The 6 Products You Need for Firmer-Feeling Skin
As the years go by, our skin experiences a natural decline in key proteins responsible for its “bounce” and youthful look. As a result, skin can appear less elastic and plump, with increased visibility of wrinkles, lines, and sagginess. From the ticking hands of time to environmental factors, these are just two triggers out of a dozen that can speed up the aging process. While we can’t control all of the culprits behind visibly aging skin, we can certainly turn to anti-aging products that offer skin-firming benefits to help. Ahead, we’re sharing six products—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—that can help firm the look of your skin.
WHY DOES SKIN SAG?
Before we point you in the direction of products that can help to firm the look of your skin, it’s important to understand the science behind why your skin begins to sag with age. If you can think back to when you were younger, you might remember how naturally plump and supple your skin looked, even without much effort in the skin care department. This is because a system of fat, collagen, and elastin makes our skin appear plumper and firmer, but the production of those fibers declines steadily until ultimately halting at a certain age. Outside of intrinsic factors, additional culprits behind volume loss can include UV rays, fast weight loss, and free radical exposure.
PRODUCTS TO USE FOR FIRMER-LOOKING SKIN
To help reduce the appearance of sagging skin and achieve the look of firmer skin as a result, moisturize your skin daily with the right products.
SKINCEUTICALS A.G.E INTERRUPTOR
SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Interrupter stands for Advanced Glycation End-product. Like the name suggests, the product features an advanced formula that can help fight signs of aging. This anti-aging cream can help improve the appearance of skin creping and thinning, wrinkles, and a rough texture.
SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Interrupter, $161 MSRP
L’OREAL PARIS AGE PERFECT CELL RENEWAL NIGHT CREAM
For a drugstore option, reach for L’Oréal Paris’ Age Perfect Cell Renewal Night Cream. Formulated with LHA, this night cream can help make your skin feel nourished and supple after just one use. After one month, the skin appears renewed, denser, and feels firmer.
L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal* Night Cream, $24.99 MSRP
VICHY LIFACTIV NIGHT CREAM
If you’ve been searching high and low for a night cream with mega hydration benefits, look no further than Vichy’s LiftActiv Night Cream. It helps combat the signs of aging skin by helping to boost the skin’s firmness and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with continued use over time.
Vichy Liftactiv Night Cream, $50 MSRP
LA ROCHE-POSAY REDERMIC [C]
If you have normal to combination skin, we recommend turning to La Roche-Posay’s Redermic [C] Anti-Wrinkle Face Moisturizer. Formulated with pure vitamin C, you can count on this non-greasy product to help visibly fill in deep wrinkles and leave your complexion looking more even. Use it in the morning and evening on the face and neck.
La Roche-Posay Redermic [C], $54 MSRP
L’OREAL PARIS REVITALIFT ANTI-WRINKLE + FIRMING EYE CREAM
The delicate skin around the eyes is thin and can show more visible signs of creping and thinning. Target your eye area specifically with L’Oréal Paris’ Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream. In just one week, the skin around your eyes will appear firmer. After four weeks, dark circles will be visibly reduced. On top of minimizing the appearance of wrinkles around the eye area, the formula provides all day hydration and prevents dryness.
SKINCEUTICALS RETINOL 0.5
It’s no secret we’re very loyal to retinol here at Skincare.com. The reason being, retinol is known to help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with continued use over time. If you want to test it out for yourself, try SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5. Incorporating the power of pure retinol, this formula helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Since you need to train your skin to get used to retinol’s powerful effects, start by using it once a week and gradually increasing use overtime. Follow up with a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen in the morning.
SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5, $64 MSRP