By Dominique Pariso and Tembe Denton-Hurst
While your skin-care routine may currently be heavy with stuff to treat acne or get a covetable glow, it’s never a bad idea to incorporate products that prevent and treat signs of aging. “As we get older, our skin gets thinner and produces less collagen and elastin — which means it doesn’t repair itself as well and isn’t as plump or moist, which in turn causes our expression lines and wrinkles to stick around,” explains dermatologist Noelani Gonzalez, a specialist at Mount Sinai Health System. Wrinkle creams can be a great, all-around solution to the skin’s natural aging process because the best will “provide support to your aging skin and deliver ingredients to the skin that help it better repair and renew itself,” she says.
To find the best wrinkle creams for preventing and treating fine lines, we spoke to Gonzalez and six other dermatologists. Read on for their picks, which include wrinkle creams with SPF, overnight wrinkle creams, ones specifically for under the eyes, and more.
Best wrinkle cream with retinol
While most wrinkle creams focus on stimulating collagen, this night cream from Emepelle, which makes products specifically for maturing skin, targets and activates the skin’s estrogen receptors. “Estrogen plays a critical role in moisture retention and maintaining collagen and elastin levels,” says Cheung, noting that this cream helps to deliver plumper, glowier skin. It also contains the usual suspects, like retinol, niacinamide, and peptides, which, combined, she says, attack wrinkles from all directions.