Don’t Buy a Wrinkle Cream Until You’ve Read This!
We all know that we should be putting cream on our faces (and bodies) to hydrate our skin.
Ideally, we should start doing this when we’re in our early twenties, especially when wearing make-up as that dries our skin out massively.
Honestly, I think I was in my late thirties before I started thinking about anti aging products, which is waaay to late.
I must admit that I’ve always had good skin and I didn’t start seeing any wrinkles until I was 39! I can remember on my 38th birthday I looked in the mirror and I thought to myself, bloody hell Claire, you’re nearly 40!
Panic set in and it was then that I went out and bought a face cream to use daily. It seems to stupid, naive and bizarre that I waited until my 38th birthday to do that. But in my defence, as I said above, I always had good, hydrated and wrinkle free skin so there was no need to do anything for my skin.
But of course, I now know that really we should all start putting on good quality face cream starting in our twenties.
If we start putting on face cream in out twenties, it’s the case of preventing wrinkles as opposed to trying to fix the solution when they do eventually appear.
Moisturizers v Anti Wrinkle Creams
Moisturizers are great to hydrate your skin and a standard moisturizer or serum’s base ingredient will likely include water and oils with additional ingredients such as waxes, lactate, proteins and glycerin.
A moisturizer temporarily hydrates and plumps the skin up which makes fine lines and wrinkles less visible.
Anti wrinkle creams are basically moisturizers with added active ingredients which offer additional anti aging benefits. These added ingredients are intended to improve skin tone, texture, fine lines and wrinkles.
Just remember that the effectiveness of these anti wrinkle creams depends in part on your skin type and the active ingredient(s).
To help you, I’ve listed below nine powerful anti aging cream ingredients that you should look out for when buying your next wrinkle cream.
Skin Rejuvenating Vitamins
|Ingredient||What It Does|
|Vitamin A||Mostly known to be present in retinol and has been proven time and time again to help with the signs of ageing and to dramatically decrease facial wrinkles.|
|Vitamin C||Boosts the radiance of your skin if your skin is looking dull or tired. It’s renowned for its anti ageing properties and studies have shown that the benefits of using a topical|
|Vitamin E||A potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. It’s good for protection against the sun and can actually help heal sunburn and other skin/scar deficiencies.|
|Co-Enzyme 10||When CoQ10 is present in cream it helps boost the skin cells and helps restore them back to their natural state. It also helps reduce free radical damage by providing a protecting layer in the cells.|
|SPF||Try to find a good wrinkle cream with built in sun protection, this is especially true if you work or spend a lot of time outdoors. Just be aware that the SPF will be much lower than that of a standard sun protector cream.|
|Copper Peptides||Peptides are known to be very effective to enhance skin care rejuvenation as they enhance the growth of collagen and elastin into the skin. They are also renowned for successfully healing damaged skin tissue such as wounds and scars.|
|Hyaluronic Acid||This is a common skin care ingredient as it is water-based and adds moisture to the skin. It keeps the skin firm, soft, supple and moisturised.|
|Niacinamide||A potent antioxidant, this substance is related to vitamin B-3 (niacin). It helps reduce water loss in the skin and may improve skin elasticity.|
So with the above in mind, I’ve found various anti aging creams with some of these ingredients in them as outlined below.
Recommended Anti Wrinkle Creams
|This is a blend with 15% Vitamin C and potent antioxidants combined with Vitamin B5, MSM, Organinc Jojoba Oil and Green Tea for a lightweight, ultra-effective daily facial lotion made for all skin types.
|Collagen moisture filler face moisturizer provides skin with a daily dose of intense hydration that helps to fill in the appearance of lines and wrinkles and helps restore moisture for smoother, pumper skin.
|This is a clinical strength retinol serum which helps to give you smooth, refreshed skin. It’s a 72% Organic Retinol Serum helps counter the effects of aging and give your skin a youthful shine while making it feel soft and rejuvenated.
|This is a 1.7-ounce jar of Neutrogena Triple Age Night Facial Moisturizer with Vitamin C & Glycerin which deeply moisturizes and targets three common skin issues that age you the most wrinkles, uneven tone and firmness.
|This anti aging cream with Retinol guarantees collagen and elastin production to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, crow’s feet, circles & fine lines. Your skin’s capacity to retain moisture will be amazingly enhanced using this facial moisturizer.
|From organic aloe vera leaf juice to natural willow bark extract, this face cream protects and restores complexions of any age. This cream boasts only high quality, sustainably sourced organic and natural ingredients.
Just remember that anti aging wrinkle creams are not some miracle cure. Some good quality ones (not necessarily expensive though) will help you to combat any wrinkles you have but the best anti aging remedies come from within, i.e. the food you eat and drink.
Here’s some further reading to help you in this area:
- 6 Easy Raw Food Recipes To Make Your Skin Look Ten Years Younger
- 15 Organic Collagen Boosting Foods To Keep You Looking Young and Fresh
- 9 Exciting Benefits of Green Tea To Give Your Skin That Amazing Glow
Claire holds an advanced Diploma in Anti Aging Therapy and is the founder of At Home Beauty.
Claire has a ground knowledge of anatomy & physiology, nutrition and dietary & exercise effects on the human body. Claire uses this blog to share her knowledge and personal experiences to help others with skin care, anti-aging, weight loss, exercise and vitamins & minerals.
You can learn more about Claire here.