When it comes to wrinkles, everyone is looking for that mythical fountain of youth. Problem is that it just doesn’t exist (not yet, anyway). But it’s still very important to take care of your skin with a few carefully selected skin care products. “As we age, skin cells lose their ability to hold on to water, so they shrink like grapes turning into raisins,” says Fayne L. Frey, M.D., board-certified dermatologist and founder of FryFace, LLC. Serums are highly concentrated products with potent ingredients, like antioxidants and hyaluronic acid, to name a few, which help repair the skin barrier and bring back moisture to the skin.
But aside from wrinkle serums, Dr. Frey encourages her clients to take a more all-encompassing approach to their anti-aging skin care routine. “The best recipe for anti-aging is to eat well, don’t smoke, get plenty of sleep (seven to eight hours a night), exercise at least 30 minutes three time a week, use a moisturizer twice a day and laugh more often,” she says. She also cites Dr. Adele Green’s 2013 study of 900 Australians ages 25 to 55 in which participants who consistently used daily SPF 15 sunscreen products saw fewer signs of aging when compared with those who didn’t. “Wrinkles are primarily caused by sun damage,” says Dr. Frey, “so an SPF 30 broad-spectrum sunscreen is still the best anti-aging product out there.”
To make it easier to decide on the right wrinkle serum for you, the DermStore.com editors have put together a list of their top 10 favorites:
Lift, firm and hydrate your skin with this intensive treatment that combines PSP growth factors, vitamin C, algae and hyaluronic acid to promote collagen production, plump skin cells and fight the visible signs of aging while keeping your skin moisturized.
This versatile formula is a multitasking serum for aging, acne-prone and dull complexions that smooths away fine lines and wrinkles while softening the skin’s texture. One DermStore.com user says she’s been using this product for 15 years and people comment that she looks 10 years younger than her actual age.
This potent antioxidant serum helps to defend against the visible signs of aging, keeping your skin youthful and healthy. With 90% polyphenol isolates derived from green tea, a potent antioxidant, and fortified with caffeine USP, the formula helps reduce free radical damage.
With its top-rate, paraben-free formula, this serum uses vitamin C and other antioxidants to enhance collagen production and reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, age spots and sagging skin. It also neutralizes free radical damage by preventing environmental pollutants from taking a toll on your skin.
Transform your skin with this collagen-boosting treatment serum, which blends six different peptides to fight the visible signs of aging. It contains genetic growth factors, vitamin A, glycerin, hyaluronic acid and oat proteins to give you smoother, more youthful skin.
Dermalogica MultiVitamin Power Firm is formulated with vitamins A, C and E to increase elasticity while neutralizing free radicals. Red seaweed extract firms the skin, smoothing away fine lines for a more youthful appearance. Organic silicones prevent moisture loss and strengthen skin, and green tea leaf extract provides exceptional antioxidant protection. Developed for use around the eyes and mouth, this gentle formula restores a youthful tone and texture and leaves skin soft and comfortable.
By boosting collagen production, the active ingredients in this serum (including vitamin C and sodium hyaluronate) provide a brighter, younger-looking complexion. It also contains green tea to moisturize, soothe and protect your delicate facial skin.
Obagi Professional-C Serum 20% infuses your skin with L-ascorbic acid, the only form of vitamin C suitable for topical application. Designed to penetrate deep into your skin, this formula provides effective antioxidant protection from UV damage as it brightens away hyperpigmentation and encourages the growth of collagen and elastin fibers. Hyaluronic acid binds moisture to your skin to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
This antioxidant-rich treatment works to diminish and prevent visible signs of aging. A 15% concentration of L-ascorbic acid works to prevent UVA and UVB damage while boosting collagen production. A 10% blend of hydroxy acids sloughs away dead, dull skin cells and diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, revealing smoother, brighter and suppler skin.
This dual-action facial treatment uses peptides, antioxidants and amino acids to reduce inflammation and the signs of aging. The active ingredients smooth the appearance of wrinkles and encourage cell regeneration for more youthful skin. One DermStore.com user said she saw results after just two weeks.