As the years go by, you may notice a few changes in the appearance of your skin, including increased dryness and dullness. And if that’s the case for you, it could be a good idea to switch to an anti-aging skin care routine when caring for your complexion. When you have mature skin, it’s wise to use formulas that have protectant properties and also stave off fine lines and wrinkles.
The good news is, putting together an anti-aging skin care routine is pretty easy — and it all starts with an anti-aging face cream. Keep reading to find our best anti-aging moisturizers, broken down by skin care concerns so you can find your best match.
Our Best Anti-Aging Cream For Dull Skin
As skin matures, it starts to lose its elasticity, gets thinner and appears duller. Fortunately, you can help reverse those signs of aging by just adding the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone SPF 30 Sunscreen Face Moisturizer into your skin care regimen. This daily anti-aging moisturizer is enhanced with rosy pigments to instantly revive the look of skin’s rosy tone. Its rich, non-greasy formula smooths gently over skin to nourish it with moisture, while the rosy pigments help to reveal a younger look.
Bonus: It’s also formulated with broad-spectrum SPF 30 for built-in sun protection. After cleansing in the morning, smooth this anti-aging cream over your face and gently massage into your skin in a circular motion.
Editor’s tip: For an extra dose of radiance, use the nighttime version, the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone Cooling Night Moisturizer, before bedtime. Its cooling formula absorbs quickly and delivers all-night hydration, leaving you with a firmer, more glowy complexion when you wake up.
Our Best Anti-Aging Cream For Sun Protection
Speaking of built-in sun protection — broad-spectrum sunscreen is a skin care must year-round, no matter your age. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Day Lotion SPF 30 is another anti-aging moisturizer also formulated with broad-spectrum SPF that works to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and firms and brightens skin.
Keep in mind, if you plan to be outside, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends reapplying sunscreen every two hours (or immediately after swimming or sweating), limiting your amount of time in the sun (especially during peak hours), seeking shade and wearing protective clothing and sunglasses.
Our Best Anti-Aging Cream For Very Dry and Sensitive Skin
Both dry and sensitive skin types need special care, which means you’ll want to be strategic with your moisturizer choice. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Anti-Aging Moisturizer Fragrance Free is powered by a trifecta of powerhouse ingredients — hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and retinol — that help diminish signs of aging and envelop skin with a replenishing layer of long-lasting hydration.
In addition to being ideal for very dry and sensitive skin types, it’s also fragrance-free. Apply a light layer onto clean skin in the morning to create the perfect moisturized base before makeup and in the evening for additional nourishment.
Our Best Anti-Aging Cream For Plumper-Looking Skin
According to the Cleveland Clinic, collagen is a protein that makes skin cells strong, which in return, gives off the appearance of plumper-looking skin. Unfortunately, though, as we age, our collagen levels begin to decrease, leaving us with sagging and crepey skin.
To help counteract that, incorporate the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Collagen Expert, Day Moisturizer with SPF 30 into your daily skin care routine. This ultra-nourishing cream is formulated with peptides (the key to producing collagen), niacinamide and SPF 50 to intensely retighten, rehydrate and redensify maturing skin.
Editor’s tip: Make the most out of your moisturizer and use the nighttime version, the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Collagen Expert Night Moisturizer, before hitting the hay for even more collagen peptides.
Our Best Anti-Aging Cream For Cell Renewal
Sometimes, it pays to use a different moisturizer at night than what you used in the morning. If you’re looking for an anti-aging night cream, try the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer. Formulated with a patented antioxidant and vitamin E, this rich creamy texture instantly comforts and nourishes skin upon application.
The dermatologist-recommended cream also helps defend skin against damaging external aggressions and helps boost its natural renewal process, leaving you with a younger-looking complexion. Every night, smooth this cream onto your face in an upward motion until thoroughly absorbed.
Editor’s tip: In the morning, swap the night cream for the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Anti-Aging Day Moisturizer SPF 25. And for best results, apply the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Anti-Aging Midnight Serum over cleansed skin before moving onto moisturizer.
Our Best Anti-Aging Cream For Overnight Radiance
The secret to achieving that coveted, youthful glow-from-within look begins with the right ingredients. That’s why you need to add the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Pressed Night Moisturizer with Retinol, Niacinamide into your evening skin care routine, stat. Its superstar formula is powered by retinol — which helps fight wrinkles and uneven skin texture — as well as niacinamide, which is a nutrient that helps brighten skin for a healthier-looking complexion.
Not convinced? The night cream also features a powerful blend of nourishing oils that helps balance any dryness caused by retinol, leaving you with plump, radiant and silky-smooth skin. Plus, its non-greasy formula is fragrance-, paraben-, dye- and mineral oil-free, making it the perfect choice for all skin types.
Our Best Anti-Aging Cream For Overnight Nourishment
Turn your PM moisturizing routine into a spa-like experience with the L’Oréal Paris Triple Power Anti-Aging Overnight Mask. Like its Triple Power counterparts, this top-rated anti-aging night mask is also formulated with three of the most effective anti-aging ingredients: hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and retinol to visibly reduce wrinkles, firm and brighten skin. Smooth over your face and neck every evening as the last step in your nightly skin care routine. Expect skin to look visibly radiant and resilient in the morning.
Our Best Anti-Aging Cream For Multiple Aging Skin Concerns
Not everyone has just one concern they’re looking to address. If you want to tackle more than one need your skin has, the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Moisturizer Fragrance Free is a perfect choice. Formulated with retinol and Centella Asiatica, the anti-aging moisturizer helps smooth, firm and hydrate areas of your skin that can be prone to visible signs of skin aging, like wrinkles and loss of elasticity. Smooth it over your neck and jawline after cleansing in the morning and evening.
Our Best Anti-Aging Cream For Your 30s
It’s never too late to start your anti-aging skin care routine. In fact, your collagen turnover becomes slower as you enter your 30s, which is why it’s good to begin using anti-aging ingredients sooner than later. Try the L’Oréal Paris Wrinkle Expert 35+ Moisturizer — it’s a hydrating face cream that visibly reduces the first signs of aging, including fine lines, elasticity loss and dryness. Smooth it over your face every day morning and night for best results.
Editor’s tip: If you’re in your 40s, you can use the L’Oréal Paris Wrinkle Expert 45+ Moisturizer instead. And if you’re in your 50s, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Wrinkle Expert 55+ Moisturizer to strengthen thinning skin and improve smoothness for a more youthful appearance.