Deep wrinkles need more intensive repair than fine lines, which can often benefit from a simple moisturizer. Some deep wrinkle creams have been reviewed by skincare experts, so you don't have to do all the trial and error testing yourself. Although nothing can erase wrinkles like a surgical lifting procedure, over-the-counter creams can help soften their severity for a more youthful complexion.
Dr. Denese New York Triple Strength Wrinkle Smoother
Dr. Dense New York's anti-wrinkle treatment earned a "Paula's Pick" award from anti-aging skincare expert Paula Begoun. These are products that she considers "the best of the best," ones that "exceed expectations." She writes that this cream has a firming and tightening effect on the surface of your skin, has an "elegant" feel and contains a large amount of antioxidants, peptides and retinol, which effectively diminishes wrinkles, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Moisture Night
Neutrogena's deep wrinkle cream was given an Editors' Pick designation by InStyle magazine's beauty editors, who said it can help to "erase the appearance of wrinkles." It's formulated with wrinkle-fighting retinol, plus other skin-rejuvenating active ingredients that can help resurface your skin and diminish various signs of aging, including wrinkles and skin discolorations. Because it's made without oil, it can work effectively on blemish-prone skin without clogging your pores.
Olay Regenerist Filling & Sealing Wrinkle Treatment
Olay's Regenerist cream is designed to "fill wrinkles and seal in moisture," writes Begoun. She notes that its silicone content can help fill in your lines and can work "beautifully" to reduce these signs of aging. It can also help prevent wrinkles and other signs of aging, thanks to what Begoun says is an "impressive amount" of vitamin E and other complexes. Olay also adds light-diffusing pigments to immediately brighten your complexion.
ROC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Filler
Hyaluronic acid, emollients and other intensive moisturizers in ROC's deep wrinkle cream can help to firm and plump up your skin for a less wrinkled look. Begoun rates its efficacy as "very good," noting that it also contains retinol and silicone, plus sunscreen ingredients that may help prevent the formation of new wrinkles and the deepening of existing wrinkles.
- "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me"; Paula Begoun; 2009
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