T&C's guide to the serums, creams, and masks for smoothing, firming, and lifting that actually work.
For centuries people have reverted to obscure beauty rituals claiming to be the source of the fountain of youth– Cleopatra was even known to bathe in donkey milk. But to age gracefully there isn't just one secret—it takes a collection of products that will restore, protect, and regenerate your skin. To help you on your quest of turning back time, we've rounded up the best anti-aging products to introduce to your routine. From natural beauty wonders to tried-and-true favorite masks, oils, peels, treatments, and moisturizers, these wrinkle-reducing and glow-inducing workhorses turn back the sands of time.
Founded by none other than the seemingly ageless supermodel Cindy Crawford, the Meaningful Beauty line was formulated from the anti-aging properties of rare melons grown in the South of France. For a serum that can help correct the signs of aging while preventing future damage, look no further!
This lightweight serum exfoliates dead skin cells to reveal more even skin and fight signs of aging. Made with the highest concentration of glycolic acid available over-the-counter, the anti-aging formula was derm-validated for daily use to reduce dark spots and wrinkles.
One of the keys to achieving younger-looking skin is hydration. Kate Somerville's 'Quench' serum helps your skin cells retain moisture to help you attain a dewier and more youthful appearance.
The pistil of the Saffron flower is what makes this face cream so unique—creating a glycan complex. It's able to manage eleven signs of aging, including lack of firmness and elasticity, wrinkles, dullness, fine lines, and texture.
The newest Korean beauty trend, Hanacure, is changing the game of anti-aging products– combining the effect of a serum, cream, and a mask in one treatment to drastically reduce the effects of aging. If you're still skeptical, one look at their Instagram testimonials will make you a believer.
As anyone who owns a mirror will tell you, tiredness seems to amplify and age the skin. This night cream by Shiseido helps improve the look of wrinkles and fine lines no matter how many hours you actually banked the night before.
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Target the sensitive under-eye area directly with these gold recovery eye masks. They aim to reduce puffiness around the eye, as well as dark circles and fine lines. Pop 'em on for a few minutes in the morning and watch the evidence of last night melt away to reveal a perky and awake appearance.
Since 1926, ultra-nourishing ingredients like lanolin and beeswax have been combined with calming agents like calendula and chamomile to heal dry skin all over the body and impart a dewy glow.
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The indie favorite organic oil is loaded with nourishing and detoxifying botanicals like grape seed oil and dandelion leaf, inspired by founder April Gargiulo's family winery in California.
The beloved makeup artist used to personally blend jars of her collagen-stimulating concoction for her celebrity clientele before starting her own line.
Forget blinis and crème fraîche, the Swiss skincare brand believes caviar—with its firming and texture-refining properties—is best served on the skin.
After noticing the age-defying hands of Japanese sake brewers, SK-II bottled up the refining, toning, and nourishing benefits of vitamin-rich pitera to create its do-it-all elixir.
The cult favorite clarifying treatment contains exfoliating lactic acid that immediately reveals brighter, plumper skin.
An ode to the recipe and blending technique of the world's very first moisturizer, each jar of the nourishing cream is handmade by monks in a Czech monastery.
The vitamin-rich French pharmacy find is a model-approved backstage staple that can be used as a cleanser, moisturizer, and/or primer.
For those unable to get their hands on the German doctor's buzzed about "Blood Cream," her highly concentrated hyaluronic acid serum includes large and small molecules that deeply penetrate skin for a heavy dose of hydration.
The OG two-step peel pads for the face, neck, and chest are a combination of five gentle yet effective alpha and beta hydroxy acids that remove dead skin cells without irritation, leaving skin perfectly prepped for whatever products come next.
Diamond peptides help prolong the life of healthy skin cells, while a blend of amino-acids, copper, and sodium hyaluronate increases collagen production, controls shine, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
The drugstore favorite contains powerful anti-agers like hyaluronic acid, amino-peptides, and vitamin B3 to offer immediate and longterm lifting and plumping benefits. This wallet-friendly option also tops BestProducts.com's list for best anti-aging creams.
Recommended by dermatologists and beauty editors alike, the antioxidant packed formula contains l-ascorbic acid, vitamin E, and ferulic acid to fight wrinkle-inducing free radicals.
The blurring and fortifying formula is clinically proven to brighten the under eye area and fight the crow’s feet and squint lines caused by staring at screens at all day.
The dual-chambered design combines the existing lightening and brightening powers of the brand's beloved dark spot corrector with a soothing antioxidant-rich serum that helps calm skin as to prevent future hyper pigmentation from forming.
They say the neck is one of the telltale signs of aging, but this potent blend of vitamin E and phospholipids minimizes lines, wrinkles, and crepiness, while improving elasticity and tone.
Yet another brilliant anti-aging neck cream that will ensure that your neck and chest aren't your tell when people look at your plump and youthful face.
For those that love the brightening and skin-boosting benefits of vitamin c, but find the anti-oxidant slightly drying, behold: the answer to your prayers. Vitamin C and Red algae work to reduce the affects of UV damage and reduce hyper-pigmentation, while lovely blend of vitamin B3, shea butter and grapeseed oil strengthen the skin and provide a delightful dose of moisture. Another key ingredient included is probiotics, which help ensure the microbiome of your face stays balanced—and that your skin stays clear.
It's common knowledge that the neck and bust have more delicate skin—and are thusly more prone to sun damage and reveal your age. This anti-oxidant packed gel (a texture perfect for warmer months) harnesses the power of green tea and rosemary to reduce inflammation and promote skin healing, as well tighten sagging skin and increase cell turnover to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.