17 of the Best Anti-Aging Products We Tried in 2019, Hands Down
In the past decade, anti-aging has gone from a hushed word whispered in the drugstore aisle to a rallying cry belted from the beauty world’s mountaintop. It’s no longer an afterthought, more like a full-on societal force leading us all on a wild good chase to the fountain of youth. Fine lines and wrinkles are nothing to be ashamed of, of course, but we’ll be darned if our foundation creases across the forehead or settles under the eyes for one. more. minute. That stuff is expensive. Luckily for you, we’re here to do the heavy legwork.
What do we say to the prospect of embarking on a year-long anti-aging odyssey? Don’t tempt us with a good time. We’ll bring the snacks. After testing countless beauty products throughout 2019, we’ve settled on this all-star team of anti-aging skincare products that deserve a spot on your vanity from now until forever. And trust us, after using the best anti-aging products on the market, you’ll probably last that long. Here are 17 anti-aging creams, serums, and makeup products we’ll happily vouch for.
L'Oreal Revitalift 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Hyaluronic acid is the key to plump, hydrated, younger-looking skin.
What SL editors said: "I’ve been using Loréal’s RevitaLift 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum for months now, and it has officially cracked the high Holy Grail level of my skincare routine. And whenever my stash is starting to run low, pure anxiety has me screeching my way to the closest CVS, sweat beading on the upper lip." Read more here.
BUY IT: $21.99; walmart.com
Pond's Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream
It's hard to argue with a classic.
What SL editors said: "Whether you're just now beginning to notice those pesky fine lines on your face, or you've been treating wrinkles for years, there are a few anti-aging products that we know work well for all skin types and ages, and one of them is Pond's Rejuveness Anti-Aging Face Cream." Read more here.
BUY IT: $8.12; walmart.com
Baebody Retinol Moisturizer Cream with Retinol, Jojoba Oil & Vitamin E
You might recognize this product as one of those can't-live-without Amazon finds.
What SL editors said: "This cream can be used all over your face in addition to the delicate eye area, which simplifies your evening routine in one fell swoop. It's packed with retinol to treat fine lines and wrinkles, Aloe vera to soothe, sunflower oil to moisturize, and antioxidants to brighten and rejuvenate." Read more here.
BUY IT: $19.95; amazon.com
Beautycounter No. 2 Plumping Facial Oil
We learned to pay attention to what's actually in our skincare products, too.
What SL editors said: "My mother has slowly worked Beautycounter products into her routine after learning that Beautycounter bans more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals from their products. This facial oil hydrates, smooths, and firms your skin on a daily basis, using natural ingredients like rose hip seed oil, argan oil, and Jasmine floral wax." Read more here.
BUY IT: $69; beautycounter.com
It Cosmetics Confidence In A Neck Cream Moisturizer
Erno Laszlo Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar
Also known as Jackie Kennedy's favorite cleanser, this one is what we like to call time-tested.
What SL editors said: "The paraben-free anti-aging cleanser uses a combination of charcoal and naturally mineral-rich mud from the Dead Sea to detoxify and exfoliate skin as it minimizes pores. It also includes glycerin to moisturize and hydrate skin, along with palm oil to regulate the skin's oil content and protect against outside stressors." Read more here.
BUY IT: $38; amazon.com
Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation
This age-defying foundation helps one editor's mother look fifteen years younger than she is.
What SL editors said: "I've listened to my mama wax on about this foundation for as long as I can remember, and recently I tried it after *literal* years of nagging. Surprise, surprise, it was amazing. It's an oil-free gel foundation containing light-reflecting pigments that ease the appearance of any imperfections, like fine lines, uneven tone or texture, and dehydration." Read more here.
BUY IT: $78; nordstrom.com
Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask
The packaging is almost as impressive as the results.
