Wrinkle Cream Ratings: Expert and User Reviews Ratings

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Wrinkle Cream Rating Sources

1. PaulasChoice.com BeautyPedia Reviews, Paula Begoun, As of March 2016
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In this online database, author Paula Begoun reviews and rates hundreds of makeup and skin-care products. Begoun, who includes medical journals, cosmetic industry reports and the Food and Drug Administration among her research sources, provides comprehensive information on the common ingredients found in wrinkle cream, moisturizers, and other skin-care products. In her reviews, she discusses effectiveness, possible risks (such as skin irritation) and value. She lists dozens of top picks for every skin type.
2. Good Housekeeping 2014 Beauty Awards: Best of Skin Care, Editors of Good Housekeeping, Not Dated
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The Good Housekeeping Research Institute tests more than 900 products for their 2014 beauty awards roundup. Elsewhere on the site are roundups for previous years. While real-world testing was done on actual volunteers, as well as measurements taken in the lab, the degree of detail given for each product varies depending upon which roundup it is included in, e.g.: Best anti-aging, best skin care, etc. Still Good Housekeeping is a venerable source for sound testing methods.
3. TotalBeauty.com 2015 TotalBeauty.com Awards, Editors of TotalBeauty.com, Not Dated
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Editors of TotalBeauty.com test thousands of beauty products to find the best new products of 2015, while readers weigh in to name the Readers' Choice winners. Several products are chosen in Face, Body, Makeup and Hair categories. Each category includes an overall Editor's Pick, a Reader's Choice winner, and Honorable Mentions for both winners. Each product gets a brief review.
4. Allure 2015 Readers' Choice Awards, Elizabeth Siegel, Not Dated
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Allure.com readers vote on the top beauty products, and 64 are detailed here. The products included are listed under makeup, skin, hair and body categories and include a high-end and a drugstore option. Many of these winning products have been chosen as winners for several years in a row, or non-consecutively over a span of years. Clicking on the product's link will take you to a more detailed overview. Some are also designated by editors as "Best of Beauty" or "Beauty Breakthrough" winners.
5. Allure The Top Anti-aging Products $25 and Under, Brooke Le Poer Trench, Not Dated
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In conjunction with dermatologists from around the country, Brooke Le Poer Trench rounds up 12 top anti-aging products. The list includes hand creams, patches, BB creams, lip conditioners, peels and spot treatments. Several of the products we reviewed are on this list, and many are on other "best of" lists we saw as well.
6. Men's Journal The 10 Best Men's Skincare Products for Fighting Age, Caitlin Kiernan, Not Dated
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Caitlin Kiernan consults with dermatologists to choose the 10 top products in this roundup of skincare products to fight aging for men. Lab Series Max LS Overnight Renewal Serum is number three on the list, and we chose that product as our Best Reviewed wrinkle cream for men. The reviews are brief, but include highlights of why the product was chosen to be included in this list.
7. MakeupAlley.com Wrinkle Creams, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com, As of March 2016
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Hundreds of anti-aging products are reviewed by members of this website and are rated on a "lipsticks" scale, with 5 lipsticks being the best. Product reviews can be sorted in a multitude of ways, making it easy for users to find the highest consumer rated products as well as those that are reviewed most often. Anti-wrinkle creams tend to receive fewer reviews overall than general facial moisturizers.
8. Sephora.com Wrinkle Cream, Contributors to Sephora.com, As of March 2016
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This retail beauty-products website has hundreds of wrinkle creams and anti-aging products and some of them get hundreds of reviews. Products are ranked by customers on a 5-star scale and each product has a breakdown by attribute at the top of each review showing how many customers, say it's effective on wrinkles, brightens skin, moisturizes, etc. Reviewers also detail their location, skin type, age and eye color. Reviews are thorough and informative and Sephora customers are very savvy about beauty products.
9. Drugstore.com Wrinkle Cream, Contributors to Drugstore.com, As of March 2016
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Because so many of our top picks are considered "drugstore creams," that is, they are highly affordable and widely available, Drugstore.com is a particularly good source for gauging the input of everyday people who are not necessarily experts on beauty products, and are just looking for something affordable that works. There aren't as many reviews overall, nor as many products, but the reviews we found were very helpful.
10. Ulta.com Wrinkle Cream, Contributors to Ulta.com, As of March 2016
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There are fewer results for wrinkle cream as a specific search term, but Ulta.com sells hundreds of anti-aging products that can be sorted a number of ways; such as top-rated or best-sellers. Each product is ranked on a 5-star scale. The header for each review has a list of pros and cons, as well as best uses for the product, which makes it easy to get a good overview of customer consensus. There are not quite as many total reviews here as at other beauty sites, but they are thorough and detailed.
11. Amazon.com Wrinkle Cream, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of March 2016
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Amazon.com has hundreds of pages of reviews of wrinkle creams and other anti-aging products and many of them have hundreds of reviews. Some reviews are very helpful; however, we found more reviews here that don't seem credible, such as a perfect 5-star rating in dozens of reviews for products by manufacturers we have never heard of and none of them are "verified purchases."
12. TotalBeauty.com 18 Best Night Creams, Amanda Montell, Not Dated
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Amanda Montell rounds up 18 of the best night creams, including several that we included in our Best Reviewed and runner up selections. Picks are made on the products current member rating, including what contributors had to say about the product. Since wrinkle creams are generally recommended for use at night, this is a good overview of a lot of different selections just for the face.
13. Allure The 10 Best Moisturizers Under $20, Amy Montminy, Not Dated
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Amy Montminy rounds up 10 of the best facial moisturizers and anti-aging products under $20. Reviews are brief and there is no mention of testing, however, many of the products are found on other "best of" lists, so have built a reputation that is reinforced here. Several are also "Best of Beauty" winners in past Allure.com roundups.
14. TotalBeauty.com 13 Best Anti-Aging Skin Care Products, Allie Flinn, Not Dated
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Allie Flinn rounds up 13 of the best anti-aging skin care products, including several that we cover in this report. Many are also Reader's Choice award winners. The picks are made based upon their overall, current rating with TotalBeauty.com members, and include feedback from those commenters.
15. GQ Magazine Beauty Tested, Beast Approved: Lab Series Renewal Serum, Grady Laird, Feb. 18, 2011
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Grady Laird personally tests Lab Series Renewal Serum, and finds that it works just as it says it will. He says he saw improvements to his skin immediately and over the long term as well. This is an older review, but the formulation of the product has not changed.