As the year comes to an end, we’re counting down some of the best anti-aging skincare products that rocked our world in 2019. Some of these products have helped clear the skin of women the world over, help fight wrinkles and other signs of skin aging and helped in taking off a year or two worth of aging on women’s faces. Here are some of the best of anti-aging skincare 2019 according to users.

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1. Ole Henriksen Truth Serum®

Taking multivitamins is good for the body. It helps us maintain a healthy immune system and have great energy to face the day’s challenges. Now imagine your skin having the same benefits of taking multivitamins! The OLE HENRIKSEN Truth Serum is like a daily multivitamin for the skin. It’s a best-selling age-defying and vitamin C face serum that harnesses the antioxidant properties of vitamin C and collagen. It features a potent True-C Complex(TM) and collagen serum that results to brighter and firmer skin. It’s also enhanced with orange and green tea extracts and has a fast-absorbing, oil-free formula that features an energizing citrus aroma and silky texture. Get that Ole Glow today. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars. Shop at Ole Henriksen or Sephora.

Promising review: “I’m 30 years old and have needed something for my face for years now. Troubled with fine lines, a deep wrinkle in between my brows and just overall dryness and dullness. This stuff blew my mind. After only a week I could tell a major difference. My fine lines and deep wrinkles are pretty much nonexistent and my face is so much brighter. I don’t think that my skin has looked this good since high school.” Aleah H., Iowa

2. Tatcha The Silk Peony Melting Eye Cream

Tatcha’s revolutionary melting formula is what powers this anti-aging eye cream, which releases a double shield of hydration through its line-smoothing liquid silk and moisture-locking Japanese White Peony. The result is youthful, radiant eyes in just a short amount of time. This cushiony balm is designed to comfort the tired, delicate eye area with its instantly melting formula that releases a powerful moisturizing elixir with liquid silk. It effectively blurs the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to mimic the soft, smooth, natural radiance of pure silk. It contains silk protein that covers the skin with its protective veil of moisture and Japanese White Peony that helps support skin’s natural barrier to protect moisture from escaping. It also contains the brand’s signature trio of pure Japanese superfoods, Hadasei-3™, which makes up 30% of this cream. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars. Shop at Tatcha.

Promising review: “I was sent this to review and have already ordered a backup. I use this on both my lid and lower lash line and I have hooded eye and I’ve noticed ever since I’ve used this the hood of my eye is going away which I never thought it would happen. I do have dry and sensitive skin and it helps so much with hydration. It does have a slight smell but it’s nothing overwhelming. It smells quite nice. The packaging is everything. It’s so beautiful and looks stunning out on my vanity.” Manicqueen1988

3. Biossance Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum

If your skin is sensitive to retinol but you still want its benefits, try Biossance’s Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum, a lightweight serum that harnesses the power of bakuchiol. It is a plant-derived retinol alternative that gives the same benefits of retinol without the irritation or sensitivity. The serum formula also contains hyaluronic acid for ultimate moisturization and squalene for hydration. It effectively combats dullness, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, and loss of firmness and elasticity. This product does not contain any sulfates (SLS and SLES), parabens, phthalates, and other synthetic ingredients. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars at Sephora.

Promising review: “I’ve used Retinol serums and creams before; this is unlike anything I’ve ever used before. Not only is my skin clearer, brighter, plumper, but I can see the fine lines diminishing over time. I use it morning and night before my Drunk Elephant oil and sometimes when it’s really hot I don’t even need a moisturizer because it’s so nourishing. I feel like my skin looks and feels it’s best when I use this. It’s a great alternative to other harsher products.” BrittanyRosie

4. Herbivore Phoenix Cell Regenerating Facial Oil

Clean beauty has been all the rage in the last few years and for good reason. Women and men no longer have to deal with the effects of synthetic ingredients and harsh chemicals in their skincare products. Herbivore is a clean skincare brand that prides itself in providing products that only have natural ingredients. The same can be said for the Phoenix Cell Regenerating Facial Oil, which contains rosehip oil, sea buckthorn oil, chia seed Co2, CoQ10, jojoba seed oil, vitamin E, rose extract, and neroli oil. Together, these ingredients target dryness, loss of skin firmness and elasticity, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Its formula is fast-absorbing and contains moisture, vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars at Sephora.

