• Tue, Jun 7 2011

Poll: Do You Use Wrinkle Cream?

I remember the first time I was instructed to use wrinkle cream as a preventive measure. I was in my early 20′s, and one of my friends’ moms, who is far and away the most beauty conscious of all my friends’ moms, wisely advised that while I may not have had crow’s feet or laugh lines yet, I needed to start using wrinkle cream now to prevent them from developing in the future.

I briefly took her advice, and then got bored with the process of eye cream, which involves painstakingly tapping the skin around the eyes so as to administer the cream without further damaging the area’s delicate epidermis.

Now, I have the beginnings of wrinkles appearing, and I’m still not interested in using wrinkle cream. Aside from the fact that I don’t think most of it works, my skin is too sensitive to be slathering it with all manner of chemicals. Instead, I try to drink a lot of water and maybe someday, when shit gets serious, I’ll get a facelift.

What about you?

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  • Mary

    I still think I’m too young (22) and I’m pretty good about sun stuff. Plus, I still have a problem with acne. I want to try some eye creams/eye roller stuff because I naturally have dark circles and the occasional puffy eye morning, but I haven’t found one that I’m willing to put down money for.

    • Lauren

      There is a de-puffing eye roller by Sephora that is $15 and it works pretty well. I like it the best from any I have tried. There is also a new eye cream from Benefit that brightens under eyes, and I have been using it for a little over 2 months and I have definitely seen improvement. A jar is $32 which seems like a lot, but I used a tiny sample for a full month before buying this jar so I’m sure it will last me at least 6 months if not more.

  • kjon

    I’m 21 and for me it’s not intentional. I use eye cream for dark circles but it has age-preventative benefits so I guess that’s nice. I also use a serum containing retinol for mild acne but retinol is also used for wrinkles so I suppose that’s nice too. I’m not looking for anti-aging products but I don’t shy away from them either. I’m just trying to deal with the skin issues I have now and if it ends up making a difference in the future, I’ll probably never know.

  • Eileen

    I had disgustingly oily skin as a teenager – actually, it started to clear up just around when I turned 20. I do moisturize occasionally (like when I have a cold and dry skin around my nose), stay hydrated, and wear sunscreen, but given that I inherited my skin directly from my father’s family and that they are in their mid-fifties but have the skin of thirty-year-olds, I’m not too worried.

  • Lauren

    There are a ton of natural products you can use that are free of parabans and harsh chemicals. Try lines like Lush or Ole Henriksen or Caudalie. You don’t need to use something heavy duty, but it is important to start before you have them. And most importantly, use SPF on your face daily, even if you aren’t spending the day in the sun.

  • Elizabeth

    Yep, every day. I have ridiculously dry skin, though.

  • Christina

    So far I haven’t seen evidence of the creams actually working, nor do I care about wrinkles.

  • Meg

    Somehow, even though I’m pushing 30, I’ve not moved out of the super oily acne prone skin phase. My derm says I’ll be thankful later in life, but I’d kinda like the chance to use wrinkle cream instead of acne lotion.

  • Kelly

    Yep. I’m 25 and I’ve been using anti-aging stuff the past few years. An ounce of prevention and all that. Not that it is working any miracles yet – I already have more wrinkles than someone my age should have.

  • Ellen W.

    The “only when I have low self-esteem” answer is frighteningly accurate. Although in my case it’s more like “only when I feel old (which is increasingly often.)”

  • Taylor

    I’m 20 (20!!) and I already have little lines around my eyes. I really think it’s a lost cause.

  • lisa

    even tho i am almost in my mid 30′s (eek) i still get carded so i don’t really worry about wrinkles (i use jojoba oil at night only) but i do have a huge problem with dark sun spots and freckles. too much sun exposure when i was a kid. i use super high sunblock even in the winter and saw a dermatologist for a fade cream but did not go for the 1,200.00 chemical peel he was trying to sell me.