Around 30, our bodies begin to slow down the production of collagen and elastin, which means that we’re almost guaranteed to see fine lines and wrinkles appear on our skin. Because everyone will go through these natural changes at some point (the exact timeline varies based on genetics), there are a wide array of solutions out there designed to counteract nature’s plans and leave your skin looking youthful and plump. At the dermatologist’s office, you could discuss options like injectables such as Botox or an extra potent chemical peel. But if you’re looking for a DIY solution, there are tons of dermatologist-approved serums available that can combat the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles if used consistently over time.
The key to selecting an at-home treatment method that works against fine lines and wrinkles is about giving your body the extra collagen and elastin it's missing while also protecting the skin’s barrier from environmental factors that cause damage (such as UV rays and blue light). Because these serums have lots of work to do beneath the skin, they typically come at a higher price point—so you have to choose wisely before spending a pretty penny. In order to make the selection process easier for you, W+G tapped five dermatologists for their must-have wrinkle-fighting serums that are worth the cost. Ahead, you’ll be able to shop their choices and *actually* see results. Hot tip: You're still going to have to be patient!
According to NYC-based dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner, MD, Clinical Skin’s Polypeptide Firming Serum does it all to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Inside the 50ml bottle, there are four powerful ingredients “that tell your skin cells how to function optimally,” Dr. Zeichner explains.
These powerful peptides work alongside antioxidants (which protect the skin from free radical damage), ceramides (beloved for restoring the skin’s barrier), and hyaluronic acid (the holy grail for hydration) to leave skin looking smooth and nourished after each use. The best part? Dr. Zeichner says that this product was “extensively studied in clinical testing before it was launched” and the results said it all: “After 12 weeks of continuous use, participants in the study were found to have improvements in firmness and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles,” he shares.