It’s safe to say most of us would like to do everything in our power to reduce the visible signs of aging, whether they’re a current or future concern. In order to navigate things like fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, and loss of firmness, it’s a smart idea to add a few anti-aging products to your skin care routine. That said, you don’t want to use just any anti-aging skin care products—you and your skin deserve the very best. To help you narrow down your options, we’re detailing product picks like brightening eye cream and a creamy facial cleanser. Read on to get the scoop on our best anti-aging products for 2021.
OUR BEST ANTI-AGING FACIAL CLEANSER
Beyond wrinkles, dry skin can make you appear older. And as you age, your skin’s ability to produce natural oils slows down, which can result in dry, rough skin. Look for an anti-aging facial cleanser that replenishes moisture like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Nourishing Cream Cleanser. It’s formulated with replenishing oils for mature skin and gently yet effectively removes traces of makeup to clean without over-drying for soft and supple skin.
How to use it: Every morning and evening, moisten your face and lather the cleanser into wet hands. Gently massage onto skin, avoiding the delicate eye area. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
OUR BEST ANTI-AGING SERUM
If you go straight from cleansing to moisturizing, there is one crucial skin care step you should add to your anti-aging routine: applying a face serum. Look for an anti-aging serum that’s formulated to address your specific skin concerns, like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives Night Serum, 0.3% Pure Retinol, which helps to target fine lines and wrinkles along with uneven skin. This serum contains 1.3% pure retinol and helps to refine your skin texture and visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles over time.
How to use it: During the first week, apply two to three drops to clean, dry skin in the evening. The second week, use every other night. After the third week, increase to nightly use if your skin tolerates.
OUR BEST ANTI-AGING MOISTURIZER FOR DAYTIME
Once your serum has penetrated into your skin, it’s time to move on to moisturizer. This step will differ depending on the time of day. In the morning, you’ll want to look for an anti-aging cream or moisturizer with SPF—sun protection is a must at all ages. Our top pick for a daytime anti-aging moisturizer is the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone SPF 30 Sunscreen Face Moisturizer. This daytime moisturizer is formulated with imperial peony and LHA. It gently exfoliates dull skin and revives the appearance of skin’s natural pink tone. Immediately, skin is hydrated and feels smoother; with use over time, skin appears refreshed. The formula contains broad-spectrum SPF 30 to help protect against the sun’s harmful rays.
How to use it: Smooth it gently onto clean skin in a circular motion every morning.
OUR BEST ANTI-AGING MOISTURIZER FOR NIGHTTIME
When you’re looking for the best anti-aging products, it’s smart to find a moisturizer that's specifically intended to be used in evenings. Our best anti-aging moisturizer for before bed is the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone Cooling Night Moisturizer. This cooling night moisturizer contains imperial peony and LHA. The formula will leave your skin feeling nourished and soft.
How to use it: Apply every evening after serum.
OUR BEST ANTI-AGING SKIN AMPOULES
If you want to show your skin a little extra love, this is where a skin treatment comes into play. While you may be diligent in using the best anti-aging products, sometimes the basics aren’t enough to manage all your complexion concerns. And that’s why we love the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.9% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Remplumping Ampoules. Formulated with our highest concentration of hyaluronic acid, this dermatologist-approved ampoule works wonders to hydrate skin for an ultra-smooth finish. It also works to plump the appearance of your skin and reduces fine lines and wrinkles after just one week.
How to use it: Apply on damp skin after cleansing. Tap the top of the vial and crack it off. Apply half of one ampoule in the morning and the other half at night. Smooth the serum on the face, neck, and décolleté, making sure to massage upward. Use the top that you cracked off as a plug to store the remaining serum in the ampoule for a second use.
OUR BEST ANTI-AGING MULTITASKER
We’re big fans of multi-tasking skin care products, which is why the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Manuka Honey All Over Balm - Face, Neck, Chest and Hands is a must-have. This all-over balm is formulated with manuka honey extract and helps to relieve mature, very dry skin on the face, neck, chest, and hands. It’s also perfect for when you’re on the go. Beyond nourishment, your skin will be left looking more youthful with a radiant glow.
How to use it: Apply it every morning and/or night onto cleansed skin. Use it solo or under makeup. First, smooth the formula gently onto your face in an upward and outward motion. Then massage from neck to jawline, then upper chest until thoroughly absorbed.
OUR BEST ANTI-AGING EYE CREAM
If you often forget about the skin around your eyes, consider this your wake-up call. When it comes to mature skin, the delicate area surrounding your eyes can be one of the first spots to show visible signs of aging. If you haven’t already, add an eye cream or treatment to your skin care routine. The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Manuka Honey Eye Gel helps to cushion mature, dehydrated skin with nourishing moisture. It also reduces puffy bags and brightens dark circles to leave you with eyes that look more youthful.
How to use it: Apply twice daily on clean skin. Using the rollerball applicator, massage the formula onto the under-eye area in circular motions. Gently pat any excess with fingers.
OUR BEST ANTI-AGING FACE MASK
Don’t underestimate the power of indulging in a self-care break. To address two things at once—your need for self-care and your desire to minimize signs of aging—reach for a face mask for mature skin. The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Mask is a glow-activating face mask for mature, dull skin that is formulated to instantly renew skin’s youthful rosiness via a fresh, cooling experience. This face mask is formulated with imperial peony, LHA, and a mineral exfoliant. It helps slough away dull, dead skin cells from skin’s surface for skin that looks visibly smoother.