Anti-aging creams for the face and body can be found in supermarkets, drugstores and even some convenience marts. As you age, your cells lose their ability to regenerate; collagen and elastin production decreases, allowing wrinkles to form. Some skincare products offer collagen and elastin in the formulation itself. Whether or not collagen and elastin treatments work when applied topically is not entirely proven; however, some companies claim that their products can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Oil of Olay Regenerist
Oil of Olay is one of the most advertised skincare companies; its products can be found at almost any drugstore or supermarket. Moderately priced as well as scientifically formulated, they offer products with collagen, elastin, antioxidants and vitamins. Its Regenerist Micro-Sculpting cream may firm the appearance of skin in sagging-prone places, such as the jawline and neck. Packed with green tea extracts, collagen, elastin and vitamins B3, B5 and E, this product can be applied day or night to help firm and smooth your skin.
St. Ives Collagen Elastin Moisturizer
St. Ives offers a moisturizer that contains collagen elastin proteins, which the company claims can visibly reduce wrinkles on your skin. Designed to be used for day and night, this noncomedogenic, dermatologist-tested product is also recommended for oily and combination skin types. The formula is made without parabens or pthalates, and the company never tests its products on animals.
L'Oreal Collagen Filler
L'Oreal offers an entire line of products with collagen, from a Micro-Pulse eye roller to a collagen filler lip cream. Its eye roller provides collagen and Erasyl, which the company claims can help target crow's feet around your eyes. The roller technology can purportedly pulse away puffiness and dark under-eye circles. The lip cream is designed to tackle the vertical lines that form around the mouth. Other products in the collagen filler line include Targeted Wrinkle Reducer, Moisture Filler Day/Night cream, day lotion and an eye cream without the pulse technology.
Elemis is a spa-quality product line that offers nine different Pro-Collagen products that are marketed to improve the tone and elasticity of your skin. The Pro-Collagen Marine Cream uses marine extract Padina Pavonica to smooth out wrinkles. The Lifting Neck and Bust treatment is supposed to help lift sagging skin. The company states that in an independent, clinical trial, this product reduced slackening skin by up to 33 percent and increasing firmness and elasticity. The company also makes a Pro-Collagen Quartz Mask, which contains quartz, Padina Pavonica, Noni, Moringa and Argan Tree Oil as well as a Pro-Collagen night cream, eye renewal cream and a Wrinkle-Smooth pen.