When are you really supposed to start incorporating anti-aging products into your skin care routine? Ask a dermatologist and they’ll tell you that it’s never too early to start addressing signs of aging, even if it's before they appear. In fact, the right anti-aging skin care products can actually prevent the most common signs of aging, like fine lines, dark spots, and sun damage, in addition to treating any current anti-aging concerns you may have.
This doesn't mean you have to jump headfirst into a whole new routine. Start small with an anti-aging moisturizer, one of the simplest, most effective steps on the path to prevention.
Used daily, moisturizer helps to restore the protective barrier for sensitive skin, balance oil production for oily skin, and boost water retention for dry skin. And, of course, an anti-aging moisturizer has these benefits and more to help keep your skin healthy and happy for years to come.
Read on for our picks for the best anti-aging moisturizers below, and get started on your way to healthier, radiant skin.
If you’re looking to minimize the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles, this skin-boosting anti-aging cream is for you. It’s formulated with Anogeissus bark extract, a tree known for its anti-aging properties, and other powerful ingredients, like dill seed extract, to restore the skin’s elasticity and bounce. Use in the morning and as your night cream before bed for smoother, more supple skin.
Use this pair of products a couple nights a week, and you’ll wake up looking like the facial fairy visited you in your sleep. Created with a powerful blend of hydroxy acids and gentle flower acids, plus hyaluronic acid and salicylic acid, the Honeymoon Glow 3-in-1 night serum exfoliates and hydrates the skin while reducing the appearance of pores. Follow it with the Sleep Tight balm-to-gel, which uses vegan alternatives to retinol, to improve the skin’s texture, radiance, and firmness.
Murad's face moisturizer with sunscreen and black tea ferment plays nicely with all skin types, but it's especially useful for those with blemish-prone, combination, and oily skin. The lightweight formula absorbs quickly to hydrate, protect, and soothe, while fermented black tea works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to functioning as a great anti-wrinkle cream, this facial moisturizer also controls excess oil production to keep your pores clear and blackhead-free.
This night cream functions as a powerful anti-aging treatment to firm and smooth your skin. Ingredients like Camellia japonica oil and red algae extract infuse the skin with moisture to promote collagen production and give a youthful, healthy glow. In fact, in clinical trials, this face and neck cream delivered firming and brightening results in just 4 weeks.
This purple bottle looks like it was beamed in from the future to send your skin back to the past. Ideal for city-dwellers, this daytime emulsion uses vitamins, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid to combat free radicals and environmental stressors while boosting collagen production. Use it in the morning before applying sunscreen for skin that looks and feels stronger, plumper, softer, and brighter.
You know how your phone charges so much faster when you're not using it while it's plugged in? That's basically how this emulsifying night cream works on your face. The repairing, nourishing concentrate in this face cream piggybacks on your body's natural nightly cellular regeneration to give dermal stem cell activity a kickstart. Translation: more collagen production, and less noticeable deep wrinkles when you wake up.
If you're already noticing signs of aging, this serum has everything you need to help you stop the clock. Think Argan stem cells, hyaluronic acid, antioxidant-rich algae extract, mugwort extract, and green tea extract—all penetrating deep to revitalize your skin from the inside out. Use it twice a day to repair sun damage, reduce dark spots, minimize wrinkles, refine pores, and improve skin firmness, so your skin looks fresh and glowy.
This hydrating multipurpose moisturizer helps your skin nama-stay smooth and full (sorry, couldn't help it). Turmeric's anti-inflammatory properties are known to reduce irritation, dryness, and discoloration in aging, acne-prone skin. A blend of powerful vitamins–like Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C–push that skin rehab even further, and shea butter gives you deep hydration to soothe and balance it all out.
Reach for this face and body oil after a shower to lock in moisture. Ingredients like rose, ylang ylang, and carrot carrier oil help boost cellular renewal and hormonal balance in more mature skin. This oil has also been found to increase circulation, making it ideal for massages as well.
Keep this lightweight moisturizer with sunscreen in your arsenal to fend off winter skin and hold onto a healthy summer glow. Phytoestrogen technology and brightening agents like vitamin C and B work to reverse the visible signs of sun damage and aging, including hyperpigmentation and dark spots. Simultaneously, peptides and proteins get to work smoothing over fine lines and wrinkles.
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