What's the Best Anti-wrinkle Cream?

What is the best anti wrinkle cream for sale? Wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and some lip lines too!

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Sunscreen is the best anti-wrinkle cream

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No wrinkle cream works better than preventing wrinkles in the first place with a good broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB blocking) sunscreen.

Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon

Best wrinkle creams contain retinol

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If you already have wrinkles, the best cream to reduce them is a cream containing retinol or retinoic acid. Initially using these creams will cause some mild peeling and irritation but typically the skin adjust to this and the dryness should only last a couple of weeks.

If you do not yet have any wrinkles and want to prevent them, the best cream to use is a sunblock with an SPF of 30 or higher, that contains zinc oxide. If it also contains avobenzone or mexoryl that is even better.

Jordana S. Gilman, MD
Washington Dermatologic Surgeon

Ultra Violet Light causes wrinkles and the best treatment is prevention.

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The best anti-wrinkle cream is a good sunscreen that protects the skin against ultra violet light. The best sunscreens contain either zinc oxide or a combination of chemicals that include Mexoryl, and/or stabilized Avobenzone. To be truly effective, it has to be applied every day and in sufficient quantity to all sun exposed skin.

Robert Swanson, MD - RETIRED
Bay Area General Surgeon

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Anti-Aging Cream

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There are several types of creams which can help reverse sun-induced DNA damage and improve collagen formation. I recommend a retinoid such as retin-a, antioxidants such as Vitamins C and E, and a growth factor serum or cream for all of my patients. Sun protection goes without saying.

Ava Shamban, MD
Santa Monica Dermatologic Surgeon
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Best anti-wrinkle creams

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The two cornerstones of any anti-aging skincare regimen are sunscreen and retinoids.

Ultraviolet radiation from unprotected sun exposure damages the skin, and can cause skin discoloration, textural changes, fine lines and wrinkles, and even skin cancers. It's important to use a sunscreen daily, preferably one with an SPF of at least 30, and containing zinc oxide, which provide the best, broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB damage. Remember to reapply every 2 hours, especially if you're going to be outside for prolonged periods of time.

Retinoids are derived from vitamin A, and in the long run, stimulate collagen production and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Look for over the counter products that contain retinol or retinoic acid. If you prefer, there are stronger, prescription-strength retinoids available as well - talk to your dermatologist to see if these would be right for your skin.

Faiyaaz Kalimullah, MD, FAAD
Chicago Dermatologic Surgeon

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