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Top 5 Wrinkle Creams

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author image Caroline Thompson
Caroline Thompson is a professional photojournalist who has been working for print and online publications since 1999. Her work has appeared in the "Sacramento Bee," "People Magazine," "Newsweek" and other publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in photojournalism from California State University at Hayward and a personal trainer certification from the university's Health and Fitness Institute.
Top 5 Wrinkle Creams
Before wrinkles start, know which anti-aging products you need to use. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images

The first signs of lines and wrinkles can be a shock to your system. Years of sun exposure, smoking and hormonal aging can all lead to premature wrinkling of your skin. Before you succumb to Botox or go under the knife, a trip down your favorite beauty aisle may be in order. Anti-wrinkle creams are abundantly available; look for alpha hydroxy acids, retinol, peptides and vitamin C on the ingredient labels of top anti-wrinkle creams.

Wrinkle Cream With AHAs

Alpha hydroxy acids include glycolic, lactic, tartaric and citric acids that -- when used in skin care products -- exfoliate the skin, thereby diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Top anti-wrinkle creams over the past 20 years have included glycolic acid as an anti-aging ingredient. Formulated by dermatologists, Dr. Jart+ Premium Time Returning Cream is a top anti-wrinkle cream that contains glycolic acid and is formulated to support the natural regeneration of damaged skin so as to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Wrinkle Creams With Retinol

Retinol, also known as vitamin A, is available in over the counter anti-wrinkle creams. After the first vitamin A products were introduced by physicians, they became a top-selling anti-wrinkle treatment. Retinol thins the upper layers of the skin and causes the deeper layers of the skin to produce collagen -- a process that decreases wrinkles. Top anti-aging creams containing retinol are found in the drugstore beauty aisles and higher-end department stores. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic & Retinol Anti-Aging Moisturizer is a top anti-wrinkle cream that visibly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Top anti-wrinkle cream Mary Kay TimeWise Repair Volu-Firm Night Treatment With Retinol reduces the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles and helps improve advanced signs of aging.

Wrinkle Cream With Peptides

Peptides are amino acids that are chemical messengers in the body. When it comes to skin care, chains of peptides in anti-wrinkle creams are known as hexapeptides or pentapeptides (number of peptides in chain) stimulate collagen production, which, in turn, decreases the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Ling Freeze & Uncrease Peptide Anti-wrinkle Solution is a top anti-winkle cream because is formulated with advanced hexapeptides to guard against wrinkles formed by facial expressions. The results are facial muscles that appear relaxed, firm skin and reduced appearance of lines.

Wrinkle Cream With Vitamin C

Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, fights free radicals, a byproduct of cell metabolism in your body. Free radicals are thought to attack proteins, fats, and DNA -- and break down collagen. When collagen breaks down, wrinkles appear. Anti-wrinkle creams that include vitamin C are top in the anti-aging category because they help skin appear more youthful because of their ability to decrease wrinkles and brighten skin. Ole Henriksen Truth Crème Vitamin C Advanced Hydration is a top anti-wrinkle cream that delivers powerful anti-aging benefits, promotes cell turnover and helps eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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