What every best Wrinkle Cream has:
- Retinol or other antioxidant compounds.
- Opaque packaging.
- Tolerable additives.
The Good Housekeeping Research Institute tests hundreds of anti-aging products to narrow down the 40 best performers. Real-world testing was done on actual volunteers, as well as measurements taken in the lab, and each product is given a brief, albeit thorough, review as to how it performed in both metrics. Elsewhere on this site, the 2016 Beauty Breakthrough Awards offer insight into other anti-aging products and brands.
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.
Editors of TotalBeauty.com test thousands of beauty products to find the best new products of 2016, 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. Elsewhere on this site, the 11 best anti-aging products are also listed and reviewed.
Allure.com editors and readers weigh in on this site for their favorite products, resulting in several "Best of Beauty" roundups. The editors and writers are knowledgeable and give each product a thorough review with a comprehensive explanation of how it works and why it's a "best of." The Reader's Choice awards are based upon surveys of thousands of contributors, and it's not unusual to see the same products make the list year after year.
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. Although this is an older article, these products are still widely available.
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.
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.
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.
Because so many of our top picks are considered "drugstore creams," that is, they are highly affordable and widely available, Walgreens.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. Some affordable products get thousands of reviews, more expensive products just a handful.
Walmart.com is another good destination for finding reviews of affordable wrinkle creams -- and for finding more expensive creams at a good price. There are fewer reviews here, overall, but this site can be helpful for narrowing down a specific choice.
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." In addition, many products that are restricted to authorized distributors are sold here by unauthorized, third-party sellers, and are either wildly overpriced or are possibly counterfeit.
Amanda Montell rounds up 17 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.
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.
Allie Flinn rounds up 11 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.