As a woman of a certain age I am always on the lookout for an anti-wrinkle cream which actually does what it claims to do! There are so many lotions and potions out there that it’s hard to know which ones actually work without putting them all to the test, plus the costs can vary enormously; do you really get what you pay for?
I was delighted to be sent a piece of research by Reviews.com which has effectively done all the hard work for us. They compiled a list of 237 creams, serums, and gels from top retailer roundups; recommendations from popular beauty magazines, blogs, and experts; and best-sellers from top stores. Research studies have identified Retinol, Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Hyaluronic acid as key ingredients to look for in products, so Reviews.com started digging into the ingredients lists to find which products contained all 3.
Unfortunately, it seems that you do get what you pay for as the top pick was La Prairie Cellular Power Charge Night at an eye watering RRP of £332 (Amazon price £269.85). In second place was Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic Plus Retinol (£76.25 on Amazon) although this lost points for the jar delivery system which is open to contamination and oxygenation of the product. In third place was a bargain basement product by Neutrogena: Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum (Around £22 on Amazon), this actually doesn’t contain any AHAs but these can easily be added with a second product (for example Clean and Clear facial products contain salicylic acid).
Of course the ultimate anti-wrinkle cream is sun screen, those wrinkles are the result of sun damage and preventing that damage in the first place is the best way to reduce wrinkles. However, we don’t live in a perfect world and it’s good to know that there are effective products out there which don’t need to break the bank! Happy shopping!
You can read all the research on the Reviews.com website.