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Anti-Wrinkle Creams Reviewed 2011

Updated on January 20, 2011

Before and After?

Anti-Wrinkle Creams

Anti wrinkle creams used to be a luxury, which cost a lot of money, the more expensive they were the better, they were supposed to work for you.

These days though the marketplace is being flooded with anti-wrinkle creams and serums that are a fraction of the cost and each and every one of them claims to be the best of it's kind.

The aim of this page is to compare four of the cheaper brands of Anti-wrinkle creams to see if any of them do make a noticeable difference to your skin or if they would be better to use to grease a squeaking door hinge.

What makes a good Anti Wrinkle Cream?

A lot of skin creams on the market today have not been fully tested yet by independent Dermatologists, so the best thing to do would be to look at the list of ingredients on each product, the ingredients are usualy listed on the products by order of concentration, ie if Retinol, (for example) is at the bottom of the ingredient list it is unlikely that there will be enough of it in the product for it to work effectivly.

Ingredients that have proven to be effective in reducing wrinkles and lines include:

Retinol, AHA's or lactic acid as it is better known, Glycolic acid and Citric acid.

To Lighten age spots and even out skin tone:

Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Hydroquinone and Soy are the ingredients to look out for.

To improve the texture of your skin:

look out for Retinol and hyaluronic acid.

To prevent premature aging.

Sunscreen, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Idebenone, Coenzyme Q10 and Green tea.

Anti-Wrinkle Creams Reviewed

There are some very expensive Anti-wrinkle creams and serums on the market today and there are ones that only cost a few dollars. the price range of the products reviewed on this page will be on the popular lower priced brands, the products will be listed in order of price, starting with the lowest priced Item which costs only $3.00 to the most expensive Which costs over $50.00 dollars, each of the products have their good points and bad points. the score I give will be points out of 10 for each item, based on the ingredients and their effectiveness. in reducing wrinkles, lines, evening out skin tone and improving skin texture.

If you have ever tried any of the products listed I would love to hear your opinion in the comments box below.

SIANA Moisturising Anti-Wrinkle Cream $3.00

This product is only to be found in Aldi stores in Europe.

The Promise

Helps to reduce the apperance of existing wrinkles and minimise the accumulation of new ones.

According to Aldi, 2000 people who tried it claimed that the fine lines around their eyes were less noticeable and their skin felt firmer and brighter.

Key Ingredient

Co-enzime Q10, which is proven to slow the aging process.

Independent Testing

After a month, Skin is more radiant but wrinkles are still there

Score 7/10

The product scores 7 mainly because even at its very low price, it compares well with some of the more expensive brands

Garnier Ultralift Pro-x-Replumping Day Cream $20.00

The Promise

Ingredients derived from Beech wood extract help to fight against the effects of collagen breakdown, such as the loss of firmness or wrinkles.

According to garnier tests on 185 women aged 40/60 found that 76% found that their skin was firmer and 74% said that their skin felt more toned.

Key Ingredients

Pro-Xylane or Hydroxypropyl tetrahydrophyrantriol, plumps up skin cells which helps to smooth out fine lines and boost sagging skin.

Independent Testing

Skin was more radiant after one month and there was a small but nonetheless significant difference seen in the apearence of fine lines.

Score 7/10

A good all round contender but the cheaper option above does just as well in tests.

No7 Protect and Perfect Beauty Serum $35.00

The Promise

Containes Peptides,and white lupin extract to help smooth wrinkles and fine lines and reduce pores.

An independent Dermatologist compared the effect of the serum on collagen production,with that of a prescription only drug that is used to treat sundamage.

Protect and Perfect was shown scientifically to repair aged skin and improve fine wrinkles.

Key Ingredients

Retinyl Palmitate which targets fine lines and brightens skin.

Independent Test

After a month Crows feet and wrinkles appeared more shallow and the skin looked a lot healthier

Score 9/10

It has been proven to work and it works really well and the price is just right for everyone, no wonder this is the most popular cream on the market.

Roc Retin-OX Day+ SPF 15 $50.00

The Promise

Helps to plump out wrinkles and its sun protection factor of 15 helps prevent sun damage.

Retinol is recognised among dermatologists to be effective in wrinkle reduction and to double the production of collagen.

Key Ingredient

Retinol, reactivates collagen to give smoother, younger-looking skin.

Independent Test

After 4 weeks of application the skin appeared refreshed, lifted and revitalised.

Score 9/10

This product was the cream of the crop, recommended by experts it gave the most drastic changes to the skin.

Look 20 Years Younger!

The best way to do that is to pay a visit to a plastic surgeon, but for those of us who could never afford that option, anti wrinkle creams and serums are our best chance of having younger looking skin. Combined with a healthy diet and some good exercise not only can our face look younger our bodies can fight the aging process too and of course to top it all off investing in a good hair dye is essential to get that all over younger look.


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      6 years ago

      I have used Boots No 7 for a few years it wooks very well

      my skin looks healty and all dark spots are gone.

      I am thinking of using Roc because it has different ingredients and retinol. I will see if works any better. I am 68 so i have tried a lot of cosmetics. so far so good.

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      8 years ago

      "Ingredients that have proven to be effective in reducing wrinkles and lines include"....Probably one of the most intelligent things said on the web. Without these in your cream you don't know what you are paying for. Or, if it will even work. Could be just all hype!

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      9 years ago

      I did not know that Retinol actually reactivated the collagen to give smoother, younger-looking skin. Thanks for the great hub and information. Susan

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      9 years ago

      You mean to tell me that out of all of your research that ROC is the best? Well, I may have to try it if it is truly the best. Thanks

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      9 years ago

      Great review and some info I was not aware of. I can now make a more intelligent and informed decision when I shop for my next wrinkle destroyer. Thanks. Alice

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      Eileen Hughes 

      10 years ago

      Very good hub now I can go out and buy a tone of it, to get rid of mine.

      No honestly it is very helpful hub


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