It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the surplus of anti-ageing skincare products out on the market like creams, serums and lotions that all claim to turn back the clock. When shelling out your hard-earned money, you want a formula that deliver what it promises.
To prevent disappointment, our panel of esteemed Her World Beauty Awards 2018 judges scoured the beauty market to bring you the best of the best when it comes to turning back the clock. While anti-ageing products used to focus on reversing signs of ageing by facilitating skin regeneration and hydrating the skin, the new ones get to the root of ageing by combating stress (amongst other factors) with their luxurious textures and calming scents.
Floral-scented and with a watery texture, this plumps up fine lines, and smooths and softens skin immediately.
Lightweight and easily absorbed, this keeps skin hydrated without greasiness. It’s suitable for all skin types and doesn’t cause breakouts on oily or acne-prone skin. A blend of fermented marine peptides and algae helps fight dull and tired-looking skin. After one week, skin feels more supple and looks more radiant.
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It’s rich and smooth, so you’ll want to massage it in. It takes a while to sink in, but once it does, there’s no sticky feel. Two pearl-sized drops are enough for the whole face. After a week, skin feels less prone to dryness, and signs of ageing like dullness, lines and sagging are less obvious.
Skin feels softer and smoother immediately after you apply this. It feels thicker than most serums, but is still readily lapped up by skin. Sagging skin feels tighter, and fine lines look less prominent. If you have oily skin, you can even skip moisturiser or use a very lightweight one after.
The serum equivalent of a massage oil. Even if you don’t work it in, it’s absorbed in five minutes, leaving a glossy sheen. Good for night use and on dry, fragile skin, because it has fatty acids, ceramides and cholesterol to help repair the skin barrier.
Skin appears smoother and fine lines look filled out immediately. The cream glides across skin, doesn’t feel too rich, and has a very soothing cooling effect.
Wake up to softer, more supple skin and a refreshed look the next AM. The rich moisturiser spreads easily and is absorbed without leaving a sticky film. After one week, skin looks smoother and more even-toned.
Intense overnight hydration is what this gives you. Skin feels softer, plumper and firmer. Fine lines look less obvious, and you look less tired the next morning. Smooth and gel-like, it glides on easily but leaves a thin film that takes a while to dry.
Dry skin around the eyes feels smoother, and dark circles look reduced, after three weeks. The accompanying 24K gold-plated massage applicator feels cool and soothing, and makes the experience of using it even more luxurious.
Eyes that look less tired – that’s what you’ll get after three weeks of using this easily-absorbed, non-greasy cream. Fine lines and spots look less obvious, and skin feels more hydrated and supple. Works well as an under-eye base for concealer, too.
Super-fine, light-reflecting particles in this lightweight gel instantly brighten up the eye area. It’s absorbed readily and makes fine lines less obvious. Skin feels cool and refreshed too.
The rich cream-gel smooths dry, rough skin around the eyes immediately. It sinks in quickly, de-puffs, and reduces the look of dark circles.
This light lotion sinks right into skin, so if yours is dry, you may need to reapply it during the day. You can use it on fine lines and laugh lines too.
This softens and moisturises the skin around the eyes and lips, plumping up expression lines so they look less obvious after a week.
It has a thick, rich texture, but is easily smoothed over skin to plump it up. And it immediately makes dark circles and fine lines look less prominent.
This is a good base for makeup as it smooths the skin. After one week, eyes look less tired and puffy.
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