There are a lot of interesting options to consider before committing to a single wrinkle treatment. For example, if you feel that your eyes are a particular problem area (many do) you may want to try a product like Eyevive. However, if you think your skin looks older due to excessive dryness, Hydroderm or Eucerin could be a better match. Then there’s a product like NutriminC, that features large quantities of vitamin C. Others might be attracted to an industry insider’s formula such as the Paula’s Choice line or Dr. Sebagh’s products, or to an injectable Botox alternative like Artefill. But whichever anti-aging lotion you choose, you should definitely do your research. Picking Epicuren over Environ could be the difference between successful or unsuccessful results.
Many consumers look for Alpha Hydroxy Acid in their products which has shown promise at stripping away old, dead cells (however, it also increases sun sensitivity significantly.) Other products, like Lumene, or Actifade are technically more of a skin lightener than a wrinkle fighter. Still others like Derma-E claim to use only natural ingredients, which could make it appealing to some. But would you be better off with an offerings from the Vichy line, or with something from Juvederm? What about CE Ferulic and Dermaxin? Cost is another consideration, and product lines like La Therapie or La Mer can be quite a bit more expensive than Revaleskin or Nuskin. Dermalogica and Caudalie are to other popular mid-price brands. Nectifirm is a spot-treatment for “turkey neck”, a common aging complaint, while Venacura specifically treats varicose veins. Obagi Blue Peel is another specialty treatment that claims to mimic the effects of a dermatologist face peel at home.
Familiar big brands are getting into the anti-aging market as well, and new offerings like L’Oreal Collagen Filler and L’Oreal Skin Genesis are pretty popular with consumers. Other manufacturers like Reviva Labs and Osmotics are dedicated more exclusively to wrinkle topics. Epionce also aims to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, but some lines like Dermaglow come across as fairly generic to us. Clarins is another brand like this. Another growing trend is “cosmeceuticals”, which usually feature heavily researched formulas, and this category includes brands like Skin Cubed and Principal Secret. Bare Escentuals is a line of “skin-friendly” makeup that claims to be free or irritating oils or other chemicals. Darphin or MD Formulations? If you’ve tried one, share your experiences with others in the comments section!