World Market for Anti-Aging Products

Looking and feeling young is a major trend in America, but it isn’t limited to the land of the free and the home of the brave. The worldwide anti-aging market is growing rapidly. In 2013, the global anti-aging market was worth an estimated $122.3 billion.

The projected growth in the next six years is astronomical, with the expectation for 2019 being $191.7 billion, for a jump in growth from 2013 of 7.8%. When adults start noticing that the biochemical process of aging is taking a noticeable effect on their health, fitness and appearance, they start to look for resources to slow it down. Baby boomers are the ones that are noticing this aging process and this partially explains the jump in demand for anti-aging projects.

While there has been some concern about skepticism playing a role in slowing down the sales of anti-aging products, scientific studies are supplying the concrete evidence that scrutinizing customers may require. There are also increasingly strict regulations on anti-aging products making it less likely that ineffective or gimmicky products will make it onto the market.

There is an extremely wide range of anti-aging products out there today, but there are some that are rapidly proving their worth. These products are surfacing as leaders in the anti-aging market.

● Retinoids (vitamin A)
○ Applied topically, Retinoids assist your skin in manufacturing collagen, as well as strengthening collagen and inhibiting collagen deterioration. When you have a healthy amount of collagen the appearance of wrinkles diminishes.

● Sunscreen
○ Sunscreens that protect against UVB (the rays that burn you) and the lesser known UVA rays. UVA rays are the ones that damage your collagen and elastin. Applying a sunscreen that blocks UVA rays will protect your skin from the aging effects of the sun.

● Peptides
○ Peptides also stimulate the production of collagen, but they also inhibit the formation of wrinkles. They also help speed up skin cell turnover, a trait that younger skin possesses naturally.

● Antioxidants
○ Antioxidants fight free radicals, which break down cells. If applied topically, antioxidants will protect your skin, but they aren’t limited to skin health. Antioxidants can help keep your entire body young, and are becoming more readily available in supplements and specialized foods.

● Anti-wrinkle injections
○ Anti-wrinkle injections sculpt your face and make you appear younger. There are several safe and proven injections on the market that can give you a more youthful appearance without the permanence or artificial look of plastic surgery.

With products like these, it’s no wonder that scores of baby boomers are scrambling to get their piece of youth provided by ever developing technology. As the science gets more and more solid and the options continue to grow, it’s no surprise that the projected increase in only 6 years is 7.8%. While the majority of anti-aging products focus on the appearance of aging, there are many drugs and projects in development that can produce similar results in the body. The future has much more to hold when it comes to the natural progression of aging.

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