20 Products That Will Make You Look Younger

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When it comes to looking younger, skincare products can be your best friend. From affordable drugstore finds to luxurious high-end options, there are plenty of products on the market that can help turn back the clock on your skin. Here are 20 products to consider if you’re on the lookout for something anti-aging and effective.

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Serum


Retinol is one of the most well-known ingredients that has been clinically proven to have anti-aging properties. It is a form of vitamin A that increases skin cell production, increases collagen production and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This affordable serum not only contains retinol, but another powerhouse ingredient – hyaluronic acid – which helps keep the skin plump and hydrated. It also helps counter some of the irritation and dryness you may experience when first using retinol, making this serum a great option for retinol beginners.

La Mer The Concentrate

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If you’re willing to splurge for a skincare product that works, look no further than La Mer’s The Concentrate. This serum contains their trademarked “Miracle Broth” – a blend of sustainably harvested algae extract, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients like lime peel extract alfalfa seed power. This blend, along with hydrating ingredients like glycerin, help to visibly strengthen irritated skin while protecting skin from inflammation from environmental stressors.

Olay Regenerist Micro-Scultping Cream


This drugstore moisturizer is one of Olay’s best-selling products for a reason. This power-packed cream includes ingredients like hyaluronic acid, peptides and vitamin B3 that help to restore and improve the skin’s elasticity. In other words, it will help strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier to give you bouncy, firm and younger-looking skin.

Paula’s Choice C15 Vitamin C Super Booster

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If you’re looking for a product that will improve the look of fine lines and prevent them from forming in the first place, then this serum from Paula’s Choice is right for you. This lightweight product contains 15 percent ascorbic acid, a form of Vitamin C that helps even skin tone and restores the skin’s youthful radiance. In addition, this serum contains ferulic acid, a powerful ingredient that can reduce hyperpigmentation and fight visible signs of aging.

Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment

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This skincare and makeup brand has gone viral on social media over the past few years, and once you try this cult-favorite treatment, you’ll understand why. This multi-tasking serum contains lactic acid, which exfoliates dead skin cells and excess oil from the surface layers of the skin to reveal a fresher and smoother complexion. It also contains soothing ingredients, like aloe extract and arnica extract, making it a great fit for those who have sensitive skin.

Earth Harbor Glow Juice Refining Enzyme Mask

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Looking for a new addition to your “Sunday reset” routine? If so, consider this mask from the vegan, cruelty-free skincare brand Earth Harbor. This lightweight gel can either be used two to three times weekly as an all-over mask, or daily as a spot treatment. It contains red seaweed extract, fruit enzymes and white willow bark, which are natural derivatives of exfoliating acids like salicylic acid and alpha hydroxy acids. Combined with cooling and soothing aloe leaf juice, this mask will reveal improved skin texture and tone, and a more youthful glow — all without irritating your skin.

The INKEY List Hyaluronic Acid Serum

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For a simple yet effective product to include in your everyday routine, look no further than the INKEY List’s hyaluronic acid serum. This lightweight and fast-absorbing product contains two key ingredients – hyaluronic acid (obviously) and Matrixyl 3000 peptide. Hyaluronic acid acts like a sponge, attracting large amounts of water molecules and holding on to them to maintain hydration levels in the skin, while the Matriyxl 3000 peptide mimics the ability of naturally occurring peptides to promote collagen and elastin production. Together, these ingredients help to not only keep skin plump and smooth, but combat dry skin, improve the appearance of fine lines and maintain an effective skin barrier.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate


Did you know that there is a scientific reason why people say you need to “get your beuaty sleep?” That is because numerous scientific studies have shown that at night, the process of cell division that occurs to renew and repair skin is at its peak. Kiehl’s Midnight Concentrate helps to give this process a boost through its proprietary blend of rejuvenating botanicals. This moisturizing facial oil formulated with a combination of lipid-rich seed, antioxidant-rich flower oils and plant extracts to help strengthen the skin’s barrier and visibly treat dryness, fine lines and dull-looking skin.

Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream

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If you’re a parent, you’ve most likely heard a lot about Drunk Elephant from your kids. Take a look at the reviews from their best-selling peptide moisturizer, and you’ll understand why. This gel cream moisturizer packs a punch with nine types of peptides made up of amino acids, which form proteins that helps to plump, firm and restore bounce in the skin. It also contains pygmy waterlily extract and folic acid, which both play a central role in maintaining youthful, elastic skin. Just make sure you keep this product out of your kids’ reach so they don’t steal it to make “skincare smoothies”!

Versed Press Restart Gentle Retinol Body Lotion


Signs of aging don’t appear in just your face. They also show on other parts of your body like your neck and your hands. Versed’s Press Restart body lotion contains encapsulated retinol that stimulates collagen production and cell renewal, while moisturizing ingredients like cocoa butter, squalane and vitamin E relieve any dryness that may occur for beginner retinol users. Its lightweight formula won’t leave you greasy, but it will deliver the anti-aging results you want all over your body.

Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum


The skin’s moisture barrier is an integral part of keeping the skin healthy. It is the outer surface of skin that acts as a powerful shield to protect against external aggressors, such as pollution, cold and dry weather, that can make the skin sensitive and prone to damage. Lancôme’s Advanced Génifique serum gives the skin barrier an extra boost with hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C, and its star ingredient, bifidus prebiotic. This prebiotic helps to provide a favorable environment for good bacteria that is present on the skin’s surface, and combined with its other ingredients, helps to improve skin elasticity and to improve the appearance of fine lines caused by dehydration, thinning skin or other external aggressors.

Youth to the People Peptides + C Energy Eye Concentrate

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Eye bags and eye puffiness can be a nuisance, especially if they’re still present after a full night’s rest. If you’re looking for a product that will minimize the appearance of dark circles – and will help to get rid of them in the long run – then this eye serum from the cruelty-free and vegan skincare brand Youth to the People is the product for you. The Peptides + C Energy eye concentrate contains vitamin C and caffeine, which have antioxidant properties that can firm the under-eye area and work to brighten its skin tone. It also has a peptide complex that helps to reduce and prevent puffiness around the eye area. But if you need something to cover them up right away, there are also optical diffusing ingredients that provide immediate brightening and blurring effects, helping to minimize the appearance of dark circles.

Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask


Are you in the mood for an at-home spa day, complete with your own eye masks? Don’t worry, these eye patches from Japanese brand Shiseido aren’t just slices of cucumber. These under-eye masks use micro-infusion technology to deliver pure retinol to the eye area to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in as little as 15 minutes. There is also squalane and hyaluronic acid included to add moisturizing and firming benefits that instantly rejuvenates and refreshes the under-eyes. They can even be used to address smile lines around the mouth, making this product pure magic not just for the eyes, but for parts of the face as well.

cocokind Ceramide Barrier Nourishing Daily Serum


For first-time retinol users, side effects like dryness, irritation and redness are common as your skin adjusts to it. There are some adjustments you can make to your skincare routine, such as using retinol every other day, to manage this effects. But sometimes, there are moments where your skin needs some extra TLC. For those days, reach for cocokind’s ceramide barrier serum. This product contains a blend of five ceramides, aloe leaf juice, squalane and beta glucan to restore healthy structure and function to the skin barrier while reducing the appearance of and protecting against dehydration, irritation and signs of aging.

TULA Skincare 24-7 Moisture Hydrating Day & Night Cream

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Prebiotics and probiotics are both pretty big topics in nutrition these days. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria found in certain foods or supplements, while prebiotics are types of fiber that feed the friendly bacteria in the digestive system. But who says they’re only good for your digestive health? The 24-7 Moisture Day & Night Cream from TULA Skincare contains both prebiotic and probiotic extract that help to improve skin smoothness and maintain skin balance. Apple extract, watermelon extract and peptides work alongside them to even the look of skin tone, firm skin, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making this the perfect all-in-one moisturizer to use day and night.

Paula’s Choice Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment

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This lotion from the viral skincare brand Paula’s Choice is another great choice for people who want to reap the benefits of retinol all over their body. This lightweight yet nourishing body lotion uses the power of pure retinol complex to improve texture, combat discoloration, and exfoliate to reveal visibly smoother, firmer-looking skin. Soothing emollients and plant oils like shea butter and evening primrose oil help to moisturize skin and provide an instant healthy-looking glow that you will love seeing and feeling.

Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Power Firm


For an eye cream that will pack a punch in anti-aging benefits, look no further than Dermalogica’s Multivitamin Power Firm eye cream. Their Age Smart collection is specifically formulated to combat fine lines and wrinkles, and this eye cream is no different. It contains a powerful firming complex of Vitamins A, C and E that help to visibly firm the skin while protecting it against premature aging due to outside factors like pollution and UV rays, while red seaweed extract and grapeseed oil provide high quantities of peptides and fatty acids to nourish and protect the skin.

Algenist Green Microalgae Retinol + Regenerating Serum


This retinol serum from clean and vegan skincare brand Algenist is not your typical run-of-the-mill product. This product, along with others in this brand, contain a special ingredient made from algae – alguronic acid. This compound is produced by a specific microalgae species that directly shields algae cells from the elements. Combined with time-released, plant-based retinol, this product helps to minimize the looks of deep lines and wrinkles while calming redness and irritation.

Naturium Vitamin C Super Serum Plus


Naturium has become extremely popular on social media in recent years, and this super-charged serum will show you why. The Vitamin C Super Serum Plus contains not only Vitamin C, but also retinol, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and salicylic acid. While it may sound like a lot, all of these ingredients are formulated to help improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles, smooth and brighten the appearance of skin, and protect skin from environmental stressors.

KraveBeauty Beet The Sun SPF 40 PA+++


If there is any product you absolutely need in order to prevent signs of aging, it’s sunscreen. Damage caused by UVA and UVB rays from the sun can not only cause discoloration, nasty burns, or even forms of skin cancer, but also premature lines and wrinkles. This lightweight chemical sunscreen’s key ingredient (other than the sunscreen actives) is beetroot extract, a powerful antioxidant that gives your skin additional protection against pollution and other forms of oxidative stress. Plus, there’s no white cast when you apply it, so there’s no reason not to give it a try!


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