Yes, we’re in 2020, but unfortunately time machines don’t exist—YET. So, if you’re trying to turn back the clock to get rid of your wrinkles…you’re out of luck, sorry. Don’t stress, though. There are other things you can do aside from slathering on sunscreen every single day (seriously, it’s the best way to keep your skin looking young and healthy), like investing in a wrinkle cream that’ll help you get smooth bb angel skin. A huge plus: Today’s wrinkle creams fade dark spots, diminish fine lines, and improve your skin’s texture, but which exact one is right for you?? Thankfully, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to find the best wrinkle creams that’ll have you looking as good as J Lo.
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Best Wrinkle Cream with Bakuchiol
OleHenriksen Goodnight Glow Retin-ALT Sleeping Crème
If your skin is a tad too sensitive to retinol, meet your new MVP ingredient—bakuchiol. It’s a plant-based retinol alternative that gives you the same amazing anti-aging effects of retinol, minus the downsides (think: redness, peeling, irritation). This wrinkle cream is packed with bakuchiol and AHAs, leaving you with brighter skin and less visible wrinkles.
Best Wrinkle Cream for Dark Spots
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Anti-Aging Moisturizer
This wrinkle cream is like a glow up in a jar. The two anti-aging superhero ingredients—retinol and ferulic acid—work together to smooth TF out of your skin’s texture, boost moisture levels, and fade dark spots.
Best Splurge Wrinkle Cream
SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Interrupter Mature Skin Treatment
Okay, don’t be scared by the price tag on this wrinkle cream—yes, it’s pricey, but it’s def worth it, IMO. The blend of anti-aging ingredients, like blueberry extract and phytosphingosine, help to boost your collagen levels (you know, that protein in the skin that keeps everything tight and firm), plump the skin, and fill in fine lines.
Best Neck Wrinkle Cream
NeoStrata Triple firming Neck Cream
TBH, any wrinkle cream can be a neck cream if you just, you know, apply the product on your neck. But, if you need something a little more targeted for that area, reach for this cream. It’s filled with pro-amino acids, shea butter, and vitamin E which lift, firm, and plump your neck and chest area, leaving it smoother, brighter, and (almost) wrinkle free.
Best Wrinkle Cream with Vitamin C
Emma Hardie Moisture Boost Vit C Cream
What can’t this wrinkle cream do? There’s vitamin B3 (strengthens your skin’s barrier), shea butter (keeps your skin moisturized), grapeseed oil (filled with antioxidants), and, last but not least, vitamin C (gets rid of those pesky dark spots). Seriously, it’s an anti-aging miracle in a bottle.
Best Natural Wrinkle Cream
Biossance Squalane + Omega Repair Cream
Smooth and plump—those are two things that this natural wrinkle cream does just as well as a conventional cream (TBH, maybe a little better than one). There’s hyaluronic acid, lipids, and ceramides swimming around in the formula that smooth out any rough patches and plump up your skin to fill in any fine lines and wrinkles.
Best Wrinkle Serum
No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum Bottle
So, this technically isn’t a wrinkle cream, but if you want something more lightweight to help you stay young forever, add this serum to your cart. It’s able to increase collagen production—shout out to the peptides in the formula—and help make your deep-set wrinkles a thing of the past.
Best Wrinkle Cream for Eyes
StriVectin Intensive Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles
If you’re wayyyy over seeing crow’s feet around your eyes, you need this wrinkle cream. It’s specially made for the area around your eyes (so don’t worry, it won’t be irritating) and it smooths out lines, thanks to peptides and antioxidants.
Best Inexpensive Wrinkle Cream
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream
Consider retinol the gold standard in skincare. Lasers aside, it’s the most-trusted ingredient that derms turn to to trigger skin regeneration. Specifically, it helps speed cell turnover and boost collagen and elastin production (two proteins responsible for skin firmness) to keep you fine line-free. Smooth on this gentle, effective cream nightly after you cleanse your face.
Best Lightweight Wrinkle Cream
Olay Regenerist Whip
This whipped cream from Olay is proof that not all wrinkle creams have to be thick and heavy. The breathe-able formula uses niacinamide and peptides to smooth lines and increase elasticity, while leaving your skin with a shine-free, matte finish.
Best Wrinkle Cream That Fights Blue Light
Dr. Loretta Anti-Aging Repair Moisturizer
Antioxidant lipochroman helps protect your skin from pollution (a known skin-ager that triggers free radical damage), while a vitamin E derivative defends from HEV light (the blue rays emitted from smart devices that’s also linked to signs of aging, like lines and dark spots).
Best Brightening Wrinkle Cream
Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream
This brightening wrinkle cream uses two forms of hyaluronic acid to plump and hydrate—plus papaya enzymes to exfoliate and arbutin extract to minimize discoloration.
Best Wrinkle Cream for Firmer Skin
Origins Plantscriptions Youth-Renewing Power Night Cream
A cocktail of anti-aging plant extracts—for example, pea extract (a source of amino acids that make up your skin’s structural proteins), crithmum (which acts like retinoic acid on skin), and anogeissus (that supports your body’s natural fibrillin production, giving your skin a supple-looking bounce)—make this wrinkle cream a perfect choice if your goal is a firmer and tighter complexion.
Best Wrinkle Cream for Glowy Skin
Algenist Genius Sleeping Collagen
Slather on this cream (the texture seriously feels like butter) before bed and wake up to smoother, glowier skin. The combo of plant-based collagen, alguronic acid, and ceramides work overnight to minimize lines and improve skin texture. P.S.: The formula is 100% vegan too!
Best Wrinkle Cream for Sensitive Skin
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Cicacream
Perfect for sensitive skin types—this fragrance-free wrinkle cream uses retinol to increase collagen and elastin, along with centella Asiatica (a Chinese herb) to rebuild your skin’s outermost protective barrier. When that outer barrier is functioning optimally, your skin will be less red and irritated and instead more hydrated and dewy.
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