Preserving healthy skin and staving off early signs of aging requires using products specifically tailored for the job and sticking with a consistent skincare routine. Dermatologists shared their favorite skincare items that help smooth wrinkles, remove hyperpigmentation and more.
This formula features an anti-aging ingredient mix with dual benefits: neuro-calming peptides to relax crow’s feet, antioxidants and humectants to hydrate skin, plus the super-stable forms of vitamin C and glutathione for maximum benefits.
1. Olay Retinol Night Cream
This night face moisturizer contains retinol and vitamin B3 to stimulate surface skin cell turnover for healthier, younger-looking skin. Over time, it helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles, even skin tone, improve dark spots/pores visually, as well as smooth out any potential rough patches on the complexion.
Formula also contains water-retaining glycerin and skin-protective dimethicone to ensure even absorption without irritation; additionally, dermatologist testing and approval ensure daily use.
If you’re just getting started with retinol, this gentle product can be an excellent starting point. Be patient as results may take up to 28 days to appear – in the meantime, this moisturizing cream contains high amounts of shea butter to provide extra moisture and softness; its creamy consistency is suitable for sensitive skin types. Plus, this product also comes in serum form for those looking to amp up their regimen!
2. Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm is beloved among beauty lovers due to its luxurious texture and aromatic scent, creating an indulgent spa-like cleansing ritual designed to protect skin’s natural barrier, restore elasticity, tone and firmness while leaving complexion looking smooth and fresh. Formulated with jojoba and meadowfoam seed oil which help balance and soften without stripping away essential moisture from skin’s core layers, Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm offers exceptional cleansing power without stripping essential moisture from beneath its layers.
This award-winning essential is packed with 9 essential oils such as Lavender, Chamomile and Eucalyptus for aromatherapy in a jar. When applied directly to skin it melts away into premium oil while water transforms it into a cleansing milk for complete cleansing action.
Mineral-oil free formula that combines Rose and Mimosa waxes, Elderberry Starflower Optimega oil and the anti-aging marine active Padina Pavonica for firmer and lifted complexions. Simply warm a small amount between palms before massaging with light circular movements before rinsing off using damp cloth to rinse.
3. Kate Somerville Retinol Cream
Retinol is known for its multitasking properties: it stimulates skin to produce new cells and increase collagen production; reduces hyperpigmentation and clogged pores, smooths intense wrinkles and improves tone and texture over time; it even helps reduce redness, soothe breakouts and boost hydration! This powerful serum also aids redness reduction, soothes breakouts and boosts hydration!
Combining vitamin C and other powerful skincare ingredients, this luxurious moisturizer effectively improves texture, tone and wrinkle appearance. Packed with niacinamide – an ingredient similar to vitamin C which can soothe skin while balancing oil levels – as well as plant extracts designed to provide extra soothing protection from free radical damage, the formula offers significant visible improvements.
This thick cream requires extra work when applying, taking longer than most retinol products we’ve tried. For optimal results, apply this product at nightly intervals until sensitivity has been addressed – vegan and cruelty-free, too!
4. SkinCeuticals Retinol Serum
This highly concentrated overnight retinol serum repairs past damage while you sleep. By increasing cell turnover and collagen building, this formula diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, discoloration and pores as well as helping reduce blemishes while refining skin tone while mitigating irritation with soothing bisabolol.
Retinol, a form of Vitamin A, encourages cell turnover and collagen production to reduce fine lines, fade hyperpigmentation and prevent new ones from appearing while treating acne by unclogging pores and decreasing oiliness.
Niacinamide is an ideal complement to Retinol as a skincare ingredient that works similarly to Hyaluronic Acid; it ‘plays nice’ with most other ingredients while simultaneously improving hydration levels and soothing inflammation. Plus, this powerful humectant draws moisture deep into skin by up to 1,000x its weight in moisture! Niacinamide makes an excellent starter product for those unfamiliar with Retinol!