Best Summer Beauty Products: Anti-Aging
Slather, spritz, repeat! That's just what we did with a boatload of products before awarding these summer-worthy choices top marks.
Resurfacing System: RoC Retinol Correxion Max Wrinkle Resurfacing System
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.
Moisturizer: First Aid Beauty Dual Repair Face Cream
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.
Moisturizer: Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Power C × 30: Vitamin C Brightening Moisturizer
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.
BB Cream: Clinique Age Defense BB Cream
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.
Eye Cream: AHAVA Age Control Eye Cream
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.
Lip Treatment: VENeffect Anti-Aging Lip Treatment
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.
Serum: Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum
Intensely hydrating but light in texture, it tackles everything from dark circles and puffiness to fine lines and uneven skin tone.
Buy it: $62; esteelauder.com.
Serum: Amore Pacific Luminous Effect Brightening Serum
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.