Facing the Future: Which Facial Feature Shows Signs of Aging First?


Would you believe—your eyes? According to a readers’ poll­ in NEWBEAUTY magazine, more than half of people revealed they first noticed the signs of facial aging in their eye area, followed by lips/mouth, forehead and cheeks. But let’s face it, the process of aging is personal, so when and where we notice those first signs can still vary.

Aging is relative, but here’s what the progression of wrinkles typically looks like by decade:

Your 30s: Like clockwork, little “worry creases” appear between eyebrows, while parenthetical “smile lines” make their marks around the mouth.

Your 40s: Inevitable “crow’s feet” take shape, while forehead creases deepen and corners of the mouth begin to downturn.

Your 50s and up: Telltale crepiness and crisscrossing fine lines etch themselves into once-smooth cheeks, and as collagen and elastic tissue decreases, the skin begins to sag.

Before you lose sleep over what seems inevitable, remember—the best wrinkle is the one you never get. Defend against signs of aging now by avoiding the sun and using a broad spectrum sunscreen daily, like REDEFINE Triple Defense Treatment SPF 30.

To tackle expression lines, especially around eyes, try REDEFINE ACUTE CARE™, as seen in Allure magazine. For lips that have lost their fullness and definition, use REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum to help reclaim the appearance of youthful lips. Address forehead and laugh lines with our REDEFINE Regimen + AMP MD™ System, which work together to improve the appearance of lines, pores and skin firmness. You’ll never have to own up to the signs of time if you have a good game plan and incorporate skincare with anti-aging ingredients, like line-defying peptides and hyaluronic acid.

Tell us below which wrinkle you noticed first and what you plan to do about it.


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  1. I just turned 60 and wished I would have found Rodan & Fields in my 20″s!! I can see the diffrence already after 30 days! Have been using Reverse to repair sun damage & Redifine and AMP roller for the fine lines on my forehead and smile lines.
    I just ordered the eye cream—Amazing, and thiking about Acute Care for my crows feet.

  2. My forehead wrinkles have been visible since my 20’s. I use the microdermabrasion paste and redefine skincare regiment .

  3. Crepiness – smoothe and tone with Redefine Regime, Redefine Night Renewing Serum, and the magic bullet…..AMP MD – roll away that crepiness!

  4. The feathery crinkles (crows feet) @ the corners of my eyes when I grin! Using REDEFINE Multi Function Eye Cream 2x/day is diminishing them! Sleeping on my back & getting plenty of rest @ night helps, too!

  5. Worry lines at around 38 and now Im 44 and Im noticing forhead and crows feet!! Im researching R&Fs Redefine line and microdermabrasion tool to reverse all this “aging”!!!!

  6. Full Smile/Laugh lines were first to appear and hardest to now tackle. I’m using Redefine products but just ordered Acute Care to enhance the Redefine.

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