Any beauty enthusiast has probably heard an earful about the importance of incorporating anti-aging products into their routine, especially those products that supposedly stop fine lines and wrinkles right in their tracks.
However, we’d be lying if we said the process of finding the right anti-aging skin care products wasn’t a tad bit overwhelming, as we all know the market is saturated with various treatments, creams, and cleansers that contain different wrinkle-busting ingredients. Sigh.
Alas, selecting your best anti-aging product doesn’t have to be a royal headache, as investing in anti-aging serums is a good place to start. Besides, in case you didn’t know, topical serums provide a cocktail of skin-boosting ingredients (think antioxidants, vitamins, etc.) to the skin, and anti-aging serums are no different.
To help you find the best anti-aging serum for your needs, we rounded up four must-have serums sure to send your crow’s feet packing. And satisfying any budget, you won’t have to worry about splurging on products that don’t work either.
Yes, this serum may be on the pricier side, but you’ll definitely want to think of it as an investment product for your skin instead, as it contains anti-aging antioxidants and acids that soften lines, and keep the skin (can be used on oily, normal, dry, and combination skin) adequately hydrated.
Plus, clean beauty enthusiasts will also love to know that this anti-aging serum has received the Clean at Sephora seal, meaning it’s made without the sulfates (SLS and SLES), parabens, and phthalates found in some skin care products.
You’ll definitely want to think of this serum as an anti-aging superhero, as it contains 20 targeted plant extracts (from India, Ghana, and France) that soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles each time you use it.
Take it from us: great skin does not have to cost a fortune, as the Weleda serum employs anti-aging ingredients like pomegranate (which contains strong antioxidant properties) to give mature skin an instant boost.
And aside from keeping the skin firm and smooth, pomegranate has demonstrated the ability to keep your skin protected from the sun’s harmful rays as well.
A 2008 study published by the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, for example, suggested that pomegranate can provide the skin with protective activity from ultraviolet radiation in ultraviolet-irradiated human skin fibroblasts. This makes it an ingredient to keep in mind, should you be looking to reverse the effects of sun damage going forward.
Jam-packed with wrinkle-fighting antioxidants and essential fatty acids, trust that Wrinkles Schminkles anti-aging serum is the multitasker you’ve been yearning for, as it helps tighten the sagging skin, without breaking your tight-budget in the process.
And while this serum is suitable for normal and dry skin types, the added willowbark in this serum makes it a considerable product option for those living with acne-prone skin as well.
Willowbark, according to a 2016 study published in Clinical, Cosmetic, and Investigative Dermatology, has anti-inflammatory effects on the skin, and is able to reduce Propionibacterium acnes, a common skin organism that is associated with acne.