It’s not easy to choose the right skin creams! There are so many new products on the market, beckoning us to buy them. With fancy campaigns and big budgets, who knows which ones are the best?
While we like to think we actually get better with age, we totally understand that there might be some pesky skin changes you want to address as the years pass. It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly when to start incorporating anti-aging products into your routine, so we chatted with one of our favorite celebrity experts, Jamie Nicole Baca, who created ‘Overdose’ to get the scoop on the best approach to wrinkle creams.
Not only is Baca an award-winning — leading independent skincare specialist in the U.S, who produced the top-selling serum — ‘Overdose,’ but she is also a well-known advisor and specialist in elite Hollywood circles, and in today’s current market, that means everything!
While different age groups require different routines, the best “anti-aging” product is sunblock, which Baca recommends be applied to the face daily as young as possible! “In individuals with dry skin, a daily moisturizer, serum, and eye cream should be started in the early 20s,” says Baca.
“If the individual has oily skin, traditional anti-aging products can start in their 30s, but most likely they will be using a retinol product to combat acne breakouts, so they are already using preventative measures.”
When comparing products, opt for ones with “retinol, hyaluronic acid, plant-based stem cells, resveratrol, and glycolic acid. Exfoliation is essential!” Baca says.
Armed with that info, we set out to research and find the right anti-aging creams that fight wrinkles. Our list (of course) includes J.Nicole’s ‘Overdose.’
Ready to find the best wrinkle cream for you? Read on to learn more about our top picks.
Body Merry Retinol Surge Moisturizer $22.98 SHOP NOW
Wildly Popular A retinol cream can make your skin appear more youthful over time, and this is our favorite one at a budget-friendly price. We’d expect to pay more for results this legit, but this steal from Body Merry truly works to improve aging skin.
The Retinol Surge Moisturizer addresses wrinkles and uneven skin tone, providing the kind of results you’d expect from a professional product.
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream $120.47-$96.00 (20% off) SHOP NOW
Feels Amazing This silky, moisturizing cream not only feels amazing on your skin, but it contains a mix of powerful ingredients like Mediterranean algae, gingko biloba, chlorella, mimosa, and rose that work to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles in just 14 days. Fewer lines and plump skin? Yes, please!
OVERDOSE Bio-Hybrid Technology ® $95.00 SHOP NOW
Skin Care Essentials J.Nicole ® uses patent-pending formula to combine seven separate skin care products into one easy to use formula. Their unique serum utilizes the high oleic acid found within specially-bred hybrid sunflowers, delivering a super-saturated boost of skin care essentials deep into your skin without any irritation. Simply apply the serum once a day after cleansing for instantly clearer, brighter, and youthful skin.
Rodial Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Night Cream $72.00-$58.50 (19% off) SHOP NOW
Potent Ingredients Rodial’s Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Night Cream offers potent ingredients in a light, buttery cream that smells divine. This anti-aging cream contains time-released retinol, penetrating deep into the skin as you sleep to help reduce lines and wrinkles. It also contains hyaluronic acid to pump long-lasting hydration into the deepest layers of the skin.
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream $20.03 SHOP NOW
Fast-Acting Formula Give this anti-wrinkle cream by Olay a spin for line-free skin. The fast-action formula starts reducing wrinkles instantly with a blend of hyaluronic acid, vitamin B, and amino-peptides, so if you’re in a rush to reduce age marks on a budget, Olay has found the way.
RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Anti-Aging Retinol Night Cream $16.79 SHOP NOW
Works While You Sleep There’s hardly a list of wrinkle creams without mention of RoC’s Retinol Correxion products. Our favorite drugstore buy, this night cream uses a retinol-packed formula to improve skin while you sleep! You’ll see a reduction in crow’s feet, under-eye wrinkles, and deep lines with 12 weeks of use.
