Sometimes it seems like our skin ages faster than we do, especially if we’ve ever smoked, drank, ate poorly, or spent a lot of time in the sun. As we get older, taking care of our bodies — including our skin — becomes more important to keep us looking healthy and prevent irritating and dangerous skin conditions and risks of cancer.
The following are considered the most effective face creams for mature skin, ranging in price from inexpensive but quality drugstore brands to well-worth-it splurges.
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair
Neutrogena’s Rapid Wrinkle Repair line uses hyaluronic acid and accelerated retinol to deeply moisturize mature skin, brighten skin tone, and smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles. This line of products is light, absorbs quickly, and smells fresh. Reviewers report that they’ve noticed an improvement in wrinkles (including crow’s feet) within a week or two!
Olay Regenerist Whip SPF 25
A light and airy product, Olay Regenerist Whip transforms from a cream to a liquid when it comes into contact with skin, helping it absorb quickly and moisturize your face without a greasy, shiny look. The cream contains SPF for sun protection and amino peptide complex II, which hydrates to improve your skin’s elasticity.
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RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream
Praised by Kim Kardashian as one of her favorite (and surprisingly affordable) night creams, this treatment from RoC Skincare is an effective combination of retinol and an essential mineral complex to boost collagen and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles within 12 weeks.
Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Creme
This fragrance-free formula from skin expert Eucerin is perfect for those with sensitive skin. Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Creme is lightweight and enriched with vitamins and antioxidants. It helps to replenish coenzyme Q10, a naturally occurring enzyme that is a strong antioxidant and helps your skin look young and healthy.
No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Products
This U.K. brand’s Protect & Perfect line of products uses antioxidants such as vitamin C and rice peptides to reduce the effects of aging and keep skin looking healthy and wrinkle-free. The Protect & Perfect Intense Serum has even been proven to improve and repair skin through a clinical study by the British Journal of Dermatology.
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La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream
Although La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream has been a favorite of beauty gurus and celebrities since the late 1960s, this lightweight moisturizing cream isn’t showing its age. The cream costs a pretty penny (the most inexpensive jar is still $85), but its reviews make it seem worth it.
Made with nutrient-rich sea kelp, eucalyptus oil, calcium, zinc, anti-inflammatory agents, and several other “secret” ingredients known to the public only as La Mer’s “Miracle Broth,” La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream keeps skin soft and supple and smooths visible lines and imperfections.
The Ordinary Buffet Multi-Technology Peptide Serum
With their no-nonsense packaging and clinical, scientific-sounding names, The Ordinary skin care products might come off as intimidating. But product guides and helpful reviews (written in layman’s terms) on the internet are plentiful, and the positive comments from die-hard fans of the company don’t lie. Buffet is a multipeptide serum that targets visible signs of aging skin and restores a radiant complexion.
With hundreds of skin care brands out there promising anti-aging miracles and moisturizers straight from the fountain of youth, finding one that works can be difficult. Hopefully our helpful guide to these anti-wrinkle and moisturizing creams will assist you in taking steps toward achieving healthy skin, no matter your age.
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