Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a fountain of youth overflowed abundantly — bubbling out refreshing sips of anti-aging magic. One gulp or quick splash filled in lines and wrinkles, lifted saggy bits, de-puffed eyes, evened out skin tones and textures and reversed sun damage.
Then all of the sudden, like some cruel joke, reality set in and no such magical fountain existed. This forced women everywhere to search for the next best thing.
Cut to today, when there is a surplus of anti-aging skin care products like creams, serums, gels and powders that all claim to be this fountain of youth. Some work their anti-aging magic through ingredients that have a ton of scientific research and analysis on how skin ages to back them up and some are pure hype — smoke and mirrors with a price tag exceeding $300.
But luckily, women like you have tried loads of these anti-aging skin care products and have separated the winners from the losers. Our readers named these anti-aging products the best of the best when it comes to turning back the clock.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
Why it’s great: “This product gave results that other people noticed,” one reader writes. Reviewers say they look “rested and feel beautiful,” adding that the product makes their skin look smoother and brighter without irritating sensitive skin or causing breakouts.
Vine Vera Resveratrol Chianti Overnight Recovery
Why it’s great: Weighing in with more than 100 reviews, readers have made it known that this luxury anti-aging cream is totally worth the hefty price. “I was amazed with the wonderful results of this anti-aging cream,” gushes one user. “My wrinkles reduced considerably after just one application.” Other readers claim the wrinkle-reducing cream leaves their skin softer and provides their complexion with a nice even glow. “It has taken 10 years off my face and I look absolutely gorgeous,” says one reader. “It is one of the best anti-aging products out there.”
Ole Henriksen Express the Truth Face Creme
Why it’s great: Readers call this the “ultimate cream,” adding that “the smell is incredible,” and the “lotion glides on your skin and sinks in.” One reader chimes in to say that while the cream makes her complexion “feel and look firmer,” it doesn’t tighten or dry her skin like other firming products have.
ElanVeda Skin Renue
Why it’s great: “I am impressed [by] how well this product hydrates,” says one satisfied reviewer of this scented serum. “It soaks right in and leaves my skin feeling really soft. More importantly, I am not putting any artificial chemicals on my face, as this product is all natural. This is a keeper.”
Another reviewer adds, “I used this for about three weeks, [and now] my face really looks radiant…. I am beginning to see reduction in fine lines.” Readers’ bottom line? “No need to buy anything else.”
Z. Bigatti Re-Storation Impact – Fruit Enzyme Facial Mask
Why it’s great: Sensitive-skinned gals rejoice. According to readers this gentle face mask works to erase fine lines and wrinkles by exfoliating dead skin to uncover a new glowing complexion. “The mask cleans pores, exfoliates, clarifies and brightens you skin,” says one reader. “Most products are too harsh for my sensitive skin, but not this anti-aging mask.” Others agree, saying the “wonderful” face mask is easy to apply and is “well worth the price.”
Why it’s great: Kiss fine lines and age spots goodbye because according to readers, this “amazing product” visibly reduces the signs of aging within just a week. “My friends haven’t stopped complimenting my skin,” gushes one user. “It looks smoother and brighter.” Other readers are just as impressed, as they say their skin looks “younger, fresher and glows.”
“It feels great, and if used as an overnight cream you will wake up to a well rested-looking face,” writes one reviewer. “Well worth the money.”
Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Crème
Why it’s great: One reader says this is “undeniably the best anti-aging moisturizing cream [she] has ever used.” Other users agree, adding that in addition to softening wrinkles and fine lines, it also “helps brighten the skin.” As one reviewer puts it: “Expensive but worth every penny!”
Made from Earth Vitamin Enhanced Face Firming Serum
Why it’s great: For results you — and your loved ones — can see, look no further than this anti-aging product, readers say. “[Since using this serum] the change in my skin is noticeable,” writes one reader. “I used to have deep wrinkles, but this cream is amazing.”
“It worked great for the wrinkles around my eyes,” another user chimes in. “Even my husband said my skin looks fresh.” Overall, this serum’s skin-firming ability impressed readers — “especially for it being a natural product.”
Olay Regenerist Instant Fix Wrinkle Revolution Complex
Why it’s great: Our readers love dual-purpose products, and this anti-aging product, which instantly blurs the appearance of imperfections as it reduces wrinkles over time, is one of their top picks. “It smoothes out your skin and feels much better than primer,” says one user. Another reader says the fast-absorbing serum really skins into skin and “leaves skin brighter with fewer fine lines.”
“This cream works just as [well] as (or better for that matter) than the expensive stuff,” writes one reader. “It truly lessens fine lines and doesn’t make me oily. Love it.”
Epione Signature Series Restoration Firm & Lift
Why it’s great: If you’re trying to even out your complexion, then readers suggest giving Epione Signature Series Restoration Firm & Lift a try. “My dermatologist recommended it, and it’s full of antioxidants,” writes one reader. “I’ve seen amazing changes in my skin in just a month and a half of using it.”
Others agree, saying the luxury beauty product can fix just about any skin concern, from blotchiness to sunspots. “It absorbed right into my skin and made my face feel like I just got one of those lunch-hour face lifts,” raves one user. “It an all-around cure-all, and I highly recommend it.”
Check your skin type and know the cream that will fit it.