Derma-E Anti-Wrinkle Renewal Skin Cream $11.96SHOP NOW
Vegan and Cruelty-Free Experience anti-aging benefits around the clock with this cream from Derma-E that can be used day or night. A rich mix of vitamin A (aka retinol), vitamin E, allantoin, panthenol, and nourishing oils works together to soften skin and reduce the look of wrinkles.
Neutrogena Anti-Wrinkle Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer$21.99-$13.47 (39% off) SHOP NOW
Contains Sunscreen When using a retinol, you should always be using an SPF, too. (Which, TBH, you should be wearing anyway.) This daily moisturizer from Neutrogena contains both!
It’s also formulated with hyaluronic acid, which plumps up skin and helps it retain moisture.
The Inkey List Bakuchiol Moisturizer $9.99 SHOP NOW
Retinol Alternative If you haven’t yet heard of Bakuchiol, you’ll want to try this buzzy skincare ingredient ASAP! It’s the gentler, plant-derived alternative to retinol, and provides similar anti-aging effects without any of the irritation or sensitivity to the sun.
Plus, unlike regular retinol, it’s a safe pick for pregnant or breastfeeding moms, too. You can’t beat the value of The Inkey List’s under-$10 version.
Skinmedica Dermal Repair Cream $103.20 SHOP NOW
Skincare Staple A staple from one of Vielbig’s recommended brands, this all-encompassing hydrating treatment deserves a spot in your skincare regimen ASAP. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and other wrinkle-fighting ingredients, this cream effectively penetrates the skin to turn back the clock and provide you with a more youthful appearance.
SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Interrupter Mature Skin Treatment $157.75 SHOP NOW
A Best-Seller This best-selling anti-aging cream from SkinCeuticals slows the loss of elasticity in your skin and keeps your collagen levels up. Formulated with 30% concentration of Pro-Xylane, 4% blueberry extract, and 0.2% phytosphingosine, this anti-wrinkle treatment helps restore the loss of visible skin firmness.
Obagi Hydrate Luxe $74.00 SHOP NOW
Expert-Approved A favorite brand recommended by our skincare expert, this moisture-rich cream from Dr. Obagi is life-changing. It features nourishing shea butter, along with peptides designed to capture moisture and support cell-repair processes.
Dr. Dennis Gross C+ Collagen Deep Cream $72.00 SHOP NOW
Deeply-Penetrating When it comes to youthful-looking skin, collagen is one of your besties. Implement Dr. Dennis Gross’s deeply penetrating cream into your skin care routine to postpone age spots and wrinkles.
The potent, vitamin C-infused formula also features sunflower, rice bran, and camellia japonica seed oils that work to increase moisture retention.
DHC CoQ10 Quick Gel Brightening Moisture $61.26 SHOP NOW
Absorbs Quickly How did we live without this anti-aging wonder cream from DHC? Bursting with age-defying coenzyme Q10, this antioxidant-rich gel cream absorbs quickly to deliver potent ingredients in a flash. It promotes elasticity while vitamin C and daisy extract help brighten for a more luminous complexion.
This cream tones, brightens, and moisturizes in one step, making it perfect to wear with or without makeup.
IMAGE Skincare Ageless Total Overnight Retinol Masque $72.00$-60.39 (16% off) SHOP NOW
Retinol-Infused Goodness We love using this retinol-infused goodness from IMAGE Skincare as a night cream around three times per week. Simply slather it on before bed, and it’ll continuously release marine collagen microspheres and retinol into the skin to lock in moisture while you sleep. You’ll wake up looking fresh and young!
Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Aging Body Cream $95.00 SHOP NOW
For Your Whole Body While we know your facial anti-aging cream is top of mind, don’t forget about the rest of your skin! We live for Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Anti-Aging Body Cream. It’s on the pricier side, but the serious results make it worth the splurge.
It contains a slew of nourishing ingredients, including olive oil, lactic acid, vitamin C, and vitamin B-5, to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your body.