Wrinkle Cream Rating Sources
Total of 21 Sources
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by Paula Begoun
Our AssessmentEditor Paula Begoun relies on scientific testing and research to rate and review thousands of beauty products in her online database. Begoun is critical of skin care companies' outlandish anti-aging claims, but says some ingredients are better at reducing the appearance of wrinkles than others. Instead, she suggests that consumers base their purchases on ingredients, and says quality products can be found in every price range. While this website goes beyond the needs of the average consumer, it serves as a great resource to narrow down your choices.
Wrinkle Creams: Miracle or Mirage?
by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentConsumerReports.org tests seven anti-wrinkle creams -- and one control which doesn't claim to reduce wrinkles -- on 79 subjects for 12 weeks. Results reveal that some creams work better for some women than for others but only have a minimal effect, and results are barely visible.
Anti-Wrinkle Face Serums
by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentConsumerReports.org puts nine anti-wrinkle face serums to the test. Products are tested for six weeks, and results were limited and varied. None of the products live up to manufacturers' claims, and results, even with the best products, are minimal at best.
Best Anti-Aging Beauty Products
by Leesa Suzman
Our AssessmentThe Good Housekeeping Research Institute tests 90 anti-aging products on 820 volunteers for their first annual anti-aging awards. Products are evaluated using high-tech lab equipment that measures changes in skin firmness and exposes UV damage before it appears on the skin's surface. Volunteer assessments are also taken into consideration. In all, 14 winners and 12 honorable mentions make the list in 12 categories. Non-winning products are not mentioned, however.
Instant Wrinkle Fighters
by Editors of Good Housekeeping magazine
Our AssessmentGood Housekeeping magazine editors had volunteers test wrinkle creams that tout instant, albeit temporary, results. These products work by relaxing or filling in wrinkles. Editors report that results are subtle but noticeable. Patricia Wexler M.D. Dermatology Advanced Fastscription No-Injection Wrinkle Smoother is the highest-rated product in this test. Peter Thomas Roth Clinical Skin Care Un-Wrinkle and Fusion Beauty LiftFusion Face Lift are also named "close runners-up," but it isn't clear if other products were tested.
Best of Beauty 2012: Skin Care
by Theresa O'Rourke
Our AssessmentEditors at Allure magazine evaluate thousands of beauty products for their annual beauty awards. Both new and old products are compared to find the best in several categories. Several products with anti-aging claims make the list under the categories of skin care, big breakthroughs and the best splurges. Products not making the cut are not mentioned, nor are testing criteria.
The 2012 Shape Beauty Awards
by Amber Kallor
Our AssessmentShape readers, staff and professionals test hundreds of beauty products for the magazine's 2012 annual beauty awards. Fifty-two winners are chosen in various categories including hair, makeup and skin care. Anti-aging products from Dr. Brandt, Prevage and Origins make the list, but non-winning products aren't mentioned.
Best Beauty Buys 2012: Skin
by Editors of InStyle magazine
Our AssessmentEditors of InStyle magazine rely on expert opinion along with their own testing to pick top beauty products for their annual beauty awards. Several night creams with anti-aging properties make the list, as well as several serums. Testing criteria are not clear, however, and non-winning creams are not mentioned.
Top 25 Products of 2012
by Editors of Better Nutrition magazine
Our AssessmentEditors of Better Nutrition magazine list the top beauty products of 2012 for their fifth annual beauty awards. Face, body and hair products with a natural element are evaluated based on reader feedback and testing of product samples. Winning products are listed, along with a description of each, and tips are given for caring for skin and finding the best, natural products. Testing criteria aren't clear.
Health's 2012 Beauty Awards: Face
by Diana Cerqueira and Rozalynn S. Frazier
Our AssessmentEditors of Health magazine test beauty products to determine the best of 2012. Eight facial products make the list, including wrinkle creams, cleansers and eye creams. Non-winning products are not mentioned; however, Olay Regenerist Fragrance-Free Micro-Sculpting Cream, Garnier Ultra-Lift 2-in-1 Wrinkle Reducer and Origins Youthtopia Lift are all chosen for their anti-aging properties.
