a word, hides the signs of aging. Age skin is capricious in its own way, and a similar product has a pronounced effect on moderately elastic skin, the one that preserves and maintains the oval of the face, but has wrinkles.
The presence of a specific set of components in the cream-filler has the following effects on the skin:
- Hide age-related changes in the dermis due to its filling with active elements;
- Give the skin smoothness and uniformity, fill in small facial wrinkles and make less noticeable deep, age-related;
- The filler in the cream prepares the skin for the next step. - applying makeup and moisturizes the dermis well;
- The components of the product have a positive effect on the skin due to the cumulative effect: regular use of cosmetic filler enhances the regeneration of the dermis - stimulates cell renewal;
- Cream filler will not be able to tighten the nasolabial folds or restore the lost oval of the face, but it is able to make crow's feet less pronounced in the eye area, smooth the surface of the skin of the face as a whole;
- Visually, the cream makes the skin of a woman more youthful, toned, smooth, filled with moisture and gives confidence to the one who uses the product regularly;
- It moisturizes the dermis well and, as a rule, “works” in its deep layers.
Smoothing cream has several drawbacks, among which it can be noted its low efficiency compared to injections: the product does not fill the skin from the inside, it acts only on its surface and has visual changes of a short-term nature. Often the cost of a cream-like filler is high, and women remain dissatisfied with the results of his “work” due to high expectations.
Nobody canceled allergic reactions to an expensive cream filler, skin incompatibility to certain components in the composition of the product, which becomes another reason against a cosmetic cream with a smoothing effect.
Indications and contraindications
Cream filler is recommended for women with age-related skin changes: the appearance of deep and even small wrinkles, loss of facial contours, the formation of pronounced nasolabial folds and "crow's" legs in the eye area.
Manufacturers usually mention the age of 40+ on the packaging of the product, there are also earlier versions, so it is important to pay attention to the condition of the skin and adequately evaluate it, answer the question, does skin really need a filler.
So, the indications for the use of filler are:
- The formation of wrinkles of medium and strong depth (evaluate how wrinkles are visible on the face, are strongly noticeable and are called deep age-related changes).
- Loss of skin tone and oval face, the formation of pronounced nasolabial folds.
- Deterioration of the elasticity and strength of the dermis.
- The appearance of age-related pigmented lesions (pigmented spots have a brown tint).
- Dull shade of the epidermis.
It is worth noting that the cream filler acts on the surface of the skin and very little product penetrates into its deep layers. The cream is indicated for use after cosmetic procedures to enhance the effect and restore the skin, as it is able to enhance cell regeneration.
Among the contraindications are the following:
- Intolerance to certain cream components;
- Allergic reactions to the composition;
- Pregnancy and lactation;
- Diseases of the dermis and neoplasms on the face.
Note, before applying cream-filler on the face, it is worthwhile to test for an allergic reaction: apply a little product to the bend of the elbow and look at the effect after 5-10 minutes. If there is no redness and itching, the cream can be safely applied to the face.
Among the components of cream filler, hyaluronic acid, which is produced naturally by the body, usually comes first, but due to the aging of the latter, the production of "hyaluron" is gradually stopped.
The hyaluronic filler penetrates into the deeper layers of the dermis, filling them with moisturizing components and moisture, which the skin begins to accumulate later.
Hyaluronic acid is a frequent visitor to cosmetic filler creams. It is as close as possible to the natural component in the dermis, is well absorbed, perfectly moisturizes, normalizes the water balance, practically does not cause irritation. This component is found not only in anti-aging products, but also in compositions for relatively young skin - 25+.
The next filling component is known as collagen., Often it is found in combination with "hyaluron" and is produced by our skin in a natural way. The lack of natural collagen leads to thinning of the dermis and loss of tone, the face contour is deformed, wrinkles appear. The collagen in the cream filler fills these indentations - wrinkles.
Elastin also plays a role in the appearance of the skin and is responsible for the elasticity of the dermis. It has a cumulative effect and is indispensable for anti-aging care. Often found in cream fillers silicone - it gives the surface of the skin uniformity, fills wrinkles well and smoothes the surface, but gives a short effect - until the first wash.
The use of cream filler should begin with visible age-related changes and not earlier than the age of 30 years. If you start regular use of such a product, the skin will cease to produce collagen and elastin in a natural way and will begin to "be lazy," thanks to which the aging process will increase its speed.
Apply cream filler to pre-cleansed skin; if the product is based on hyaluronic acid, manufacturers recommend leaving the epidermis slightly moist and applying the product on top to better absorb the components of the composition. Hyaluronic cream filler is recommended to be applied 1 hour before leaving the house in the warm season and no later than 1.5 hours under the condition of a cold period: hyaluronic acid molecules crystallize at low temperatures, in a word, they acquire a solid form and do not moisturize the skin.
Rating of the best manufacturers
One of the famous brands of cream fillers is Filorga, in the line of which several products are presented.
"Time-Filler" based on sodium hyaluronate, tripeptides, plant extracts and natural antioxidants. Anti-aging cream has a smoothing effect on the skin: eliminates facial wrinkles and fills deep age. His rating on the Web is high due to quality work: the effect is noticeable after the first application and tends to accumulate.
Cream "Hydra-Filler" brand Filorga It contains low molecular weight and high molecular weight hyaluronic acids, which allows you to save moisture in the deep layers of the dermis and create a protective film on the surface of the epidermis to prevent evaporation. Recovery Product "Nutri-Filler " it nourishes the skin well, improves its density and visibly smoothes even deep wrinkles.
Product Fillerina It has a low concentration of hyaluronic acid and contains a complex of mineral elements and antioxidants. The filler is suitable for use with any type of epidermis of a woman or man, hypoallergenic. Day cream has a protective factor SPF15, the night formula is more enriched and nourishing and acts in the deeper layers of the skin and fights its age-related changes.
Cream has an average price category Mary Kay with retinol, L'Oreal "Revitalift" based on hyaluronic acid high concentration, which penetrates into the deep layers of the skin and fills it from the inside.
Among budget products, we note cream filler for deep wrinkles, intensive care Venus with 3D effect with Omega-3 complex and regenerating composition, Sashel "Bio-balance" with native components of vegetable oils, cream Biokon with collagen and microspheres of hyaluronic acid for smoothing and shining age dermis.
Cream filler is suitable for anti-aging care of the eye area. Novosvit with marine collagen and vegetable oil of oats and wheat germ, Belarusian Bielita- Vitex with the effect of filling wrinkles and smoothing crow's feet.
And now a video review of the cream filler from Mary Kay
About cream fillers respond positively, as a quality and affordable anti-aging care. The disadvantages of women’s products are their cosmetic short-term effect, the inability to instantly tighten and smooth the surface of the skin.
Cream filler has a positive effect with the constant use of expensive products - cheap ones work worse, Russian women respond.