What is it?
From a young age, we're programmed to believe that unless we hide from the sun, we're destined for saggy, wrinkled skin. The conventional advice is to wear big hats in summer, stay indoors midday — protect and cover. And while avoiding the sun is the most crucial step to stave off aging, thanks to the wonders of modern skin care, we've now got even more ways to ensure beautiful skin as we mature. Nearly 12,000 Amazon shoppers credit a certain lotion with helping to restore elasticity: Medix 5.5 Retinol + Ferulic Acid Age Rewind Body Treatment Cream, currently on sale for $18.
Why is it a good deal?
Prescription-strength retinol products can cost upward of $40, and even at full price, this highly rated lotion is a fraction of that. But the fact that it's on sale for $18 makes it an even better bargain, and we haven't seen it dip much lower than that all year. Plus, 15 fluid ounces is a lot of product!
Why do I need this?
It's no secret that retinol is a powerhouse skin-care ingredient when it comes to anti-aging. That's because it can help support collagen production, which in turn has a firming effect to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crepey-looking skin.
This anti-sagging cream is also infused with natural antioxidants like black tea, aloe vera and chamomile to help reduce redness, puffiness and irritation. It contains no alcohol or parabens and is vegan and cruelty-free. Many fans testify that it's helped to reduce their wrinkles and tightened sagging on the face, neck, arms and legs — pretty much everywhere the sun shines.
Speaking of which, we all know sun protection is incredibly important: UV rays are dangerous, and we encourage you to use SPF and be smart. What's great about this product is that it works to improve the appearance of damage that's already been done. This stuff works all over, so apply generously anywhere that's craving moisture.
What reviewers say
Packed with powerful ingredients
"In my late 60s. This product is not a facelift, but it certainly tightens up the turkey skin on one's neck," said a happy shopper. "I also use it on the back of my hands, as it makes 'onion skin' disappear. The price is reasonable; it lasts a long time even with daily use."
"Hot Grandma — no more crepey skin!" testified one big fan. "I have tried so many products for the crepey skin on my upper arms. They’ll moisturize and make my skin soft, but the wrinkles remain. This one actually works. The wrinkles diminished greatly after only a couple of uses."
"I’ve been using Medix 5.5 for over a year now, and what a difference it has made in my skin," shared a satisfied customer. "I had crepey skin, mostly on my neck and décolletage, and nothing would get rid of it. I found this product that had great reviews for crepey skin, so thought I would try it and SO glad I did. I will never use anything else. My only (small) complaint is the pump stops pumping the lotion out when there’s still so much lotion left in the bottle, but when it stops pumping, I just unscrew the pump top and dump some out in my hand. No big deal, but I do still get several more days by doing this, don’t waste this stuff. It’s way too good to waste." (Psst: This popular bottle-emptying kit makes getting every last drop out a lot easier!)
Head, shoulders, knees and toes
After just a few uses, one five-star fan said, "I can already see the crepey skin on my upper arms filling out, and my sagging jawline has lifted significantly. My face looks ten years younger."
"My knees are less crepey," added another. "The product absorbs easily and my skin feels moisturized with some feeling of lifting."
Devotees say that you won't have to wait to notice a difference. Some saw improvements after only one application: "Overnight results!" claimed an excited fan. "On my neck and neckline and upper arms, crepe gone! Already! Same goes for the shins and calves. My knees and forearms are about 70% improved, maybe more."
A fix for too much fun in the sun
"I am 64, grew up a beach baby in Florida, at a time when we were in the sun endlessly, without the benefit of sunscreen," wrote a happy Medix 5.5 user. "Within a week of using this product, I noticed my throat and upper arms looked a LOT better. My skin looked smoother and more even-toned ... I am not getting the cover of Vogue this month, but my skin looks a LOT better."
Want to complete your retinol collection? Amazon shoppers also love this inexpensive Velamo Advanced Retinol Eye Stick for banishing dark under-eye circles and fine lines:
If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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