Best Anti-Aging/Anti-Wrinkle Products
In order to make the Best Products list, anti-aging or anti-wrinkle products must contain an array of ingredients proven to make skin look and act younger. Those include:
- Antioxidants (and not just one "star" ingredient)
- Skin-repairing ingredients
- Cell-communicating ingredients
- Soothing agents
- For daytime use, be rated SPF 15 or greater with the right UVA-protecting ingredients
- For exfoliation, proven AHAs or BHA ingredients
Regardless of the name or description on the label of a product, you may come across any of the following terms being used to describe an anti-aging or anti-wrinkle product: moisturizer, hydrating, eye creams, neck creams, anti-wrinkle, antiaging, lifting, firming, repairing, restoring, rejuvenating, advanced, and dozens more. Whether it comes in a lotion, gel, cream, or serum texture, what makes any of those products earn our highest rating has everything to do with what it contains and how the combination of ingredients can benefit your skin.
Extensive substantiated research has shown that certain groups of ingredients (most notably antioxidants, cell-communicating ingredients, and skin-repairing/skin-identical ingredients) can help skin anywhere on the body act younger, produce better skin cells, reduce environmental damage, build collagen, improve elasticity, and smooth wrinkles. Those ingredients in any product, regardless of the name on the label or the claims you read, can truly make a difference in the appearance of aging, sun-damaged skin.
For detailed information on wrinkles, sunscreen, exfoliants, and other subjects related to aging skin, please see The Paula's Choice Research Team's articles here.