Wrinkles may be part of the aging process, but few people are willing to accept it as such. We’ve prepared a few reviews of some of the best skin firming creams.
Many people are turning to the wide selection of them to help them with problems such as crow’s feet, age spots, face lines and necklines. With thousands of products hitting the market, it can be difficult to choose just one.
How do you make skin firmer, anyway?
Collagen is the answer! Although collagen won’t necessarily make it return to it’s original state, it will reduce how visible sagging skin is. There are plenty of products that contain collagen (check out our favorite products below).
Without a doubt, you should be wearing sunscreen. Sun damage is a major cause of the destruction of collagen and elastin, so protection from the sun is essential.
Now avoiding black spots and serious cancerous conditions isn’t the only reason to consistently wear sunscreen. It’ll keep you looking young as well!
Vitamin A, also called retinol, can improve the elastin in your body. There is some evidence suggesting that Vitamin A will not only support the elastin you have in your body, but it could also help create more. Retinol can be applied through this product, or ingested as a prescription like Renova.
Medical procedures, of course, are also an option. For the most part, we recommend you use them as a last resort. Really, in our view, it’s much easier to be happy and accept yourself than go under the knife.
Still, there are some light therapies such as Fraxel or Ulthera which yield some pretty impressive skin-firming results. A good option may be to save money for a while and to reach out to a dermatologist to learn more about your options.
Diva Cream Anti Aging Renewal Cream
This product from Pure Grade Cosmeceuticals is designed to lift and tighten the face and neck.
It is FDA approved and includes of an assortment of ingredients that are said to help diminish wrinkles. Matrixyl TM 3000 repairs the UV damaged layers of your body and in turn evens tone and smooth wrinkles.
Argireline TM is considered the “ topical Botox”. It works to reduce 30% of wrinkles after thirty days of use. Finally, Dermaxyl TM works like a retinoic acid to increase hyaluronic acid and help influence collagen production.
Apply the cream by gently massaging into the face and neck. Make sure to avoid the eyes. It can be used alone or under make-up but it is recommended to apply sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher during the day. For best results, use the cream day and night.
It is on the pricier side, however, we found this to be one of the most effective products by far. It’s pretty light and can be used as a primer for makeup. Lots of people see visible differences for fine lines and dark spots in as little as a few days. The added benefit of no scent and no coloring gives the cream a more natural feel.
L’Oreal Paris RevitaLift Double Lifting Gel
L’Oreal Paris RevitaLift Double Lifting Gel seems like a great product that’s also great for the pocket. L’Oreal’s RevitaLift Double Lifting gel combines a highly concentrated lifting gel and a powerful anti-wrinkle type that should instantly retighten body and fight wrinkles.
It is formulated with Pro- Retinol A and Pro- Tensium, known for penetrating the skin’s surface to fight wrinkles and tighten skin. The products claims that with consumer testing wrinkles were reduced in 4 weeks and 81% of woman saw body tightened and lifted. It is listed at $17.00 for 1.0 fl. Oz.
For proper functioning, make sure to tap the bottle on a hard surface and press the pump several times. Press on the center (as indicated on the bottle) to dispense the cream. Smooth over the face and neck.
While not a miracle worker, L’Oreal Paris RevitaLift Double Lifting Gel is fairly good at tightening and diminishing wrinkles. It serves as a moisturizer that can stay under make-up. This is a good option for anyone looking to incorporate a light gel into their daily care routine.
Ultimate Night Moisturizer Powerful Anti Aging
Ultimate Night Moisturizer Powerful Anti Aging Formula is another highly popular face tightening priced, and you can get it for around $60.00.
The Capric and green copper are supposed to permanently eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Peptides and vitamin C provide structural lift. O2 complex, potassium, and B vitamins boost oxygenation and metabolic performance, brightening skin for a youthful glow.
Hyaluronic acid, PEG-8, and tocopheryl acetate work to diminish the appearance of age spots. The reduction of dark circles and eye puffiness are triggered by the Zinc, Glycerin, and Acetyl Hex-3 components.
Before applying, cleanse the face. After, apply over face and neck. If used during the day, it is recommended to smooth over a sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher during the day.
The product claims that visible signs of improvement should be seen in 5 weeks which, coincidentally, is how long one container of the product lasts (we know). Still, this stuff works. While it reduces fine lines in a matter of days, it’s not great at reducing deep lines. It is heavier but we couldn’t find any reports of acne or rosacea were found.
Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Night Firming Treatment
Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Night Firming Treatment is another bargain cream with high reviews. It is priced at $17.99.
It works on all skin types without clogging pores, which we really like. It’s designed to treat all 7 signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles, lack of firmness, uneven tone, age spots, dryness, and dullness.
After cleansing, use fingertips to smooth cream over face and neck. Can be used day and night. As it is a night product, it is recommended to use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher on top of cream. If price is important to you, this is probably a great starting point, although it’s probably best for younger folks with normal to dry skin.
Avon Solutions Dramatic Firming Cream
Avon’s Avon Solutions Dramatic promises to help consumers rediscover their skin for only $8.50 for a 1.7 fl. Oz. bottle.
With ingredients that include vitamin E, carrot, apricot, and arnica oil, it is supposed to improve elasticity and resilience while promoting firmer, toned, and supple skin. Results should be seen within 4 weeks.
Use this one both during the day and at night. After cleansing, massage it over your face and neck. You can wear under make-up and sunscreen if you’re going to be wearing it during the day.
Overall, this is a pretty good gel. However, it’s much better at firming the skin than it is at everything else (e.g. reducing darkness). So, if you want to save a couple bucks, and you’re mostly just worried about your wrinkles, this is a good option!