As we age our skin loses elasticity and plumpness and begins to sag and droop, making us look older. Facial firming creams work to tighten and firm up this looser skin using a series of different ingredients. There is such a huge variety of creams however, and all within an enormous price range, how do you make sure you are not throwing your money away on some useless product?
We have tested a selection of facial firming creams over a period of two months and come up with our top products. All our recommendations visibly tightened and firmed the skin and our testers also saw a reduction in finer wrinkles and lines.
Vichy LiftActiv Supreme Face Day Cream Skin 50ml – £29.99
Ren Moroccan Rose Otto Firming Creme Riche 200ml – £37.00
This luxurious cream contains amino acids that work to contract the collagen in skin and firm up areas that are sagging. Also features Rose Otto, Camellia and Rice Germ oils which when combined repair and add lost moisture to hydrate the skin and plump it up.
Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme + AntiAging Cell Power Crème – £48.00
Using natural plant extracts, this is a multi-action cream that improves the skin’s elasticity which firms and plumps it up and reduces lines and wrinkles. Can be used on the face and neck.
Clinique Repairwear™ Sculpting Night Cream – £58.00
If you don’t like the feel of a cream then this is a cross between a cream and a gel and sinks into your skin really quickly. Used at night it helps to sculpt the jawline and cheeks in particular and is great if you don’t like using a cream during the day. Also boosts the skin’s texture and appearance.
Givenchy Smile ‘N Repair Firmness Expert High-Efficiency Firming Cream 50ml – £68.50
It’s expensive for the amount you get but if you want a product that works this is the one. Firms up and plumps the skin, which for some women who look a little thin and gaunt when they age, this is a real boost for their skin. Packed with peptides and ingredients that stop the formation of new wrinkles, if you have the cash then splash out on this facial firming cream.
Sonya Dakar Organic Omega Intense Sculpting and Firming Cream – £85.00
Adds moisture to dry skin and plumps up sagging areas with a cocktail of powerful ingredients including peptides and plant extracts. Deep conditions the really mature skin and adds much needed moisture to firm and sculpt so as such is perfect to redefine jowls.
Lancôme Renergie French Lift Night Duo Retightening Cream + Massage Disk 50ml – £97.00
If the reason your face is sagging is because you have lost fat or plumpness in your cheeks then you need a facial firming cream that not only firms up your jowls but plumps up your cheek areas too. Our tester found that after four weeks her cheeks appeared lifted and plumper and she found that this naturally tightened up her jawline.
Colbert MD Retensify Firming Cream 50ml – £123.00
If you suffer from uneven skintone or dark spots as well as sagging skin then this facial firming cream smooths, firms and evens out your skin leaving it brighter and luminous. Using Colbert MD’s unique Triad Delivery System™, potent ingredients are powered into the skin which results in a vibrant and brighter appearance.