Whether you’re 25 or 75, it’s never the wrong time to slather on an anti-aging cream. But how to choose? Your BFF can’t stop raving about one, your sister has her own fave and your coworker insists you try hers. Here, our definitive picks for the best anti-aging creams available on the 'Zon.
The 3 Best Anti-Aging Creams on Amazon
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Editors’ Pick: Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-one Lactic Acid Treatment, 1 Oz.
- Lactic acid exfoliates dead skin and lightens dark spots and discoloration
- Smells like lemongrass
- Vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging
This AHA treatment has a serum-like texture and uses lactic acid and licorice extract to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, redness and discoloration for a more even-toned complexion. It can be used day or night and worn under makeup (for sensitive skin, use the serum as a mask and wipe off after 15 minutes) and creates a slightly tingly sensation (all that pH balancing hard at work). One PureWow editor said, “I was a huge fan of physical exfoliants until I tried this chemical version. I love that the formula is a cream, because it hydrates my skin while also sloughing off dead cells to reveal a glowier complexion. It doesn’t cause any harsh stinging, but I know that it’s working because my fine lines and stubborn blemishes have disappeared since adding it to my regimen. Now I can’t go to bed without putting it on.”
Best Value: Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream, 1.7 Oz.
- Refreshing cucumber scent
- Includes Maca root extract to help boost luminosity
- Lightweight formula with a dewy, glowy finish
This hydrating cream contains a blend of seven super-charged ingredients (including lotus flower extract and maca root extract) that help to hydrate, improve radiance and promote a youthful-looking complexion. It’s especially recommended for oily and combination skin because it goes on smooth and absorbs into the skin instantly instead of just puddling on top. While it does help with large pores and skin discoloration, this cream is best at moisturizing and softening fine lines. It can be applied to face and neck both morning and night...and you’ll get a ton of bang for your buck, because a little goes a long way.
Splurge-worthy: L'occitane Anti-aging Divine Cream 1.7 Oz.
- Voted best Anti-Aging Miracle Cream by the Anti-Aging Beauty Bible
- Smooths wrinkles, lessens the appearance of scars and lifts facial contours
- Perfect for dry or sensitive skin
If you can swing the $110 price tag, you’re in for a real treat. This lightweight facial cream has won numerous beauty awards for its anti-aging properties derived from seven all-natural active plant ingredients. One PureWow editor said she previously worked at L’Occitane and saw real results from customers, sometimes within just weeks of the first use.