Top 5 Mistakes Made When Buying the “Best” Over the Counter Anti-Wrinkle Creams

Skin care is on the top of everyone’s to do list these days, However, before you go searching any further, make sure you know what mistakes not to make when shopping for the best over the counter anti-wrinkle cream. After all, not all anti-aging creams are created equal, or like Dr. Perricone’s, and the best over the counter anti-wrinkle creams may be right for someone but not for another.

Here are the top 5 mistakes to avoid.

  1. Do Not Overdo It.
  2. Do Not Buy What Friends Buy.
  3. Do Not Shell Out Thousands.
  4. Do Not Forget About Quality.
  5. Do Not Only Use Anti-Wrinkle Cream.


Do Not Overdo It.

If you have acne and put on countless products to help your skin, stop. This will never help your skin heal because you are smothering it.

Why not overdo it?

  • Too much moisture is not always a good thing.
  • Products can clog pores.
  • May create new problems that you didn’t have before.

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Do Not Buy What Friends Buy.

What are the best anti wrinkle creams? The answer is not necessarily what was successful for you best friend (despite your being so close).

You probably do not have the same skin make up, and your best bet would be to ask someone with the same genetics as you.

Talk to a family member about their skin problems because chances are they are similar to yours.


Do Not Shell Out Thousands.

Do the best anti-wrinkle creams and solutions have to be thousands of dollars? Not at all. Dr. Nicholas Perricone believes that shelling out thousands of dollars to “fix” your skin is completely unnecessary.

It is also extreme to get cosmetic surgery for minor facial lines that naturally appear as you age. Instead check out other options, such as Perricone MD’s skin care which can transform your skin at a price you can afford.


Do Not Forget About Quality.

What are the best wrinkle creams? Well, the real answer is: it’s different for everyone. As stated before, because everyone is different, what is the best for your best friend is not necessarily the best for you. Instead doing further research and possibly meeting with your local dermatologist may be best.

Whatever you do, do not put quality at the bottom of your checklist. It’s not worth smothering a poor quality product all over your face to find that it makes you break out because of the cheap content.

Look for products with the purest concentration of ingredients and without excess ingredients like fillers.


Do Not Only Use Anti-Wrinkle Cream.

This may seem contradictory to the first mistake people make when dealing with skin (don’t overdo it) but this is simply something you need to consider, if the best anti-wrinkle creams are not working fully.

It’s not always the cream, but instead what you are doing in addition in your life. Dr. Perricone believes that even if you are using an amazing anti-wrinkle cream, it may also be other external factors getting in the way of that radiant youthful skin.

Other things to do to help get your optimum skin:

  • Follow the anti-inflammatory Perricone diet
  • Stay hydrated
  • Get enough sleep
  • Exercise
  • Have “you” time to de-stress

Now that you know the top 5 mistakes people make when buying over the counter anti-wrinkle creams, do not be a victim again.

Skin is on everyone’s radar, and although it is important to look and feel your best, no one has time to try every product for every skin type. Follow these suggestions, and you will find your best fitting product in no time.

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26 Comments

  1. Age 61 and interested in all anti-aging

  2. I’m 35 years old and a mom of 2 great little ones (ages 4 and 1 year). I have used many Perricone MD products over the years, with great results across the board. Especially those for maintaining firmer skin and tighter pores.
    It wasn’t until after my 1st child was about a year old that I tried the Perricone diet and weight management suppliments.
    As a lifelong athlete, everyone has always known me to be fit and healthy. I can easily say that after following the regimen, I was not only back to pre-baby fitness, I was in the best shape of my life!
    Now, after baby number 2, I am happily beginning the journey again.
    Thank you Dr. Perricone! I feel healthy, strong, and balanced.

  3. My mistake was putting on too many products. I thought that nothing was working for my sagging skin. It seemed as though I were falling apart all at once, and I was desperately trying to find the right products. Then, last week, I washed my face with the Nutritive Cleanser, placed the High Potency Amine Face Lift on my face and neck, and finally applied the Cold Plasma Sub-D to my neck and then I went to bed. Normally, I would have added Retin-A, Estee Lauder under eye cream, etc., but this time I used only Perricone products and to my surprise I could actually feel the products working when I went to bed. The next morning my face look so much better. I am going to order more of the products and stick with them. They really work. So, if you are just as impatient as I am about seeing if your skin care products work, get a sample of Dr. Perricone’s products and try it for yourself. You will notice a difference after your first use and you will be happy that you gave them a try. Take Care, Katie

  4. Currently I’m using Arbonne…however, after reading the Perricone books I may switch my cleansing routine!

  5. I am a 58 yr old woman that has also tried numerous anti aging creams.. It is very difficult to choose which one is best for your skin.. I am very petite with very fair, dry and sensitive skin.. I am showing fine lines around my mouth and under my eyes. I want to find something that is effective and very affordable..

  6. sensitive skin type

  7. I’m a young 62 and grateful for excellent health and an enriching life – maybe too enriching at times! Late to bed and early to rise schedules take a toll on my skin. My biggest concerns are losing skin tone and firmness. A changing jaw line and shape of my neck cause me to resist having my picture taken. I would love to restore my eyelids that are starting to wrinkle – especially noticeable to me when I apply eyeliner. I love all the perks that come with aging but it would be a goldmine for me to retain a more youthful appearance

  8. I am 52 years old, and although being petite, people no longer tell me I look younger than my age. I’ve endured several profound losses over the past two years, and I am gaining back my confidence slowly. I would like to face the world once again with confidence and a radiant face that shows that I take care of myself each day because I am worth it.

