Some anti-aging facial wrinkle creams contain oils or oil-based products. Though oils can help hydrate your skin by trapping moisture, they also can clog your pores and lead to acne. Target signs of aging like wrinkles without using an oil-based product so you can rejuvenate your skin without worrying about breakouts.
Nu Skin Tru Face IdealEyes Eye-Refining Cream
Nu Skin's anti-wrinkle cream is designed to smooth away fine lines such as crow's feet in the delicate eye area. It's free of both oils and fragrances, so it won't irritate sensitive skin. Skin care expert Paula Begoun found its performance to be exceptional. She also liked its use of antioxidants like vitamin C and potent moisturizers, which help firm the skin surface.
DDF Matte Finish Photo-Age Protection SPF 30
Many wrinkles arise from collagen loss and cell damage attributed to ultraviolet exposure. Prevent such wrinkling with DDF's sunscreen, ranked by "InStyle" magazine's beauty editors as the best oil-free facial sunscreen on the market. It includes oil-absorbing particles to keep your face looking matte, while antioxidants help repair and protect your skin cells.
L'Oreal Visible Results Skin Renewing Oil-Free Moisture Treatment
L'Oreal's anti-aging cream was chosen by "Shape" magazine's editors as one of the best facial skin care products available. Non-oil emollients restore your skin's protective moisture barrier while vitamin C helps reverse signs of aging. It also includes broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection from the sun. "Shape" liked its use of a proprietary anti-aging complex derived from sea algae. For instant cosmetic results, L'Oreal adds light diffusers to brighten your skin's surface.
Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Aging Moisturizer
Olay's anti-wrinkle cream doesn't rely on oils for its potent anti-aging benefits, which Begoun found to be "exceptional." It's designed to target seven signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles, using what Begoun calls "state-of-the-art" ingredients like pro-vitamin B5 and niacinamide. After testing the cream, she reports that it contains some of the highest concentrations of antioxidants found in an Olay product.
- "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me"; Paula Begoun; 2009
- "InStyle" Magazine: DDF
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