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Personal Care

Best Firming Cream

Firming creams provides the best of both worlds with these high-quality, enriching creams moisturizing the skin, while specific ingredients help tighten the skin, and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and cellulite. They can be used anywhere on the body and reveal a smoother, rejuvenated appearance. However, sometimes these creams can be very heavy, leading to excess oil production and acne.

These five firming creams were chosen because they are light-weight moisture formulas, concocted with ingredients like shea and almond extract, produced by award-winning beauty brands such as LaRoche-Posay and Oil of Olay, and have firming ingredients such as Royal Jelly, glycerin and vitamin B.

Oil of Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream

This product promises to reverse 10 years of aging and wrinkles in just 28 days but users may see a reduction in the appearance of lines in just one day. As the countries number one selling anti-aging moisturizer, its formulated to deliver firming ingredients 10 layers deep into the skin's surface. This product is ideal for your face and neck which are the first parts of the body to start showing signs of aging.

With a high content of olive oil and dill extract, this formula has recently been supplemented with two new anti-aging ingredients. There's glycerin, a humidifying agent and moisturizer that absorbs moisture from the air and improves the spreadability of the product. Additionally there’s niacinamide (also known as vitamin B3 and niacin) which prevents skin moisture loss while stimulating skin circulation.

L'Occitane Almond Firming Milk Concentrate

This product is highly rated for it's lovely almond smell and silky texture (I personally love it). The light-weight velvety "milk" lotion lets skin feel hydrated, nourished and incredibly smooth. It soaks into skin quickly while simultaneously restoring firmness. The powerful almond extract is renowned for its ability to soften and firm the skin, and many of those addicted to the product swear they see a difference in skin's tone and texture after just a few applications. While this is an ideal product to apply all over the body, it's a bit pricey (L'Occitane almonds are from the south of France) but worth the money.

Burt's Bees Radiance Day Cream

With just a few uses of Burt's Bees Radiance Day Cream, you’ll notice that your skin's elasticity is improved, as well as the texture and tone thanks to Royal Jelly, one of the best gifts from Mother Nature. Produced by bees, just one drop of this nutrient offers up more than 130 ingredients including 17 amino acids, 10 B vitamins, biotin and folic acid. Other all-natural ingredients include sunflower oil, jojoba and lemon peel extract, as well as shea butter, a main moisturizing element. This product will go bad if you don't use it within a few months (due to no added preservatives), but that shouldn't be a problem if you utilize it every day. Very budget-friendly, this cream is best used on the face and neck.

La Roche-Posay La Roche-Posay Redermic C Normal to Combination Skin

This cream works as a firming and moisturizing filler, ideal for sensitive skin with its non-greasy, light texture. It plumps up the skin with 0.1 percent fragmented hyaluronic acid. This ingredient improves circulation, which helps increase natural color and delivers  nutrients to the skin. It's also proven to reduce wrinkles, and works hard to even out skin tone. This brand is consistently revamping their formulas to make them better each year and thus highly regarded by skin and beauty experts.

Clinique Repairwear Uplifting Firming Cream Dry Combination to Combination Oily

Clinique's firming cream offers two different cream formulas, tailored specifically to skin types. You can choose from very dry to dry, or from combination dry to oily. This cream is light yet full of moisture and chock full of natural elastin and collagen, so your skin gets its bounce back. Used daily, Users noticed firmer skin and reduced wrinkles within two weeks. It helps your skin cells create a stronger, healthier foundation, so you can bid adieu to laugh lines and crows feet.

Lauren Wise
Over the past 10 years, I have held such titles as Managing Editor at the international Runway magazine (yes, like in "The Devil Wears Prada", and Editor at Where Phoenix+Scottsdale magazine, Where Denver magazine, and Where Tucson magazine. At all of these publications, I routinely reviewed new beauty, style and fashion products on the market, as well as sampled hundreds of brands. I love organic products with as little additives as possible, and absolutely cannot live without my philosophy shampoos (an Arizona beauty brand, of course), Burt's Bees night face cream, Sally Hansen magnetic nail polishes, Obagi toner and Elta|MD face sunscreen. I stay up-to-date on the newest beauty and health products in order to provide a better way of life for myself and readers with products that range from simple and healthy to edgy and daring.
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