Fact: Ageing is inevitable. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do it gracefully and looking the best you can.
And it just got easier thanks to innovative technology that delivers the skincare ingredients when and where they’re needed (Augustinus Bader TFC8 is a clear example). Of course, that’s not all. There are powerful botanical blends to collagen boosting actives and peptides that work hard to lift, tone, firm and plump the skin from within.
The result: 18 anti-ageing skincare winners that promise to help you turn back the hands of time, looks-wise.
Why it won: Prep your skin to receive all the goodness of your skincare with this luxurious and pampering lotion. The Sisley Supremya At Night awakens skin’s regenerating power to repair the skin from the damages of the day. At the same time, it also intensely hydrates, leaving skin feeling soft and supple.
“While rich in texture, it feels very lightweight. My skin felt hydrated the whole night and I woke up to softer, plumped skin.” – Andathesea, content creator
Why it won: A power-packed serum that works hard to support skin renewal and restore skin health. Its secret? The brand’s iconic TFC8 technology along with vitamin C, rice bran oil, pomegranate seed concentrate, resveratrol and edelweiss extract make the Augustinus Bader The Serum your much-desired youth in a bottle.
“Instantly, my skin looked fresher and less tired despite having slept late. After a week, my skin continued to look better and better.” – Letty Seah, Her World associate beauty editor
Why it won: Wake up to heathy, glow-y skin with Sigi Skin Youth Beam Anti-Ageing Night Serum. The vegan-friendly formula is packed with pre-, pro- and post-biotics, as well as reishi mushroom, ginger and pine bark extracts to reduce the signs of ageing while re-balancing skin’s microbiome, leaving skin supple, soothed and looking younger.
“Skin feels lifted and toned, fine lines are less obvious and skin looks hydrated.” – Dr Lynn Chiam, dermatologist
Why it won: The History of Whoo Bichup Self-Generating Anti-Aging Concentrate not only addresses existing signs of ageing, but also delays potential skin ageing with its unique JaHaBichup complex. Eleven times more ingredients than in the original formula, it works hard to enhance skin regeneration and fortify skin’s resilience for a healthier glow.
“It has an immediate skin-smoothing effect, and makes for a good skincare treatment that helps to prep the skin before makeup.” – Letty Seah, Her World associate beauty editor
Why it won: As its name states, the Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Brilliance Serum transforms your tired and ageing complexion. Enriched with black diamond truffle and paired with a youth-sustaining technology, it firms, lifts and tones to reveal a youthful looking you.
“The packaging screams luxury! It has a great texture and leaves skin soft and smooth.” – Larry Yeo, makeup artist
Why it won: Enriched with a powerful blend of botanicals and peptides, the Chantecaille Bio Lifting Serum+ delivers an instant lift and firmness while erasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. But that’s not all. It also protects against blue light from all that time spent in front of your digital screens.
“The serum felt thick and was a little sticky upon application. However, it absorbs very quickly into the skin. After 3 weeks, my skin felt firmer.” – Munah Bagharib, actor and host
Why it won: Need a lift? The Elixir Design Time Serum boosts skin’s elasticity and collagen production, fighting against skin sagging thanks to a unique AI-based Digital-3D skin technology. It stimulates the internal structure of the skin, plumping it from within for a lifted and more toned complexion.
“I really like how the texture feels on my skin. After 3 weeks, my skin texture has improved – looks less saggy!” – Munah Bagharib, actor and host
Why it won: Perfect for sensitive skins, the CERM Bakuchiol & CoQ10 Booster Serum delivers retinol-like results without the irritation. It reduces the visible signs of ageing from fine lines and wrinkles to pigmentation and skin sagging with ease.
“Even though it contains a derivative of retinol, it was surprisingly comfortable on my reactive skin.” – Letty Seah, Her World associate beauty editor
Why it won: When it comes to anti-ageing, vitamin A is the gold standard. IDS A-Plus uses a patented vitamin A molecule formulated with niacinamide to stimulate and boost cellular turnover minus the irritation. Plus, it also addresses blemishes too. The result is a brighter, clearer and more youthful complexion.
