If you’re looking for facelift-like results from a jar, you’ll likely be disappointed. Despite the claims, the results you see from a skin-firming cream will be subtle at best. It’s also possible that you won’t see any results.
When you see immediate results, the product tends to be an effective moisturizer. A good moisturizer can plump up your skin, making fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable. This result is temporary. To continue seeing any benefit, you need to apply the product every day.
As for the claim that a cream or lotion can lift sagging skin, dermatologists say that’s not possible. A cream or lotion cannot penetrate the skin deeply enough to do this.
Still, you may see a small change if a product contains a retinoid, such as retinol, which can help your body make more collagen.
While creams and lotions produce subtle results at best, the demand for skin care products that can lift sagging skin continues to grow. This demand is fueling research, so researchers are experimenting with various ideas.
One idea they’re testing is using creams to create electrical charges in the skin. These painless charges might increase the amount of collagen in the skin, which would lead to tighter skin.