Promising review: “I love this facial oil. I Tend to have dry skin. It adds the perfect amount of moisture and doesn’t exacerbate issues when I have hormonal break outs. It actually calms my skin down. It lasts forever too because a little bit goes a long way!” Mrszel

5. Perricone MD Essential Fx Acyl-Glutathione Deep Crease Serum

Sometimes tough, deep creases need all the anti-aging powers you can get. This highly-potent serum targets deep wrinkles and creases through the brand’s proprietary Acyl-Glutathione, the body’s “master antioxidant” that depletes over time. It also contains a vitamin F blend that intensively replenishes and protects the skin’s moisture barrier. Harnessing the power of Acyl-Glutathione, flaxseed oil, chia seed oil, and macadamia seed oil, this serum effectively combats dryness, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, as well as deep creases. Formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with a 92% recommendation rating at Sephora.

Promising review: “I did not have high expectations for this serum. I was very pleasantly surprised to see results of plumping out and demising laugh lines and deep wrinkles around my mouth. I only used the .5ml bottle, so only 1 month of results. I am excited to see what long-term results will be. This is expensive, but it does what it claims!” KTJS


Deluxe Anti-aging Skincare

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1. Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment

Targeting fine lines and wrinkles, pores, and dark spots, this all-in-one AHA treatment is powered by lactic acid and effectively clarifies, smooths, and retexturizes skin. This serum formula contains purified lactic acid that hydrates and exfoliates the surface layers of skin for a younger-looking complexion. It also contains licorice and lemongrass, which effectively brightens the appearance of dark spots and discolorations, and prickly pear extract soothes the appearance of surface redness to enhance skin calmness. Sunday Riley’s products are free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, and other synthetic ingredients. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars at Sephora.

Promising review: “I’m almost 47, and my skin has never looked better. This product makes my skin so smooth and clear. Brightens, too! I’m glad they have revamped the scent…now it has a faint lemon scent that is nice. Scent issues aside, this product works! That’s what’s important.” iflossem

2. Ole Henriksen Banana Bright™ Eye Crème

If you already love bananas, you’re going to love this eye creme from Ole Henriksen. Designed to brighten and instantly target fine lines and wrinkles, this age-defying eye creme is boosted with collagen, vitamin C, and banana powder-inspired pigments for ultra brighter under eye area. It not only targets the signs of aging around the eyes, this sunny yellow brightening eye cream’s special yellow pigments from banana powder helps instantly brighten and color-correct the eye area, creating a smooth, well-rested canvas that’s ready for concealer application. Say goodbye to dark circles and crow’s feet this 2020 with this creme. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars. Shop at Ole Henriksen or Sephora.

Promising review: “I just started a job that requires long hours and for me to be up early – my under eyes were dull, dark, and dry until I started using this. My undereyes are now bright and hydrated without being oily – I actually stopped using concealer!” Mary517

3. Dior Capture Youth Glow Booster Age-Delay Illuminating Serum

This isn’t just a serum, it’s a weapon. It fights against dull complexion. Dior’s illuminating serum boosts glow and restores radiance with its unique formula that is powered by murunga plum. This ingredient is known to be 100 times more concentrated in vitamin C than oranges. Combined with alpha hydroxy acid to brighten the skin and improve complexion, this formula is also enriched with antioxidant-boosting iris extract. It effectively energizes skin and helps resist aggressions such as stress, fatigue and jet lag. Rated 5 out of 5 stars at Nordstrom.

Promising review: “This serum has completely changed my skin.- I use it at night before I use the Capture Youth cream and it helps tighten my pores and makes my skin look supple and dewy. I was a bit shocked that my skin didn’t look oily after application (major plus). It absorbs super quickly and I noticed results after 3 uses. Great for those who are starting to take skincare more seriously/take preventative measures. Highly recommend!” Louisee

4. Perricone MD Essential Fx Acyl-Glutathione Eyelid Lift Serum

What a time to be alive! In this era of technology, we are given options to target specific areas on our face, especially when it comes to anti-aging. Perricone MD provides a solution to creases, crepiness, and drooping of the eyelid with this Essential Fx Acyl-Glutathione Eyelid Lift Serum, which combats fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles, and loss of firmness and elasticity. It visibly and effectively smoothes out creases, crepiness, and uneven texture on eyelids. The ultra-lightweight serum lifts sagging eyelids and diminishes the appearance of under-eye circles and darkness. It also replenishes the skin’s moisture barrier, prepping it for eye makeup application. Formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with an 88% recommendation rating at Sephora.