“My skin looked clearer and skin tone seemed more even. It’s a good product to have as part of your daily care as it contains vitamin A and antioxidants.” – Letty Seah, Her World associate beauty editor
Why it won: In addition to the brand’s TFC8 complex, which delivers the active ingredients to where they’re needed, the Augustinus Bader The Cream also uses vitamins A, B5 and C, together with hydrolyzed rice protein to strengthen skin barrier, reduce signs of ageing, hydrate and heal the skin.
“After constant use, my skin felt smoother and more even. It also gave me a subtle and has definitely become one of my top moisturisers.” – Melvin Tseng, content creator
Why it won: With stabilised five per cent vitamin C and hexapeptide-5, the Paula’s Choice C5 Super Boost Moisturizer not only brightens a dull complexion, but also plumps the skin from within and strengthen skin’s barrier at the same time.
“Love the weightless texture. My skin felt extra soft to the touch and stayed well-hydrated, even after 8 hours.” – Lasalle Lee, makeup artist
Why it won: Say goodbye to lines and wrinkles. The Payot Lisse Wrinkle Smoothing Cream boosts skin’s moisture level with a herbal blend of Swiss pine and wild pansy extracts together with a duo of hyaluronic acids for a smooth and supple complexion.
“Skin felt smoother and softer, and also saw an improvement to smile lines and expression lines on the forehead.” – Letty Seah, Her World associate beauty editor
Why it won: With all the goodness of The Cream and then some. The Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream not only restores skin’s youthful appearance but also intensely keeps it soothed and well-hydrated thanks to a blend of argan, avocado and evening primrose oils, along with omega 6 fatty acids, antioxidants and linoleic acid.
“Skin looked soothed, more toned and vitalised. Skin texture also felt smoother, comforted and more supple. Lines were also less obvious.” – Dr Lynn Chiam, dermatologist
Why it won: Just as Botox freezes muscles, the Porcelain Bio-Reset Intensive Night Recovery Elixir uses a patented active ingredient, SYN-AKE, to minimise the lines and wrinkles caused by muscle contractions. It also contains a blend of six ceramides, a bacterial extract found in glacial soil (IceAwake) and another patented active, Recoverine, to promote cellular metabolism and protect skin against environmental stressors.
“Skin looked rested, felt refreshed and revitalised.” – Dr Lynn Chiam, dermatologist
Why it won: Need one product to target different areas? The Filorga Global Repair Eyes & Lips targets ageing concerns around the delicate eye area as well as the naso-labial and lip creases. It nourishes the skin while fighting against signs of dark circles, puffiness, wrinkles and even skin sagging.
“Eyes looked brighter, less saggy, less tired and less puffy. The delicate eye area felt hydrated. And it can be applied to the lip creases too.” – Dr Lynn Chiam, dermatologist
Why it won: The Sigi Skin Gentle Gaze Anti-Ageing Eye Cream’s lightweight texture and vegan formula of kelp, sea buckthorn, red ginseng, CoQ10 and ceramides work well to hydrate the delicate eye area while reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness. Plus, it also comes with a metal tip applicator to instantly soothe away tiredness to get you bright-eyed.
“The gel spread easily. Lines looked less prominent, skin looked more plump and dark eye circles were less obvious.” – Dr Lynn Chiam, dermatologist
Why it won: Give sagging skin around the delicate eye area a lift thanks to the Pola B.A Eye Zone Cream N. Its secret lies in a unique 3D Build-up Formulation that firms and tightens. And in addition to its original moisturising complex, it now includes a new moisturising complex, Mulberry Extract CB, to give skin an extra boost of moisture to plump the skin from within too.
“Love the innovative packaging. The eye cream absorbed easily and left a pleasant scent. With diligent use, the wrinkles around the eyes looked less obvious.” – Dr Karen Soh, medical director at Prive Clinic
Why it won: Tired eyes can make you look older than you are. Erase signs of fatigue with the Payot Roselift Anti-Fatigue Express Care. These hydrogel patches, infused with collagen-boosting Damask rose derived peptides are a quick fix when you want to look refreshed in an instant.
“My under eye area was brighter, less puffy and looked brighter. Overall, I looked less tired with this eye mask.” – Dr Rachel Ho, medical director at La Clinic