You know what isn’t fun? Noticing that all of the cute little wrinkles you used to get when you crinkled your face in your 20s are now permanent fixtures on your forehead. Thanks to things like the sun, genetics and facial expressions, fine lines are one of the biggest beauty concerns women have as they get older. Now, before you make an appointment to have Botox injected into your face, may we suggest a few products that have the same effect – minus the needles? Here are our top five products for smoother, wrinkle-free skin.
1- Murad Complete Reform Treatment – For those of you looking for an intense treatment that doesn’t make your skin feel sticky, we recommend Murad Complete Reform Treatment. This lightweight cream will transform your skin texture without making you stick to your pillowcases. It contains a special Glyco Firming complex made with glycolic acid and beta-carotene to smooth fine lines and plump them up with just one application. This cream also gets bonus points for its exfoliating and refining properties.
2- Aromatherapy Associates Overnight Repair Mask – We don’t know about you, but we love the idea of waking up with better skin. Aromatherapy Associates Overnight Repair Mask contains strawberry seed extracts that are packed with fatty acids to plump up your skin while you sleep. Frankincense is added to aid with cell renewal, while rose nourishes and softens the skin. Along with with rice germ oil and millet seed extract to protect against environmental damage, these ingredients will ensure that you wake up fresh-faced and wrinkle-free.
3 – Neostrata Skin Active Intensive Eye Therapy – When targeting fine lines, don’t forget the ones around your eyes. The skin around your eyes is the thinnest on your face. Combine that with a lifetime of squinting, blinking and winking and you could find yourself with a couple of tiny crow’s feet. Neostrata Skin Active Intense Eye Therapy uses apple stem cell extract to stimulate your skin into behaving the same way it did ten years ago. It also contains a combination of peptides and patented Neoglucosamine to produce more collagen and make it stronger. The result is smoother, brighter, tighter skin.
4- Filorga Deep-Fill – If your fine lines are a little deeper than you’d like them to be, it’s time to bring out the big guns. Filorga Deep-Fill does exactly what the name says. It’s a heavy-duty wrinkle filler that works in three different ways. First, it contains a peptide to stimulate collagen production, smoothing the skin. Next, it uses elastomers to literally fill in the wrinkles and blend with the rest of the skin and finally, it contains super blurring ingredients to soften the appearance of the wrinkle, so no one will know it was ever there.
5- SkinMedica TNS Line Refine – Unfortunately, one of the most common areas to find fine lines is around the mouth, which can make wearing lipstick a little bit difficult. Luckily, SkinMedica TNS Line Refine works specifically on fine lines around the mouth and eyes. It contains shea butter and olive fruit extract to moisturize and protect the skin, but the real magic happens thanks to palmitoyl tripeptide-5 and sodium hyaluronate, two very fancy sounding ingredients that drastically reduce fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment comes in a twist top applicator that allows you to spot apply it directly where needed.