From Natural to Most Effective, These Are the Top 5 Wrinkle Creams
As the saying goes, the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. But we want to add one more item to that list… WRINKLES!
It’s inevitable that one day you’ll notice your skin is not as youthful as it once was. Perhaps it starts with crow’s feet around the eyes or deep smile lines. Either way, we know one thing is for sure, no one wants them, and they are hard to remove. However, there are ways to prevent wrinkles and potentially even reverse signs of aging.
Wrinkles happen for multiple reasons, from hydration to lack of collagen to basic gravity (thanks a lot Isaac Newton!). But thankfully there are a plethora of wrinkle creams to choose from that can help. However, it can be hard to know which of these products will actually help and which make a lot of promises with very little return. That’s where we come in! We’ve ranked five of the best wrinkle creams & products to help revitalize your under eyes.
I know what you’re thinking, we said wrinkle CREAMS. But guess what. If you want to revitalize those under eye bags by adding essential nutrients and moisture, this is by far our favorite choice. The Glow Fairy Wrinkle Erasers employ the extremely effective microneedling technology that is becoming more popular with wrinkle and acne patches. We were turned on to these when we found heard about their 50% Black Friday sale early (shh... we're not supposed to tell).
These microneedles, made from the ingredients you need to refine lines and reverse wrinkles, infiltrate the first layers of skin to deliver all the essential nutrients and antioxidants you need. Microneedle ingredient combinations are different from brand to brand, but we think The Glow Fairy’s Wrinkle Erasers are the most effective with plant based collagen to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, didpeptide-2 to rebuild skin cells, and superoxide dismutase to prevent further damage. It’s the perfect combination. Results take about 3 weeks if you use the patches overnight twice a week, which means these are some of the fastest-acting patches on the market.
Overall Value: B+
Emepelle is an extremely effective moisturizer that helps hydrate your skin with a strong mix of nutrients to help plump and keep skin fresh. Of course, it's not exactly a wrinkle remover, it's better for prevention. But we recommend using a strong moisturizer like this to keep your body as hydrated as possible. Just be ready to spend a pretty penny on this one!
Overall Value: B+
When looking for a great wrinkle cream, retinol is an ingredient that’s passed around a lot, and for good reason. Retinol is great at improving skin’s natural beauty by helping reduce the signs of aging and promoting the production of collagen. Earth’s Cure is filled with other helpful ingredients that can make your skin shine, however we’ve learned from reviews that it takes a LONG time to see results. So, if you’re worried about wrinkles, start soon with this one!
Overall Value: A
One of the only things worse than dehydration is the sun! Many people apply sunscreen when they’re headed to the park or the beach, but to properly protect yourself from UV rays, you should be applying sunscreen EVERYDAY! Yes, even in the winter and on cloudy days. The sun can be detrimental to your skin, and you need to protect from it. Elta MD is a terrific brand for protecting your skin without clogging pores or leaving your face too oily. It’s one of the best prevention techniques you can use.
Overall Value: B+
Aside from the very odd name, we do really like Kate Somerville’s Repair Cream. It’s thick to the touch and when you put it on it FEELS like it’s penetrating your skin for a lasting effect. It smells great, too! But for the price, I guess we expect a little more than the same ingredients we can find from more affordable products (Hello Glow Fairy!). That said, this is our second choice for age-reversing wrinkle creams. So if you got the money, go ahead and spend it!
While we recommended some great products as well as natural ways to prevent wrinkles. If you’re trying to remove wrinkles and keep them away, Glow Fairy is top of the list. We wanted to talk further with our investigative reporter Stephanie Marianne who helped create the rankings list and how Glow Fairy Wrinkle Erasers worked for her. Stephanie tells the story.
Personally, I never believed in the effectiveness of wrinkle patches or creams. There’s a lot of brands out there claiming they work, but most don’t. I’ve had too many friends tricked into buying some wild cream just to find out it’s a waste of money. So I’ve avoided it at all costs.
But then my best friend, who I trust with my life, swore by Glow Fairy Wrinkle Erasers. She said it worked within 3 weeks. I, of course, didn’t believe her. But then she showed me her before and afters and I was stunned. Week by week, I could see her wrinkles diminishing. I begged her to let me borrow her Wrinkle Erasers. Instead, she told me about their upcoming Black Friday sale and the 50% off code, SECRET50. I ordered my own Erasers immediately.
I received the package within two days and started using them that night. The application is very simple. Each box comes with patches for your most problematic areas including your crow's feet, smile lines, and forehead wrinkles. You pull the patches from their sheets and place over the areas you want the patch to concentrate on. You're instructed to do this twice a week. Of course, I woke up the next day expecting a miracle… but alas, it takes longer than that to see results.
So while I waited, I looked into the science of Glow Fairy. I wanted to know more about microneedles and how they worked. They seemed scary, but when I placed them onto my skin, I realized it wasn't as big of a deal as I thought.
Step 1: When you pull Glow Fairy's Wrinkle Erasers from their package, you'll notice small bumps along the patch. Those are the microneedles. It's actually 450 self-dissolving microneedles infused with antioxidants and hydrating nutrients. All the ingredients you want to fight wrinkles are in the needle!
Step 2: When you apply the patch, you may feel a little prick. That’s the needle pushing through the first small layer of skin. The trouble with wrinkle creams is that they can't infiltrate deep down in the skin where the problem is the worst. Glow Fairy's microneedles are filled with hydrolyzed collagen to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, didpeptide-2 to rebuild skin cells, and superoxide dismutase to prevent further damage.
Step 3: The microneedles slowly dissolve into the skin, spreading the essential ingredients into the lowest grooves of your wrinkles. When you pull it off in the morning, the needles on the patch are gone.
After about 3 weeks is when I began to notice the fine lines around my crow's feet begin to diminish. 4 weeks and I noticed my smile lines were less significant as well.
Since then, I’ve continued to apply the patches twice a week and have seen better and better results. The time and money I save applying and buying concealers and makeup is phenomenal.
I’ve been converted into a Wrinkle Eraser believer, and hope you will, too.