The best anti-wrinkle face cream may also be the most affordable

September 12, 2012 at 12:00 am in Fashion & Beauty by VN Editors

The best anti-wrinkle face cream for women over 50 is not necessarily the most expensive.  A recent test of anti-wrinkle creams conducted by Consumer Reports showed that the top performer was not the most expensive or luxurious product, but in fact the nation’s best selling wrinkle cream you can purchase at your local pharmacy: Olay Regenerist.

In that study, Olay Regenerist ranked highest in overall performance for moisturizing, anti-wrinkle and tolerance. And it combines all of that effectiveness with genuine affordability, which means you use it more often.  Effectiveness in anti-aging products comes from (1) active ingredients and (2) how often you use them.

Lois Joy Johnson, former Beauty and Fashion Director of More magazine and author of Vibrant Nation’s Beauty Guide 2011 Skin Care and Cosmetic Product Guide For Women Over 50: 150 Anti-aging Cosmetics and Beauty Products That Work agrees. In her Beauty Guide, Lois strongly recommends several products from the Olay Regenerist line, including Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream ($19.82, click here to buy). Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream works, she says, “due to an amino peptide complex that really does noticeably firm your face with continued use.”

The Olay Regenerist line (which includes over 28 products, from lip anti-aging concentrate to micro-sculpting cream) offers long term results at home without the pain and expense of a chemical peel. Olay has specially formulated an Amino-Peptide Complex that helps to regenerate skin’s appearance without irritation while renewing one cell at a time. The results are reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, skin that looks and feels newer, and increase in moisture.

With these results, it is no wonder that Women 50+ rely on the full range of Regenerist products.  As one Vibrant Nation member told others, “I bought a bottle of the Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream at the drug store and I can’t believe the difference. Wow!”

Natural signs of aging and changes in hormones cause women’s skin to become dry. Dry skin shrivels cells which create fine lines and wrinkles long before they are due. Moisturizing your skin as you age is a key factor in keeping healthy, younger looking skin.  As another Vibrant Nation member noted, “Oil of Olay Regenerist Serum ($15.55, click here to buy). makes your face feel instantly hydrated and soft, silky smooth.”

How does Regenerist work? It combines the following ingredients in their product line to increase cell renewal as well as increase moisture: Vitamin B3, Vitamin E, Pro-Vitamin B5, green tea extract, allatonin, and Amino-Peptide complex.

Vitamin B3 is an essential vitamin for healthy skin and when applied topically helps treat signs of aging and acne. Vitamin E is a well-known antioxidant. Allatonin is a natural healing agent for skin and promotes new cell growth. The peptide complex helps produce collagen as well as reduce inflammation. It is known that by the age of 25 collagen production decreases and the depletion of collagen leads to wrinkles and signs of aging. Green tea extracts found in Olay Regenerist products are common in most wrinkle creams and help provide the skin with antioxidants  and anti-inflammatory properties. Lastly, Pro-Vitamin B5 is the moisturizing agent in Olay Regenerist products. B5 increases hydration by reducing the amount of water lost through the skin and improve elasticity and skin’s softness. B5 also offers relief from dry, itchy skin.

The average product in Olay’s Regenerist line costs about $19, which means women use it more often, and can restock more easily.

Vibrant Women 50+ know to follow the lead of other women when looking for the products and brands that really meet their needs.  While no anti-aging cream will get rid of your wrinkles, if you want to try one that minimizes their appearance and doesn’t waste your money, you may want to give Olay Regenerist a try.

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