Regardless of your age, it’s never too early or too late to start taking care of your skin so that you can get a head start on those fine lines and wrinkles. Whether you’re ready for it or not, aging happens and wrinkles appear. And although you can’t stop it, you can reduce its effects. While several approaches — from sleeping 10 hours a day, to drinking a gallon of water a day — can help you bring that youthful glow back to your skin, choosing from the seemingly endless selection of skin care products out there can be daunting.

I rounded up my favourite anti-agers that I’ve been testing for the past few months. I truly believe that the time spent on your skincare regimen can take years off your face… if you use the right products. Time to Benjamin Button your way through life!

KAT BURKI Form Control Marine Collagen Gel, $184

Smooth, youthful skin is within reach with Kat Burki Form Control Marine Collagen Gel, a product that works to smooth and plump up the skin. Collagen generators encourage the skin to increase its own production of collagen to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Pure algae keratin regenerates the cells of the skin. Botanical hyaluronic acid fuses with silk amino acid proteins to fill the epidermis, thereby improving the elasticity of the skin and visibly smoothing wrinkles and fine lines to reduce the visible signs of aging. Reishi mushrooms, KBC complex and plant stem cells encourage deep hydration.

I have been completely surprised by how effective this gel is. I have been using it for a few days now and this has smoothed my skin and given it a firmer appearance, and the skin tone looks more even too. So effective I would use this in place of a serum. I also liked the fresh cucumber scent. The texture is amazing, it is very watery gel wise and it absorbs amazingly fast at the same time hydrates and smoothes the skin.

L’OREAL Revitalift Triple Power™ Intensive Anti-Aging Day Cream Moisturizer, $29

The lightweight cream helps transform the look of aging skin by working both the skin’s surface and the upper layers of the skin to repair, re-densify and re-firm the look of skin. With Hyaluronic Acid, it quickly absorbs into skin to fight the look of each wrinkle. Pro-Xylane hydrates to re-volumize and strengthens the appearance of skin.

The cream has a very nice consistency and pleasing scent. I like the texture, light smell and that it doesn’t evaporate too quickly. My skin is dry and soaks up moisture quickly. I used to feel I needed more moisture an hour later with other creams but it still feels supple hours later with Revitalift. It’s a wonderful product at an amazing price.

FILORGA Time Flash Instant Smoothing Primer, $65

Discover anti-aging effects in an easy-to-use formula with Filorga Time Flash, an innovative makeup primer that resurfaces the complexion.nPowered by a blend of four active ingredients including a collagen booster and Hyaluronic Acid, the formula helps to plump and firm the skin to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Lift and blur technology tightens the skin surface whilst refining pores and smoothing the complexion, leading to a healthier and more youthful-looking visage.

This product forms a tightening film on the skin’s surface and incorporates optical blurring ingredients to smooth wrinkles, reduce pores and improve skin’s texture. It can be used as a make-up base, for touch-ups during the day, or on top of makeup to smooth skin’s texture and unevenness. It leaves skin beautifully smooth ready for make-up.

VICHY Liftactiv Serum 10 Supreme, $57

This lightweight anti-wrinkle and hydrating face serum quenches skin and improves its texture, thanks to rhamnose, a plant sugar derived from silver birch trees, coupled with hyaluronic acid fragments that penetrate deep to activate the genes involved with skin rejuvenation and firming. The key smoothing ingredient, 10 percent glycolic acid, erases roughness, fine lines and can help minimize dark spots. The new formula also includes antioxidants like vitamin E and calming hibiscus extract.

The serum is lightweight and easily absorbs into the skin. It is super moisturizing, and it felt really good to use it first thing in the morning, and at night after washing my face. It does have a scent which is rather strong, but I don’t mind. The serum is hypoallergenic, suitable for sensitive skin, and enriched with Vichy thermal spa water.

OLAY Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream, $35

Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream is the #1 selling anti-aging moisturizer. Its advanced Amino-Peptide Complex formula penetrates deep into the skin’s surface to visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Micro-Sculpting Cream is formulated with hyaluronic acid, amino-peptides and vitamin B3. It hydrates to help plump cells from within the skin’s surface. The luxurious-feeling moisturizer immediately softens the look of fine lines and wrinkles, while firming the look of skin with plumping hydration.

My face is considerably softer and never feels dry since I began using this cream. I highly recommend this product, especially, for those of us who are not getting older, but, getting better!


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By Barbora

Slovakia-born, Toronto-dwelling fashion lover. A fashion consultant, freelance writer, red carpet reporter and the creator behind ChiChi.