11 Skin Tightening Products That Turn Back the Clock on Your Face

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It’s no secret that sagging skin and loss of volume are two major physical indicators that your body is aging. This sudden lack of elasticity can make your skin appear drastically different from the firm face you were born with, but before you head into your plastic surgeons office for a little surgical help, consider this cheaper (and less-invasive) option: skin-tightening creams. Slathering on one of these at the first sight of a sagging jowl or deflated cheekbones can improve your overall appearance and keep you looking younger for longer. 

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Elemis Pro-Definition Night Cream ($155)

Using plant actives like gardenia stem cells, arjuna and lupin, this cream claims to reduce the appearance of sagging jowls, cheeks and chin so that your facial contours are visibly improved after use.

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Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Firming and Tightening Serum ($78)

All it takes is one or two pumps of this serum to fully coat your face, neck and décolleté, resulting in a firmer feeling and an added bounce to the skin. Even better, the formula is free from artificial colors, fragrances, parabens and sulphates. 

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Fresh Black Tea Firming Corset Cream for Face & Neck ($95)

Much like the name implies, this firming cream visibly tightens skin, acting like “a corset for your complexion” to give you a more defined and sculpted look. Peptides work to give skin an anti-gravity lift while a blend of black tea extract, blackberry leaf extract and lychee seed extract help improve skin’s elasticity for longer-lasting results.

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VenEffect Anti-Aging Intensive Moisturizer ($185)

Formulated with an active blend of peptides, proteins and the brand’s exclusive phytoestrogen technology (including grape seed oil, resveratrol and red clover), this potent treatment works to significantly improve skin’s elasticity to enhance tone and moisture. The powerhouse ingredients promotes hyaluronic acid production, plumping away fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful look. The product is developed by a gynecologist to specifically target concerns caused by the hormonal variations that occur during a woman’s lifetime. 


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Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift & Firm Day Cream ($74)

This SPF-infused cream purportedly smooths out fine lines and gives you a more sculpted appearance after just one use. Smooth onto your face and neck every morning for a boost of hydration that lasts all day long.

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Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream ($62)

If you’re looking for a lightweight hydrating cream that also creates definition around your facial contours, this product is for you. Additionally, the fragrance-free formula is safe for sensitive skin and contains SPF 30 for daily UV protection.

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Lancer Serum Intense ($275)

Sure, this might be a bit expensive, but considering it’s made with 24K gold and an exclusive plant stem cell compound, we can rationalize the price tag. The moisture-holding agents within the serum boost the skin’s moisture and provides skin-lifting effects over time for a firmer, plump appearance

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L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Double Lifting Face Treatment ($18)

As one of the more affordable skin-tightening products to make our list, this is also one of the best. According to consumer testing conducted by the brand, 62 percent of women claim the retightening effects under the eyes, jawlines and jowls were instantly noticeable. Plus, 81 percent of women saw facial skin lifted and tightened after use.

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Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream ($27)

While this might not be totally categorized as a tightener, it does have some serious firm and lift benefits resulting in younger-looking skin. The amino-peptide included in the formula helps decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, with subjects even noticing a major difference in skin’s firmness and elasticity after just two weeks.

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Osmotics Cosmeceuticals Blue Copper 5 Prime Perfecting Serum ($98)

Not only does this perfecting serum offer long-term skin-tightening results, but it also provides immediate improvements to the skin as well. The “meshwork-like” biopolymer forms a second skin-like effect that not only provides a firmer appearance, but also acts a pseudo-makeup primer, prolonging your foundation.

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iS Clinical Youth Complex ($148)

All it takes is one use to see the benefits of this product, with even better effects occurring with long-term use. Potent antioxidants and the iS Clinical exclusive bio-complex plump out wrinkles and firm the surface of the skin over time for a more youthful look.

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