wrinkle cream may sound like something you would use for your grandmother, no matter how old you might be. The truth is that the sooner you take care of your skin the better. It means that you should incorporate anti-aging products in your skin care routine, drinking enough, eating right and staying out the sun, regardless of whether you are in your 30s, 70, or older. It can be overwhelming to see so many products on the market, each promising so much.
The Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab experts can help you cut through the noise. The Beauty Lab has a long history of testing anti-aging products. This includes serums, moisturizers and eye treatments. The Beauty Lab first labels the products. They are then sent to testers across the country who use them for a specific time. Consumer testers provide feedback about product performance, skin benefits, and ease-of-use, such as texture, smell, and irritation.
The Lab also evaluates products using instruments such as the Corneometer device that measures skin moisture, the Cutometer machine which gauges skin firmness and the Visia Complexion Analyzer which tracks skin changes including wrinkles texture, pigmentation, and skin pores. These data are then compiled to determine the best anti-aging skincare products.
What are the best anti-aging products?
Although it is difficult to determine the right time to incorporate anti-aging products in your daily routine, most experts agree that you should get at least the basics of your anti-aging regimen started in your 20s. Why? Why? According to Dr. Michele Green (cosmetic dermatologist), your rate of cell turnover slows down and collagen production begins to decrease, which is one reason for physical signs of aging.
Your skin type may also influence when anti-aging products should be used. Genevieve Vielbig is a board-certified esthetician and nurse. She recommends that people with dry skin start a simple, three-step skincare regimen in their 20s. These include daily moisturizing, serum and eyecream. Vielbig suggests that people with oily skin, such as myself, can use traditional anti-aging products in their 30s. However, most likely, they will already be using a retinal product to treat acne.
But, it is important to take the age of your skin with a grain. Experts agree that it is better to start anti-aging activities as soon as you can.
What are the best anti-aging ingredients?
There are manyof ingredients for skincare, and it can be confusing. Don’t worry, Dr. Jennifer Chwalek is a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist at Union Square laser Dermatology in Manhattan. She insists that there’s no “one size fits all” solution when it comes to anti aging creams.
You can think of skincare ingredients as you would about cooking. There are many options, but it is important to only choose the right ingredients to achieve the results you desire.
There are many factors that go into choosing the anti-aging products you should use. The most obvious is your skin type. According to Chwalek, Mother Nature is an important aspect that many people overlook. Chwalek notes that winter can be more dry for sensitive skin types. Retinol and retinoids may not work well in this season. Instead, she suggests focusing on hydration. Summer’s high humidity makes it an ideal time to use intensive active ingredients such as retinol or exfoliating acid.
Let’s get to the bottom of it. The bottom line? Continue reading to find out more about the top anti-aging ingredients and the best wrinkle creams that include them.
Are anti-aging products actually effective?
Yes! Yes! These products are great performers. However, there are powerful ingredients that you should look out for when choosing an anti-aging product. Danusia Wnek, GH Beauty Lab chemist, states that retinoids and hyaluronic acids (or similar humectants), niacinamide and glycolic acid are some of the key ingredients.
It is important to remember that sunscreen is the best antiaging defense. Every morning, apply one of the top-tested sunscreens from GH Beauty Lab to your face before you put on makeup. Also, use it every two hours outdoors. This will help to prevent sunburns that could lead to premature aging, and most importantly, it will help reduce the risk of skin cancer.
Here’s the scoop: The GH Beauty Lab’s top-rated anti-aging skincare products have been tested to reduce wrinkles. Even better? Below are some of the top-rated anti-aging products from our beauty experts.