What To Look For In An Anti-Aging Cream

There’s a seemingly endless supply of purportedly anti-aging products on the market, targeting audiences who want wrinkle reduction without the need for expensive procedures or invasive surgeries.

But how can you tell what’s worth it, and what’s just marketing fluff? It’s surprisingly simple but requires an experienced perspective: reading the ingredients and knowing what results you’re looking for.

Essential Anti-Aging Ingredients

Cost isn’t a good indicator of how effective an anti-aging product is. Factors including your skin type, active ingredients, and even non-active ingredients all affect the results you’ll get from an anti-aging cream. Let’s break down some common ingredients that are proven to have anti-aging benefits and how they work on your skin:

Retinoids (Vitamin A)

Compounds derived from vitamin A have been shown to be beneficial for tightening skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Look for ingredients such as retinol or retinyl palmitate to know if a product will help.

Vitamins C and E

Not just important when you have a cold, vitamins C and E are powerful antioxidants that are helpful for protecting skin from sun damage and environmental stress. When used regularly, products like our Instantlift Tightening Serum with Vitamin E can slow the signs of aging by keeping skin healthy and protected.


Some plant-derived peptides are proven to stimulate collagen production, which increases skin’s tightness and elasticity. This can be a great ingredient for specific tightening creams, like our Tighten Up Neck Firming Cream, powered by peptides and Vitamin E for skin rejuvenation and moisturization.


Believe it or not, moisturizing skin can give it immediate anti-aging benefits by restoring lost moisture and plumping the skin slightly. That’s why all of Epicuren Discovery’s anti-aging products contain cutting-edge moisturizing compounds, like in our ORAC Age-Protect Serum that treats all three of the major causes of aging.

Tea Extracts

Something that actually works but may seem like marketing tactics is tea extracts. Specifically, green tea extract contains potent antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation and protect the skin from damage.

Anti-Aging Benefits at Any Age

It’s a misconception that products targeting wrinkles, loose skin, and fine lines are only for people who need it the most in their old age. In fact, some research points to the benefit of ongoing treatment from a young age, as a powerful, well-balanced skincare routine has preventative benefits in addition to the immediate effects.

Plus, key to any good preventative care is proper sun protection, both for your face and the sensitive skin on your lips as well.

Powerful Anti-Aging Products

You can trust the science-backed products that Epicuren Discovery has developed for powerful anti-aging benefits. Our ingredients are proven to restore and protect skin for the best at-home wrinkle reduction and facial rejuvenation. To find out which of our potent anti-aging products will be best for your skin type, take our anti aging skin care quiz today.

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