Anti Aging (Wrinkle) Cream That Won’t Cause Acne & Anti-Aging Creams That Work

My name is Carrie and I’ve been an Avon representative since 2016. Since becoming a rep, I’ve been privileged to test and use many products over the years which brings me to the reason I created this post. Since using their products, I’m the happiest with my skin that I’ve ever been. Let’s start with the basics.

My Skin Profile: I’m a 45-year-old Black female with large pores, sensitive acne-prone oily skin (which leaves dark spots after it heals) and hereditary freckles (which I feel gives me an uneven skin tone). I do not wear foundation or concealer and rarely use blush or eye shadow. I use PLENTY of lipstick and some mascara.

I’m wearing no foundation – only moisturizer and lipstick.

Since experimenting with Avon products, I’ve found those which have reduced my break outs, lightened the resulting scars, reduced pore size on my cheeks and lightened my freckles slightly (while completely removing some age spots). Below I’m going to share which products those are with you!

anti aging cream for sensitive skinAnew AHA Refining Cream: Reduced smile lines around my mouth (parentheses). Helped smooth out uneven skin tone. I use it in the PM.

Vitamin C Brightening Serum: Lightened freckles and removed age spots. Added a glowing radiance to my overall appearance. You can also alternate with the Anew Clinical Resurfacing Serum if you are trying to lighten spots.

Thermafirm: This is the STAPLE product for me. It has firmed my skin without causing breakouts. Not only that, it also helped with the lines that were forming around my eyes. I use it in the PM.Anti wrinkle cream that won't cause acne

Eyes: I use our very popular (and for good reason) Anew Clinical Eye Lift Pro. Thermafirm also happens to be very good around the eye area also. Combining them has removed the crepey-ness from around my upper and lower eye area and helped lift my eyelids.

Anew Neutralize Charcoal Mask Stick: This is my favorite method to pull toxins from my skin. I only use it once or twice weekly.

Cleanser: I just use any good cleanser with at least 2% salicylic acid (Biore/Aveeno) to fight acne.

Day Cream with SPF: Since Thermafirm has no SPF, I use it at night only. During the day, I use the Anew Vitale Day Cream with SPF 25. It has not caused any breakouts either. You can also use the Hydra Fusion Daily Beauty Defense lotion with SPF 50 if you desire a product with higher SPF.

Other: I also use a bit of tea tree & helichrysum oils on my face right after cleansing and before applying moisturizers to prevent acne breakouts.

Additionally, right before Thermafirm I’ve recently started using the Dr. Belmeur Cica Peptite Serum which is another anti-aging product that won’t cause acne. It contains peptides to firm skin and is very light weight. More info on this special serum is below:

cica peptite ampoule best antiaging cream for acne

An alternative to Thermafirm is aptly named the Advanced Wrinkle Corrector, another one of the best anti-aging creams for acne. The Dr. Belmeur Cica Peptite Ampoule should be used prior to this as well. Another cream that is approved for sensitive skin is Dr. Belmeur Advanced Cica Hydro Cream. It contains the anti-aging ingredient hyaluronic acid, but I don’t use this as part of my personal regimen.

What’s most important is that using the COMBINATION of these products has has made my skin smooth with fewer pimples and signs of aging. Ultimately you have to test until you find the best anti-aging cream for acne regimen for you.


Regimen 1: Thermafirm is the main anti wrinkle cream that won’t cause acne in this regimen. Active ingredients are a combination of hydrolyzed plant protein and natural extracts. I also combine it with Dr. Belmeur Cica Peptite Ampoule, AHA Refining Cream and the Vitamin C Brightening Serum as an overall plan.

anti aging creams that workRegimen 2: The Anew Clinical Advanced Wrinkle Corrector is the main cream in this regimen, as an alternative to, or along with, Thermafirm. This should also still be used in conjunction with the Dr. Belmeur Cica Peptite Ampoule, AHA Refining Cream and the Vitamin C Brightening Serum. With “4D Wrinkle-Reverse Technology,” it plumps skin and removes appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If sagging is an issue, I would use it in conjunction with the Thermafirm.

These are the best anti aging creams for acne that Avon currently offers. The thing is these are not Avon’s newest creams but the tried and true, oldies but goodies, so they’ve been proven over time to work.

Granted, most of us have a combination of issues that we need to address. So mix and match products as necessary but not too much as that in itself could irritate the skin facilitating a breakout. But once you find what works for you, STICK WITH IT. Consistency is KEY.

Customer Product Reviews:

Thermafirm is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by over 550 customers. Lynne shares, “I have been using this product for years on my neck and hands and I know this is why my neck looks younger than others my age and the back of my hands don’t have wrinkles. Just know that I get these results because I have been using it a very long time.”

Darla says, “I use this product with the wrinkle corrector. They seem to be doing the trick 🙂 Used them both together for years.”

Anew Clinical Advanced Wrinkle Corrector is rated 4.5 out of 5 by over 550 reviewers. Cindy wrote, “I’ve been using this product on my wrinkles/lines for at least 10 years. Even though I’ve tried other products, nothing has ever worked to plump my wrinkles except this.”

Candace says, “I can’t say enough GOOD things about Anew products like this one. I am going on 68 years old and have been using Anew products for decades. Compared to most women my age I have much fewer wrinkles and I attribute that to Anew creams, which I apply every night. I was able to do a “buy one get one” this time, which was an added bonus!”

Anew Vitamin C Brightening Serum is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars. Janet writes, “I can’t believe more of the beauty world hasn’t discovered this wonderful serum. I have been using it for several years and get many compliments about my skin. I saw discoloration disappear and a glow that I never had before. I seldom wear foundation. This serum seriously works.”

Net said, “I got this mid summer 2019. After my daily cleaner i apply this on my skin in the morning. This product really does help with hydration and ant-aging. If i ran out i would buy this again!! 🥰”

Anew AHA Refining Cream is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars. LadyBugD shares, “I have used this product for years, and I love it. It makes my skin feel plumper, refreshed, and bright. I use it at night, tho, as I already have a product I use for under my makeup. One thing to note: you never want this near your eyes, it stings. BUT, even for that, I adore this product and the pros of it far outweigh the con. I like that I can tell that it is working. Some might feel it is a bit on the ‘harsh’ side, but that is what makes it so good. PLEASE keep making this product!”

Stacy thinks, “This moisturizer works great for eczema! I love the my skin looks after using it!!”

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