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Best Wrinkle Cream for Men

By: Kelly Burgess on February 26, 2018

Men's skin needs love too

Gravity is a non-discriminatory force and it eventually catches up to everyone -- be it man or woman -- in the form of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. While there is a much larger market for women's anti-aging products than there is for men's, there really is no difference in the skin care needs of men and women. Aside from a feminine scent in some products, there is no reason that men can't use any type of facial moisturizer, (which we cover in a separate report) on the market.

Our two Best Reviewed wrinkle creams -- Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum (Est. $21 for 1.7 oz.) and Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream (Est. $13 for 1.4 oz.) -- are perfectly suitable options for both men and women. Furthermore, both products are free of any fragrance -- making them truly gender-neutral.

But men are not limited to either women's cream or gender-neutral creams. The men's skin care market is growing all the time and we found a couple of good choices that are targeted specifically to men. One caveat: there are not nearly as many reviews for these products -- or any men's skin-care product -- and the only testing we found was testing done only on women.

Still, when it comes to wrinkle creams, L'Oreal Paris Men Expert Vita Lift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming (Est. $10 for 1.6 oz.) is a good all-in-one daily option because it includes a sunscreen, SPF 15, as well as pro retinol A, a proven anti-ager. The one downside is that it contains a fragrance and, while many say it's a very pleasant scent, and seems manly compared to women's products, others note that it's overpowering. Others are sensitive to any fragrances -- or their significant others are -- and can't use this.

However, if fragrance isn't an issue for you, many reviewers say they've seen a noticeable improvement in their skin tone, decreases in fine lines and wrinkles, and less sagging -- even around the jawline. The cream is reported as light and easily absorbed, with no greasy feel.

Another popular choice for men is Neutrogena Men Age Fighter Face Moisturizer (Est. $10 for 1.4 oz.). This is another retinol-containing anti-aging product for men that's well-reviewed by users. Like the L'Oreal cream this has an SPF rating of 15, making it a good daily choice -- especially for men who don't like a lot of fuss. Overall, this lotion has the right ingredients to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and restore skin damage. It's also very affordable, making it worth a try if you want a product aimed at men but don't want to shell out the premium that men's products often add on. Hundreds of users absolutely love it, saying it minimizes their wrinkles and seems to prevent them as well. They also say it smoothens, softens and gives their skin a more even tone. One theme that we saw over and over was from men who had lingering acne scars and say Neutrogena Men Age Fighter Moisturizer seems to minimize and lighten them.

It's pricier -- by quite a bit -- but Brickell Men's Revitalizing Anti-Aging Cream For Men (Est. $40) get a lot of positive input from users who say it works well and they like that it's an organic product. It does not contain retinol, but its ingredients do include some proven antioxidants that can improve the look of your skin and help to even skin tone. It comes in both scented and unscented versions.

Users say they notice a definite lessening of their fine lines, especially on the forehead and around the eyes, after about six weeks or so. A few even say they noticed improvements even sooner, especially in skin tone. We did see a couple of complaints that it's a bit too thick and difficult to spread, but others like that, saying it makes it more emollient for their skin. The biggest downside, however, is the jar packaging. Any product in a jar will be less stable, because it's exposed to sunlight, and there's a risk of contamination with anything you dip your hands into. Just be sure to wash your hands thoroughly before using this product.

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