The appearance of wrinkles on the skin is a natural part of ageing and something everyone will experience over time. Skin tells a story and indeed, wrinkles and fine lines often begin to appear during peoples' 20s and continue to become deeper, more visible and more numerous over the remainder of their lives, due to the body's natural ageing processes.
However, while wrinkling is a natural part of ageing, it can be undesirable or even distressing to people, especially when wrinkles first begin to appear. For this reason, many people take action to try to delay the onset of wrinkles, improve the appearance of existing wrinkles and protect perfect, smooth skin for as long as possible.
While there are various ways of achieving this, the most common and readily available is the use of anti wrinkle and anti ageing creams. Yet, with so many different products on the market, all promising to produce the best results, it can be difficult to know which of these creams and treatments are the best, or the most effective.
So, what is the best anti ageing moisturiser? Let’s take a look, but first, what are wrinkles and how do they form?
How Do Skin Wrinkles Form?
Wrinkles appear on the skin for a number of reasons, ranging from habitual facial expressions and sleeping positions, through to weight loss, sun damage and a lack of hydration. However, for the most part, permanent skin wrinkles appear as a result of the body's natural ageing process.
In terms of anti ageing products and discussions about wrinkles, you will often encounter references to collagen. In simple terms, collagen is one of the body's most important proteins. There are multiple different types, but Type I helps to sustain the skin, providing it with a combination of structural integrity, firmness and elasticity.
As we age, collagen production within the body decreases continuously. Scientific research suggests this occurs at a rate of around one percent per year. In most cases, this process begins in our 20s, meaning the accumulative decrease in collagen is quite significant by the time we reach our mid 30s and early 40s.
This loss of skin elasticity and structural integrity is one of the single biggest causes of fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of ageing, which is why collagen is the focus of many anti ageing skincare creams and serums. In addition, many people take collagen supplements as a more general anti-aging treatment.
But here’s a different view…
Ageing, not just skin ageing, but ageing of the entire body, is mainly down to oxidation and inflammation. Theories abound over what can be done to diminish the signs of ageing as much as possible, but, and it’s a big but…
Beauty comes from within. The connection between nutrition and our skin, or rather, the effect of what we put inside our bodies nutritionally and how our skin ages has been an interesting field of research as well as a common field of interest of non-scientists.
Skin ageing consists of two didactically independent, clinically and biologically, distinct processes:
-The first is intrinsic skin ageing, which represents chronological ageing and affects skin in the same pattern it affects all internal organs.
-The second is extrinsic skin ageing, which we view as aged skin and is the result of external factors and environmental influence.
To prevent intrinsic skin ageing there are three main points that we need to consider:
- Hydrating our body with alkaline water on a cellular level
- Eating healthy and balanced diet based on 80% on alkaline food
- Including proper mineralisation
To prevent extrinsic skin ageing it’s important to use good quality, natural skincare products on a regular basis in order to protect our skin from the damaging effects of air pollution, sun exposure and the effects of the blue light emitted from our phones and other electronic devices.
It’s entirely up to us whether or not we want to embrace our ageing skin or take steps towards nourishing our skin as best we can. So here’s more on anti ageing creams and other products.
Do Anti Wrinkle Creams Really Work?
In reality, there is no magic solution to ageing skin. There is no one product that will reverse time and remove all signs of ageing and skin damage.
That said though, there are innovative products available, including certain anti wrinkle creams, that help to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, drooping and sagging, giving a more youthful appearance to the skin.
It might be a case of trial and error, but there may well be the right product for your skin to help improve its appearance.
Sönd Recommended Anti Wrinkle Products
Regardless of whether you’re seeking a day cream, night cream or eye cream, it’s important to choose products with the right ingredients to get the best anti ageing cream.
Some of the most notable ingredients to look out for when trying to keep wrinkles at bay are lactic acid, silica, phytosqualane, moringa oleifera, hemp oil and hyaluronic acid.
Here, we explore some options to include in your daily skincare routine:
Best Anti Wrinkle Cream UK for Daytime
In particular, Sönd Calming Hydration Day Cream is a good option for a day cream, because it contains silica and pentavitin, which work to strengthen the skin and keep it moisturised. Meanwhile, the moringa oleifera and phytosqualane contained within the product help to restore elasticity and soften the skin.
Best Anti Ageing Cream UK for Night Time
Sönd Overnight Replenishment Night Cream is a useful companion product, as it contains hemp oil, which can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines.
Our Deep Hydration Serum contains hyaluronic acid; a useful ingredient for making skin look plump and youthful, as well as phytosqualane, which helps with elasticity. It makes the perfect partner to either of the Sönd best anti ageing creams.
Anti Wrinkle Cleanser
In addition to moisturising, the Sönd Rebalance and Reset Cream Cleanser contains lactic acid, which is a common ingredient in the best anti wrinkle creams.
