Top 5 Wrinkle Creams That Do Wonder

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Wrinkles, wrinkles, please go away!

Most of us will at hit a point in our lives when we want our skin to slow down on aging. Lucky for some of us that might have born with a good gene but even then we are still seeking anti-aging cream to keep those fine lines and wrinkles at bay.

But why do we get wrinkle? Initially wrinkle starts from our facial expression and combination of other factors. There are many factors come in play but the main one is sun exposure.

In the western world, who doesn’t love to bathe in the sun? Getting a tan actually means your are enjoying a life and can afford to being the sun. It is a sign of luxury. But can we avoid the sun? Yes your can but then your sacrifice your health. Our body needs the vitamin D which essential for our bone growth. So what can we do if we want to be in the sun and preventing wrinkle?

The first step is protection. Wear sunscreen all year long even if your don’t go outside or even if it’s winter and reapply if your have longer exposure. In addition, when your are outside wear a hat if your can.

Second is prevention. I also believe in holistic approach to anti wrinkle which mean flight aging internally and externally. Stop or reduce habits that leave your skin vulnerable to wrinkle like smoking, lacking of sleep, too much sweet, etc.

Third is correcting. That when the wrinkle treatments come in play. Type treatments depends on the severity of the wrinkle. Cream works best for early stage of wrinkle like fine lines. But it is not an instant result! For deeper crease, your might need to consider professional cosmetic treatment.

Never too early to start! I already kinda a little late on the train of anti-aging routine. I started incorporated wrinkle cream into my routine in my late 20s. I have some fine lines around my lip, eyes and forehead mostly due to facial expression. I don’t usually go into the sun much because I can easily get dark spots and my freckles get darker. I religiously use sunscreen all year round even though we don’t get much sun here in the Midwest.

From my experiences and researches, I look for creams that help build collagen and moisturize the skin. Low production of collagen is the main cause of wrinkle formation and skin aging. Dry skin tends to be more vulnerable. Combination of the two come hand in hand.

The top ingredient that proven to promote the growth and restoration of collagen are Retinoids (retinol and tretinoin), Glycolic Acid (Alpha hydroxy acids), Vitamin C and ginsenosides. I tend to stay about from retinoids cream because dryness and irritation side effect. The superstar ingredients that help with water retention and hydration are hyaluronic acid, glycerin and ceramide.

I tend to stay about from retinoids cream because dryness and irritation side effect. My favorite ingredients are probably vitamin C and hyaluronic acid.

My List of the Top 5 Korean Wrinkle Creams

Mizon, Black Snail All-In-One Cream

Active Ingredients: 90% Black Snail Mucus which rich in glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein (moisturize), proteoglycans (fight against aging), elastin (allow skin to be pliable and firm), copper peptides (rejuvenate skin cells and promote collagen production) and antimicrobial.

Other functional Ingredients: niacinamide (brightening/ anti-aging), adenosine (anti-aging) and ceramide 3

Skin Type: good for dry, combination and sensitive skin

Pro: free from fragrance, artificial color, parabens, silicone, sulfate and alcohol

Con: too many ingredients

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My Personal experience: It has heavy texture with no scent. It takes a few seconds to fully absorb into your skin. I use this for my evening routine. It does hydrate well. After a jar, I notice my skin has less fine lines and looks softer and brighter. My sun damage on near my eyebrows has gotten lighter. It takes time to see the results.

Sulwhasoo, Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX

Active Ingredients: Ginseng extract which may contains up to 200 substances like ginsenosides, peptides and many more antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Other functional Ingredients: glycerin, squalane (soothing), rentiol, sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid), vitamin E

Skin Type: combination and dry skin

Pro: free from parabens, sulfate

Con: too many ingredients, fragrance and pricey

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Other people experience: It has thick texture but easy absorbs without feeling sticky or oily. It makes your skin become softer, shinnier, brighter and more hydrated. The fine lines become less visible and vanish after prolong usage. You can use it in the morning and evening routine.

Dr. Color Effect, Red Cream

Active Ingredients: Rosa Damascena Callus Culture Extract from Damask Rose which contains polyphenol (antioxidants) and vitamin C.

Other functional Ingredients: glycerin, niacinamide, sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid), adenosine

Skin Type: all

Pro: free from parabens, sulfate and alcohol

Con: too many ingredients and addition of fragrance

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Other people experience: It’s gel like texture with light rose scent. It spreads easy but takes some time to get absorb into the skin. I recommend using this in the evening. It does a good job of reducing fine lines as well as brightening and moisturizing the skin. It will make your skin feels soft and silky.

Huxley Secret of Sahara – Anti-Gravity Cream

Active Ingredients: 51% of Opuntia Ficus-indica Extract known as prickly pear which rich in vitamins C, and E, and polyphenol (antioxidants)

Other functional Ingredients: glycerin, squalane, shear butter (moisturizing), adenosine, sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid)

Skin Type: combination, dry and sensitive skin

Pro: free from parabens and sulfate

Con: too many ingredients and addition of fragrance

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Other people experience: It’s gel like texture with strong floral scent. It absorbs well but do feel a little tacky and will gradually diminish. For faster absorption, warm the gel up in your fingers first before applying.

Goodal, Anti-Wrinkle Want Night Sleep Cream Pack

Active Ingredients: Lepidium Meyenii Root Extract (Peruvian ginseng), Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (fermented Argan oil) which rich in vitamin E, Crithmum Maritimum Extract (sea funnel) which contains in minerals and vitamins C, A, and E

Other functional Ingredients: glycerin, Lavender oil, Crithmum Maritimum Extract (sea fennel), adenosine, vitamin E

Skin Type: combination and dry skin

Pro: free from parabens, sulfate, alcohol and fragrances

Con: can get sticky and messy if it’s not dry before sleep

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Other people experience: It has thick texture and an aroma scent. It applies as a sleeping mask for your evening routine. You will wake up a dewy and supple skin. Over times, the fine lines will disappear.

Where to get them

I have a page that address this question. You can check out here​. I have purchased most of mine on​ and​. The Amazon links that I provide with the products are authentic products made in Korea from legitmate sellers.​ are authorize dealers for all the Korean skin care products so I trust them. Other US based companies also provide authentic products as well.


Posted by Sophorn

I'm a skin care enthusiast who love to do research on skin care active ingredients and trying new skin care products. I love Korean skin care products because it is affordable, effective and innovative. I have been using Korean skin are product since 2014 and haven't looked back! Skin Type: Combination skin with slightly oily T-zone freckles on my upper check area. Dream Skin Condition: like those Korean actresses with glow and dewy skin.

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