Most creams these days are multi-tasking and not only address wrinkles but also treat aging skin issues like texture, hyper pigmentation and sagging. They come in a wide range of price points depending on whether you are buying them in the drugstore, department store or from your dermatologist. Some of the key ingredients you’ll want to look for are retinol, Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, peptides and hydroxy acids. BeautyInDC.com found some of the newest and most effective creams on the market if you’re looking for youth in a jar!
One of the reviews for this first product said “bye bye Crème de la Mer” which goes for about forty times the price of St. Ive’s Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturizer. At $5.99 a jar it offers collagen and elastin proteins to smooth wrinkles and soften skin and is a great price point and something you would find at your local drug store.
You might forget about Avon since it’s mostly available through a consultant or online but their skin products are amazingly affordable and they are always coming out with new products. Their Anew Clinical Derma-Full Facial Filling Cream is called their first injectible grade facial filler in a cream and addresses some of the same issues that dermal filler injections correct like filling in facial contours and restoring fullness and they do it with Hyaluronic Acid. Cost is $34.00.
Clinique is a department store brand that has a product with some amazing claims—they say at 12 weeks of use the anti wrinkle results of their Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle and UV Damage Corrector will be close to what you would see after a laser treatment at the dermatologist office. The ingredients include Vitamins C and E to fight free radicals and some collagen building peptides. Cost is about $44.00.
There are products called cosmeceuticals, a cosmetic product with implied pharmaceutical benefits and they are usually sold at dermatologist and plastic surgeon offices. NeoCutis is a popular brand and a product they introduced in July is part of a hot trend in face creams to create younger looking skin by diminishing dark spots from sun and age damage and improve the skin’s brightness. Most products do that with hydroquinone but they have a have a patent pending ingredient called Melaplex in their Perle Skin Brightening Cream. It costs about $95.00
If it’s important to you to use natural or organic products and price isn’t really an object you might like this one from the Environ line. Ionzyme Focus Frown Serum uses a cocktail of peptides to soften muscle activity around the forehead and eyes that are the same ones targeted by Botox injections. Although it’s close to $200.00 price tag isn’t cheap it’s supposed to show significant results in 3 weeks and is still cheaper than Botox!
The dermatologists who created the wildly popular Proactiv acne products have turned their attention to anti-aging and on October 1st launched what they are calling a revolutionary anti-aging system. Rodan + Fields newest product is AMP MD. You use their micro-channeling tool with acupuncture micro-needles which safely creates precise micro-channels in the uppermost layers of the skin to allow for more effective delivery of their ANTI-AGE Night Renewing Serum. Cost of the part system for 60 day supply is $200.00.
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