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Old 10-24-2016, 01:09 PM
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Is there any science behind women's cosmetics, or is it all snake oil?

A lot of women buy lots of fancy cosmetics that supposedly will make their skin look better. These various lotions and things have seemingly random lists of vitamins, various plant extracts and other chemicals and such that claim to fight aging, reduce wrinkles and such.

Is there any body of science backing up these claims? Obviously wearing products with UV protection will help some in the long term. And some sort of moisturizer can help the appearance of dry skin, at least in the short term. Other that that, do we know that any of these products actually do what they say when it comes to aging, wrinkles and such?