Anti-Aging skin care doesn’t have to involve visiting a dermatologist, filling out lengthy prescriptions or spending a fortune; you can achieve the results you want right from your bathroom vanity!
This top-rated serum, featuring bakuchiol – a plant-derived alternative to retinol that releases gradually for maximum comfort – and niacinamide, reduces signs of aging while simultaneously providing moisture via hyaluronic acid and barrier strengthening squalane.
1. Olay Retinol Night Cream
Retinol (a form of vitamin A) is the star ingredient in this bestselling night cream, helping to improve smoothness, brightness, firmness, dark spots and fine lines and wrinkles.
This light and silky night cream from Retinol Labs features a fragrance- and hypoallergen-free formulation designed for all skin types and dermatologist tested by their team of dermatologists.
Retinol is an anti-aging skincare ingredient known to speed up skin cell turnover and increase collagen production, helping reduce fine lines and wrinkles, age spots and uneven skin tone. Furthermore, Retinol can also help improve hydration, reduce oily skin conditions and even out your complexion and texture.
Olay Retinol 24 Night Cream boasts an increased concentration of pure retinol than its peers in this line, as well as an effective yet gentle alternative known as Retinyl Propionate which has larger molecular structures than Retinol but delivers impressive results nonetheless.
2. Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
A top seller, this cleansing balm not only nourishes as a balm but also removes makeup and daily pollutants like visible pollution through oil; then emulsifies into a hydrating milk for smooth skin that rinses off effortlessly with just water. Packed with 9 essential oils including Lavender, Chamomile and Eucalyptus it provides aromatherapy-in-a-jar that leaves skin deeply cleansed yet soothed.
This luxurious cleansing balm melts effortlessly in your hand as you gently spread it across the face and neck for an efficient cleansing session. Use as a facial mask to lock in moisture and revitalize skin tone for added radiance!
Ideal for all skin types, this luxurious cleanser helps preserve the natural elasticity and tone of your complexion while leaving it luxuriously soft, smooth and velvety. A beautiful ritual to include into your beauty regimen. After using, finish off with mist or serum that polishes without stripping and locks in moisture – for an unforgettable experience!
3. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum
Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair serum has become an iconic cult beauty product. One of the original face serums to hit the market, it remains a go-to product in many beauty routines today. Leveraging sleep power to provide visible renewal, this formula contains powerful ingredients to promote skin hydration, smoothness, and firming for visible renewal – essential elements in many beauty routines!
This lotion also features sodium hyaluronate, an ingredient similar to moisture-attracting hyaluronic acid and which helps retain more water, making the skin appear plumper and looking healthier. Plus, there are peptides and antioxidants present that support skin’s natural renewal processes.
This face serum may be on the more costly side and comes in at $105 for a small 1.7-ounce bottle, but its ingredients make up its popularity with over 15,000 reviews and an average rating of 4.5 out of 5. It’s become one of this prestige skincare brand’s best-selling serums and boasts over 15,000 customer reviews at this point!
Carrot & Stick offers a great alternative, featuring The Concentrate, which combines plant-based face serums enriched with sodium hyaluronate with other beneficial clean ingredients for softening, smoother skin.
4. Kate Somerville Hyaluronic Acid Cream
Lightweight serum and cream designed to revive dehydrated complexions. Formulated with age-defeating Hyaluronic Acid, this pair can visibly diminish crow’s feet, fine lines and coarse wrinkles while simultaneously improving firmness and increasing elasticity of the skin.
HydraKate duo is powered by AquaPort Technology which replicates Kate Somerville’s in-clinic microchanneling treatment by unlocking water pathways to optimize hydration transportation and retention for increased plumping and smoothing results. A dual weight hyaluronic acid was formulated specifically to bind moisture directly to different layers of skin for instant and long lasting hydration; Rosemary Peptide Complex combats fatigue to accelerate natural recovery while Marigold Flower extract provides support for elasticity.
The cream contains squalane (an oily liquid found naturally within our bodies and sebum) to hydrate, plump and diminish redness. Both products are free from fragrance, parabens, formaldehydes, PABA phthalates mineral oil SLS/SLES Sulfates SLS triclosan and any animal testing; in fact these two items are cruelty-free as well!