These Anti-Aging Products Are Worth the Money
Creams, serums and oils–oh my!
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For Forever Flawless Skin
Anti-aging products have been hyped up for years by women of all ages. It’s best to start using them when you’re younger, but these products are also lauded as being important to slow down the effects of aging if you’re older. Despite your age, there is one thing that is true regardless–these products can be expensive. We’ve rounded up a few items that are worth your money. From retinols to vitamin C serums, we’ve explained which ingredients to look out for and when to apply them.
Olay Regenerist Retinol Moisturizer
One of the key ingredients in anti-aging moisturizers is retinol. It’s intended to help your skin produce collagen, thus cutting down on fine lines and wrinkles. While I’ve found that retinols can be slightly harsh and drying, this one is very moisturizing, and I have seen a noticeable difference.
BUY IT: Walmart, $21
Collagen Peptides Powder
While this may not go on your skin, it’s important to consider how you’re nourishing your body, as well, and collagen will help drastically improve the appearance of your skin. As we age, our bodies naturally begin to produce less collagen, the protein that maintains our skin’s elasticity. Drop some of this powder in your morning coffee, juice, oatmeal or whatever else you want for breakfast and keep it coming!
BUY IT: Amazon, $28
Midnight Magic PM Serum
This retinol serum is lightweight and amazing. In addition to retinol, it contains peptides, vitamin A and stem cells, all of which works to tighten and firm your skin. This winning combination will also help combat future signs of aging.
BUY IT: OneKind, $38
Clinique Anti-Gravity Firming Eye-Lift Cream
Your under-eye area can often be the first place to show signs of aging. It’s brightening and hydrating, and it also works to build up thin skin. One pro-tip is to make sure you’re applying it gently around your entire eye, including your eyelids!
BUY IT: Sephora, $46
One Love Organics Vitamin C Facial Serum
If you’re skipping out on serums, you’re cheating your skin. This vitamin C serum contains green tea and vitamin E so that your skin is not only nourished, but luminous. It also works to make your complexion much more even toned by eliminating dark spots and redness.
BUY IT: One Love Organics, $75
Vitabrid C12 Brightening Powder
So, here’s the juice on vitamin C. It’s amazing for your skin, but it’s important that you make sure it’s a small enough amount for it to maintain its efficacy. That’s why this powder formula is absolutely amazing. Add a couple of dashes to your moisturizer or face oil and you’re good to go. Plus, it lasts forever.
BUY IT: Amazon, $65
Biossance Squalane + Omega Repair Cream
This moisturizer feels super thick and creamy. It’s rich in lipids and ceramides, which help to plump up fine lines, wrinkles and thin skin. It also has natural ingredients that leave your skin feeling hydrated, including squalane, omega fatty acids and plant sterols. My favorite thing about this moisturizer is that it’s super gentle and it doesn’t leave a greasy feel after application.
BUY IT: Sephora, $58
This stuff has been pretty widely lauded as a skin savior and it has a super unique ingredient–pitera. The story itself is amazing! The brand claims they discovered that older workers at a sake brewery in Japan had aging faces, but youthful-looking hands. After making this discovery, the geniuses over at SK-II started testing yeast strains to see if this benefit could be replicated, and pitera was born. Simply pat this stuff on your face each day and you will start to see much softer, more youthful skin.
BUY IT: Sephora, $99
Peter Thomas-Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel
This gel contains glycolic and salicylic acids, both of which work to detoxify your pores and improve your skin’s texture. It will also help support your skin cells’ natural turnover, which will ultimately reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
BUY IT: Sephora, $39
Kate Somerville Age Arrest Anti-Wrinkle Cream
The technology behind this cream aims to reduce sagging and wrinkles. The cream itself feels buttery smooth and it definitely has a similar effect on your skin. It also reduces discoloration, dryness and helps improve the appearance of your skin’s firmness.
BUY IT: Sephora, $90