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39 Skin-Tightening Products for Firmer-Looking Skin

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Sagging skin and a lackluster complexion are dead giveaways that our skin is aging faster than we’d like it to. While it is a natural part of getting older, a loss of elasticity and plumpness can make a huge, unwanted difference in our appearance. To firm up the look of your skin at home, these potent skin-tightening products, from creams to serums, might be just what you need.

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Valmont V-Firm Serum ($340)

Valmont is famous for having product lines that are formulated to target specific skin-care concerns. As its name suggests, the new V-Firm line aims to firm up over-40 skin. The serum works toward strengthening the dermis structure and plumping up the volume. The brand reports that 95 percent of women said they saw a reduction in nasolabial folds and an increase in face contour volume and cheekbone definition in under three months.

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Reflekt 3 – Power Peptide Sculpting Face Cream ($58)

This peptide-packed cream helps to firm up skin and stave off collagen breakdown. You’ll notice bouncier, healthier-looking skin with an improved appearance of pores and skin tone after use.

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BL+ the cream ($85)

Featuring unique ingredients from the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, this cream works to improve skin firmness, diminish fine lines and deeply moisturize. It leads to dewy, supple, younger-looking skin.

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The Outset Firming Vegan Collagen Prep Serum ($46)

If you’ve ever admired Scarlett Johansson’s youthful-looking complexion, give her product a try. This serum fortifies the skin and locks in collagen and botanical actives to improve elasticity, boost radiance and create a firmer appearance.

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Erno Laszlo Firmarine Moisturizer SPF 30 ($120)

Use this moisturizer in the morning if you want a skin-firming cream with a side of sun protection. Perfect for everyday use, this rich, protective cream employs mineral-drenched seawater and marine botanicals to boost skin’s firmness and elasticity.

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Allies of Skin Peptides & Antioxidants Firming Daily Treatment ($125)

A Kaia Gerber favorite, this daily treatment is a one-stop shop for skin care. It promises to hydrate, firm, refine, protect and brighten skin.

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FaceGym Supreme Restructure Firming Moisturizer ($120) 

This collagen-boosting moisturizer firms and regenerates skin using a unique formula packed with epidermal growth factors. It also works to prevent signs of aging, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and help skin repair.

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Clinical Skin PolyPeptide Firming Serum ($250)

This NewBeauty Award winner is clinically proven to boost skin firmness and elasticity by over 29 percent. It also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and significantly improves hydration.

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Exponent Time Rewind Retinol System ($166)

Exponent is a unique, first-of-its-kind approach to skin care. It dispenses the optimal active ingredient concentration to deliver clinical results without irritation for fresh skin care without the risk of oxidation. Since retinol is notoriously unstable, it’s the perfect ingredient to use with Exponent. The Time Rewind Retinol System helps firm and smooth skin and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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Youth To The People Polypeptide-121 Future Cream ($64)

Packed with peptides, plant proteins and ceramides, this formula promises to replenish moisture for up to 24 hours. Not only is it hydrating, but it also helps visibly firm skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and bolster the moisture barrier.

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La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream ($555)

Skin will look totally transformed after using this cream. Your face will appear more supported, tightened and toned. It provides results you can feel in the tautness and suppleness of the skin.

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Paula’s Choice Phytoestrogen Elasticity Renewal Serum ($48)

This serum is specifically formulated for estrogen-depleted skin. It improves the elasticity of thinning crepey skin that can come with a drop in estrogen.

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Lancer Instant Contour Firming Treatment ($150)

Achieve firmer, tighter, more youthful-looking skin with this treatment. The honey locust seed extract and hyaluronic acid in this product help instantly tighten and plump the skin, while the squalane, kangaroo paw flower extract and Inca nut extract provide long-term improvement in elastin and collagen production.

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La Mer the Lifting and Firming Mask ($300)

This mask with serum-strength sculpting power helps the skin feel firmer. It works in tandem with the skin’s natural renewal process to help lift the appearance of the face and neck.

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Babor 3D Firming Ampoule Serum Concentrates ($50)

Babor describes this serum as a “workout for facial contours.” Get your face in shape with these ampoules for a firmer, smoother, more youthful appearance.

