Fight wrinkles… from the inside!

It's highway robbery!

You drop a small pile of cash on a cream that can supposedly smooth your skin, stop the wrinkles, and eliminate the visible signs of aging.

And after weeks -- even MONTHS -- of dutifully rubbing it in, you've got nothing to show for it.

There's no other way to put it: You've been cheated, and you're hardly alone.

This is a billion-dollar business, despite the fact that most of the junk on the market won't do a thing -- and many contain dangerous chemicals to boot.

Ladies, it's time to stop getting ripped off and time to turn to something that works, because the latest research uncovers a safe and effective way to stop some of the worst damage to your skin.

It's not an oily cream you have to rub all over your body, and it won't cost you a small fortune.

It's a simple -- some might even say HUMBLE -- little pigment called astaxanthin that works from the inside to protect your skin.

And if the study on hairless mice is any indication, it looks like this stuff can block the very process that leads to wrinkles.

They used those mice for two reasons.

First, like other mice, they age rapidly -- allowing scientists to see the damage of time and exposure to UV light unfold in a much shorter space of time that we'd see in a human study.

And second, hairless mice are more susceptible to exactly the kind of damage we humans try to avoid.

These mice were divided into four groups with varying levels of astaxanthin and exposure to UVA, or the same UV rays that lead to wrinkles.

Over 10 weeks, mice that didn't have any astaxanthin showed all the expected damage when exposed to UVA.

But not the mice given the supplements.

Astaxanthin seemed to stop the loss of water in skin cells that leads to damaging dehydration, which in turn stops wrinkles from forming.

The study used relatively high doses of this compound -- at least for mice -- but the researchers believe humans might see similar results with as little as 3 mg per day.

We obviously need more research before we can say for sure if astaxanthin really will stop wrinkles in humans.

But there's no harm in trying it out, since astaxanthin is a proven age-fighter that can also help protect the heart, eyes, joints and more, as I'll share with you in the March edition of Health Revelations.

You'll find this stuff in pink-colored seafood such as shrimp and salmon; but since you probably won't eat enough to consistently get what you need, consider a supplement.