Anti Wrinkle and Anti-aging Skin Care Guide

Do anti wrinkle creams work?

If you’re wondering how to minimise the appearance of skin aging, you may want to target certain areas of your face, neck and décolleté - whether that’s puffiness around the eyes, the overall loss of elasticity and tone or lines and wrinkles. But do wrinkle creams work? Here at Clarins, we pride ourselves on the efficacy of our anti-wrinkle skin care. Formulated with ingredients that target wrinkles, from fine lines to deeper lines, our anti-aging creams go through rigorous testing and studies on different ages and skin types to prove their effectiveness.

With each Clarins product for mature skin, we work hard to create a formula that makes you feel good in your skin - whether that’s smoothing lines and refining skin texture, reducing puffiness and dark circles or toning and plumping the surface of the skin. Ultimately, we believe in making the best of your skin at any age.

How do anti-aging creams work?

As your skin matures, you may wonder when to start using anti-aging cream and how to slow down the effects of time. With a balanced approach to maintaining a good diet, hydration and exercise you may ask - do anti-aging creams really work and how is aging skin treated? Clarins believe in harnessing the power of plants and infusing our anti-aging face care with the goodness of botanical extracts to work in total harmony with your skin. Each of our anti-aging face creams is formulated to a skin type - normal, dry and combination - to help address further skin issues as you age, such as deeper lines, dark circles and age spots. Our full range addresses different areas of your face and neck as well as specific areas you may wish to smooth and tone, yet all our anti-aging creams work with a similar goal in mind - to lift, restore, tighten, smooth and soften skin; helping you look your most radiant. We firmly believe it’s all about you.

What is anti-wrinkle cream?

You may already have a day cream or moisturiser - so what is anti-aging cream? How does anti wrinkle cream work and how do you use one if you don’t already use a regular day cream or moisturiser? Designed to be used daily, an anti wrinkle cream is a moisturiser designed to specifically target lines and wrinkles on your face, neck and décolleté. Filled with active ingredients formulated to boost skin’s natural regeneration - which slows as you age - anti wrinkle creams help to restore radiance to dull and lacklustre skin, whilst tightening, toning and smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

What's the best forehead wrinkle cream?

Forehead wrinkles are often created by everyday facial expressions - raised eyebrows, frowning and laughter alike. Whilst this natural process is part of aging, you may find you wish to target this area to reduce the appearance of these lines. We recommend addressing any deeper lines with a serum to penetrate deeper layers of skin - such as the Super Restorative Remodelling Serum - and using our Extra-Firming range to tighten, tone and smooth out the appearance of forehead wrinkles. To find the best forehead wrinkle cream for your skin, discover our full range of anti-aging face creams for day and night.

What is an anti-aging serum?

Not yet an anti-aging serum convert? What is an anti-aging serum, anyway? A lightweight anti-aging serum is a powerful blend of oils and botanical extracts with a fluid texture, able to penetrate deeper down into our skin. Serums have a higher concentration of active and power packed ingredients that rebalance and address specific skin concerns; nourishing and healing from the inside out.

Are serums good for your face?

Each Clarins anti-aging serum has a unique purpose to address different areas of aging - Super Restorative Remodelling Serum reshapes and restores contours, bringing bounce back to a dull complexion, Extra-Firming Phyto Serum directly targets loss of firmness, age spots and uneven tone, whilst our Pore Control tightens and smoothes the appearance of pores . Double Serum is our most powerful Complete Age Control Concentrate, ideal for all skin types and ages to boost 5 vital functions of skin - hydration, nutrition, oxygenation, protection and regeneration. As the UK’s number one anti-aging serum, our award-winning formula is enriched with 21 active plant extracts, including Turmeric – renowned for its anti-aging properties.

To learn more, discover how to apply face serum.

What oil is best for anti-aging?

Created by Jacques Courtin-Clarins in 1954, our facial oils share the same plant-based hazelnut oil and each is filled with incredible botanical extracts to plump, hydrate and protect skin all year round. Clarins facial oils are designed to reduce wrinkles, balance skin tone and restore skin elasticity. Revitalising and toning, each of our facial oils works with your skin to address different issues - dehydrated, dry, oily/combination skin - and bring balance back to your complexion. As skin naturally loses hydration as you age, we recommend our Santal Face Treatment Oil for dry skin, which nourishes, tones and soothes.

For best results, discover how to apply face oil.

What are the signs of aging?

The most common signs of aging are:

  1. Wrinkles
  2. Age spots
  3. Dark circles/puffy eyes
  4. Dullness
  5. Dry skin
  6. Loss of firmness
  7. Uneven tone

What are the main causes of skin aging?

The main causes of skin aging are sun damage, smoking, lack of hydration, stress and lack of sleep. Whilst we all know aging is a natural process, not all the signs of mature skin are welcome and you may try to get rid of wrinkles - or at least do what you can to minimise them. Our range of anti-aging face care is designed to help restore balance to your skin through the natural goodness of plant extracts, which - after months and sometimes years of research in our laboratories - are core to all Clarins products. Explore our anti-aging cleansers, toners, serums, moisturisers, masks and boosters to rejuvenate your complexion and bring a glow back to your skin.

What ingredient helps prevent wrinkles?

Many ingredients help prevent wrinkles and smooth the appearance of existing lines. Our anti-aging experts at the Clarins laboratories research the benefits of many anti-aging ingredients; focusing on the natural benefits of plants around the world. From our research, we’ve found incredible results from ingredients such as banana, bocoa, teasel, centella asiatica, turmeric, harungana, hops, sourwood, maritime pine, white tea and extract of kangaroo flower.

We recommend a high SPF to minimise sun damage to skin and we also recommend serums and moisturisers designed to lock in moisture; replenishing thirsty skin’s hydration levels whilst protecting it from inflammation, sensitivity and free radicals.

Do wrinkles ever go away?

Sadly not, without resorting to more drastic measures such as cosmetic surgery. However, over time you can soften and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. We recommend starting with an anti-aging skin care routine to help rehydrate, soften and smooth skin. Anti-aging creams can help to improve both texture and tone overall, whilst serums firm, sculpt and contour the deeper layers of skin. So can wrinkles disappear? Not completely - but we believe that a healthy lifestyle, plenty of sleep and anti-aging skin care can make a big difference to fine lines and deeper wrinkles. With daily use, our anti-aging skin care can really help to minimise the appearance of wrinkles, but it’s not yet possible to completely erase them.

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