Longevity

Longevity means living long and this has been something that man has strived for for hundreds of years; to be able to live longer. Although it has not yet been achieved, to some degree there has been some success in at least looking as if you are going to live longer, by making you look younger than you actually are.

One of the main factors that determine how old you look is the state of your skin and so skin care is an area in which many pharmaceutical companies have looked at in order to produce a product that decreases aging, or at least gives the appearance to. One of the latest offerings by one of these companies is a product called LifeCell which is claimed to be an anti-aging cream.

Although hyped as some kind of miracle cream that can immediately make you look many years younger than you are, it is hardly that however, according to many LifeCell reviews it is somewhat effective. Some of the reviews have said that even after just one application, the skin appears to be less wrinkled and that continued applications make it look even less wrinkled. Of course, for many, it is wrinkling of the skin that makes them look old and so by reducing the amount of wrinkles, it does effectively make them look younger, effects though are limited.

For more dramatic younger looking skin, many people opt for plastic surgery which does of course work however can be expensive. It would therefore appear that for some degree of younger looking skin, LifeCell is perhaps effective and whilst it may be more expensive than other creams which claim to have the same affect, it is cheaper than plastic surgery and perhaps more effective than those other creams.

Of course though, looking younger does not actually make you younger and so you may look younger at your time of death but that time will probably not be delayed in any way because you used an age reducing cream or even plastic surgery. Mankind’s search for longevity will therefore continue in the hope that one day someone, possibly a pharmaceutical company will find what in many tales is referred to the elixir of life, something that will actually allow us to live longer.

The problem is that although our skin may be our largest vital organ, it is not our only one and no amount of reducing of the wrinkles in the skin, will have an effect on the heart, lungs or other organs and they age just the same as our skin does. So there is no secret to longevity but we can perhaps enjoy a longer life if we look after our bodies in the age old traditional ways of eating healthy, exercising regularly and of course taking care of our skin.

It would appear however that there are an abundance of people that care enough about just looking younger, to warrant the pharmaceutical companies to continue to create new “anti-aging” products without actually finding the ‘elixir of life’.