Keeping luscious looking skin throughout your life isn’t something that happens magically. It requires a little digging on your part to find the best products with the right ingredients to get the job done: meaning younger looking skin.
Enter anti-aging serums for the face, intentionally formulated to deliver better results in a shorter period of time
First things first. What does “anti-aging serum” mean in the world of cosmetics?
Well, the word serum is a term given to a product which has the unique properties of fast absorption and the ability to penetrate deep into the layers of the skin.
Typically, serums have minimal fluids, which results in high concentrations of the key ingredients. Serums are known for their velvety, non-greasy easy glide on application as well as their immediate and long-lasting results.
And an anti-aging serum is filled to the brim with some of the best anti-aging actives (ingredients) in a very concentrated dose per application.
Which is why anti-aging serums are hot in demand.
The trouble is, there are so many anti-aging “serums” on the market to choose from. How to pick?
Well, I've done the work for you. I’ve searched high and low, tried dozens of products, and these 5 are the “best of the best” when it comes to anti-aging serums, lotions and potions.
I narrowed the 5 down to a combination of High End Med Spa products to drug store products that either myself or one of my friends have used and or recommended to me in the past.
My top picks for anti-aging serums include: SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex, Senté Dermal Repair Cream, Origins Plantscription, No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum and Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate.
What do you think? Ready to roll back the years and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles?
SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex
SkinMedica uses a scientific formulation of patented growth factors, tissue nutrient solution and cytokines to deliver a protein-based boost to cellular regeneration.
What that means in real world talk is better skin tone and texture, lines and wrinkles look less apparent, and a total skin upgrade overhaul. And SkinMedica has the clinicals to show it!
Part of the TNS line, the Recovery Complex doesn’t come cheap, with a starting price of $175 per ounce on Amazon. Add this dynamo to your beauty regime by applying it in the morning and evening after cleansing and toning.
Reviews show that most clients see results after about 90 days of continuous application, but I felt a difference in the texture of my skin within the first five days…or so of use.
You can also find Skinmedica at their website; at DermStore; or at other online locations.
Senté Dermal Repair Cream
Sente’s team claims that you will see “statistically significant results” by week 2, and I believe it! This $150 mini miracle is only available through your doctor or aesthetician, and is targeted primarily at reducing sun damage in aging skin. The patent-pending formulation includes heparin sulfate to gradually lighten skin while improving texture and tone. I have always been careful to protect my skin outdoors and wear SPF moisturizer, so I didn’t see a huge difference in skin color, but the tone of my skin felt tighter after one week of use.
While this plant-based anti-aging power serum from Origins is only around $47 for 30 ml, that doesn’t mean it’s less potent than some of the more expensive brands.
The key ingredient Anogeissus is found in the bark of a sacred African tree and helps prevent the breakdown of collagen, based on studies conducted at Pharmacognosy at the University of Strasbourg.
Dermatologists found Anogeissus also contains concentrated compounds which are known to encourage renewal of fibrillin, responsible for the day to day strength structure of the skin.
Long term benefits include strengthening the skin, visible skin lifting and a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. However, according to reports from the Origins website, improvements in the skin was visible in only 2 weeks time.
What I love about this power plump up anti-aging serum is that it is great for all skin types: dry, oily or normal. Plus it is chock full of 20 laser beam focused exotic anti-aging plant extracts from all over the world including bamboo, pea and Crithmum, to leave your skin resilient, firmer and youthful looking.
Me? I saw an immediate change in my skin in one application. I also liked how my skin felt when I used it and how it easily incorporated into my crepey skin skin care regiment. As for long term reduction in lines and wrinkles, continued use is required.
You can order Origins anti-aging serum online or visit your local drug store, wellness shop and even Sephora online and in store so you can carry home that day.
No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced
Matrixyl 3000 Plus plus anti-oxidants are the driving ingredients in this next generation high power super anti-aging serum.
Matarixyl 3000 contains specific peptides which are famous for increasing the making of collagen. A clinical study in the UK showed that 80% of women saw visible reduction in wrinkles and lines in only 4 weeks – that’s the definition of successful anti-aging serum, right there!
This super anti-aging serum helps supercharge your skin with immediate moisture as it restores youthful skin and helps protect your skin from signs of aging in the future.
What’s even better is that this is one of the least-expensive options on my list, at only $27 per ounce (30 ml) on Amazon or at Target. This is truly an anti-aging product for every woman.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
This little blue bottle has been delivering anti-aging results since 1851, and today’s health-conscious beauty maven will still love what’s inside.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate is a blend of distilled botanicals and essential oils including lavender to calm, squalene (from olives) to keep supple and moist, and essential fatty acids found in evening primrose oil which is known to repair, hydrate and encourage elasticity.
Use this anti-aging serum overnight to restore your skin before the sun rises in the east every day. I loved shaking out a few drops and gently massaging this into my skin each night before bed – it really felt like a few moments of relaxation in an otherwise hectic day. Did it work? My skin felt soft, supple and almost dewy in the mornings after using this little wonder.
Midnight Recovery is available on Kiehl's website as well as the majority of the top department stores including Saks 5th Ave, Macys, Nordstrom’s and Sephora for approximately $47 per oz.
Which product will be your favorite from this killer list of anti-aging powerhouses? I must admit, I loved them all for different reasons, but hope you will find something that turns back the clock on aging for your skin.
Whichever product you choose, you must give it more than a week to determine if it is working for you. Remember, it takes 28 days for a complete cell renewal. My suggestion to you is to give it a least one month! Typically, with anti-aging serums you may continue to see further improvements in ways you have never imagined!
Till Next Time
Growing Younger Everyday