I recently stumped myself, and decided to put off my first new batch. I want to straighten out some stuff that I am having a bit of a hard time finding hard evidence to questions I have regarding chemicals to make decisions for my skin cream.
What is better for anti-aging agent, a retinoid, a peptide is healthier for the skin? Which, chemical if either, induces long-term benefits product is discontinued? Is it true that retinoids work by stretching skin, and peptides bind the skin closer together.
Is synthetic Hyaluronic acid really needed in a product, it seems to just plump the skin, temporarily as well. I would kind of really skew any real results of my scar cream, and also from a cost perspective, it seems skipable. If it stimulated production of collagen and elastin like real hyaluronic acid produced in humans, I would say it's a must, but it looks like it does not. Does it provide any other must have benefits?
My last question is .... why does the FDA make sunscreen unreasonable to work with? I'm doing things by the book, just incase I have something very good when I'm finally done. I'm trying to follow their impossible rules on Sunscreen. For something that protects people from the sun, they sure want to make it complicated to use in products. I find their vice grip on sun screen irritating and I'm not entirely sure why they do it either, it's not a drug, (Is it? did they seriously classify these as an active ingredient/ drug to keep tabs on sunscreen to be super annoying?!) It's not a marketing claim issue, wtf. Also, why is zinc oxide unlimited for use in Japan but it's really strictly limited in here of all places? I've noted they have fairly similar sunscreen regulations. Anyways, Is there any thing that is pretty skin neutral, safe, and an effective way AROUND this BS WITH THE FREAKING FDA *rips hair out!*