If You Want… Younger Skin
Wrinkles increase as surely as the candles on your birthday cake, and any product that promises to defeat Father Time is selling you snake oil. That’s not to say you can’t lessen their visibility. Look for products that contain retinol (Retin-A), which can reduce the appearance of fines lines. Ingredients DMAE and MSM are also naturally-occurring compounds that have been found to tighten and tone skin in some studies, although dermatologists still debate their effectiveness. Portland General Store’s Victory Moisturizer contains both anti-aging compounds.
While you can’t undo the past, you do have some control over what your skin will look like in the future. Sun damage takes up to 15 years to show itself on your skin, which means the way you treat your face now can make a big difference down the road. Many moisturizers have built in sunscreens — those with an SPF 30-plus are best. Check out Anthony Facial Moisturizer SPF 30. [$33; Anthony.com]