2020 Anti-Aging Winners and Losers
The year is over, but the scattered remains and shining stars should be known by all.
2020 has been full of changes, and beauty trends are no exception.
Read on to see the best and worst products of 2020.
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Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster 1.9 user rating
The claim: An anti aging serum formulated with vitamin C and collagen for brightening and all-day hydration. According to one Wrinklepedia reviewer, “this has an awesome smell and when you try it in the store you will for sure want to put this on your face and wait for good skin to surface, but alas it is a waste of time and a good smell does not refine the skin at all or brighten it."
Dr. Brandt V-Zone Neck Cream 2.4 user rating
The claim: Helps lift, firm and tighten neck and decollete. Improves & sustains moisture stimulates cell turnover, improving skin s texture to a silkier and softer appearance.
"one day I woke up to notice that I have 'rings' around my neck. I feel like a friggin' Sequoia tree. Anyway, in a desperate attempt to correct some of this and to fight against future wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity, I shelled out $60 for this cream. Yes, it is very emollient and makes my skin very soft, but ALL of my creams do that. As far as helping reduce visible signs of lines and firm your skin ... NADA."
Patricia Wexler M.D. Universal Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 30 2.2 user rating
The claim: Repairs signs of past damage, noticeably decrease expression lines, and actively rejuvenate your skin's surface at the structural level. Dr. Wexler's regimen is clinically proven to give you better skin in 30 days!
"I bought this because I liked most of her other products, especially the pink serum, but this is by far one of the worst moisturizers I've ever used. The consistency is so thick and it's still thick after you apply it on your face, which makes your face look especially oily [as if] you just dipped your face in olive oil."
SiO SuperLip Lift 1.1 user rating
The claim: The doctor-recommended patches intensify hydration and support skin’s ability to retain moisture, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. See results in just a few hours!
"What a disaster. They didn’t stay on my face at all and I woke up with more lines from how they were folded on me when I woke up. The other part I didn’t like was how hard it was to rinse and put them away. Actually kind of comical as they are not cheap so it was like I flushed my money and pride down the toilet. The toilet, that is where they actually belong since they didn’t do sh*t.”
Freeze 24-7 Anti-Wrinkle Cream 1.6 user rating
The claim: Freeze 24/7 Anti-Wrinkle Cream is a wrinkle removing treatment, which can be used on the face, forehead, lip area, crow's feet and stretch marks on the body to help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles quickly, safely and effectively. Within moments of application, a cooling sensation is felt indicating that Freeze 24/7 Anti-Wrinkle Cream is working.
"I purchased this product based on its claims ... I saw little to no results with repeated use after 30 days ... Don't waste your money."
(Lip lines, Laugh lines, Smile lines)
A recent Shark Tank winner proved themselves worthy after tested live on TV and then used by such celebrities as Ellen, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. AngelLift, a facial implant company, developed an over-the-counter lift that is used up to 30 min a day to restore lip shape and remove lines below the nose and around the lips. Their success and followup product line is making a positive impact on those who wish to avoid needles and knives.
"I bought these for my 'smoker lines' although I have never smoked! Within about 10 days I saw improvements in both my lip lines and my lips. Today, I cannot recommend these enough. They have changed my mouth entirely"
(Neck and chest)
This anti-aging neck cream uses a tightening formula to stimulate collagen production and reduce the appearance of sagging. It also utilizes an exfoliator to create healthier, younger looking skin. One shopper reported nearly instant results: “After a week, my neck was much less crepey and firmer.” While this neck cream is on the pricier side, many customers noted that a little goes a long way, making it worth the investment.
Skinbetter Science Alto Defense Serum 4.8 user rating $220
The brains behind Skinbetter Science Alto Defense Serum found a way to stabilize 19 potent antioxidants and squeeze them all into one lightweight elixir. Skin feels seriously spoiled.
“Overall I see some improvement in fine lines and crepey skin around my eyes. My skin also feels much plumper and more hydrated.”
Philosophy Microdelivery Dream Peel 4.5 user rating $60
Packed with lactic and salicylic acids, Philosophy The Microdelivery Dream Peel gives us the most luminous glow we've ever had outside of the dermatologist's office. According to a Wrinklepedia reviewer, “Regular microdermabrasion irritates my skin and usually leaves me red, after Washing this product off in the morning my skin was not only glowing but also super soft and felt and looked amazing!”
SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum 4.7 user rating $281
The dual chambers release a potent blend of growth factors, peptides, and antioxidants to maintain the health and youthfulness of your skin cells. To sum it up: This serum keeps skin smooth with continued use. One reviewer stated, “I actually saw a reduction in uneven skin tone, fine lines, and wrinkles. The tingling application worked effectively, making my skin healthier and more youthful-looking”