Every woman wants to regain and maintain a look of youthfulness and eliminate the signs of aging.
Age-defying beauty products are plentiful, but do they all work? There are good ones and there are bad ones, Prevention Magazine knows this because We know this because we go further than any other magazine to find out which anti-agers live up to their claims.
Here’s how it works:
We selected 35 of today’s leading anti-aging products and tested them in two ways: First, each product was used by five women over age 40 for up to 8 weeks, and the testers shared their opinion about the effectiveness of each product. A top dermatologist then analyzed their skin, and the facial products were evaluated with state-of-the-art equipment like the Visia Complexion Analysis machine, which takes and compares before-and-after photos to detect improvement. The results showed 6 of the best anti-aging skincare products and skin treatments for wrinkles for women judged by top medical doctors and skin experts and tested by a panel of women users and the results showed visible results for defying age effects on the skin.
1. Best Age-Defying Eye Cream
Skin Effects by Dr. Jeffrey Dover Cell 2 Cell Anti-Aging Eye Treatment (available at most drug stores for around $15) This cream visibly reduces crow’s feet and dark circles. It is made with peptides and dermaxyl, a nonirritating synthetic retinoid, it significantly decreased crinkles, brown spots, and under-eye darkness in testers, minus any redness or peeling, reports judge Tina Alster, MD. Women testers reported using less eye concealer and quick absorption.
2. Best Hand Cream for Anti Aging
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Age Shield Hand Cream SPF 30(available at drugstores for around $6) All testers agreed that this cream is velvety smooth, provides extreme moisture and that they would all buy it. Judge Ranella Hirsch, MD, says the moisturizing effects of this hand cream is due to super duty humectants and emollients that attract and trap water into skin that in turn smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
3. Best Acne Treatment for Adults
Avon Clearskin Professional Acne Treatment System (available at avon.com for $34). This is actually a skincare system, made of 3 different products, a scrub, toner, and a lotion to prevent and treat acne. Not only does this system provide the effective salicylic acid that treats and prevents acne it also it speeds skin turnover and stimulates collagen production, so it treats fine lines as well. And, it has humectants that soften and smooth the skin instead of drying it out like other acne creams and treatments.
4. Best Microdermabrasion Treatment
Estée Lauder Idealist Dual-Action Refinishing Treatment (available at esteelauder.com for $49.50) There is nothing like Microdermabrasion to renew the skin, clear away dead cells and bring about a youthful glow instantly. The Estee Lauder skin treatment is great for an instant youthful appearance but with regular use, it provides long term anti-aging effects. After one month of weekly use, judge Mary Lupo, MD, detected that testers’ pores were smaller, fine lines were smoother, and skin was more radiant. She attributes this to salicylic acid, glucosamine, and a blend of spherical beads that eliminate dulling dead cells and remove the debris that often causes acne and blemish breakouts. Another benefit is that this skincare treatment is great for sensitive skin.
5. Best Night Cream for Skin Rejuvenation and Anti Aging
RoC Multi-Correxion Night Treatment (available at most drugstores for $25)This was voted unanimously the best cream by all testers. By the eight weeks of use, judge David Bank, MD, reported significant improvement in fine lines and brown spots–as many as 10 spots on each tester faded away. He attributes this to premier skincare products such as retinol and vitamin C, which are known to the firm, balance color and provide smoothness to fine lines and wrinkles. It is non-irritating and provides softness and moisture to the face. Overall ROC retinol products are some of the finest around.
6. Best SPF Day Lotion for Fine Lines, Moisture and Wrinkles
Olay ProX Age Repair Lotion SPF 30(available at drugstores for $42) This is the winner for beating wrinkles. It provides two powerful peptides that smooth fine lines and firm the skin by speeding up the production of new collagen. Testers reported fewer brown spots, which are attributed to the niacinamide that is in this day lotion, a B vitamin that increases hydration. Testers also reported that it was light and did not cause a tacky film on the skin, as other creams are known to do.