Slather, spritz, repeat! That's just what we did with a boatload of products before awarding these summer-worthy choices top marks.
Take two steps forward: Apply the anti-wrinkle retinol cream first; then apply a thin layer of the resurfacing serum, a radiance
booster. RoC says you'll get all the benefits of three (much harsher) peels at the dermatologist's office in just eight weeks.
We saw a difference even sooner.
Buy it: $27; drugstore.com.
This skin barrier—strengthening, wrinkle-softening cream may become your go-to product. It eliminates super dry, flaky patches—but
goes on very light.
Buy it: $44; sephora.com.
Made from extract of the Amazonian camu camu berry (with 30 times the vitamin C of an orange), its killer absorption powers
allow skin to deeply soak up collagen boosters.
Buy it: $72; peterthomasroth.com.
It's a creamy all-in-one, helping reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, moisturize dry skin, and provide UVA/UVB protection
while feeling smooth and comforting.
Buy it: $37; clinique.com.
This gel-cream is readily absorbed to make light work of hydrating and preventing lines. Centella Asiatica (tiger balm) smoothes
and softens the few you may already have. Aloe and calendula soothe irritation and fatigue.
Buy it: $46; ahavaus.com.
Two sisters—a beauty industry veteran and a gynecologist/hormone expert—created this line to address the loss of skin collagen
production caused by waning estrogen levels after menopause. The light cream is best used at night or under a balm to moisturize
lips and minimize vertical lines.
Buy it: $85; veneffect.com.
Intensely hydrating but light in texture, it tackles everything from dark circles and puffiness to fine lines and uneven skin
Buy it: $62; esteelauder.com.
Age spots are the target of this specialized serum chock-full of Asian botanicals that inhibit melanin production and fade
hyperpigmentation while minimizing inflammation.
Buy it: $220; sephora.com.