Looking for a skin tightening cream that really works? Then get one that supports the skin’s own building blocks, using proven ingredients like retinoids, peptides and growth factors.
“There’s no instant skin tightening cream,” says Hollywood dermatologist Deanne Robinson. “It takes time for skin to rebuild itself, so even the best products will need at least 4 to 6 weeks of continued use to show best results.”
However, many skin tightening creams contain hydrators like hyaluronic acid that immediately plump up the skin to minimize pores and fine lines. “Ageing skin needs moisture, not just to look better but to strengthen the skin barrier and prevent sun and UV damage. If you have oily skin, just look for a skin tightening cream that has a lighter formula. But never, ever skip this step.”
Here are a few of the best skin tightening creams for your face and neck.
Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist
Shiseido’s known for doing intense research and product development, and its latest skin tightening cream doesn’t disappoint. Its scientists identified the enzyme that triggers wrinkle production and then tested over 20,000 ingredients to find the plant extracts that supress it. It added moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid and SPF 18 to protect your skin from further sun damage.
Kate Somerville 2-in-1 Plumping Moisturizer + Serum
We all want firmer, tighter skin but… some nights, we’re lazy. Thank goodness for products like these. It contains different sizes of hyaluronic acid molecules that penetrate different skin layers. Amino acids help boost collagen production and shoo away fine lines.
Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment
If you’ve got very oily skin and can’t stand heavy creams, this award-winning skin tightening serum is for you. It has a mix of special peptides that rev up collage and elastin production. It also has a gentle AHA formula, which helps skin resurfacing without any irritation.
It absorbs really quickly, and works quickly too. Beauty reviewers say they saw visible improvements in their skin texture in just 2 weeks!
Laneige Time Freeze Firming Sleeping Mask
This cream promises that you’ll wake up with more youthful-looking skin. It has a patented Dynamic Collagen_Ex formula that targets the five signs of ageing: dryness, skin texture, fine wrinkles, pore elasticity, skin tone. Use with the special roller to combine topnotch skincare with a facial massage.
The mask is the closest you can get to an instant skin tightening cream. Use twice a week to speed up the results of your anti-ageing routine.
Do Not Age with Dr. Brandt Firming Neck Cream
Most of us start our anti-ageing creams early, so we don’t immediately see fine lines and wrinkles. Alas, we forgot to put some of the creams on our neck. Before we know it, we see sagging around the jawline, neck and décolletage.
This skin tightening cream is specially formulated for those problem areas. It’s hard to find this product in Singapore and may need to ship it through an online Singapore beauty website, but it’s a lot more practical than wearing turtlenecks!