Do you look older than you feel? Have crow’s feet got you down? Most people associate wrinkles with aging. Even though most people get wrinkles as they age, wrinkles are not caused by the aging process—they’re a product of sun damage. Wrinkles happen when the sun’s UV rays penetrate the skin and damage the skin’s elastic-like fibers. This causes skin to stretch and never return to its original taut state. There is a slew of anti-aging products on the market that claim to fight wrinkles, but only a few actually work.
Perricone MD Neuropeptide Eye Contour
Remember that old adage, “you get what you pay for”? Apply it here. While this anti-aging eye cream is pricey, it’s powerful and goes a long way. This cream moisturizes and firms your skin while repairing elasticity and fighting against dark circles by harnessing the power of neuropeptides. Plus, this product is paraben-free and contains enough moisturizer to get you through a few months, at the least. Average price in 2009: $195.
RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer
This budget-friendly wrinkle cream does it all: It diminishes the appearance of lines, fights against UVA damage, moisturizes your skin and reduces the appearance of deep wrinkles—all day long. Use this moisturizer in conjunction with RoC’s Deep Wrinkle Night Cream for 24-hour protection. This hypoallergenic product uses pure retinol and minerals to give you the look of younger skin. Average price in 2009: $23.
Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Eye Creme
Get quick results with this popular Peter Thomas Roth eye cream. This hydrating cream offers Firma-CELL-4, a revolutionary blend of vitamins and minerals fortified to fight wrinkles and hide unwanted lines. This moisturizer also boosts collagen and elastin synthesis, which is helpful because the loss of elastin is the cause of wrinkles. Average price in 2009: $65.
Philosophy Hope in a Jar SPF 20
Hope in a Jar just got better. This is Philosophy’s popular, lightweight multipurpose cream that moisturizes, hides lines, wrinkles and blemishes–and now protects against sun damage. Plus, it’s all-natural. Say goodbye to synthetic dyes and fragrances, phthalates, parabens and sulfates and hello to natural, youthful goodness. Average prices in 2009: $18 to $45.
Yes, you got it right—sunscreen. The average sunscreen in everyone’s home is one of the most potent products to fight wrinkles. Look for a sunscreen with a high SPF that can be applied around the eyes. Apply a two-finger blot of sunscreen daily to the face, neck and upper hands.