How To Use the Best Over the Counter Wrinkle Cream

Best over the counter wrinkle creams may sound like an oxymoron but they’re not. It’s true, you can buy top of the line wrinkle creams right at the store. The trick to using these fantastic products are knowing the basics: Who, What, Where, When, and Why.

Knowing these basics will help you determine who is best suited for different wrinkles creams, what they are specifically for, where you should apply;just the face or the entire body;and when is the best time to apply;whether morning, night, or both.

The most important thing to know however, when using your best over the counter wrinkle cream, is why the product will work best for you. For example, there is no need to use a product which contains a powerful Salycyllic Acid that fights acne breakouts and unclogs pores if they are not problems you have.

Read more to learn these 5 basics about your best over the counter wrinkle cream’s:

Application Process

While some of the best over the counter wrinkle creams seem self explanatory, just washing your face and lathering up will not cut it. Learn what to do and when to use in order to get their full benefits.


If you have serious skin issues, consulting your dermatologist before purchasing a quality wrinkle cream may be best. If you do not usually have serious personal skin problems and are indifferent about previous products’ effectiveness, it’s time to look at your best anti wrinkle cream.

Compare the following to decide what is best for you:

  • Testimonials
  • Past experience
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Product/Company history

Dr. Perricone’s products for example help correct and prevent fine lines and wrinkles by applying his clinically proven topical anti-aging skin care products; however, on the Perricone website, he provides clinical trial, application, video and ingredient information as well as reviews and key sciences to help you decide if they would work with you.


Not every product needs to be used 2X a day, every day. Learn what the product’s application process requires for the best effectiveness so that it works for you. Even the best over the counter wrinkle creams will not work if not applied diligently according to recommended use.

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Major Uses

While you may think you know the best over the counter wrinkle creams’ uses, knowing specifically who and where to use these products will help you achieve the best results.


First and foremost, read the ingredients. Compare other products and their ingredients to see who is best suited for different products. If you have had a bad experience with a certain product, learn what ingredient probably did that to you. By researching your own skin and learning about yourself and you needs, you will help yourself immeasurably down the road, not to mention save yourself money.


Once you know a product will work well for you, learn where to apply this new wrinkle cream. If it is an eye cream, generously apply around the eye as this is the most delicate skin on the entire body and can always use the extra moisture. Be sure not to go too crazy as it may be unpleasant if some cream gets inside the eyes.

If dealing with a face cream, apply to the face, ears, jawline, hairline, and neck. These are delicate skin areas that need special attention. If applying in addition to eye cream, be sure to use the thinnest product first as it is best to layer thinnest to thickest on the skin. (Hint: eye creams are usually thicker.)

If a product requires entire body application, apply everywhere. Be generous in application to prevent dragging and pulling of the skin. It is important to moisturize your entire body daily and not forget in the fall and winter when it is usually covered most of the time.

Removal Process

Even the best over the counter wrinkle creams’ effectiveness will be inhibited with the lack of this simple step in the process. Without taking off the cream at the end of the day, the build up of dirt, sweat, or make up will cause little to no changes to occur, or even worse: serious break outs. That is why knowing why to remove is so important, that way it becomes a step you never want to miss.


Leaving on makeup longer than necessary clogs pores, causes break outs, and speeds the aging process drastically. The more make up left on the face at night, the less your skin can breathe and generate new healthy cells. Beauty sleep is a real term with real facts behind it. Skin cells regenerate most at night and with make up on top, new cells can not come through without breakouts.

Removing makeup as soon as you are finished with it is key to keeping gorgeous skin. Take 10 minutes at the end of each day, spend the time to be gentle and thorough to take all of your make up off from the day, and apply your wrinkle cream before heading to bed.

Now that you know the basics to the best over the counter wrinkle creams, start researching to find what will work best with you, and be sure to follow these simple steps to achieve results.

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  1. I think I would be a great candidate for being a tester as of date I am 39 with sensitive skin and wrinkles and I have bought several hundreds of dollars on products. I also have bags under my eyes and have not found anything to relieve these.