Kristals Tips: Best Anti-wrinkle Cream Ingredients

Between the hype swirling about new “miracle” ingredients and complicated lists that may feel like you need a Ph.D. in chemistry to decipher, it’s hard to know what actually works. How do you decode the lists of anti-wrinkle cream ingredients on products you find at the store?

We’re bringing in the Kristals beauty & skincare experts to see what they recommend as the best anti-wrinkle cream ingredients – so you can cut through the clutter and get to the good stuff, whether you’re choosing a cream, moisturizer, or serum.

Kristals Tips: Best Anti-wrinkle Cream Ingredients

Retinol

This vitamin A derivative has proven effects to stop wrinkles while boosting collagen and elastin production. Retinol is one of the very best anti-wrinkle cream ingredients you can find.

Here’s a small selection of what Kristals offers with retinol:

Antioxidants

These are specific vitamins like vitamin C, A and E that fight the free radical oxygen molecules that age our skin. Some of them even help stimulate collagen (hello, vitamin C!) and promote the repair of skin cells.

A lot of Kristals products have antioxidants plainly because they are immensely powerful. Here are a few:

Peptides

These proteins help bind moisture to promote hydration and seem to have positive effects on improving intercellular communication to help skin cells repair themselves. On labels, you’ll see them referred to by their specific names, like Tetrapeptide-26, Tetrapeptide-7 and oligopeptide.

A few stellar Kristals products contain peptides – let’s highlight the following:

Niacinamide

Derived from vitamin B3, niacinamide is great for treating dark spots or discoloration that comes from sun damage or simply the passage of time, in addition to being an anti-aging wonder. It’s also helpful for treating skin inflammation and acne.

Anti-wrinkle Kristals products with vitamin B3 include:

Hyaluronic acid

This is a highly recommend moisturizing agent that dermatologists recommend time and again, since hydrated skin usually looks full and radiant.

There you have it: 5 of the best anti-wrinkle cream ingredients so you can make sure your skincare investments are worth it and you can get the results you seek!

Kristals Cosmetics Tips: 4 Skincare Habits You Need to Start

While great skin can simply be the results of genetics, personal beauty consultants or simply Photoshop, the rest of us can make a big difference just by changing what we do every day—and being consistent. Kristals Cosmetics experts will be skipping over the basics like washing your skin only twice a day, using sunscreen and moisturizer to go a bit deeper while still offering ideas that are easy to work into your routine.

Kristals Cosmetics Tips: 4 Skincare Habits You Need to Start

Focus

Some people with wrinkles will apply a top-notch ingredient like retinol to their whole face, risking irritation. It’s better to apply the retinol just to wrinkles. Or if you have combination skin, user a toner with AHAs or BHAs only to the oily area, skipping over the other areas that don’t need it.

Get regular facials—from a pro

If your budget permits, your dermatologist may be the best source for this. Meaning no disrespect to spas or your best friend’s DIY facial recipes, it’s best for a pro to guide you on what’s best for your skin when it comes to facials, which could involve some light peeling or other treatments that fit you best.

Don’t wanna blow cash on that? We’ve got some DIY mask recipes here and more here.

Antioxidize

Make sure your skin gets plenty of antioxidants. While diet provides antioxidants when you eat fruits and veggies, so far no clinical evidence suggests food or vitamin capsules will benefit the skin. So try a vitamin C serum in a dark container (this keeps in stable) like the AMBER Multi-Vitamin C Brightening Serum from Kristals Cosmetics (which also contains retinol, vitamin E, and powerful red algae) and a good moisturizer formulated for your skin type.

Some moisturizers have retinol (a vitamin A derivative) and vitamin E, both key antioxidants that benefit the skin by fighting free radicals that can damage skin.

Be fishy, then go nuts

Salmon, tuna and nuts are all rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which keep inflammation under control, including skin inflammation. These foods also help protect against heart disease and protect against colorectal cancer.