When did you start using anti wrinkle/ageing creams ??

(28 Posts)
mumtosp Sat 07-Sep-13 22:35:16

Hi all,

I'll turning 30 in a month's time and that got me thinking of whether or not I should switch to anti wrinkle/ageing creams?? Is it too early? When did you start?
I'm hoping I've inherited my mum's skin - she's 56 and hardly has any wrinkles ! But just in case I haven't, I wanted to start at the right time smile

Thanks in advance smile

princessx Sat 07-Sep-13 23:00:35

I'm 34 and I think anti-wrinkle is a con. It will be interesting to hear what others on here think. IMO it's more important to replenish your skin with a top quality moisturiser (and other products) and focus on healthy living and no pulling or stretching your face, plus sun protection to avoid wrinkles.

I use dr hauschka rose day cream, it's really rich, but my skin is quite sensitive so it suits me really well.

If you want a power-boost (and you've got lots of money) try creme de la mer, it made me look absolutely amazing every single day. I actually took it for granted and thought I actually looked like that, so got a reality check when the tub finished. I think it's got aluminium in it or something, so may not be good long term.

Fairylea Sat 07-Sep-13 23:15:15

I worked in make up for 10 years.

The most important thing you can do for your skin is wear spf 30 (at least) every single day and drink lots of water, and always remove make up before bed.

Everything else is marginal.

I'm 33 and I've tried just about every cream there is out there and I still swear good old astral is about the best there is.

Divinidylle Sat 07-Sep-13 23:22:25

I have been using L'Oreal Revitalift but lately my skin is starting to age a bit (am 38) and was going to try something else. But think will try the Astral first Fairy - it was all my nan ever used and she had amazing skin. I wear spf and try and drink 2 litres a day. I was going to try Clarins night cream but it is £63 and I think that is loads!

cheryl19843 Sun 08-Sep-13 00:19:33

I am 30 next year. Have always worn moisturiser since I was 11. I use aldis own make now, £1 a tub and is fab! X

FaddyPeony Sun 08-Sep-13 09:01:22

I started at 20. Had always moisturised etc before that but at 20 I started using stuff like garnier snti-wrinkle. Madness, in hindsight. Was using a mix of overly rich creams and overly stripping face washes for acne. Ruined my skin. I've just finished a six month course of dianette and fingers crossed, so far the acne hasn't come straight back. Now I double cleanse at night with coconut oil and don't put on a moisturiser at night, just eye cream. Eye cream and a simple moisturiser with spf in the morning. I like Boots Botanics with spf 15 because the UVA rating has 5 stars. I drink as much water as I can but unfortunately I do like my coffee! Am 30 and could look worse.

I read that anti-wrinkle creams work by slightly irritating your skin so it puffs up and looks great, all glowy and smooth- but it's just temporary. I think the only thing that makes a difference is a healthy diet and sun protection.

mumtosp Mon 09-Sep-13 21:53:37

Thanks all smile

Would you recommend that I start using a BB cream??... have seen numerous thread on MN about BB creams !!

cheryl19843 Mon 09-Sep-13 23:04:38

Ooh I have the garnier bb cream it's amazing!

Grumpywino Tue 10-Sep-13 11:09:44

Anti wrinkle/anti ageing creams are only allowed to call themselves that when they contain sun protection. This is on the basis that scientists agree that most damage (ie wrinkles/ageing) to the skin is caused by the sun. A healthy diet, sun protection, lots of sleep and regular exercise is the key to good skin. I do like a tinted moisturiser, but any old one will do as long as it has sun protection.

reggiebean Tue 10-Sep-13 11:13:04

I'm 26, and I've been using anti-wrinkle cream for about a year now (after one particularly terrifying morning where I swear someone swapped my face with that of my grandmothers).

Think it's probably all bollocks, but better to be safe than sorry grin

squoosh Tue 10-Sep-13 11:21:01

Sun block is the best anti wrinkle cream you can buy.

I don't want to boast.................<boast coming up>..............but I'm 36 and still get asked for ID when buying alcohol.

