Adulthood isn’t just about job promotions, staying out late, and living your best life. Don’t get us wrong, there’s definitely some of that… but you need to take care of your skin first. Skin care is a fun game to play in your teens and 20’s, experimenting with new beauty products that enhance your complexion, which is likely naturally radiant already.
But as you grow older, your collagen production and skin cell turnover rates begin to decrease, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, skin that’s less firm… and other not-so-fun things. Yikes. This is why it’s crucial to adjust your skin care routine as you grow older, and take the right preventative steps in your teens and 20’s to prevent these issues down the line. Sure, that includes the basics like getting enough sleep and not staring at your phone for too long, because blue light damage is a very real thing… but it also means retinol, eye creams, and SPF. Seriously, all the SPF.
Whether you’re 25 and want to revive the glowing complexion from your teen years, or 18 wanting to visit the fountain of youth for years to come, here are our favorite anti-aging skincare products to keep skin looking young forever.
Yes, it’s definitely true that prevention is better than recovery, but why not get yourself an anti-aging skin care product that can do both? Dynamic Skin Recovery by Dermalogica is a moisturizer that’s specially formulated to reduce and prevent signs of aging, as it immensely hydrates your skin and protects against sun damage to fight the fine lines and dark spots of the future. It contains a unique polypeptide to increase collagen production, which you already know is extremely important when trying to fight signs of aging, and antioxidant white tea to neutralize free radical pollution and increase the effectiveness of sunscreen. Oh yes, the sunscreen… let’s talk about it. SPF 50 may seem a little high to some, but we promise it’s not. This moisturizer does an incredible job at protecting against harmful UVA and UVB rays, the #1 reason for prematurely aged skin, without drying out your skin or causing further irritation. Dynamic Skin Recovery is specially formulated to keep all skin types looking youthful and fresh, and you’ll see a major difference once you start using this anti-aging moisturizer, no matter how old you are!
Oh, Drunk Elephant. What would we do without you and your anti-aging skin care products? The beauty brand has plenty of moisturizers, eye creams, and serums to keep you looking young, but we’re especially fond of the Protini Polypeptide Cream for those in their teens and 20’s. This anti-aging cream has a Nine Signal Peptide Complex (made from amino acids) to bind moisture to the skin and keep the wrinkles away while giving you a radiant glow, along with restoring bounce and elasticity in mature skin. Need proof? 97% of MIRA guests agree that Protini Polypeptide Cream has powerful anti-aging effects, while those with mature skin say that it’s extremely hydrating and works to even out skin tone. It’s also infused with Pygmy Waterlily Stem Cell Extract and Soybean Folic Acid Ferment Extract to create a healthy complexion while making wrinkles disappear, even if you only have a few faint ones at age 26 from too many tanning sessions. Oops. Drink Elephant knows skin care products, especially when it comes to anti-aging, and you’ll want to stock up on their selection of beauty essentials to keep your skin looking fresh and youthful.
When looking for the ideal anti-aging skin care products, you should always start with an eye cream. Why? Two words: Crow’s feet. Your eye area contains thin, delicate skin that’s extremely prone to wrinkles, fine lines, and uneven tone… all the things that you don’t want when trying to maintain your youthful appearance. Tatcha understands this, which is why The Silk Peony Melting Eye Cream is about to change your life and skin care routine. This eye cream melts right into your under eye area, feeling smooth as silk on your skin while locking in moisture and reducing eye bags and puffiness. It contains a “double shield” of hydration to fill in the fine lines around your eyes, along with Japanese White Peony to lock in moisture, and antioxidants to protect against future damage. Even if you’re only 22 and don’t have wrinkles yet, Tatcha is here to give you major bright eyes and protect your skin from free radical damage, well into the future.
When choosing products for your anti-aging skin care routine, the goal is to find the right moisturizers, serums, and toners that are gentle, yet effective, on your skin. This serum by Bliss is just that. Vitamin C is one of the most powerful anti-aging ingredients there is, going into your skin to fight wrinkles, discoloration (think sun spots), and dull complexion. And while the goal in your 20’s is prevention of these age-related skin issues, it can even work to reverse them if you’ve spent a little too much time in the sun. And Vitamin C isn’t the only iconic ingredient in the Bright Idea serum, as it works alongside signal peptides to increase collagen production. Collagen is the substance naturally produced by the body that literally lifts up your skin and keeps it in place, and dermatologists say that production starts to rapidly decrease each year after you turn 30. Wonderful. Use this serum by Bliss to keep your skin looking bright in your 20’s and ensure that it stays firm and fresh for years into the future.
