The best anti wrinkle face cream

(48 Posts)
spudmurphy Tue 08-Jan-13 17:07:28

That's my quest... Any ideas?

ujjayi Tue 08-Jan-13 19:02:54

My favourites are:
Clarins Extra Firming Day (cream or lotion)
Aromatherapy Associates rose & sandalwood face oil (use this in the summer months)
Mama Mio skincare range

NigellasGuest Tue 08-Jan-13 19:25:22

I just don't feel that creams really do it - it's serums that seem to work for me. I focus on a nice serum and then use a light cream on top. Favourite serum for night at the moment is the Estee Lauder advanced night repair, and for morning, extra firming botanical serum from Clarins.

strumpetpumpkin Tue 08-Jan-13 19:33:47

this stuff. Seriously. Ive been using it both in cooking and as a moisturiser for my face, which has really improved my skin condition in less than 2 weeks, and on my legs which has really cleared my KP up loads.

BinksToEnlightenment Tue 08-Jan-13 19:38:05

I'm watching this with interest!

strumpetpumpkin Tue 08-Jan-13 19:41:47

i wanted to add that i used to use eucerin hyaluronic filler for years which was pretty good, but basic coconut oil is better and a fraction of the price.

MadameOvary Tue 08-Jan-13 19:43:24

Apologies for thread hijack but strumpetpumpkin I have KP too and so does my 4 yr old DD, I have a tub of this very stuff! Thank you!

Eliza22 Tue 08-Jan-13 20:22:43

So, you can eat it, condition your hair with it and slather on, as a moisturiser?

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Sat 12-Jan-13 16:15:17

yes yes to coconut oil, a million uses, even as an appetite supresser apparently. I buy mine from amazon

AlfalfaMum Sat 12-Jan-13 16:42:58

I recently bought Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, and my skin looks and feels lovely for the first time in eons. I bought it in a bargain set of Elemis' award winning products, not sure I'll be able to keep up with the rrp though.

Gingefringe Sat 12-Jan-13 16:54:55

What is KP?

MaureenShit Sat 12-Jan-13 16:55:10

none work fgs

get some botox

NotMostPeople Sat 12-Jan-13 17:54:27

I started using retin a and am starting to see a real difference to pores and wrinkles.

IslaValargeone Sat 12-Jan-13 18:13:29

Where do you get that from NotMostPeople ?

NotMostPeople Sat 12-Jan-13 20:08:00

Well you book an appointment with a dermatologist who no doubt charges a fortune for both the consultation and the retine a. Or you buy it on eBay having read a thread a few months ago on MN grin. The sellers name is Facebay and I promise it's not me.

NigellasGuest Sat 12-Jan-13 20:19:32

I was prescribed Retin-A ages ago, in the eighties I think, for acne. It worked a treat and made my skin amazing, but after a while I reacted to it and it just made me itchy.
Has the formulation been changed since then, do you think, NotMostPeople?

NotMostPeople Sat 12-Jan-13 22:28:34

I've no idea I'm afraid I only just started using it in the last few months. I did lots of reading online and started with the lowest strength and only every three nights, then alternate nights and eventually every night. My skin was dry and flaky to start with which if you read up on it is normal and the reason lots of people give up onit. Howeve once I got past that stage I began to have no reaction. I also have a Clarisonic and found that great for getting rid of the flakiness. I've also stopped using Amy moisturiser with glycolic acid or similar as it all get a bit too much so I've been using rosehip oil or a gentle moisturiser.

It's not an easy solution but I'm starting to see some good results.

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 12-Jan-13 22:34:02

Rosé hip oil made my face hair go dark and thicker. I use it on my hands now.

It took about 3months to have this effect though.

Porkster Sat 12-Jan-13 22:36:56

The best anti wrinkle face cream



Nothing else gets rid of lines.

NotMostPeople Sat 12-Jan-13 22:50:57

Fluffycloudland - that's scary I'll look out for that, I'm such a sheep that I'm already thinking of switching to coconut oil asits mentioned in another current thread.

IslaValargeone Sun 13-Jan-13 15:22:22

Except Botox is not an anti wrinkle face cream

It's a Neuro toxin.

sue52 Sun 13-Jan-13 16:08:16

Elemis pro marine collagen is worth every penny. It's made a visable improvement to my dry, a bit wrinkly and 60 year old skin.

Porkster Sun 13-Jan-13 16:56:34

I know, I was being a smartarse re Botox. grin

My 2 close friends (38 and 41) use Crème de la Mer which is £100 for a small pot. It's meant to be one of the best creams you can buy.

Yet they both have lines around their eyes and on their foreheads. I have Botox once a year and have no lines, and I can move my forehead.

FamiliesShareGerms Sun 13-Jan-13 17:05:21

I can't seem to find a night cream or serum that is rich enough to tackle lines and wrinkles without my skin breaking out in spots. Yes, I have both wrinkles and acne sad

Branleuse Sun 13-Jan-13 17:06:01

i get botox in my number 11s every 7 or 8 months. its great. makes me look much less haggard and frowny .
the coconut oil has improved my skin texture, shrunk the pores on my cheeks and given me radiance but there's not really any cream that will remove wrinkles. The only thing does that is wrinkles, dermal fillers or getting fat smile

timidviper Sun 13-Jan-13 17:08:59

I don't seem to be getting lines but am going generally baggy! I have tried lots of stuff and am about to start a Lancome cream I got for Xmas

MadameOvary Sun 13-Jan-13 19:05:38

Cannot believe how good coconut oil is as a facial moisturiser!!! It sinks in beautifully and is not greasy at all shock

chubbymomie2012 Sun 13-Jan-13 20:17:00

Lamcome do a brill serum called Visionnaire. its used under your night cream and its fantastic the first thing i have found to make any difference (noticeable) to my skin.

lurkingaround Sun 13-Jan-13 22:39:34

FamiliesShareGerms you should consider Retin A, it would help both acne and wrinkles.

