A short while ago we released a detailed article about how to cover up wrinkles. Now, it is time to talk about decent Anti-Wrinkle Creams.
First we will introduce three recommendable anti-ageing products against wrinkles. Later we will give a detailed answer to which active agents and products are needed for a complete daily anti-ageing routine.
Our TOP 3 Recommendations
Our Tip #1: High-quality Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream by Paula’s Choice
This day cream protects the skin from UVA- and UVB-rays and at the same time makes it soft and smooth. The skin will get enough moisture for the whole day and is supplied antioxidants for a more intensive protection.
The Resist Anti-Wrinkle Cream is suited for normal to dry skin, same goes for all of the Resist products by Paula’s Choice.
This cream has a soft feel and supplies moisture over the whole day. It contains Hyaluronic Acid as well as Soya- and Aloe Vera extracts. Fortunately it does not contain bad alcohol, colouring or fragrances.
Tip: Because of its mild formula this Anti-Wrinkle Cream is suited for sensitive skin as well as rosacea.
|Our Pick #1: Paula’s Choice Resist||25 Reviews||Currently not available||SHOP NOW!|
Our Tip #2: Amara Organics Moisturizing Cream
Amara Organics’ moisturizing cream contains a manifold active ingredients complex with Hyaluronic Acid, Peptides, Fruit Stem Cells and Resveratrol.
The US-American manufacturer Amara Organics is known for its organic active agents, without parabens and artificial colouring and fragrances.
This cream has a bit of a milky consistency, is absorbed fast and residue-free. It provides the skin with enough care without being too rich.
This cream helps against wrinkles caused by dryness and gives the skin a refreshing effect directly after applying.
The Amara Organics Anti-Wrinkle Cream is suitable for normal to oily skin. It could be that this cream isn’t sufficient for dry skin. In this case, you could need an extra moisturizer.
P.S. The active agent called Resveratrol, which we know from M. Asam Creams, is still treated as an insider tip for anti-ageing products.
|Our Pick #2: Amara Organics Moisture Cream||344 Reviews||$19.95||SHOP NOW!|
Our Tip #3: Care cream with a slight peeling effect
We recommend this Anti-Wrinkle Cream for sensitive mixed skin as well as oily skin which tends to impurities, because it has a high concentration of Hyaluronic Acid and contains other important anti-ageing components.
This product contains 5% Glycolic Acid (AHA) and has properties of a gentle fruit acid tonic. Dead, excess skin cells will be removed gently from the skin’s surface so your skin will get a fresh look.
In contrast to a more intensive peeling it is not necessary to wash this cream away after the application. Once it is absorbed you can continue your daily routine as always.
This AHA-cream is recommended to be used in your evening skin care routine. That way your cleansed skin can rejuvenate and renew over night.
Frequently asked questions about Anti-Wrinkle Creams
How do these creams work?
Of course you should not expect any wonders executed by skin-care products. The results of a regular treatment with wrinkle creams will show after some time.
Nevertheless you should add wrinkle creams to complete your daily anti-ageing routine. After all, they give our skin long-lasting halt and support it together with other cosmetic and medical steps, for example wrinkle fillers.
As you know there are many ways to fight against the signs of age. There are those that act on the surface but also those which reach deeper skin layers.
Thus, the field of application for skin care products has a broad range. To give a precise answer, we will define a scope of three main fields for Anti-Wrinkle Creams:
- Increase skin’s elasticity
- Improve skin’s moisture regulation
- Protection against sunrays and repairing UV-caused skin damage
1) Increase skin’s elasticity
Our skin gains elasticity from the connective tissue, which gives our skin stability and resilience. This connective tissue is made up of collagen and elastin.
Our skin loses its natural ability for producing these two substances while ageing. That is the reason our skin gets thinner and less elastic the older we get. Combined with high solar radiation on a regular basis the ageing process can be accelerated.
Now to somewhat bad news: There exists no known product or formula which can reverse this process.
BUT: There are care products which can slow down the ageing process and reduce the skin’s atony. When used regularly, the skin’s own collagen production can be stimulated by these products. This will get the skin to stabilize again from inside out.
Active ingredients which can help to attain this process are, among others, Hyaluronic Acid, Retinoids and Resveratrol.
2) Keeping up the skin’s moisture
Our skin loses its ability to store water while ageing. Dry skin often tends to get wrinkly, more so than oily skin does.