When applied to the skin regularly, it helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines. There are many six week skin transformation plans that prove this. This is the best cream cleanser and is ideal for daily use as the shea butter also helps to remove impurities without stripping natural moisture.
Natural Anti Ageing Creams
As is so often the case, we can turn to nature to find bountiful natural anti wrinkle ingredients. Often, they’re plant based oils that help to hydrate the skin and replace lost oils from the skin - often dehydration or having parched skin can lead to the skin looking wrinkled and with fine lines.
Effective natural anti wrinkle oils include rosehip oil, apricot kernel oil, olive oil and coconut oils. But the key is finding the right ingredient best suited to your skin type.
Finding the Best Anti Wrinkle Cream for Your Skin Type
Ultimately, the best moisturiser for wrinkles is the one that suits your skin type the best. For example, dry skin and oily skin have different needs, regardless of your age and level of skin ageing.
Best Moisturiser for Wrinkles - Dry Skin
The best wrinkle cream for dry skin is one that makes the best use of skin hydrating oils that not only help to minimise dryness without overloading the skin, but that plump it up too. Good ingredients that fit this bill to look out for include shea butter and pomegranate flower.
Not content with being great for dry skin, our Day Cream is also the best moisturiser for wrinkles for combination skin, too!
Best Wrinkle Cream UK - Oily Skin
Finding the best anti wrinkle cream for oily skin is a little trickier, because adding oil to your already oily skin could make it worse.
So the trick is finding the right oil that forms a lightweight, mattifying shield for the face. It isn’t just moisturisers that help with wrinkle control, cleansers are important too. So look for a cream cleanser that hydrates without causing excess oil, and is packed with youthful skin agents.
The Best Anti Ageing Creams by Age Group
The best face cream for wrinkles for older skin (from your 40s onwards) is one that really delivers hydration and nourishes skin that’s losing collagen and plumpness.
A night cream is an essential piece of kit in your anti wrinkle armoury so look for one that contains a rich blend of oils that plump the skin. Our Night Cream contains skin loving argan, coconut and hemp oils as well as our unique silica salt complex.
In Your 30s
When you reach your 30s, it's time to think about the best anti ageing cream for 30s in all of your skincare products. So make sure you’re using an eye cream twice a day and invest in a skin serum to help deliver concentrated, anti wrinkle nutrients to your skin before you moisturise.
In Your 20s
As they say, prevention is better than cure, so even if you’re in your youth, the best face cream for wrinkle prevention for 20-somethings will be one that doesn’t weigh down your skin. Although skin ageing technically begins in our 20s, your skin will still look like it’s in its prime. But don’t be fooled, invest in your skin now, trust us, you’ll thank us for it one day!
Get into good habits now, such as removing makeup before bed using a gentle cleanse , using an anti wrinkle eye cream and exfoliating a few times a week.
We created Sönd skincare to nourish and look after skin, whatever the type or age group. And if you don’t believe us, make sure you check out our skin glowing testimonials!
How Do I Apply Anti Ageing and Wrinkle Cream?
The best way to apply wrinkle cream is to do so after cleansing, toning and adding serum. Wait a few minutes between applying each product to give them enough time to absorb into the skin. Then during the day, wait for your wrinkle cream to absorb before applying makeup.
At night, your night cream should be the last thing you apply. If you’re using a dedicated night cream, you may find that it’s heavier than your day time wrinkle cream and therefore requires a few extra minutes to absorb before you hit the pillow.
Advice for Avoiding Wrinkles
The best way to avoid wrinkles and fine lines is to develop a comprehensive skin care regime. The aforementioned products are all able to work in combination with one another, as they share an alkaline base, making them the best combination skincare products. This also helps to keep skin cells within their natural pH range, allowing cells to regenerate faster.
With that being said, there are other things that can be done to reduce the chances of developing wrinkles over the long term. One of the most simple steps is to take precautions when out in the sun, as overexposure to UV rays and the resulting sun damage are known to make the signs of ageing more apparent.
There are a number of additional lifestyle factors that can be helpful. For example, drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated improves the skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. In addition, there are significant benefits associated with reducing alcohol consumption, avoiding smoking and having a healthy alkaline skin meal plan.
Finally, various pieces of scientific research have provided evidence of the effectiveness of collagen supplements, especially when taken orally. In fact, one study found that the appearance of wrinkles was substantially improved in as little as eight weeks of regular consumption at the recommended levels.
If you choose to, do all you can to protect, nourish and look after your skin to help prevent and reduce the appearance of skin ageing. Or, look after your skin but embrace your fine lines, they’re all part of your story!
This article is not meant to treat or diagnose. Please visit your doctor for advice about any health concerns you may have.