Skin serves as your protection from the world, but over time it can become worn and fragile. With some smart products on board, however, your complexion will stay plump and healthy!
Retinoids, or vitamin A derivatives, are an extremely powerful OTC ingredient for supporting anti-aging efforts and treating various skin concerns such as acne, sunspots and hyperpigmentation. This serum features both of these treatments alongside peptides to smooth fine lines.
1. Olay Retinol Night Cream
Retinol is widely recognized as an anti-aging ingredient by dermatologists and skin experts; however, excessive usage may be harsh on skin.
Olay product employs retinyl propionate as a more gentle form of the ingredient that has proven itself effective at improving fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing uneven skin tone/texture and brightening dark spots. Furthermore, this formula reduces pores as well as tightens skin.
Niacinamide is another key component, offering serious hydration while aiding surface skin cell turnover. Furthermore, this moisturizer contains amino peptides to strengthen the skin barrier and reduce inflammation; additionally it includes hyaluronic acid to keep skin hydrated without overevaporation; all in all this cream promises to work its magic overnight and give smoother younger-looking skin in 28 days (though most reviewers report even faster results!). Furthermore, this product is fragrance-free, dye-free, and nongreasy!
2. Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
Luxurious cleansing balm that deeply cleans while simultaneously nourishing skin. Ideal for all skin types. Packed with anti-aging pro collagen to energize complexion and reduce pores.
This balm begins as a luxurious cream that softens your face before transitioning into an oil upon massage, gently melting away makeup and impurities from your skin. Packed with anti-ageing ingredients and rich oils such as jojoba, shea and meadowfoam seed (Limnanthes alba) oil to nurture and rejuvenate, it offers all-round skin benefits!
This cleanser may be more costly, but it certainly lives up to its reputation of being one of the top cleansers available and can even double as an intensive moisturizer and soothing mask for further moisture delivery.
3. CeraVe Hydrating Day Cream
CeraVe products were developed by dermatologists and use three essential ceramides combined with Multivesicular Emulsion technology for time-released hydration of your skin. This day cream has broad spectrum SPF 30 protection to shield from UV rays while simultaneously diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, smooth skin tone, soften the texture, contain Retinol to soften skin texture, as well as being noncomedogenic and free from harsh ingredients which could irritate it further.
CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion offers all the same key benefits of its creamy counterpart while being lighter for sensitive skin, such as hyaluronic acid’s ability to retain and attract more water, non-comedogenicity, salicylic acid’s chemical exfoliator abilities and fragrance-, paraben- and oil-free nature. Plus it’s fragrance-, paraben- and oil-free.
4. Indie Lee Retinol Cream
Retinol-rich creams can lighten dark spots, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as minimize large pores (pores are the openings in your skin that allow body hair and oil to pass through), helping even out your skin tone and texture.
Retinol helps your skin produce more collagen, plumping it up and smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles. It promotes cell turnover to help treat clogged pores as well as help get rid of sun damage like dark spots or sunburn.
Indie Lee’s Retinol Cream is an all-purpose moisturizing cream suitable for sensitive, oily and dry skin types alike. Packed with Vitamin A,C &E as well as Hyaluronic acid to give even-toned hydration that brightens up dull complexions – it quickly penetrates without becoming greasy! Use alone or add it to any facial oil for an additional dose of hydration; apply daily before bed.