As time progresses, the skin gradually loses its elasticity, resulting in saggy skin and wrinkles. While this is a natural process that we should come to expect, there are still ways for you to lift and firm your skin. Here are firming creams that’ll give your skin a little boost of youth.
1. FRESH Black Tea Firming Corset Cream
A corset for your face? This lightweight cream by Fresh lifts and tightens your skin like how a corset would. Jam packed with powerful ingredients like black tea, kombucha and various plant extracts (including goji and lychee seed) which all act as antioxidants, this cream fights signs of aging and creates defined contours, while protecting the skin from further free radical attack.
2. CAUDALIE Resveratrol Night Infusion Cream 50ml
Resculpt your jawline as you sleep with Caudalie's Resveratrol Night Infusion Cream. Their unique formula contains special Caudalie Patented Vine Resveratrol which is the star player in firming up the skin. With the help of hydrating hyaluronic acid, ceramides and peptides which provide definition to facial contours, this product aims to give a more lifted appearance and a diminished appearance of wrinkles.
If you've recently lost a lot of weight in a short period of time and you’re concerned about all the excess skin around your chest, give this firming cream a shot. It contains a blend of age-fighting ingredients such as rich cocoa butter, vitamin E as well sweet almond and argan oil, which help to improve the appearance of stretch marks and scars while hydrating the skin. With the help of collagen and elastin, this cream also restores the skin to a firm and elastic state.
You can't go wrong with having both collagen and elastin in one convenient tub. Known aptly as the dynamic duo, collagen and elastin improve the skin's elasticity, keeping it plump and reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Meanwhile, 100% pure safflower seed oil and glycerin work to nourish and hydrate the skin, protecting its natural moisture barrier for smooth, youthful skin.
Note: 'Timeless' and 'Renewing' are the same product, but 'Timeless' is an older packaging.
The key ingredient in this cream is retinol (vitamin A), which is good news for those of you who are concerned about sagging skin. It is known to boost the skin's elasticity and return it to a state of youth. Combine that with hydrolyzed collagen, and you can see how this product is able to make an impact on the skin's firmness and density. As a bonus, it is also pH balanced and free from alcohols, fragrances, colourants and mineral oils.
Pregnancy is a magical moment, but it isn't always so magical on your body contour (except for all of you Alessandra Ambrosio's out there). Made specifically with new mothers in mind, Mustela's Body Firming gel cream uses Sophora Japonica, Centella Asiatica and avocado peptides to tighten and firm skin while keeping it soft and supple. Hypoallergenic and compatible with breastfeeding, this product has been proven to be safe for both mums and babies.
7. Clarins Body Fit The Anti-Cellulite Slimming Expert 200ml
Clarins’ Body Fit cream features a unique formula that’s aimed at targeting cellulite and sculpting a smoother body contour. This cream absorbs quickly into the skin and instantly works to lift and firm the skin as proven by clinical research. Featuring 8 plant extracts, including quince leaf extract, this formula attacks the appearance of cellulite by targeting the 3 main factors that contribute to it.
8. PHILOSOPHY Purity Made Simple Ultra-Light Moisturizer
As proven by this moisturiser by Philosophy, the simple things in life can yield great results. Call it magic, but this lightweight product claims to work on hydrating your skin for a full day. With a combination of vitamins C and E as well as green tea antioxidant complex, meadowfoam seed oil and cold-pressed chia seed oil, this cream fights against free radical damage and keeps your skin supple.
Concerned about the loose skin that’s hanging around your tummy after surgery? Palmer's Tummy Butter is a rich and soothing cream that spreads easily on the skin, delivering ingredients such as pure cocoa and shea butter, natural oils as well as collagen and elastin to allow for up to 48 hours of smooth and supple skin, and a reduced appearance of stretch marks.
Rosken's Whitening and Firming Cream goes beyond the specs of regular firming cream by also helping to even out skin tone. Its main firming ingredient, Lipogard, consists of multiple antioxidants (like Vitamin E and Q10) to improve the skin’s density and firm it for a smoother look.
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