What SL editors said: "This eye-catching mask is an intensive treatment for your peepers. It's formulated with avocado, retinol, and coffeeberry to help depuff, brighten, and treat the appearance of dark circles. Basically, you wake up looking like a fresh-faced Sleeping Beauty. No prince required." Read more here.
BUY IT: $42; sephora.com
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intense Reset Concentrate
This is the ultimate sidekick for Estée Lauder's beloved Advanced Night Repair serum.
What SL editors said: "Some things just get better with age. For instance: a good wine, bourbon, and Mama. While we'll never give up the classics, there are times when a little extra oomph is needed to keep our skin guessing. That's just what Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intense Reset Concentrate is after." Read more here.
BUY IT: $80; ulta.com
Supergoop! Shimmershade Illuminating Cream Eyeshadow SPF 30
Because, yes, you need to protect that from sun damage and skin cancer, too.
What SL editors said: "Supergoop!, a skincare company that exclusively specializes in sun protection, launched this new eye-focused product to further protect your eyelids from UV damage, but it includes a fabulous twist. The product comes in four shimmery shades—ranging from golden champagne to peachy bronze to chocolate brown—to make you feel like a glowy SPFed mermaid." Read more here.
BUY IT: $24; sephora.com
EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
Say hello to the most popular sunscreen on the market, and for good reason.
What SL editors said: "While you've got it on, this sunscreen is doing a good bit of work for your skin, too. Antioxidants are combating skin aging from ultraviolet light and radiation. Hyaluronic acid helps the skin retain moisture despite all the sweating so the skin retains its youthful appearance." Read more here.
BUY IT: $35; dermstore.com
COVERGIRL + Olay Simply Ageless Anti-Aging Foundation Primer
This is a game-changer for any gal who loves a full-coverage foundation.
What SL editors said: "The formula is fortified with glycerin for extra hydration, niacinamide to boost your skin barrier and improve appearance of fine lines, and camellia sinensis leaf extract to help protect and improve skin from harmful UV sun damage. Take that, wrinkles!" Read more here.
BUY IT: $11.98; walmart.com
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask
Want to look five years younger in minutes? Here's your MVP.
What SL editors said: "While all the products we featured [in Tata Harper's product line] are standouts in their categories, the Resurfacing Mask might get you the most impact for the price point—and it definitely will go a long way with your morale. There’s something about taking time for an early morning face mask that can really start one’s day off on the right foot, no? Read more here.
BUY IT: $65; sephora.com
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Foundation
Because bye, bye is exactly what we want to say to wrinkles and fine lines in 2020.
What SL editors said: "This foundation was created by plastic surgeons to conceal lines and wrinkles all while hydrating and giving skin an anti-aging boost. It starts sheer, but can build up to medium-coverage." Read more here.
BUY IT: $38; ulta.com
Beautycounter Countertime Line
If your skin is too sensitive to use retinol but you still want to reap major anti-aging benefits, this regimen is the insanely effective answer.
What SL editors said: "We’re not naming a specific product here, we’re just giving you the whole shebang. From the moisturizing essence to the eye cream, this lot is going to change your skin for the better—and without the irritation that comes along with many other age-fighting potions." Read more here.
BUY IT: Price varies; beautycounter.com
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Cream
Nicole Kidman uses this drugstore anti-aging cream every day—and we all know what her poreless skin looks like.
What SL editors said: "We can't decide if we're more excited about the amazing results provided by the anti-aging face cream, its A-list endorsement, or the fact that it's incredibly affordable. For just under $25, a 1.7-ounce jar of this Nicole Kidman-loved beauty product can be yours." Read more here.
BUY IT: $22.13; amazon.com
Bio-Oil Skincare Oil
Primarily known to minimize the appearance of stretch marks and scars, this skincare oil is so much more.
What SL editors said: "Use this hypo-allergenic oil all over to reduce scars and stretch marks, hydrate and revive dehydrated skin, and improve skin tone. You can even add a splash to your bath water for an extra punch." Read more here.
BUY IT: $13.49; amazon.com