This article originally appeared in the October 14th, 2020 edition of *BestProducts.com*
Written by Jennifer Hussein and Ashley Phillips, Photography by Stocksy
But, we get it: Anti-aging skincare products are everywhere, which can feel like both a gift and a curse. Well, if you’re in need of some guidance, we have your back. We tapped a handful of skincare experts to give us the low-down on what anti-aging creams are all about and which ones are the best.
When Should You Use Anti-Aging Products?
But one thing is clear: You’re going to want to get a jump-start on your anti-aging skincare routine sooner rather than later. “Protect and repair early — this is one of the best things I tell my younger patients,” says Dr. Marie Hayag, New York City board-certified cosmetic dermatologist. “It will make a big difference later in life.”
“Using a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with at least SPF 30 can decrease collagen and elastin breakdown that leads to premature aging: wrinkles, sagging skin, and sunspots,” adds Hayag. “Look for sunscreens with Mexoryl XL, a chemical sunblock, and a high amount of zinc oxide, a physical sunblock. Also, there are sunscreens that include DNA-repair enzymes in their formulation.”
RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Anti-Aging Retinol Night Cream
Dr. Hayag’s number one choice for anti-aging is tretinoin, but here’s the catch: it’s a form of retinol that you can only get by prescription. So, her next favorite retinoid is good ol’ retinol, which is a little less intense and not as irritating for most people.
Dr. Hayag adds that vitamin C has several other benefits, including evening out hyper-pigmented skin tones, sunspots, and melasma, as well as stimulating collagen production.
Marie V. Hayag, M.D.
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