“Anti-aging” skincare and snake oil. What does anti-aging really mean?

“Anti-aging” skincare and snake oil. What does anti-aging really mean?
"Anti-Aging" may be one of the most overused and questionable terms in the entire cosmetics industry and that's quite a feat in an industry that profits heavily on far-fetched claims...  Our culture places such a premium on youth and beauty that it conditions some of us to believe that we're not as worthy or desirable as we get older. That's why we cling to the dubious and somewhat disparaging terms like "anti-aging" that really have no meaning and which have morphed into carnival barker and nonsensical claims to pitch expensive products that promise everything and deliver virtually nothing...