Picking an anti-aging product can be a daunting task, what with all the options on the market. In order to get the most bang for your buck, look for a product that helps stimulate skin cell renewal, eliminates dark under-eye circles and helps reverse the signs of aging while causing skin to look radiant. Some products do this topically, while others claim to restore the skin’s appearance from the inside out.
This product, which contains Matrixyl 3000, diminishes the appearance of wrinkles by improving skin’s elasticity, smoothness and firmness and restoring youthful levels of collagen, hyaluronic acid and fibronectin present in skin. It also contains Argatensyl, which comes from the Argan plant and helps to reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. As of 2009, a one-ounce tube of Dermapril-SP is about $69.
Initially used as a stretch-mark cream, this product has become a favorite among those looking to reduce the appearance (and slow the onset) of crow’s feet, fine lines and wrinkles. Credit goes to Striadril, a compound containing pentapeptides, which helps the skin build collagen so it can maintain a youthful appearance. The line has grown to include eye cream, hand cream, deep wrinkle serum, neck cream and an instant wrinkle filler. As of 2009, this product line ranges from $59 to $153.
This anti-aging supplement, which contains resveratrol, is believed to have the same anti-aging properties associated with drinking red wine; the difference is you’d have to drink bottles of the vino daily to get the same age-slowing benefits. There are other added perks, too: it’s believed resveratrol extends life span and helps prevent the onset of diseases like diabetes and Alzheimer’s. In 2009, the cost of a 30-day supply is $79.69.
Olay® Professional Pro-X
This anti-aging skincare line includes a wrinkle cream, hydra-firming cream, deep wrinkle treatment and eye restoration complex as well as an age repair lotion. When used in conjunction, the regimen has been shown to reduce wrinkles and fine lines–without breaking the bank. As of 2009, products in this line range from about $40 to $50 for 1-ounce jars and tubes.