IMO no anti wrinkle cream (except Retin A) works, it's all a heap. We all live in hope but really... it's a heap. Save your money, buy a decent inexpensive moisturiser and keep your skin comfortable. Use sunscreen. Don't smoke. Eat well. If you like, use the money saved from not buying expensive fairytale nonsense face cream on Botox and fillers.

Mimishimi Mon 14-Jan-13 00:05:40

Families: Coconut oil has anti microbial properties and it's one of the few oils which don't make my skin break out. I add a few drops to my face whilst it is still wet from washing and lightly massage in. That said, probably not a good idea to wear it in the daytime because it's also a tanning oil. For day use I use a Vitamin E cream and SPF 50+ sunscreen. Staying out of the sun is the only way to prevent/ lessen wrinkles.

cardamomginger Mon 14-Jan-13 11:25:51

RoC Wrinkle Filler. Amazing stuff.

FamiliesShareGerms Tue 15-Jan-13 23:19:16

Will I smell like a Bounty bar from the coconut oil? If not, sounds like it's worth a go, thanks

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Wed 16-Jan-13 18:48:43

families mine smells like toasted coconut but once it melts (comes as a solid that I scrape a bit off) that soon wears away.

jallardyce Thu 06-Jun-13 10:21:14

I am not sure if botox is such a good idea in the long term, I don't like the idea of injecting a foreign substance into my skin.

I have been a lifelong fan of all clarins creams, they always go on beautifully and make my skin feel great. However I have now got two children and meant to be cutting back on my spending so have tried lots of cheaper creams, some really quite horrid, I think I have wasted lots of money as some of them needed to be binned! However I have now found an awesome one that is not too expensive. It does not feel heavy or greasy and goes into my skin really well. Half the price of Clarins ones as well, it is called Pure Indulgence and made by Katharine Botanicals.

What I know need is a really good make-up remover, any suggestions?

10outof10 Thu 06-Jun-13 13:47:33

Have tried all the usual anti wrinkle creams. Had first go at Botox last month. Can't begin to tell you how impressed I am. Wrinkle free forehead but still have movement.

Bearleigh Thu 06-Jun-13 13:55:18

Jallardyce for removing make-up, I get a tiny bottle of almond oil almond oil from boots, put in a pump dispenser & add a little lavender oil. I apply a little to my face then wipe off with a face cloth wrung out in hot water - cotton wool round my eyes. Dead cheap and works a treat. And no parabens...

noddyholder Thu 06-Jun-13 13:55:55

Get botox and then use a really good face oil No creams work for lines although I have found l'oreal age perfect cell renew has transformed the plumpness and texture of my skin.

TheBirdsFellDownToDingADong Thu 06-Jun-13 14:11:10

I know this is a zombie thread but I wasn't on it first time round (how how how, when am a facecream ho'er?)

Roc roller ball complete lift thingy, as recommended on ageing thread a month or so back, gives a really good and noticeable lift to your cheeks.

Only moisturiser I buy again and again is NY Frankincense. I always buy Marine cream when there is an Elemis offer (because am a MN sheep baaa baaa) and it does diddley for me.

I think I might like the Roc wrinkle filler. <runs to ebay baaaing as usual>

noddyholder Thu 06-Jun-13 14:13:13

Roc wrinkle filler does nothing! Nor does nanoblur save your £

TheBirdsFellDownToDingADong Thu 06-Jun-13 14:20:53


I'll just hang upside down and pretend to be a fruitbat. I look alright upside down.

The roc roller ball thingy is good though. I just need an industrial one. Kind of like a steamroller.

(I've discussed face cream with you before Noddy, it's me Bucharest) grin

noddyholder Thu 06-Jun-13 17:07:24

grin I bet I am a bloody expert

The thing that made a real noticeable difference to my skin was Liquid Gold. It stung a bit when I applied it, but my skin actually looked radiant the next morning.

I have pure coconut oil all over the house, I eat 3 and a half tablespoons a day to improve my low thyroid function and rev up my metabolism, but I hadn't tried it as a moisturiser. I'll give that a go tonight smile

cardamomginger Thu 06-Jun-13 19:14:42

ROC Wrinkle Filler is great for fine lines and evening out texture. Skin Ceuticals 0.5 Retinol is also good (but is pretty strong - I only use it once/twice a week).

And yes - Botox grin.

SLallu Tue 11-Jun-13 05:25:07

Hi all, don't forget a daily sunscreen to prevent further damage !!

sergeantmajor Tue 11-Jun-13 12:38:15

I use coconut oil on dd's coarse curly hair. I may just try it on my skin after reading all this. My friend who is 41 like me, but who literally looks 15 years younger, eats the stuff, uses it for frying etc and swears by it (and also is incredibly clean living, knocking back 1000s vits a day, which I find harder to copy).

HappyJoyful Tue 11-Jun-13 12:47:48

A while back there was big hype about the Waitrose baby bum cream..
I use it - still got my blinking wrinkles so no advert here, however, like other's have said about coconut oil, this is nice to use..

primallass Tue 11-Jun-13 13:35:42

Elemis pro marine was not heavy enough for me. The night cream was better.

Gatineau AOX is good too.

CoteDAzur Tue 11-Jun-13 13:40:48

"I don't like the idea of injecting a foreign substance into my skin."

Interesting thought here.

Either the chemicals in face creams penetrate the skin and might claim to work, or they just sit on the surface on the skin and do nothing.

I assume you think creams penetrate the skin since you buy them thinking they have some effect. How would you say it is different than injecting a foreign substance into your skin?

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