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Tata Harper Boosted Contouring Serum ($125)

This firming and lifting décollete and face serum helps restore mature, sagging skin to a more firm, youthful appearance. It features 14 sources to help lift and firm the look of skin.

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Fresh Black Tea Corset Cream Firming Moisturizer ($95)

Just like a corset, this moisturizer “pulls” everything up. It promises to firm, hydrate and strengthen skin for a tighter, more lifted look in the face and neck.

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Algenist GENIUS Liquid Collagen ($115)

Proprietary Active Vegan Collagen and microalgae work together in this serum to restore bounce and resilience to the skin while combating fine lines and wrinkles.

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Dr. Loretta Tightening Detox Mask ($55)

After four weeks of use, over 90 percent of testers experienced measured improvement in skin elasticity. This little mask goes to work on skin texture and elasticity while your skin is in repair mode overnight.

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Clinique Repairwear Uplifting Firming Cream ($68)

This cream promises to put the bounce back in your skin by boosting elastin and collagen. A unique feature—it’s available in two skin-type formulations: Very Dry to Dry Skin (Skin Type 1) and Dry Combination to Combination Oily (Skin Type 2 and 3).

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Peter Thomas Roth FIRMx Collagen Moisturizer ($85)

This formula is filled with seven forms of collagen and collagen-supporting ingredients to help firm and smooth the skin for a more youthful complexion.

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NuFACE Firming and Brightening Silk Crème ($49)

Whether you use this crème to make your NuFACE device glide smoother or on its own, you’ll notice a lift. Phyto actives, hyaluronic acid and a proprietary blend help promote a firmer, brighter complexion.

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Clarins Extra-Firming Day Cream ($89)

Clarins has a line of Extra-Firming creams for all different needs, including a night cream, a day cream with SPF, an energizing cream and a cream specifically formulated for those with dry skin, so there’s an option for everyone.

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Reserveage Firming Face Cream ($60)

Consistency is key here. After two months, 28 percent of people noticed a lifting effect. Additionally, 40 percent of people said it reduced the appearance of deep wrinkles surface area.

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Alastin Restorative Skin Complex ($195)

Alastin continues to bring scientific innovations to the anti-aging market. This dermatologist-praised product promises to combat all visible signs of aging, helping to brighten your complexion and “lift” your skin for a restored, youthful look.

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Olay Regenerist Retinol24 + Peptide ($34)

Olay’s Regenerist line has always been a fan favorite to help tackle signs of aging. Now the brand has a night face moisturizer that features vitamin B3 and retinol to help firm the skin and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Night Cream ($42)

This rich cream is formulated specifically to help combat the loss of firmness and elasticity in aging skin. Just one tub of this will have you addicted to its results.

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Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Instant Firming Serum ($79)

If your skin is too sensitive for retinol, try this serum that features Caudalie’s exclusive patented alternative to retinol. Even better, the lightweight serum helps to deliver a lifted appearance to the skin.

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Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream ($84)

More than 80 percent of people noticed firmer skin in just four weeks of using this night cream. Retinol and other powerful ingredients help boost firmness and reduce wrinkles, roughness, uneven tone and dullness.

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Sunday Riley Pink Drink Essence ($48)

There are a lot of thick, heavy creams in the skin-tightening world. If you’re looking for something a bit lighter to add to your routine, try this peptide-infused essence that features fermented honey and botanical extracts.

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Dr. Dennis Gross Advanced Retinol and Ferulic Intense Wrinkle Cream ($120)

Intensely hydrating and packed with trans-retinol, encapsulated retinol, bakuchiol, ferulic acid and rambutan, this cream will give you a rejuvenated look in no time.

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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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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 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 ($80)

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 ($69)

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 Lift 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 provide skin-lifting effects overtime for a firmer, more plump appearance. 

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Osmotics Cosmeceuticals Blue Copper 5 Prime Perfecting Serum ($99)

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 as a pseudo-makeup primer, prolonging your foundation.

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iS Clinical Youth Complex ($155)

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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