14 products reviewers swear work to reduce wrinkles
Be gone, crow's feet!
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Just like taxes and cold New England winters, wrinkles are an unavoidable part of life. They’re an inevitable side effect of aging, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept them lying down.
There are a whole host of products available today designed to lift, firm, and plump the skin, many of which claim to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, too. Obviously, there’s no guaranteed way to reverse aging, but reviewers swear that these 14 products help to minimize the signs so you can bask in that age-defying J.Lo-esque glow.
1. A collagen cream with hyaluronic acid
Collagen is a protein that maintains the skin's structure, and as you age, it can break down, causing sagging and wrinkles. To help skin maintain its elasticity, this face cream from Maryann Organics contains collagen, as well as other anti-aging ingredients like vitamin C (evens out the skin's tone and texture) and hyaluronic acid (maintain's moisture).
The product claims to smooth fine lines and make your skin look radiant—here’s what reviewers have to say: “I absolutely love the top pump, and the cream is not too heavy but feels amazing on my skin. It leaves my skin glowing, and there is a noticeable reduction in the appearance of fine lines.”
2. This best-selling microneedle roller
The concept of microneedling is a little barbaric, but thousands of people swear it works! Essentially, this little roller uses super-fine needles to poke tiny holes in your skin (when done properly, it shouldn’t hurt), and because your body thinks it’s injured, it produces more collagen to help you heal, making your skin look healthy and fresh.
Don’t believe it? Enthusiastic reviewers swear this little device works wonders: “MY SKIN IS GLOWING! The fine lines showing up between my brows like don't exist anymore and the lines across my forehead are fading.”
3. A pillow that keeps your face from getting smooshed at night
If you sleep with your face squashed into a pillow, you might be making your wrinkles worse. While it doesn’t necessarily reduce the wrinkles you already have, the YourFacePillow can help to prevent new ones from forming, as its unique keep your head in place throughout the night, preventing your skin from being pulled, creased, or otherwise squished.
Reviewers promise this strange pillow works, writing that they saw results quickly, “After about 2 weeks of using the pillow, I noticed that there was a slight decrease in the under-eye-crease marks and was no longer showing those vertical crease marks on the sides of my forehead.”
4. These skin-plumping face patches
Whether you want to treat wrinkles on your forehead, neck, or chest, you can use Sio Beauty Patches to minimize their appearance. The patches are made from silicone, and they provide gentle compression when worn overnight to prevent muscle movement and flatten skin so it stays smooth. When we tested the Sio Patches, we found that certain styles are more effective than others, but overall, they did help to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and help smooth the skin.
5. An affordable collagen-infused face moisturizer
The L’Oreal Paris Collagen Face Moisturizer delivers a mega-dose of hydration to your face, helping to plump up your skin and "fill in" the appearance of wrinkles. You can use it during the day or at night, and the best part is that it’s significantly cheaper than many comparable products.
Reviewers rave about how smooth and soft this moisturizer leaves their skin, writing that it helps to minimize fine lines, too: “I really noticed a difference in just the first week. My fine lines under my eyes are almost gone!”
6. A face cream that’s packed with anti-aging ingredients
Anti-aging face creams can be quite pricey, but Olay Regenerist claims to outperform all the expensive designer brands. This cream claims to firm, plump, and correct your skin using amino-peptides, vitamin B3, and hyaluronic acid, leaving your skin hydrated and glowing.
Reviewers confirm that it truly works wonders: “I've tried numerous moisturizers ranging from inexpensive to very expensive, and I never thought I would find one that actually did what it said it does. Well this one does! After about a week, I could notice a big difference in the look of my skin. It was more supple and the fine lines were disappearing, my skin felt like velvet, and I even had people wonder if I had work done.”
7. A super-potent vitamin C serum
Who doesn’t love a good serum? This Line-Reducing Concentrate Serum from Kiehl’s contains an impressive 12.5 percent vitamin C, as well as hyaluronic acid, to help reduce facial lines and smooth the skin. In clinical studies, it was shown to improve skin radiance and texture, and it even helped to reduce the appearance of forehead wrinkles after four weeks of regular use.
“I’m blown away,” writes one reviewer. “My skin is so smooth, bright and glowy after a week of using this. I’ve seen a definite reduction in texture and fine lines as well.”
8. This popular nighttime eye treatment
If you have trouble spots around your eyes, thousands of people swear by this nighttime eye treatment from Estée Lauder. It’s formulated to help fight back against puffiness, dark circles, dryness, and crow’s feet using hyaluronic acid and antioxidants. Plus, reviewers love it, writing that it’s worth the price: “I saw noticeable results within a few days of using this. It visibly filled in dark circles and helped me look more rested.”
9. Microneedle patches infused with beneficial ingredients
These cool, little patches contain hundreds of tiny, self-dissolving microneedles that claim to create pathways for their built-in anti-aging ingredients—it basically consolidates two skincare steps into one! The patches are infused with retinol, peptides, and vitamin C, and you can use them anywhere on your face as a spot-treatment for wrinkles.
“I refuse to pay for fillers at the dermatologist, so this was the next best thing to try for my '11' lines,” writes one reviewer. “I used these twice and to my surprise, these work!! I’ve been struggling with my 11 lines for years.”
10. A high-end microcurrent facial toning device
The NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device may be expensive, but it’s an affordable, at-home alternative for anyone who regularly gets and loves microcurrent facials. This strange-looking gadget stimulates your skin using low-voltage electricity, helping to improve facial tone and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
All you have to do is use it for five minutes a day, and overall, buyers are incredibly happy with their results: “After just six treatments with my NuFACE Trinity, I have shaved about five years off of my face. Good grief.”
11. An exfoliating face wash with glycolic acid
You can remove dead skin, unclog pores, and leave your skin looking fresh with the help of this exfoliating cleanser. It uses natural ingredients like bamboo, shea butter, seaweed, peppermint, and more to clean your skin and improve your complexion. Plus, it can help with acne, too!
“At 30 years old, I still get some adult acne,” writes one buyer. “I am also now concerned about wrinkles and fine lines. I’ve been using this product for a little over a week and see a dramatic improvement in my skin.”
12. A fast-acting eye cream
Many anti-aging products require weeks of use before you’ll see results, but this product from EssyNaturals claims to work in 120 seconds—yup, just two minutes! The eye cream delivers a temporary tightening effect around the eyes, helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles or bags, and the before-and-after photos from reviewers speak for themselves! Seriously, there are more than 1,000 reviews that say things like, “Wow!!! I was skeptical, but within minutes I saw results.”
13. A vibrating facial roller with two attachments
Jade rollers are all the rage right now, and you can take their skin-soothing benefits to the next level with this vibrating facial roller, which features a pretty rose quartz head. The massager is designed to stimulate blood circulation and it comes with an under-eye attachment to help reduce puffiness. You can even refrigerate the heads if you want a cooling effect.
Plus, reviewers say this facial roller is incredibly relaxing to use: “This feels wonderful when I'm using it. It seems to me that it really does help smooth wrinkles and helps the circles under my eyes.”
14. A pricey yet popular smoothing eye cream
This wrinkle-smoothing eye cream certainly isn’t cheap, but if you believe members of its cult following, it’s definitely worth the splurge. The cream can be used to treat crow’s feet, under-eye lines, corner crinkling, lid creases, and other eye concerns, and you’re supposed to see visible results in one week. Some buyers even go as far as to call it the “best eye cream in the industry,” writing that it “will make your fine lines and wrinkles go away within weeks.”
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.