Smoked salmon and avocados are also great wrinkle preventers.

Kezztrel Tue 10-Sep-13 12:05:57

30! It wasn't especially because I wanted an 'anti-ageing' cream but I needed something more moisturising and Clarins Multi-Active Day Cream fit the bill. It's gorgeous and recommended for first signs of ageing around age 30.

mumtosp Fri 13-Sep-13 22:35:06

Fairylea do you use astral as a day or night moisturiser?

invicta Sat 14-Sep-13 07:42:24

My mum has used Nivea ( in the blue tub) all her life, and has great skin..

Phaedra11 Sat 14-Sep-13 09:07:14

I'm forty five but anti-ageing creams still give me spots. I recently took part in a trial for Revitalift and it was a lovely cream (smelt of raspberry yoghurt) but I had big red spots and blocked pores within days. I have been using an undereye cream since I was 21 though, when Cosmopolitan told me every woman over 21 should use one.

I use REN hydra calm moisturiser though, which is supposed to do good things with omega 3 or something. I'm not sure if it does but like it because it is moisturising without my skin reacting. My foundation has some kind of SP factor and I use Clinique City Block... sometimes.

People do tend to think I'm younger than I am - must be the spots.

sooperdooper Sat 14-Sep-13 09:18:01

I'm 35 and I've only just started noticing my skin needed something a bit more, I used to be so bad at taking my makeup off at night but now I've started doing that and moisturising at night I can see a difference

At the moment I'm using a Clinique turnaround concentrate but only because I was given a sample thats lasting me ages! It is very nice though and I may treat myself to a full pot of it

darlingdaffodils Sat 14-Sep-13 10:00:49

I'm 27 now and am using an Olay CC cream thing. Have been using anti ageing type products for a couple of years - spotted some fine lines and panicked!

Lottapianos Sat 14-Sep-13 10:04:35

I'm an anti-ageing product refuser too. I'm 33 and I think I look pretty good. A checkout lady jokingly asked me for ID when I was buying wine the other day, saying that I had a really young face - she asked me how old I was and was shocked when I told her <enough bragging now>

I use Astral day and night, drink loads of water, no caffeine, lots of vegetables, stopped smoking in June which I think has made a difference as well. I do oil cleansing every day with sunflower oil or coconut oil. Agree that sleep is also a massively important factor in skincare.

Lots of love for Nivea too. I guess everyone's skin is so different that you just need to find something that makes your skin feel good.

mumtosp Sat 14-Sep-13 11:35:59

Lottapianos where do buy your astral oil from ??

Zoe789 Sat 14-Sep-13 15:12:29

Im in my early forties and I'm another anti-ageing product refuser!

So I also agree, don't waste your money. I've never worn expensive creams and I'm regularly being told I'm a bitch to look so young! got a lot of abuse at the school reunion. grin But here comes the bit you mightn't like! spf15-30 every day. No fags. Ever. Go really easy on the booze. Eat healthily. That doesn't mean calorie count. It means eat well, and also keep your weight in the normal range. Exercise regularly and you will oxygenate all your cells, like the expensive creams tell you they can do. I'm clearly very boring that I've managed to do all this! blush

Lottapianos Sat 14-Sep-13 18:06:21

Hey mumtosp, I use the Astral cream in the blue pot - it's about £3-4 for a medium size pot which lasts me about 2 months. You can buy it in Boots, Superdrug, or any decent size supermarket. Marvellous stuff smile

People who are hardcore about SPF - is it enough to use a BB cream or foundation with SPF in, or do you need a separate product?

mumtosp Sun 15-Sep-13 19:50:21

Thanks Lottapianos smile

bump for Lottapianos question on spf...

catinboots Sun 15-Sep-13 19:53:43

Factor 50 every day, all year without fail. I'm 33 and haven't got any lines. But I've been using factor 50 daily since I was 21 (outside job)

MousyMouse Sun 15-Sep-13 20:00:04

around 33.
that's when I was pregnant with dc2 and got melasma on my face.
nivea q10 with lsf 30 since then.

and everything fairylea says.

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