Hyaluronic Acid, a common acne-fighting ingredient
Finding a good anti-wrinkle serum can be frustrating. The next time you’re out shopping for a wrinkle serum, take a look at the ingredients label and make sure the product has some (or all) of the following components before you buy:

1)      Cucumber extract – Most forms of cucumber extract contain a handful of vital minerals which are good for your skin, enhancing overall health, radiance, and tone. Some of these minerals include magnesium, silica, and potassium. Cucumbers have also been used to reduce puffiness and dark circles around the eyes.

2)      Green Tea Extract – Green Tea Extract is such a popular beauty ingredient that you may be sick of hearing about it by now. But you shouldn’t be! Because science is still discovering new ways in which green tea makes us healthier. You’ve probably heard that green tea extract contains powerful antioxidants which protect your skin from free-radical damage. Recently, it has also been discovered that this powerful botanical can protect your skin from UV rays and sun damage as well.

3)      Hyaluronic AcidHyaluronic Acid is an important part of healthy skin. It lubricates and cushions certain tissues in the body, especially skin tissue. It also helps your skin cells produce more collagen, one of the substances which makes your skin firm and tone.

4)      Kaempferia Galanga Root Extract – This member of the ginger family of plants is a new botanical extract which has demonstrated an ability to protect your skin from exposure to the sun’s harmful rays. And since damage from UVA and UVB exposure is a main cause of premature aging, any wrinkle serum with this natural sunscreen ingredient is a pretty good buy.

5)      Licorice Extract – This unique plant contains a number of healthy compounds, including plant sterols, flavonoids, coumarins, and glycyrrhizin. Sure, that may sound like the slurred speech of an intoxicated scientist, but don’t count licorice out just yet! This unique extract can reduce swelling, inflammation, and the tissue damage associated with those conditions.

6)      Palmitoyl Oligopeptide – Commonly used with palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 (see below) in order to help the skin build more collagen and become firmer. This can solve a number of beauty issues ranging from sagging skin and wrinkles to a lack of tone.

7)      Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 – You’ll often see this ingredient paired with palmitoyl oligopeptide (see above). Together, these two compounds work synergistically to provide noticeable anti-aging results. PT7 is also known to be an anti-inflammatory agent.

8)      Vitamin A – Most labels won’t simply list this ingredient as “Vitamin A”; they’re more likely to use its scientific name. Just look for something that has the word “retin-” in it (Retinol, for example, is a very popular form of Vitamin A in beauty products). This powerful antioxidant protects your skin from many different forms of environmental damage.

9)      Vitamin C – Like vitamin A, vitamin C can go by many different names: ascorbic acid, ascorbyl palmitate, C ester, and many more. Also, like vitamin A, it has significant antioxidant properties. Look for it in a fat-soluble form (instead of water-soluble). It’ll work better on your skin that way.

10)   Vitamin E – Like the two vitamins already mentioned, Vitamin E often goes by the elusive “tocopheryl acetate” pseudonym on most product labels. But when applied to your skin, vitamin E has the ability to protect the skin from free-radical damage, especially from UV exposure.

Check out our wrinkle serum reviews to learn in-depth information about the top wrinkle serums on the market today.