The ingredients to know, plus the products to try
What are wrinkles?
Wrinkles are a natural part of ageing. They appear as surface lines on the skin, usually on the parts of the body that get the most sun exposure including the face, neck and hands. Wrinkles can be made worse by smoking, sun exposure, sensitive skin types and hereditary factors.
What can I do to minimise them?
If your wrinkles bother you, you can help reduce their appearance with a specialist anti-wrinkle face or eye cream. This will help to plump the appearance of skin and make the wrinkles less obvious.
Key ingredients – what to look out for
• Moisturisers – dehydrated skin makes wrinkles look more pronounced. A moisturiser with hyaluronic acid helps to smooth and plump the skin
• Antioxidants – these help to supercharge the skin with vitamins
• Retinoids – help to smooth out the appearance of wrinkles
• Peptides – to encourage collagen production for smoother, tighter-looking skin
How to choose the right products for your skin type
• Dry skin – choose rich products specifically for dry and mature skin that will help to restore moisture levels and prevent flaky patches
• Combination – go for mattifying formulas for day, and light moisturising formulas for night – a gel-based cream is perfect
• Normal – stick to light, moisturising products designed for balanced skin
• Oily – opt for oil-free formulas that contain mattifying ingredients. For moisturising at night, go for a serum rather than a moisturiser as this won’t clog the pores
Highly rated products to try
Here’s what you have to say about some of the bestselling anti-wrinkle creams for face and eyes: