I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for RoC Skincare. I received product to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

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Getting older is hard. I’m not going to lie. But every day I remind myself that I’m lucky to be alive, so I don’t let little things like wrinkles get me down. That doesn’t mean I don’t try to keep them at bay, either. I’m OK with slowing down the aging process of my skin and I’ll use whatever lotions, creams, and other topical means possible to do it.

But beyond trying to slow the process, it’s important to know what’s causing it in the first place. It isn’t all about the number of years I’ve been on the planet. It’s also about what I’ve subjected it to while I’ve been doing that living. I think we all know that sun damage is a primary cause in the destruction of youthful looking skin. But it turns out it’s not the only environmental factor responsible. Where you live and the amount of smog and stress you’re subjected to also adds to the decay.

Second Annual Wrinkle Ranking Reveals the Underlying Factors That Contribute to Aging Skin

RoC® Skincare and Sperling’s Best Places performed a meta-analysis, which combined their original research findings with related research that exists in the field of the study.  Criteria directly and indirectly relate to skin damage were used including, lifestyle, occupational and environmental and factors, which were weighted by relevance to skin damage risk. The data was adjusted with the current population data to arrive at “per capita” figure which provides an accurate comparison between states of varying sizes. States received points for each of the criteria based on their relation to the other state’s scores in that data category. Category scores were weighted and aggregated to determine an overall “Wrinkle Index” score which was used to rank the U.S. states.

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Some of their findings are below, and most are not surprising. I did find it interesting that the top contribution factor to wrinkles in Washington State is the length of our commute. Granted, for the last ten years I’ve worked from home, so my face should be baby soft, but the first 20 years of commuting were brutal. It’s only gotten worse with rush hour now beginning at 7 am and ending at 7 pm, there’s no time of day that’s not stressful to drive.

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The same survey found that because generally Washington residents enjoy a healthy lifestyle, their likelihood of having wrinkles is less than states like New York, which is number one on the list of how your state impacts wrinkles. Ironically, Hawaii which is high on the sun list is low on the stress, so they come out at the bottom of the wrinkle ranking which is interesting.

Wrinkles: Anti-Wrinkle Solutions from RoC

No matter where you live, you can benefit from lessening your sun exposure, stress, and environmental factors and by using great skincare products that help you retain what you have head off what’s coming down the line. ROC has created several anti-wrinkle helpers including the two I tried – RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream and RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum.

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ROC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream

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RoC RETINOL CORRECTION Eye Cream contains a combination of pure retinol plus an essential mineral complex that is exclusive to their line. This duo has been clinically proven effective in the reduction of the signs of aging in the delicate eye area. It works from the moment you smooth it on by reducing dark circles, puffiness, crow’s feet, and other common concerns. The non-greasy and moisturising cream is hypoallergenic. It was introduced in 2005 and is available at food, drug, and mass merchandisers for a suggested retail price of $22.99 for the 0.5 fl ounce tube.

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Applying RoC Deep Wrinkle Serum and RoC RETINOL CORREXION Deep Wrinkle Serum to my clean face

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20 minutes after using Applying RoC Deep Wrinkle Serum and RoC RETINOL CORREXION Deep Wrinkle Serum then sheer face powder.

RoC RETINOL CORREXION Deep Wrinkle Serum

The RoC RETINOL CORREXION Deep Wrinkle Serum contains a mineral complex which has been shown to reduce wrinkles, even deep ones. It also improves the skin’s radiance and with continued use, it will minimize the look of both deep wrinkles and fine lights.  Available at Target and retailers nationwide, it sells for a suggested price of $22.99 for a 1.0 fl. ounce tube.

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How are you reacting to growing older?