The Best Wrinkle & Firming Creams

by Joshua Duvauchelle ; Updated July 18, 2017

Your skin loses its natural firmness over time, which can lead to a sagging appearance and wrinkles. Beauty experts have reviewed and highlighted specific over-the-counter firming and anti-wrinkle treatments that may effectively help to restore some of your skin's natural firmness for a smoother, more youthful complexion and less prominent wrinkles.

Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM

Peter Thomas Roth's vitamin A night treatment was picked by skin care expert Paula Begoun as one of the best retinol-based products on the market. Its high retinol concentration—Peter Thomas Roth adds retinol at a concentration of 1.5 percent—rejuvenates your skin's surface, encouraging collagen production to potentially firm your skin while effectively smoothing away wrinkles. Basic antioxidants help moisturize your skin and reduce the irritation caused by retinol.

ROC Multi Correxion Skin Renewing Serum

Real Simple magazine's beauty and fashion editors picked ROC's skin renewing treatment as one of the best anti-wrinkle products if you're in your 30s. It goes on smooth and sheer so you can wear it under your makeup. The magazine loved its potent amounts of wrinkle-erasing retinol combined with such firming ingredients as copper and zinc.

Clinique CX Antioxidant Rescue Serum

Begoun chose Clinique's rescue treatment as one of the best department store products for wrinkles. Its potent levels of antioxidants like vitamin C help to reduce the severity of wrinkles and skin discoloration while simultaneously preventing new skin damage. Its lack of alcohol and oil makes it prime for blemish-prone or sensitive skin.

Olay Professional Pro-X Hydra-Firming

Olay's firming cream earned the top Editors' Pick award from InStyle magazine, which said it can help firm and plump up your skin by enhancing your natural collagen production. Its active ingredients include niacinamide and hexamindine, which firm and moisturize and potentially reduce the risk of other signs of aging, such as age spots and fine lines.


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About the Author

Joshua Duvauchelle is a certified personal trainer and health journalist, relationships expert and gardening specialist. His articles and advice have appeared in dozens of magazines, including exercise workouts in Shape, relationship guides for Alive and lifestyle tips for Lifehacker. In his spare time, he enjoys yoga and urban patio gardening.