How do you know which anti-aging product to try when most of them are all about the claims and not the results.
You can pile through the reviews from the beauty community on MakeupAlley.
Or, you can check out Good Housekeeping’s annual Anti-Aging Awards for the 26 best anti-aging beauty products. The Good Housekeeping Research Institute tested 90 products on 820 volunteers in its search for the top anti-aging products.
What were the testers looking for? Products that really work according to scientific studies.
Here are some of the products that scored high (some of the winners are a little pricey, but many are under $50).
Best At-Home Peel
Boots No7 Advanced Renewal Anti-ageing Glycolic Peel Kit
The Boots No7 Advanced Renewal Anti-ageing Glycolic Peel Kit is a twice-weekly glycolic acid solution that’s left on for five minutes and neutralized with soothing pads. Imaging tests showed that the peel evened tone and smoothed skin. Some also reported that it minimized the look of wrinkles.
Best Night Cream
L’Oréal Paris Advanced RevitaLift Deep-Set Wrinkle Repair Night Creme
Vichy LiftActiv Retinol HA Night
It’s a tie between L’Oréal Paris Advanced RevitaLift Deep-Set Wrinkle Repair Night Creme and Vichy LiftActiv Retinol HA Night treatment. L’Oréal’s Pro-retinol treatment is on top when it comes to firming and reducing wrinkles.
Vichy’s retinol contender is solid at evening out skin tone and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose. One consumer who tried the product said she received a couple of comments on how nice her face looked over a month’s period (she had never experienced that before).
Best Body Lotion
Fresh Sugar Açai Age-Delay Body Cream
The criteria for this category was a body lotion’s ability to moisturize as well as firm, smooth, and even out skin. The Fresh Sugar Açai Age-Delay Body Cream includes antioxidant acai oil, sugar, and softening citrus fruit acids which all contribute to moisturizing and firming. The age-delay body cream is also tops for its radiance-enhancing properties.
Best Hand Cream with SPF 15+
Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Hand Repair Creme SPF 15
Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Hand Repair Creme SPF 15 is the winner for moisturizing over along period of time (6 hours) and addressing roughness, wrinkling, and brown spots. The light, silky cream also scored high for its ability to soften and smooth out skin for a more toned and youthful look.
Click here to see more of the winners and some less costly runner-ups.