If we’re being real here, the term “City Skin” is a very real thing. You’re dealing with constant weather changes in New York or Chicago, staying up late living your best life, and constantly staring at your laptop or phone for your first adult job that’s great for your bank account, but definitely not your skin. But don’t worry, there’s a moisturizer for that. This anti-aging skin care product by Murad is proof that younger skin can happen overnight, formulated with Marrubium Plant Stem Cells to detoxify skin by neutralizing toxins, making your skin more prepared to defend itself against environmental factors. City Skin also features a Sunflower, Cucumber & Barley Botanical blend to hydrate the skin and smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and an anti-aging ingredient that needs no introduction… Vitamin C. Apply this moisturizer before bed, and wake up to glowing skin that even the moody city air can’t mess with.
Water, sun, and beautiful beaches are just a few things that come to mind when you think about Australia, and it’s safe to say that the Aussies spent a lot of time outside. But how do they keep their skin looking youthful and fresh even under the beautiful Australian sun? With Botanical Tinted Face Sunscreen by Australian Gold! Regardless of where you live, this anti-aging beauty product shows that there’s a thin line between makeup and skin care. It’s rich in vitamins and antioxidants from native Australian botanical ingredients, protecting your skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays while providing a subtle tint of color that hides blemishes, discoloration, and dark spots. We’ve already told you that SPF is the #1 secret to keeping your skin young while in your 20’s, and this tinted moisturizer and sunscreen hybrid from Australian Gold is the ideal first step for incorporating gentle, anti-aging skin care products into your routine.
“Ugh I can’t even form the words for how amazing this is. My skin just glows when I use it and I notice consistent improvement in how my skin looks in terms of fine lines (I’m only 29 and have taken good care of my skin but I still see an improvement).” Here at MIRA, we can’t say enough incredible things about Advanced Night Repair. And apparently, our community can’t either… because there are hundreds of adoring reviews for this cult anti-aging skin care product and the beautiful effect it has on all complexions. Advanced Night Repair features Estée Lauder's exclusive ChronoluxCB technology, along with hyaluronic acid and antioxidants, and has been scientifically proven to reduce fine lines and signs of aging - all while restoring hydration (72 hours of it!) and giving skin a youthful, radiant glow. Basically, it’s a must-have that you’ll definitely still be using long after quarantine is over. We’re not kidding here. 97% of MIRA reviews say that Advanced Night Repair has powerful anti-aging effects, while 99% say it evens out tone and feels smooth and lightweight on all skin types.
Regeneration is something we all need in our lives, and our skin care routines. The process consists of growing something new to replace what we’ve lost, which unfortunately in some cases… is the glowing skin of our youth. Even if you’re only 25 and miss the flawless complexion you had as a teenager, the right anti-aging skin care products can make all the difference, like the Regenerating Cleanser by Tata Harper! The best cleansers don’t just wash your face, and then get washed down your bathroom sink. Rather, they go deep within your pores to fight off early signs of aging and keep your skin looking bright, even, and always wrinkle-free. And acne-free, of course, as we all know that’s an issue at every age. Regenerating Cleanser contains Natural BHA from White Willow Bark Extract to deep clean your pores and prevent acne, Apricot Microspheres to exfoliate and get all the junk out, and Olive Oil Liquid Crystal Complex to moisturize and soften the skin - all the things you need for 16-year old skin again, at any age!
We told you earlier that the eye area is one of the first to show signs of aging, and it is… but the neck is a close second. And your regular moisturizer isn’t going to cut it, either. You need the right anti-aging skin care products to keep your neck and chest (or décolletage) free of the wrinkles that can make even the best low-cut top look not so cute anymore. Luckily, there are plenty of body and neck creams available to reduce the signs of aging in this area, like the Multi Correxion 5 In 1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream by ROC Skincare. Made with exclusive Hexinol Technology and Vitamin E, this cream absorbs quickly into the skin for major hydration, wrinkle reduction, and sun protection with a dose of SPF 30. Life is short, and sometimes your shirt is too… so do yourself a favor and invest in the best anti-aging skin care products to keep your chest area looking cute.
Serums are one of our favorite skin care products ever, as they’re simple and effective on your skin. This one by Mad Hippie should be used by all, whether you’re in your teens, 20’s, 30’s, or 40’s and beyond. It contains HPR, an innovative form of Vitamin A (an anti-aging powerhouse!) that exfoliates the skin and improves the appearance of an aged or sun-damaged complexion. And then there’s Sodium Hyaluronate to moisturize the skin, while Oat Beta Glucan and Aloe Vera soothe and hydrate your sensitive skin. And we definitely mean that, as 96% of MIRA guests with this skin type love this serum. Such a small, but mighty anti-aging skin care product! You can wear Vitamin A Serum alone, or add a few drops into your foundation or moisturizer and you’ll be good to glow. Just remember, a few drops a day keeps the wrinkles away!