  9. I have tried tons of skin care lines, something I have learned from my mom. We both have tried cold plasma. I liked the results but after my mom mentioned the odor I struggle with the smell every night applying it!

  10. Hi. I lost 70 pounds 6 years ago on the Perricone diet. Unfortunately I slipped back into old eating habits and gained 40 pounds back. I am back on the plan now with success once again. I am 60 years young , and would love to be a Perricone tester. I just purchased the vitamin C ester for my eyes and would love to try other products. Thanks !

  11. Unfortunately, I have fallen prey to most of these. Yes, go ahead and laugh. Luckily my mother started me on moisturizer when I was in High school, and I always wear sun block even when I do not think I will end up outside. On the down side, until about 25 I never thought of using anything else. So what is the first thing I did? I started using a wrinkle cream I read about in the magazine. I still didn’t take care of the whole picture, and nothing really happened. So I stopped and when back to just moisturizer and sun block. Once I started hydrating and taking vitamins and focusing on the total body concept of taking care of myself (thanks to yoga) I started to see an improvement in my skin. Well I decided to try again, So I asked my mother in law what she used (looks good for her age) and decided to try that. Well, that was really expensive, and I faithfully used these products (which will rename nameless because they do don’t even come close to what Dr Perricone’s products can do) for an entire year. It was thick and didn’t absorb into my skin the way it did hers, and basically did nothing but empty my wallet. I was really luck to get a sample of cold plasma with my last order of the other stuff from a beauty website, and it was amazing. I marched myself to my local beauty store that sold Dr Perricone and had a consultation. I didn’t spend a fortune, but she did give me a bunch of samples and I bought the cold plasma. I am hooked. I have been using these products for 2 months now, and LOVE what they do for me! I am always open to trying new things on my skin and give open and honest feedback. I would adore to become a Perricone tester!

  12. I’d like to reverse the signs of stress and aging as my weight and skin have suffered a great deal. I’m looking for a product that will work and not just cost like it works.

  13. I have tried the cold plasma and loved it. I will be shopping for more.

  14. After passing age 55, I have tried the quick fixes for each problem area: eyes, wrinkles, lines, puffiness, enlarged pores, spending hundreds of dollars. I had not thought to combine a well rounded system as explained in the 5 mistakes. I love Dr. Perricone products but did not want to make the investment. I am now sold that this is what has been missing. Thanks, Dr. Perricone!

  15. Astrid..Jan 1,2012
    I believe in Dr.perricone products.I know good products when I see them and it seems over the years I have come across information about the Dr.perricones facial creams with DMAE.I use Estee lauder right now which I find great but I feel I would like to try another level of skin care.
    I think the skin needs new types of stimulus and that if its a good product and has powerful effects .You dont need alot to see results.One skin product may work for one person and not for another.I would love to try perricones produts especially with DMAE ingredients.I have a feeling it could possibly be my next skincare Regiment.I hope you would consider me as a tester for your products and I look forward to watching my face benifit.

  16. This article appears to have alot of good information and advise regarding the use of anti-wrinkle creams. However, this article is also nothing more then a well written advertisement for Dr. Perricone’s product.

  17. I agree with Dr Pericone’s total body approach to skin care.I would be an excellent tester becaue I am 54 yrs old and in an effort to reverse the hands of time, I am starting boot camp,embacing a healthy eating plan, and just ordered my first products fron Dr Perricone, Can’t wait to see the changes!

  18. I would like to be a tester, because i have tried so so so many other things without seeing any results in my skin. If this helps me i will be hooked for life and all my friends will try it too.

  19. I would love to become a product tester because to be honest I am fed up! My skin is picky and it seems like it changes with the season! I am tired of reading claims made by the most expensive lines right on down the line to the chain drug and beauty supply stores! I know what I want and expect my skincare to do.. Regardless of price or packaging! I want to be able to find what works without using an absurd amount of products to achieve it.. I will and am not afraid to give my honest feedback even if it’s not so great!

  20. I have tried many products I think I look good but I se many tinkgs I would like see dissaper especially the lines around my mouth I am retired and would like to try this product Thank you Brenda S

  21. I will be very honest..I have never tried these products but…I have tried many many others which have done nothing or have irritated my skin or caused breakouts. I will be 42 next month and have noticed definate signs of aging I am looking for products to help slow this down while also giving me soft, touchable skin.

  22. I would like to be a tester. I have dry skin and am looking for a good cleanser and daytime moisturizer.

  23. I would like to be selected as a tester. I’ve tried many brands that didn’t work and would like to find something that worked.

  24. Im 42. Years old..spent 1000s on products just want one that will help me look good…for my age…im not trying to be 20 again…thank you

  25. I have aging skin, I certainly want to slow down that process! No more sun with out sunscreen been practicing that for years. I do not mind paying for quality products over the counter or otherwise. This was an insightfull article. Hydrate and Protect should be a mantra used by everyone!

  26. I would like to become a tester. I have bought and tried many moisterizer and wrinkle creams that just haven’t worked for me. I would like to try a more expensive brand to see if there is a difference. I have heard a lot about Perricone and would like to try it.