The ageing process definitely brings dread and angst to an otherwise easy and nonchalant existence of the rich and famous, and for this reason, the seemingly unperturbed existence of the rich and famous is fraught with a struggle, a struggle to fend off the process of aging. For if you got everything that you needed in this world, there is only one thing that you would surely desire, and that one thing is longevity in life.
Yet, it is the other way around with the poorest of the poor. They are the ones who barely exist in the peripheries of the urban centers of the world. They are the ones who struggle daily for their very basic needs like food, shelter, and clothing. Hence, they neither desire longevity nor aspire to counteract the aging process. Their main preoccupation is the search for daily food, and they roam around begging for alms, like shadowy figures of the dark world.
The abovementioned paragraphs seems to be a bit flowery in its introductory note; yet, there is some truth in it, specifically, the truth about the age-old desire of humans for the “Fountain of Youth,” the mythical fountain that gushes forth water that can rejuvenate any sagging and aging body. Great explorers in the past had searched for this fabled fountain, thinking that it really existed. Deluded by their innate desire to live forever, they traveled far and wide, but didn’t find the fabled fountain.
Although gone were the days when people longed and searched for this fountain, at present humans still inwardly long to maintain their youth. Nowadays, various schemes and methods are publicized and peddled around purporting that these methods can reverse the ageing process. Hence, like in the past, the ageing process is seen as a disease that afflicts everyone. Furthermore, people instinctively think that a cure should be found for this dreaded disease. But the cure is illusive and beauty products can only offer palliatives but not cure to the disease of ageing.
One of the most popular substance believe to stave off the ageing process comes in the forms of the different anti-aging creams. These creams are selling like hotcakes attesting to the fact that humans innately want to live forever, and they would certainly croon in symphony with the late Freddie Mercury, who sang the song, “Who Wants to Live Forever.” The majority of humans would surely answer back in chorus: “We want to live forever.”
One ingredient of the anti-aging creams is retinol, which when converted into retinoic acid becomes essential to the health of the human skin. Hence, it is used in most anti-aging creams. A cursory look at retinol serum 2016 would readily give you a glimpse of how widely used the retinoic acid is in most anti-aging cream, and many women as well as men are pinning their hopes on these anti-aging creams with retinoic acid to make their skin flawless and ageless.
The obsession among people to stave off the ageing process will surely never mellow down. It is already part and parcel of human nature, and it is basically inherently rooted in the two of the most basic drives of humans—that of self-perpetration and that of self-preservation.