Photo: Kenneth Wong

The older we get, the more we need from our moisturisers. So we look for those offering everything from amped-up protection to robust skin-repair help. Don’t think you’ll need such anti-ageing products only when you’re much older – it’s good to start now, when the damage hasn’t risen to the surface yet.

1. Sloane Inc Age Defy S9.7, $214

This cream has retinoic acid, a derivative of vitamin A – the sure thing for targeting hyperpigmentation, including pimple scars and dark spots. The effect: improved skin tone and more radiance.

2. IT Confidence in a Cream Transforming Moisturizing Super Cream, $72

This has tried-and-tested anti-ageing ingredients – hyaluronic acid to plump up skin, peptides to give skin a boost, and a ceramide complex to help restore the skin barrier for a complexion that feels smoother and more supple.
Available at Sephora stores. 




3. Etude House Red Energy Tension Up Active Firming Cream, $45.90


Packed with antioxidants derived from lychee extracts, this rich moisturiser can be used on both face and neck. It also contains peptides from plant extracts to leave your skin plumped and radiant. 

4. Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX, $298

Harnessing the goodness of ginseng, it has extracts of the plant’s roots and flowers. Rare ginseng saponin is said to penetrate deep into the skin layers to boost regeneration and defence (or try these 10 editor-approved anti-ageing facials), while Compound K, an anti-ageing active derived from ginseng root, stimulates the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid to hydrate and firm. 


This story was originally published in the August 2017 issue of Her World magazine.