Anti-aging creams that actually work

Go on and get glowing.

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Add to your A.M. or P.M. skincare routine.Mikael Blomkvist/Pexels

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

Highly Concentrated

Vitamin E and hyaluronic acid help hydrate and soothe.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—try using it only once a day (or a few times a week) to warm up to it.

Olay Regenerist Night Recovery Cream

For Sensitive Skin

Fragrance-free is ideal for easily irritated complexions (and noses).Amazon

The Regenerist Night Recovery Cream penetrates through 10 surface layers of skin, noticeably plumping your skin throughout the night. An amino-peptide complex increases collagen levels in your skin, helping to maintain a firm and smooth texture, plus vitamin B and vitamin E are extra moisturizing.

Rose and Pomegranate Face Cream

For Dull Skin

Feels great and looks cute on your counter.Amazon

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. It’s gentle enough for day and nighttime use—just don’t forget to add an additional sunscreen in the morning.