Anti-Aging Skincare Essentials

We’ve got nothing against aging — it’s a privilege denied to many. But if we can grow older looking as eternally gorgeous as Jane Fonda does at 82, well... we won’t complain. Unfortunately, it’s hard to decipher which anti-aging skincare products work at first glance, especially when you often have to use them for weeks before you see any results. So we turned to our stable of skincare insiders, the SwearBy community, for their tips. Get ready to primp your way to a years-younger-looking you.

ForeverGlow Anti-Aging Face Mask

Scroll through Instagram once and you’ll see a plethora of celebs with their Joanna Vargas masks on. I jumped the bandwagon, and I am so glad I did. These masks give your hydration and rejuvenation that you’ve been looking for in these cold winter months where the buildings in the city are oh-so-dry. If you know me you know I love beneficial NATURAL ingredients and so does Joanna Vargas- this mask has KELP Metabolism-boosting and rich in Vitamins A, C and E, Zinc, Calcium and Magnesium. Contains B Vitamins that help stimulate the lymphatic system & PENTA-PEPTIDES which Reinforces the skin’s elasticity, just to name a few! Glow on girl.”—Lauren Anderson


SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Anti-Aging Serum

I was skeptical but became a believer after using this serum for 3 months. My skin was brighter, age spots/freckles lighter and people I didn’t know told me what great skin I have. I now use it religiously, every morning after washing my face, I gently pat in 1/2 dropper full of this serum. My skin has never looked or felt better.”—Patty Fink

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel

“My boss gave me one packet of these bad boys, and the game was forever changed. You have 2 wipes – the first exfoliates your skin and the second then moisturizes. And I’m sure a bunch of other scientific stuff but all I care about is how SOFT and RADIANT my skin is afterward. It’s seriously so smooth and my complexion isn’t as dull. You can use them daily but I use one about once a week— and probably wouldn’t use more than twice for my skin specifically. These pads are amazing and I don’t see them ever leaving my skin routine.”—Lisa Eng

EltaMD UV Clear Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 46

As someone who used to spend summers aiming for a Hawaiian tropic vibe, I’ve got some damage to halt. So now I put this stuff on even when it’s raining, and sometimes at night. My dermatologist friend raved about Elta MD on Instagram, and I tossed a bottle into my Amazon cart immediately. This protects without feeling so sunscreen-y (as in, not the thick or pasty stuff I slather on my kids). Best brand I’ve tried.”—Dria Barnes

Tatcha The Water Cream

“I have probably about one use left (if I scrape the sides enough). This moisturizer keeps my skin plump and I noticed my pores were smaller after using it! Tatcha is definitely one of my favorite beauty brands – I’m addicted!”—Hailey Lotzgesell

Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops

“These drops are a face-changer. They’re amazing for giving you a bit of illumination, but also chock-full of really healthy ingredients for your skin. It moisturizes and has anti-aging benefits.”—Sarah Howard

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