The market is teeming with wrinkle creams that claim to have the ability to reverse these signs of aging, but few actually deliver on that promise. If you’ve been disappointed time and time again after investing handsomely in a wrinkle cream, read this article to know what to look for in a moisturizers as well as the market’s best options for real results.
What to look for in a good wrinkle cream
The following are some terms to look out for when searching for a moisturizer for wrinkles:
- Collagen – this is an essential protein in your skin makeup that is responsible for its elasticity. In a moisturizing cream, it replenishes collagen whose production reduces as one grows older.
- Vitamin C – vitamin C is common in skincare products in different forms, and the effectiveness depends on the form. It is useful in creating an even skintone as well as hydrating and revitalizing the skin surface.
- Retinol – this is pure Vitamin A and it firms up the skin and replaces gloss/luster on the skin.
- Hyaluronic acid – this is another ingredient already found in the skin tissues that helps to hold in moisture. It can actually support up to 1,000 times more water than its actual weight. This will make your skin plump up and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
It therefore goes without saying that any good moisturizer should contain hyaluronic acid, which produces the biggest effect among the ingredients mentioned above. The other ingredients are also important, but without hyaluronic acid, the moisturizing effect is reduced.
Read on for reviews on three of the best moisturizing creams in the market.
Amara Organics moisturizing cream has most of these top ingredients that enable it to hydrate and plump up the skin, reducing the severity of wrinkles over time. The container comes with a pump for easy retrieval for application (as opposed to dipping a finger in a jar). It is said to repair wrinkling on the molecular level and not just the surface level. Long-term use will give you smoother, firmer and brighter skin, as well as increase skin cell turnover for younger-looking skin.
Vitamin A in the form of retinol is the main ingredient in this moisturizing cream, but it also contains significant amounts of green tea (rich in antioxidants to reverse destructive effects of ultraviolet rays), hyaluronic acid and artificial fragrances (people that are sensitive to scents should avoid this one). Body Merry is known for making a number of high-quality products, and this is a favorite among many, including those with skin sensitivities. Its price is slightly higher than many others in this line, but the extra cost definitely pays for itself.
This moisturizer for wrinkles is touted to reduce appearance of acne and acne-related scarring as well as provide effective moisturizing action to reduce wrinkling. Ingredients include cetyl alcohol (found in dry skin products), flower and plant extracts and oils, all of which act together to boost collagen synthesis, moisturize the skin, increase epidermal cell growth and turnover and stimulate blood circulation. Users love it because it absorbs well (without leaving your skin feeling greasy) and also because of the pump jar. It is slightly expensive and is therefore recommended if you need acne-fading action in addition to anti-aging moisturizing.
Roselyne Kimberly has over two decades of expertise in skin care and has shared hundreds of articles on this subject in many online and offline forums including www.skincareconsumers.com. For more information, visit her blog here.