While we can’t stop the ageing process, we can invest in a few good skincare products to reduce the signs. Scientists and skincare experts are constantly working with new technologies and innovative ingredients to formulate the best anti-ageing products. These are the powerful products that made it into our Holy Grail list from the Woman & Home Beauty Awards.
The best sunscreen
You can purchase all the best anti-ageing products in the world, but the truth is that prevention is always better than cure. That’s why sunscreen is number one on this list! To keep your skin in its best shape you should be wearing a sunscreen everyday – apply it after your usual skincare routine and before makeup.
‘My favourite sunscreen on the planet – I never go anywhere without it,’ says W&H Beauty Editor Leandri de Kock.
The best anti-ageing serum
W&H recommends NUXE Super Serum 10, R1345 at Woolworths.
The perfect fusion of Laboratoire NUXE’s expertise in botanical oils and anti-ageing skincare. This luxurious serum is one of the very best anti-ageing products, infused with thousands of micro-spheres of fractioned Botanical Oils. It stimulates the skin’s youth mechanisms for extraordinary anti-ageing effectiveness. Plus with the addition of natural hyaluronic acid your skin will be hydrated all day and night.
‘Visible results, makes my skin feel amazing,’ says international makeup artist Renee de Wit.
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The best anti-ageing cream
W&H recommends REN Bio Retinoid Youth Cream, R1075 at Clicks.
This innovative formula is proven to deliver visibly firmer, more supple and healthier-looking skin after 28 days, while limiting irritation, making it suitable for sensitive skin.
‘I love the fact that it’s a plant-derived alternative to traditional retinol, yet just as effective, without any of the irritation,’ says W&H Beauty Editor Leandri de Kock.
The best neck and décolleté cream
Your neck and décolletage are often overlooked areas in skincare, and yet they are prone to showing age faster. The skin there is thinner than on your face. This means that it collapses more easily into wrinkles and folds. The good news is that this advanced formula contains Pro-Amino Acid to protect the collagen and help diminish deeper wrinkles.
A hands-down winner, all the judges from our Beauty Awards agreed that their skin felt firmer after just one use!
The best eye-cream
Eye creams can have one of the biggest impacts on diminishing the signs of ageing. The REN Brightening Dark Circle Eye Cream visibly reduce dark circles after just 7 days, working to hydrate and plump the look of the entire eye area. The Sisley Paris Black Rose Eye Contour Fluid is an exceptional revitalising performance freeing eyes from lines and smoothing for visibly younger-looking eyes. The judges loved its applicator that serves as a nifty massager to instantly help reduce puffiness in the eye area.
‘Very effective,’ says international makeup artist Renee de Wit about the winning REN Brightening Dark Circle Eye Cream. ‘It instantly brightens the under eye area.’
The best retinol
Retinol is the biggest ingredient in anti-ageing skincare products, therefore, naturally we had to find the best anti-ageing products including this miracle maker! Unfortunately retinol has also been known to have a few drawbacks if you have sensitive skin. This Elizabeth Arden offering though is specifically formulated to help protect against the dryness often associated with retinol.
‘My skin loved these capsules – the silkiest texture and I had no sensitivity from the retinol,’ says W&H Beauty and Style Editor Jade Smith.
Cover image by Sora Shimazaki.