We searched through expert advice and opinion from beauty gurus to skincare professionals alike for the top best anti aging products for fine lines, wrinkles, marionette lines, crows feet, smile lines and more, so you don’t have to. Here’s what we found.
While we’ve all heard about the importance of using sunscreen (if not from mom, then from your dermatologist, esthetician, or any beauty column) sunscreen is crucial for your skin at any age and in any season, but especially with aging skin.
When asked about her recommended product that is most effective to fight aging and fine lines, Dr. Robert Anolik one of the world's top dermatologists with headquarters in New York City and an office known to use more botox than any other office in the world, answered sunscreen – for the very reason that 90% of the aging skin we see comes from the sun.
Here’s a favorite, from one of our favorites, Aimee Song who quoted that this product is hands down her most trusted skincare product ever.
Laura Mercier, Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
A tinted moisturizer is an anti aging beauty hack – think of it like your secret anti aging cream. While providing the skin with an instant hydrating feel, it also can take the place of foundation, to even the overall appearance of skin texture including fine lines, crows feet, and wrinkles, while protecting your skin from harmful environmental impacts.
If you’re looking for a sunscreen alternative without the foundation, celebrity esthetician and founder of LA based SkinLab, Joshua Ross, recommends a good-quality zinc-based sunscreen worn daily.
Farmacy, Green Defense Daily Mineral Sunscreen
Farmacy's sunscreen is an invisible sunscreen with SPF 30, plus botanical extracts that protect aging skin while adding antioxidants. Added bonus, it’s clean and can be worn under your makeup and helps to keep skin moisturized while fighting dry, scaly skin.
Beauty expert, writer and consultant, and Chief Operating Officer for Poosh, Sarah Howard, describes this next skincare product as a shot of wheatgrass for aging skin – we’ll take it!
Joanna Vargas, Daily Serum
In her words, Sarah claims that not only does her skin yearn for this product, but it is quite literally the perfect serum. With benefits that include an increased speed cell turnover, reducing hyperpigmentation, and improving overall texture – this serum tackles not only your anti aging woes like fine lines and wrinkles but also another common skin concern like acne, flaky skin or dry skin.
Beauty editorial Byrdie Beauty raves not only about the use of vitamin c and vitamin c serums in anti-aging products, but cannot get enough of this product in particular when it comes to tackling and reducing fine lines:
Kiehl’s, Powerful-Strength Line Reducing Concentrate
Composed of 10% vitamin c, the vitamin c in this serum works to boost skin's collagen production–reducing fine lines, crow's feet, and wrinkles. While the hyaluronic acid in the formula attracts moisture to plump skin, proving to be ultra healing while also making the skin appear smoother and less dry.
Simply said, pair this with Wholy Dose's Beauty Supplements for a total anti-aging powerhouse routine. Your skin (and hair) will thank you.
For a serum that specifically targets those problem spots like breakout and acne, Dr. Sachin S. Parikh, MD–critically acclaimed, facial plastic surgeon–recommends this skin care product.
DermaQuest, Dermaclear Serum
Dr. Sachin S. Parikh stresses that not only is this a staple serum for lightening, brightening and tightening skin but it also helps dissolve added oils in the skin and prevent future breakouts if used daily. This serum includes key ingredients like glycolic, salicylic, azelaic and lactic acids in order to even your overall skin tone and give you that smooth, bright texture you desire.
There are hundreds of retinol or retinoid products out there like retinol for eyes and retinoids creams. And many are more promising to clear out your budget rather than your fine lines and wrinkles.
Here’s an affordable, and expert approved retinol anti-aging product that many dermatologists recommend to their patients, including board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Mohiba Tareen, who states "Differin's hero ingredient — adapalene, a type of retinoid — also fights the classic signs of aging: fine lines, dark spots and dull skin."
Differin, Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment (Retinol)
Available at your local drugstore or on amazon.com. Differin works to reduce inflammation deep in the skin to clear clogged pores and combat fine lines.
Dr. Melissa Kanchanapoomi Levin, board-certified dermatologist and founder of Entière Dermatology in New York City, who made the switch can't speak highly enough about this product – and for $13 we can see why too.
When looking for a clean-based retinol anti aging product, board-certified dermatologist and co-host of The Doctors, Sonia Batra recommends this alternative.
Differin, Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment (Retinol)
Sonia explains that this serum contains peptides and retinoal that work together to treat fine lines, smile lines, crows feet, and wrinkles, while also smoothing the skin.
For those of us who might have particularly sensitive skin, dry skin, or flaky skin she describes that the simple ingredients also contain skin-soothing aids like hyaluronic acid, aloe, colloidal oatmeal, and ceramides which partner together to calm irritation and hydrate reducing the scaly skin type texture.