Anti-aging creams that actually work

Growing old gracefully may mean accepting yourself as a fully-flawed human being, but those flaws shouldn’t have to include unwanted wrinkles. Daily sunscreen is, of course, your best defense, but sometimes we want a little something extra to help our skin look its best. When you start to see those little crow’s feet and laugh lines, look to these powerful--and effective--anti-aging creams to protect your skin without breaking the bank.


LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream Moisturizer

LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream Moisturizer
Retinol without the redness and flakes.Amazon

Retinol creams can be very effective at diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. They work by encouraging your facial skin cells to turn over, so new cells can replace them. The disadvantage is that some users experience redness and flaking skin while they acclimate to the retinol. It’s worth waiting out this period though, since retinol is highly recommended by dermatologists and can really be transformative. LilyAna’s Retinol Cream Moisturizer is chock-full of organic moisturizers to help get you through that acclimation period, and is gentle enough to use day and night, even on sensitive skin and under your eyes. This cream will help alleviate sun damage and brown spots, acne scars and even stretch marks. One thrilled reviewer even reported the cream is so effective she no longer feels the need to use foundation! The cream has a refreshing aroma from Aloe Vera and green tea, and best of all, isn’t tested on animals and comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you do find your sensitive skin reacting to the Retinol, LilyAna recommends alternating use of their cream with a regular, non-Retinol moisturizer.

Olay Regenerist Night Recovery Cream

Olay Regenerist Night Recovery Cream
Fragrance-free means you can forget you’re wearing it.Amazon

Part of Olay’s well-known Advanced Anti-Aging Skin Care Collection, the Regenerist Night Recovery Cream penetrates through 10 surface layers of skin, noticeably plumping your skin throughout the night. Olay’s Amino-Peptide complex increases collagen levels in your skin, helping to maintain a firm and smooth texture, plus this cream is loaded with vitamin B and vitamin E to be extra moisturizing. According to Olay, 97% of women using this product reported a noticeable difference after just two weeks. If you’re anything like me, though, possibly the best part of this cream is its non-greasy feel and absence of overwhelming fragrances.


Rose and Pomegranate Face Cream

Rose and Pomegranate Face Cream
Feels great on your face and looks cute on your counter.Amazon

Another great product from LilyAna, this Rose and Pomegranate Face Cream is a versatile general moisturizer. The rose oil minimizes acne scars and age spots, while the pomegranate extract is a natural antioxidant that prevents hyperpigmentation and smooths and softens your skin. The moisturizing ingredients also include aloe vera, orange extract, and vitamins C and E. This cream reduces fine lines and wrinkles, as well as helps prevent the signs of premature aging. It’s gentle enough for day and nighttime use--just don’t forget to add an additional sunscreen in the morning. Users rave about the cream’s effectiveness on their eczema and rosacea and how quickly its light texture is absorbed into the skin. Paraben free, with no artificial colors or fragrances, this vegan-friendly product will quickly become a staple of your medicine chest.