When it comes to getting the best out of your anti-agers, the key is the ingredients. I’ve been busy testing the latest wonder products and have come up with some favorites.


“Alpha Hydroxy Acids smooth fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture and tone, unblock and cleanse pores. AHA’s also improve acne and improve the condition of the skin in general.” Says facialist to the stars, Bianca Popa of Bianca Beverly Hills Salon.

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Kate Somerville
ExfoliKate Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash
, has a true brightening and exfoliating effect.
Retinol 1% in Squalane

After cleansing apply

Boscia Resurfacing Treatment Toner with Apple Cider Vinegar, with Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid that purifies and softens skin.


Retinol is a skin pros favorite. Also known as Vitamin A, this wonder ingredient is perfect at evening out sun damage and giving you younger looking skin.

“It’s anti-aging because it helps stimulate collagen and cell turnover,” says renowned dermatologist, Elizabeth Tanzi. She also recommends applying it in the evening as skin tends to repair itself while you sleep.

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Marie Veronique Gentle Retinol Night Serum, ramps up your collagen production and brightens skin.
Keihl’s Youth Dose Eye Treatment, contains red seed grape extract to help eliminate dark circles.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid is a substance normally produced by the body. It is what gives the skin its volume and fullness. By using products that contain hyaluronic acid your skin will stay moist, hydrated and start looking younger.

“As we age, our skin loses moisture and becomes less firm and supple. “Hyaluronic acid is an oil-free ingredient that works to replenish the skin’s moisture as well as plump and smooth the appearance of fine lines,” Explains Dr. Sonia Batra of “The Doctors”

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Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum, contains B5 and pineapple ceramides that improve skin’s, texture, tone and luminosity.
Hyaluronic Marine Collagen Lip Cushion will rejuvenate and plump your lips


Antioxidants in skin care are a critical component to any anti-aging routine. By including antioxidants in your rejuvenation program, the skin’s ability to protect and heal increases significantly. Topical applications of antioxidants are also important to give the skin cells ample protection against the destructiveness of free radicals. “Free radical activity creates skin damage evident by the formation of wrinkles, age spots and loss of elasticity” Says Bianca Beverly Hills.

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Priori Q+SODfx 210 Active Cleanser is formulated with CoQ10, an antioxidant that is age defying, boosting skin strength while decongesting the skins surface.
Roden+Fields SRedefine Intensive Renewing Serum is supercharged with retinol MD technology and peptides that empower the skin’s own renewing process.


Peptides are known to smooth fine lines, boost collagen and decrease the appearance of pores.

Erin Gilbert, MD, FAAD, PhD, and board-certified dermatologist and neuroscientist says. “Peptides tell your cells to produce more collagen: one of the major building blocks of the skin. So, by applying them directly to your skin you’re telling your body it needs to make more collagen”

She also claims peptides should not be used in combination with AHA’s as AHA’s will minimize its effects.

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Naturally Serious After-Dark Natural Peptide Sleeping Cream that you wear like a mask will transform your skin overnight.
For a daytime moisturizing option try HydroPeptide Face Lift Advanced Ultra-Light Moisturizer which will wonderfully reserve and protect your collagen and elastin stores.


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