We'll do just about anything to look younger and take care of our skin. But, wading through all the lotions and potions on the market can be enough to put a wrinkle in anyone's day. So, we turned to renowned dermatologist Ranella Hirsch, M.D. for her favorite face creams.
What is the best cream for fighting fine lines and wrinkles? Can you really do that with a lotion or potion?
Yes. The ingredient with the best long term research and results for anti-aging are those derived of vitamin A, or retinoids. You can get them in a variety of strengths, from retinols which are available over the counter, to retinoic acids, which you get by prescription from your dermatologist. For OTC choices, I really like the RoC product. A bit stronger than that is the Skinceuticals retinols. A nice addition of an antioxidant is found in the widely available Reti-C from Vichy. Prescription strength options include Tazorac, Refissa, and Retin-A.