'Tightens up the turkey skin': Amazon shoppers are obsessed with this $13 Retinol cream

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Woman's face with bottle of Medix 5.5 Retinol + Ferulic Acid
Medix 5.5 Retinol cream targets crepey wrinkles on face and body. (Photos: Amazon)

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, cower, cover. Well, we didn't quite do that...and guess what. That's OK.

Turns out it's still possible to have beautiful skin as you mature. More than 7,000 five-star shoppers on Amazon credit a certain lotion with restoring elasticity (lost to things like fun in the sun): Medix 5.5 Retinol Cream with Ferulic Acid Anti-Sagging Treatment. Many fans testify that it's reduced their wrinkles, reversed sagging and improved the appearance of sun-damaged skin on the face, neck, hands, arms and legs — pretty much everywhere the sun shines.

We aren't sure how this cream — an Amazon's Choice product — is going for just $13, but we won't question it! Remember, if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping. 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.)

Read on to hear what makes Medix 5.5 so effective and popular!

$13 at Amazon

Medix 5.5 Retinol + Ferulic Acid bottle
Slather it on cheeks, elbows, hands, knees — any spot that needs some lift and elasticity. (Photo: Amazon)

Packed with powerful ingredients
This anti-sagging cream employs the critical anti-aging ingredient retinol (vitamin A) and the antioxidant ferulic acid to revive skin that's getting a bit crepey (ick, we hate that word to —but you know what we mean!). Medix 5.5 is also infused with natural antioxidants like black tea, aloe vera and chamomile; it contains no alcohol or parabens and is vegan and cruelty-free.

"This lotion is amazing!" reports one of thousands of fans. "Works immediately on dry and aging skin. I use this every day — great scent and amazing results."

"In my late 60s. This product is not a face lift, but it certainly tightens up the turkey skin on one's neck," says another 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’m excited, especially as summer approaches, to wear sleeveless shirts and sundresses and not be paranoid about my 'old lady arms' attracting unwanted attention....You can be 'old' and still look hot."

Head, shoulders, knees and toes

It's not just arms that are looking younger, either. This stuff works all over. Apply generously anywhere that's craving moisture. Shoppers love the effects. 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."

Medix 5.5 retinol pump (Photo: Amazon)
Slow down the clock, with this restorative lotion. (Photo: Amazon)

A fix for too much fun in the sun

Sun protection is incredibly important: UV rays are dangerous, as you well know, and we encourage you to use SPF and be smart. What's great about this product is that it works to approve the appearance of damage that's already been done.

"I am 64, grew up a beach baby in Florida, at a time when we were in the sun endlessly, without 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...As a very-fair-skinned redhead, with sun-damaged skin, I have seen a big improvement."

"Good-bye crepey skin," said another believer. And hello smoothness, softness and elasticity.

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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