The face and neck are among the first (and most annoying) parts of the body to betray our age. Particular parts of the face susceptible to signs of aging include the delicate area below the eyes, the lips, and the area surrounding the lips.
Below, we review six top rated anti-aging skin care products, including face creams and lip treatments, and discuss healthy habits for aging skin.
Anti aging face creams
Baebody Beauty age-defying moisturizer with retinol ($19 on Amazon)
This cream is 71% organic. It contains natural ingredients like jojoba oil, vitamins B5, vitamin E, green tea, and shea butter that work with hyaluronic acid (vitamin A) and retinol to improve skin tone and texture on the face and neck. The formula does not include harmful fragrances, dyes, parabens, or fillers.
Beabody is ranked as one of the best anti-aging face creams on Amazon. Suggested use is once at night and once in the morning.
The benefits of Baebody Beauty age-defying moisturizer include:
- Minimizes discoloration and fades dark spots
- Improves acne and sun damage
- Smoothes wrinkles and fine lines
- Improves hydration
Revitol anti-aging skin cream moisturizer with phytoceramides ($35.99 on Amazon)
Revitol uses a combination of powerful ingredients to firm sagging skin, improve the appearance of winkles, fade dark spots, improve hydration, and leave your skin looking and feeling radiant.
The formula is 100% natural, with ingredients like primrose oil, argiline, shea butter, and natural ceramides.
What are ceramides?
Your body produces natural lipids called “ceramides” that act as the glue that holds surface cells together. As we age, the skin producer fewer and fewer ceramides – causing wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Ceramides are a popular ingredient in anti-aging skin creams. They can also be taken orally. “Phytoceramides,” like the ones used in Revitol’s formula, are ceramides derived from plants.
These compounds have been shown to effectively hydrate, smooth, and rejuvenate aging skin.
Revived Youth Renewal Cream ($90 per month with auto shipment program)
Discover younger-looking skin in just a few short weeks with Revived Youth’s peptide-rich formula.
The benefits of Revived Youth anti-aging cream include:
- Prevents cell aging
- Enhances skin immune defense
- Boosts collagen for plumper, firmer skin
- Improves hydration
- Diminishes wrinkles
- Potential for long-term wrinkle reduction
Beware of “free trials.” Revived Youth is one of many brands notorious for tricking customers into signing up for auto-purchase programs. Make sure to read the fine print before you buy so that you aren’t trapped into an auto-purchase program.
If you want to try this product, I recommend searching on eBay. You should be able to find it for less than $40, and it typically comes in a pack with Revived Youth’s Ageless Eye Serum.
Anti aging lip treatments
Veneffect anti-aging lip treatment ($85)
Veneffect is an award-winning brand founded by women and designed for women. Veneffect’s anti-aging lip treatment uses exclusive plant technology to turn back the clock on your lips.
Regular use has also been shown to:
- Improve hydration
- Reduce vertical lines
- Plump and soften skin
- Create rosy color
- Prevent lipstick bleed
Veneffect’s hytoestrogen formula includes red clover, grape seed, soy extracts, and resveratrol.
Resveratrol has been proven to stimulate the natural production of hyaluronic acid and collagen, which reverses sings of aging and restores the skin’s natural glow and vitality.
The Veneffect formula – which is edible, by the way – includes ginger, yuzu, and cucumber for a kissable taste.
The manufacturer recommends applying the cream on and around the lips in the morning and at night. Reapply as needed throughout the day to improve fullness and moisture.
Olay Regenerist anti-aging lip treatment ($21 at Walmart)
The Olay Regenerist formula contains a hydra-peptide complex and micro-fillers to moisturize lips and smooth lines on the lips and wrinkles around the lip contour.
Users agree that Olay makes it easier to apply lip liner and lipstick.
Both Olay’s product and Veneffect’s product are great options to revitalize the lips without painful injections or other professional treatments that involve recovery time.
Sweet Clay Lip Mask by Sara Happ ($32)
This buttery lip mask combines wrinkle-reducing Swertiamarin and bentonite clay to smooth wrinkles, improve hydration, and boost firmness.
Slathering clay on your lips might sound gross, but the Sweet Clay mask is cotton candy pink and deliciously sweet. The mask goes on thick and tingles slightly upon application.
Recommended use: apply a generous amount of the mask to lips and let sit for up to 20 minutes; repeat once per day.
Recommended skincare routine for aging skin
High-quality anti-aging products like the six reviewed above will help improve the appearance of your skin, but there are lots of other things you can do to look younger.
Individuals with aging skin should always cleanse their face in the morning and in the evening. It’s important to wash your face in the morning to clear dust and oil from sleeping, and it’s important to wash at night to rid the skin of makeup, sunscreen, pollen, and dirt.
Use a gentle cleanser and don’t exfoliate every day. Excess exfoliation can cause irritation and contribute to signs of aging. We recommend using some sort of exfoliant no more than three times per week. Avoid face scrubs with large beads. Use a washcloth or facial brush instead.
Dermatologists agree that vitamin A (retinol) should be at the center of a basic skincare routine for aging skin. Retinol products (retinoids) come in two forms:
- Off-the-shelf products containing small amounts of retinol
- Prescription-only products like adapalene, tretinoin, and tazarotene
Always wear sunscreen, use anti-aging products at night, and remember to be patient. Use a moisturizer after showers and before bedtime to maintain moisture.
You can also boost moisture by drinking lots of water and eating lots of fruits and veggies.
Final advice: avoid tanning and don’t smoke cigarettes. Both habits can lead to serious premature aging.