Our skin’s moisture is important for maintaining its elasticity and resilience. The high water storage capacity is one key feature for youthful skin – that is why it looks so tight and fresh.
Improving the moisturizing ability of our skin is one of the main jobs of anti-ageing products.
One of the most efficient ways to regulate and balance the skin’s moisturizing ability is to use a cream or serum with Hyaluronic Acid. This acid is an active agent which helps our skin to store water.
Our tip: Use of Hyaluronic Acid in your daily skin care routine
- Step 1: Cleanse skin thoroughly and if available use an Electronic Facial Brush.
- Step 2: Apply a Fruit Acid Tonic every second day and let it take effect. It will clean the pores and remove smaller skin impurities.
- Step 3: Apply a Hyaluronic Acid Serum and let it set for a bit. It will prepare your skin for the following Moisturizing Cream and gives it the needed freshness kick.
- Step 4: Apply a good Moisturizing Cream. It should vary in richness depending on your skin type and the yearly season. It should have a permanent sun blocker in summer, because UV-rays are the ultimate reason for wrinkles.
3) Protection against sun radiance and UV-caused skin damage
UV-radiance is one of the main reasons for skin ageing. It damages our skin by destroying collagen and elastin in our skin’s structures.
That’s why our skin gets dryer, thinner and wrinkly – this should be considered in every anti-ageing care. The daily usage of care products with sunscreen is thus the most important thing for skin care.
It doesn’t matter if it is an Anti-Wrinkle Cream with integrated SPF or a dedicated UV-protection cream – the main point is that your skin won’t be exposed to direct sun radiation for a long time.
Antioxidants are important for the rehabilitation of damaged skin structures and reparation of UV-caused damages. These active ingredients are Resveratrol, Vitamin A (Retinol) and Vitamin C, just to name a few.
Resveratrol as well as both vitamins slow down our skin’s collagen depletion – be it ageing or because of excess exposure to the sun. They have strong antioxidant properties and take effect against radicals in our skin.
In addition both vitamins reduce the production of Melanin and therefore reduce the formation of pigmented moles. Hence they should be included in a balanced anti-ageing care – either as component of Anti-Wrinkle Creams or in other forms (for instance Anti-Ageing Serums).
Conclusion: What defines a good Anti-Ageing Cream?
An ideal Anti-Wrinkle Cream is gentle and at the same time effective enough to sufficiently moisturize the skin as well as prevent signs of ageing.
Having said this, an anti-ageing day cream should have an included sunscreen to protect our skin from harmful sun radiation. Not only in summer!
Moisture, elasticity and sunscreen are the three most important aspects of anti-ageing care. A good wrinkle cream should deal with at least one (or more) of these tasks.
There are suitable Anti-Wrinkle Facial Creams for every skin type:
- For dry skin: There are rich creams with an extra portion of Hyaluronic Acid.
- For thin skin: The cream should contain collagen strengthening substances.
- For oily skin: The cream should have a liquid formula to not stress the skin unnecessarily.
- For impure skin: The anti-ageing product should contain Fruit Acids to cleanse the skin pore deep and peel it gently.
- For sensitive skin: The skin care cream should gently soften the complexion and sufficiently moisturize dry skin areas.
Many users ask themselves the following question: When should I start a treatment with an Anti-Wrinkle Cream?
There is no such a thing as the right time to start with an anti-ageing day cream. In any case, the best way to prevent premature skin ageing is to start with the regular use of good care creams at the age of 20.
Young skin is often not as challenging, therefore simple creams should be enough – for example the low-priced care cream by Nivea: *CLICK*. By the way, this product includes a SPF, which protects the skin from UV-caused damages.
There is nothing like good skin precaution. We should tend to our skin in younger years as well. It will help and support to slow down the ageing process!
Our product recommendations:
|Amara Organics Anti Aging Face Cream Moisturizer with Resveratrol & Peptides, 2 fl. oz.||344 Reviews||$19.95||SHOP NOW!|
|Paula's Choice RESIST Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 25 with Antioxidants for Normal to Dry...||25 Reviews||Currently not available||SHOP NOW!|
|Natural Anti Aging Face Cream - Organic Rose Cream Face, Rosewater, Rosehip Seed Oil, Glycolic Acid,...||44 Reviews||$34.50||SHOP NOW!|