The Best Wrinkle-Fighting Creams and Serums You Can Buy Without a Prescription

Because it's never too late to start taking care of your skin.

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Treating fine lines and wrinkles doesn’t necessarily require a trip to the dermatologist—or the cosmetic surgeon. Regularly using an anti-aging product—whether it's an eye cream or face serum—will make a real difference in how your skin looks and feels, but it does take time and patience.

Granted, there are plenty of bogus products out there that will do little more than take cash from your wallet and take up space in your medicine cabinet. But there are quality over-the-counter brands you can trust. They contain ingredients that can actually make a difference by bolstering collagen and elastin production to keep skin springy and line-free, reducing spots and discoloration, and boosting overall brightness.

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“The ingredients that have proven anti-aging properties are retinol, growth factors, antioxidants, and peptides,” says Arisa Ortiz, MD, FAAD, the director of Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology and assistant clinical professor in the Department of Dermatology at UC San Diego. “Antioxidants help fight free radical damage, while retinol, growth factors, and peptides help stimulate collagen.”

The following products contain all the stuff that make good on their claims to keep skin looking healthy and young.

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