Fine lines and wrinkles are the sole skin concern that will affect literally everyone. No matter how precise our skincare routine is, how much SPF we wear or how much water we drink, fine lines and wrinkles will catch us all. You might be thinking, ‘I’m young, I don’t need an anti-aging cream just yet.’ But, sorry to break it to you, dermatologists recommend incorporating anti-aging skincare into your regime from your early 20s.
Our skin slowly starts to lose collagen from around the age of 25, meaning preventative and defensive measures are necessary if you plan to grow old without the use Botox. To help you find the anti-aging cream that is sure to keep your skin plump and smooth for longer, we’ve rounded up the best and most innovative anti-aging creams that will protect your skin for the long-term.
Ofra Peptide Silk-C Serum
The Peptide Silk-C Serum’s main goal is to hydrate the skin – essential for preventing fine lines and wrinkles – while helping to tackle dark spots (hyperpigmentation) which tends to arise when skin has been overexposed to UV light or through pregnancy. OFRA have formulated the serum with silk peptides, which have a similar molecule structure to collagen (v. important) to naturally increase the skin’s elasticity, speed up skin regeneration, and tighten the skin.
Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Day Cream Intensive
Dr. Hauschka’s Regenerating Day Cream Intensive is formulated specifically to care for mature skin and advanced signs of aging. As we get older, fine lines and wrinkles become more pronounced and our skin becomes slacker and more sensitive. The Regenerating Day Cream Intensive helps to firm and tone the skin to counteract the loss of elasticity and strengthen skin’s resilience with a moisture boost. Plus, infused blackthorn blossom, berries, almond milk, and olive oil are ideal for caring dry and sensitive areas.
Oskia Renaissance 360 Anti-Ageing & Brightening Supreme Cream
Oskia’s deeply nourishing and conditioning moisturiser is a winner for thirsty, damaged, and mature skin. Formulated with vitamins A to hydrate, antioxidant vitamin C to neutralise free radical damage, antioxidant vitamin E to support skin’s immune system and cell function, and vitamin F to counter inflammation, the Renaissance 360 Anti-Ageing & Brightening Supreme Cream works at a cellular level to effectively tackle fine lines and wrinkles deep within the skin. Leaving a luminous finish, the moisturiser is the perfect base for makeup, giving skin a dewy radiance.
Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF 50+
An icon of daily moisturisers, Alpha-H’s Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF 50+ features a three-in-one formula, working as a moisturiser, broad spectrum sunscreen and primer. Thanks to its high SPF (factor 50+), the moisturiser is ideal for warding off premature signs of aging. The sun’s UV rays are particularly harmful to the skin as they damage the elastic fibres that keep skin firm, allowing for fine lines and wrinkles to develop, as well as dark spots. Alpha-H’s daily moisturiser also harnesses the powers of antioxidant vitamin E to guard against environmental damage and premature ageing.
Ecooking Night Cream
A great night cream can work wonders on skin while it naturally regenerates. While we sleep, our skin cells renew and repair themselves, usually between 10pm and 12pm as our skin works on a 24-hour cycle. Applying a night cream just before this window ensures that the skin can make the most of the potent ingredients. We recommend using Ecooking’s Night Cream thanks to its blend of amino acids to help maintain skin’s hydration, texture, resilience, and supple appearance, and trylagen to boost collagen production.
Dr. Jart+ Water Drop Hydrating Moisturizer
Keeping the skin hydrated is half the battle in the fight against aging. Using a deeply nourishing and hydrating moisturiser, such as the Dr. Jart+ Water Drop Hydrating Moisturizer, helps to replenish the skin tissue, increase its elasticity, and delay the onset of fine lines and wrinkles. The Water Drop Hydrating Moisturizer uses hyaluronic acid to intensely hydrate and hold up to 1000 time its molecular weight in water to ensure no moisture is lost, while an infusion of antioxidants relieve stressed skin and help to prevent the signs of aging.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF 30
Working to tackle dehydrated skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and protect the skin from future damage with SPF30, Elemis’ Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is a bestselling anti-aging cream that is guaranteed to show results (clinically proven after 14 days of use). Using a powerful blend of Padina Pavonica, an algae with powerful in water-attracting polysaccharides and fatty acids, and Ginkgo Biloba, an antioxidant rich plant that helps to protect the skin from everyday stresses, the moisturiser while leaves skin looking firmer and smoother.
Embryolisse Anti-Age Firming Cream
Embryolisse have got down to business by infusing fine lines and wrinkles’ biggest enemy, collagen and hyaluronic acid, into their Anti-Age Firming Cream. The rich moisturiser works to reinforce the skin’s natural barrier, while added plant extracts increase cell cohesion and vitamins tackle free radicals. With a nourishing base, the daily moisturiser plumps and smooths the skin, leaving it more elastic, firmer and with wrinkles less prominent.