2012 TotalBeauty.com Awards
by Editors of TotalBeauty.com
Our AssessmentEditors of TotalBeauty.com test more than 500 beauty products to find the best new products of 2012, while readers weigh in to name the Readers' Choice winners. Several products are chosen in Face & Body, Makeup and Hair categories. Honorable mentions are also named, but non-winning products aren't mentioned, and testing criteria aren't clear. TotalBeauty.com also allows registered users to rate and review products. As could be expected, all of the Readers' Choice winners earn high overall ratings from users. Nu Skin ageLOC Future Serum is a 2010 winner but still does extremely well in user reviews.
2012 Beauty Awards: Face Makeup & Skincare Products
by Editors of Women's Health magazine
Our AssessmentEditors at Women's Health magazine list top beauty products for their 2012 annual beauty awards. Top picks are chosen in the categories of hair, makeup, face, body and nails. Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum is the top readers' choice for anti-aging and RoC Retinol Correxion Sensitive Night Cream is the experts' pick. Unfortunately, editors don't give any information about the winning products or why they were chosen over others.
2012 Healthy Beauty Awards: Face
by Editors of Self magazine
Our AssessmentReaders of Self magazine test new beauty products for Self's annual Healthy Beauty Awards. Winners are chosen based on effectiveness, ease of use, packaging, scent and texture. Several moisturizers with anti-aging properties make the list, including products from Garnier, L'Oréal and Lancôme.
Simple Beauty Solutions: How to Get Rid of Wrinkles
by Editors of InStyle magazine
Our AssessmentThis slideshow offers skin care recommendations for each generation from the 20s through the 50s. Tips are given for preventing early signs of aging and for treating wrinkles and fine lines that have already begun to show. A few product recommendations are given, but it isn't clear if any of them have been tested, and they aren't ranked or compared to others.
2012 Beauty Awards: Winners
by Editors of CEW.org
Our AssessmentCosmetic Executive Women (CEW) lists its 2012 Beauty Award winners. Products are chosen by a group of voters who are CEW members, industry professionals and beauty experts. CEW.org says the award is "the beauty industry's highest honor" and is given to "the most innovative beauty products of the year." Categories for the award include bath and body, facial skincare and makeup, among others. Each category has several subcategories with high- and low-priced winners. Winning anti-aging treatments include products from L'Oréal, RoC and Shiseido. Winners, finalists and entries are listed; however, it isn't clear whether products were actually tested.
2012 Readers' Choice Awards
by Meirav Devash
Our AssessmentAllure magazine readers vote for their favorite beauty products of 2012. Both old and new products are considered. This year's winning wrinkle creams have made the list for at least two consecutive years. Garnier Skin Renew Clinical Dark Spot Corrector is also listed as a 2012 Readers' Choice Breakthrough product.
Anti-Aging All-Stars: 5 Ingredients That Pack a Punch
by Brooke Le Poer Trench
Our AssessmentAllure magazine discusses five ingredients that treat aging skin, namely retinol, hydroquinone, sunscreen, antioxidants and alpha hydroxy acids. In addition to wrinkle creams, skin lightening creams and chemical peels are also discussed. Several products are recommended but they don't appear to have been tested, and it isn't clear why they were chosen over other similar products. Many of the products have previously been chosen for Allure's Best of Beauty Awards.
Fine Lines & Wrinkles: How to Get Rid of Them
by Julyne Derrick
Our AssessmentJulyne Derrick, About.com's guide to beauty, discusses several wrinkle treatments, including sunscreen as the most important factor in preventing wrinkles. Retinoid creams, alpha hydroxy acids, antioxidants and skin lightening creams are also discussed. Derrick recommends a few products -- some based on her own personal use and others based on professional recommendations. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
by Contributors to MakeupAlley.com
Our AssessmentWrinkle creams are listed under moisturizers and treatments at MakeupAlley.com, and several get hundreds of positive reviews. Alpha Hydrox products are reviewed most often.
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentAmazon.com customers rate and review hundreds of anti-aging treatments and facial moisturizers with anti-aging properties. Moisturizers from the Olay Regenerist line are reviewed most often and receive favorable ratings, overall. Other Olay products are also well reviewed.
Anti-Aging Skin Care
by Contributors to Drugstore.com
Our AssessmentConsumers at Drugstore.com are not quite as critical as those at Amazon.com, but top-rated wrinkle creams are reviewed more often here. Of the creams that are reviewed upwards of 200 times, products from Olay, Alpha Hydrox and St. Ives get the highest ratings.