Aging is a beautiful phenomenon of nature. With age comes exploration, experience, wisdom and unfortunately, wrinkles and fine lines. As a woman in her thirties, living in the land of the sun, having a small obsession with wine and being very fair skinned, I have to admit that, although still beautiful and radiant, I have wrinkles. That bright, dewy, wrinkle-free faced girl in her twenties, whom I once found hideous, is now a proud, grownup woman with signs of aging in tow. And although I find nothing more beautiful than health, I prefer my face to be tighter and look less tired. I’ve done countless research into all the various ways I can plump, prod, poke and tighten my skin and I’m very wary and selective as to avoid any needless damage.
One of the biggest keys to maintaining good skin elasticity and firmness is an excellent skin care regime.
Cleaning your face with a mild cleanser, exfoliating once a week, applying a good serum, a good eye cream, a good day/night cream and always wearing sunblock. Honestly….if you are on a desert island and you can only wear one facial product, make it sunblock. Even if you never go outside, or your only going to the mailbox, or you are driving in a car, the sun is out to destroy your skin and will find you.
You can’t put sunblock on in the morning and be done with it. Since I wear makeup, I have a powder sunblock that I can reapply over my makeup throughout the day. Peter Thomas Roth makes a great powder SPF 45 which I use everyday.
In an effort to educate and share my experience, I’ve put together a list of my favorite, effective and most affordable anti-aging creams but before we begin I want to go over a couple of factors that you have to pay attention to when buying and applying an anti-aging face cream.
First of all:
A good price point for anti-aging creams is between $20-$100. Make sure that you get an anti-aging cream which is pocket-friendly since you will be using it on a consistent basis. It is not necessary that you invest into an expensive anti-aging cream to have effective results. Some affordable creams do wonders as well.
Second of all:
Pay attention to the ingredients. Retinoids are chemicals which remove dead cells and they also ensure collagen production. These two things are very beneficial for the skin as they make the skin fresh while making you look younger. Alpha hydroxy acids exfoliate the skin and they also replace the cells. Make sure that the ingredients included in the anti-aging cream are beneficial for your skin. Also, pay attention to the way it smells. Our bodies are amazing at alerting us to danger and our sense of smell can save us from many a bad decision. If the product smells wrong, don’t use it and return it.
Third of all:
When you apply the cream it should be smooth and it should be easy to apply. Some creams are very sticky and they leave an oily film on the skin. You don’t want the cream to just sit on the skin as this will just cause more damage. The cream needs to absorb in the skin properly or it will not be effective. Having a consistent skin care regime will ensure that there is an even and constant application in order to have effective results.
Without further ado, here are my favorite anti-aging creams for 2019 and links for you to learn more.
Most Natural and Effective
If you are someone who prefers natural products then you should definitely give this product a try. This anti-aging cream is very popular because of its effective results over time. Not only is it organic, but it has Aloe Vera, vitamin A and C, which moisturize, hydrate and slow the aging process. It’s also great for healing eczema, scaring, dermatitis and hyper-pigmentation. It’s non-greasy formula allows you to use it both day and night, and it won’t clog your pores.
Best Affordable Retinol
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Anti-Wrinkle Retinol Daily Face Moisturizer, with SPF 30 Sunscreen, 1 fl. Oz
This is one of the most popular anti-wrinkle moisturizers. It aims at moisturizing your skin while minimizing the advancement of aging. The best thing about this product is that it shows visible results within 1 week. It reduces wrinkles, fine lines and crow’s feet on your skin, while making you look youthful. It is highly recommended for people who want instant results because it shows visible difference sooner as compared to many other anti-aging creams. I would recommend using an additional sunscreen and making sure to reapply your sunscreen every few hours. Retinoids are notorious for bad interactions with the sun.
Best With Sensitive Skin
This is by far my favorite anti-aging face cream. It makes my skin feel soft and look more radiant after use. It claims to have vitamin C, AHA, bisabolol, and exopolysaccharides in it to smooth skin and lessen redness and the effects of pollution. I have minor rosacea and it really calms minor irritation and redness. It doesn’t leave my skin looking oily at all but just slightly dewy. It’s a great product if you’re looking for a light moisturizer and are comfortable with the price point.
Most Affordable Daily Moisturizer
Collagen Face Moisturizer by L’Oreal Paris, Anti-Aging Day Cream and Night Cream to Smooth Wrinkles, Lightweight, Non-greasy Facial Cream, 1.7 oz.
This anti-aging cream comes in a jar, the contents remain protected from the UV rays. It hydrates the skin, fills the fine lines and prevents the skin from wrinkles. 86% of women observed a notable difference after using it for one week. If you are in search of a lightweight moisturizer which is anti-aging then this is the perfect product for you. You can use it during the day and at night, after some time you will see it doing its magic.
This anti-aging cream is available in a jar and it is known for its hydration and anti-aging properties. It hydrates the skin and brings back the firmness as well. It is specially designed to get rid of dry patches, wrinkles, fine lines, and uneven skin. If you are facing any of these problems then you should get your hands on this product. This product will end up being your best buddy because it will make you look young and beautiful.
Fastest working Retinol
RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily Anti-Aging Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30, 1 fl. oz
This luxurious looking anti-aging moisturizer is perfect to get rid of wrinkles, fine lines, laugh lines or crow’s feet on your skin. It shows visible results within around 12 weeks. It gives protection against the harmful rays of the sun. You can apply it to your face when you are driving in the sun and it will prevent your skin from the sun’s rays. It ensures a smoother skin and it can be used by people of all skin types. It also has an SPF included, although I recommend using an additional sunscreen as well because of the Retinol.
We all want a beautiful and fresh-looking face. Unfortunately, the wrinkles take away the freshness. By the use of anti-aging creams, you can begin to ward off the eminent signs of aging and hopefully prevent even further drastic undertakings such as face lifts and fillers.
This article is aimed at providing you with all the necessary information regarding the best anti-aging creams of 2019 through my personal experience. I recommend having a consultation with a certified dermatologist before beginning any new skin care regime.
I hope that this article has not only educated you on different creams, but helps you begin your journey into the committed world of an anti-aging skin care regime.
The most important thing to remember is that beauty is subjective and beauty is unique.
The goal of the creams is to help you look and feel your best and not to make you look like a different person. Embracing your own unique physical characteristics and accenting your natural beauty will not only make you more beautiful outside but will enhance your inner beauty. No matter what, confidence, kindness and health are the sexiest things and without that you will never be truly beautiful no matter what you do to your face. Feel free to comment or shoot me a message if you have any questions. Have a beautiful day!
Side note: I’m going to make an article about 2019 best serum’s, eye creams and sunscreen but in case you need one right now, here are my favorites.