Best Face Creams For 55-Plus

We’re on a quest to find the best face creams for women and men over 55-years-old. What have you discovered that helps moisturize, protect, reduce wrinkles and make your skin look better?

I found a great inexpensive facial moisturizer that’s available online. I’ve used the cream for about six months and find it as effective as the most expensive creams. 

We want news of moisturizers, serums, lotions, masks, wrinkle reducers and whatever you love best.  Share with us so that we can share with the growing number of Baby Boomers who are looking for skin protection and anti-aging recommendations. Products have evolved in recent years and so have skin treatments. Many claim to be scientifically tested and I guess there are a variety of definitions of what scientifically tested means. But most honest dermatologists will tell you the gold standard is still trentinoin. It’s a vitamin A derivative and was clinically tested and has been proven to reduce fine lines. It’s the active ingredient in prescription creams and gels sold as Retina-A,  Renova, Retin-A-Micro, Avita and other FDA approved products. Retinol, a weaker version, is an ingredient in many over-the-counter cosmetics and other products. The FDA says trentinoin increases skin cell turnover.  And that’s why you’re likely to have flakey skin before you see the fine lines and dark marks fade away. WHAT WORKS FOR YOU? But we’re interested in what works for you.  It seems as though there are thousands of anti-aging products sold online and in stores and I find it incredibly confusing. In fact, the anti-aging industry generated $122.3 billion in 2013, globally, and is expected to reach $191.7 billion in 2019 according to Transparency Research.  Other researchers put the number at over $260 billion. Whatever the number, it’s big. We’ve bought into trying to make ourselves look as good as possible for as long as possible. The buzzwords also make you feel as though you need a science textbook to decide what to buy.  Peptides, anti-oxidants, cosmeceuticals, you can add your own favorites to our list. We’ll post them. I recently tried a sample of a face cream that costs $500. It seems to make my skin look better, but $500 is an awful lot of money.  I’m investigating whether it’s worth it. Comment and let us know what you’re doing. Share your photo and a product.   

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