Promising review: “I really can’t rave about this enough! I’ve been using this serum for over a year now and it’s the real deal. I have very hooded, droopy, crepey eyelids due to genetics and aging. This has been the only serum that has made a visible difference in the appearance of my eyes. This serum has dramatically reduced the hooding of my upper eyelid. I can actually see some of lower lid now which is a huge improvement. It’s worth the cost and bottle lasts me about 5 months with twice daily use.” Daisyflower77

5. Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Regenerating Youth Eye Creme Rich

This emollient cream from Estée Lauder is infused with the powerful Floralixir Dew and Ultimate Lift technologies that reawaken skin’s youthful renewal. It effectively minimizes dark circles, crow’s feet and puffiness. The secret is the two precious flowers that thrive in the frigid Himalayas and the parched highlands of Brazil, which powers are harnessed by Re-Nutriv science. Great for both day and night use. Shop at Nordstrom.

Promising review: “This is a great product. I have been using the Ultimate Lift Age Correcting Eye Creme for many years but decided to give this new product a try. The difference is Ultimate Regenerating Youth Eye Creme is very moisturizing and your skin around the eye looks moisturized and not dry. Both products are great and this one seems to work better for me as I have been a Retin A using for over 25 years and my skin needs the moisture.” Chill


Affordable Anti-aging Skincare

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1. Baebody Eye Gel for Under & Around Eyes

Whether for day or night, this eye gel is a great addition to your skincare regimen. It is powered by Peptide Complex that helps skin produce collagen, Matrixyl 3000 that smoothes out fine lines, vitamin E to smooth fine lines, and jojoba oil and amino acid blend to hydrate. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

Promising review: “So, I don’t know how this stuff works. I’m 49 with decent and constant eye bags. First time I tried to do something about it. I’ve been using this stuff for about a week and they’re at least halfway gone. Some weird voodoo happening here, but I’ll take it!” M. Workman

2. InstaNatural Vitamin C Serum Duo

Vitamin C serums need not be expensive. InstaNatural offers a more affordable option for vitamin C serums that deliver the same optimal results. It effectively fights skin blemishes and skin aging, including wrinkles and sun sports. This product targets trouble areas around the lips, mouth, eyes and even on the neck to achieve a lifting effect. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

Promising review: “I took a selfie feeling cute one day and was shocked to see how old my skin looked. I started using this daily and have seen a huge improvement. It’s so good on the skin, can be worn under makeup or whatever. Good morning or night. Can’t recommend it enough.” Julie Solorio

3. Alana Mitchell Anti Aging Peptide Eye Cream

Combat under-eye darkness, wrinkles, and fine lines with Alana Mitchell’s anti-aging eye cream that contains natural and organic  tocopherol, passion flower, black currant, and grape leaf extract complex, as well as peptides to fight free radical damage and diminish the signs of aging around the eyes. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

Promising review: “This is my new favorite eye cream! I love the feel and texture of this cream. It is NOT greasy at all! I have been using it for a week and have been very happy with the results.” LVAnn66

4. L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Night Cream Moisturizer with Salicylic Acid 1.7 oz.

Luxuriously pamper skin with this hydrating moisturizer from L’Oreal Paris. It helps stimulate surface cell skin renewal during sleep to replump, refresh and renew. It is packed with LHA to help stimulate surface skin cell renewal. Great for both day and night use. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

Promising review: “I’m in love with this product! Thoroughly moisturizes, smells great and works! It has a rich, thick texture that feels like a luxury to use.” Paula K. Brand 

5. Eve Hansen Vitamin C Night Cream

Eve Hansen’s night cream works as you sleep, stimulating the recovery response in the skin while helping fade sun spots and preventing the formation of new free radicals in the skin from sun exposure. It effectively reduces the appearance of discoloration and blotchiness, resulting in brighter skin. Contains organic ingredients vitamin C, vitamin E, green tea, vitamin B5, sunflower, avocado, and shea extracts. This product does not contain sulfates, parabens, or phthalates. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

Promising review: “I’ve noticed an improvement to the texture and look of my skin after just two weeks of using this.” Melissa M.


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