5 Best Anti-Aging Products of 2013
Let’s face it—aging is a part of life. It’s a natural process and there’s nothing we can do to 100% halt wrinkles, dark spots, crow’s feet, under eye circles or thinning hair.
But we can takes measures to slow the process, and some of the most highly effective tactics are the simplest (but often the hardest to keep up regularly), such as eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, drinking plenty of water, getting a solid eight hours of sleep every night—you get the idea.
Plus, there are also products! Anti-aging items can be incredibly helpful, but there are so many on the market, you have to know which ones truly deliver the time-rewinding results that they claim.
So we’re here to help. The following are our picks for the five best anti-aging products of 2013.
Earlier this year, Pantene unveiled a four-product collection of expert hair care designed specifically for aging strands. In collaboration with Olay, each product is formulated to fight what Pantene claims are the seven signs of aging hair: dryness, dull color, gray hair, thinning hair, breakage, split ends and frizz. When used together, this powerhouse of products restores lackluster locks, bringing them back to life. With continued use, your hair will act, look and feel like it’s ten years younger.
Pantene’s Age Defy shampoo is gentle enough to use daily, safe for use on color-treated hair (and even non-color treated hair, as it won’t dull color period, whether natural or not). It’s packed with moisturizers to keep your hair hydrated while dirt, oil and product build up are washed away. Shampoo twice for best results.
The conditioner is packed with proteins, nutrients, moisturizers, frizz fighters and more to infuse your hair with healthy ingredients and keep it happily hydrated, sleek and smooth after you shampoo. Add a little extra to the tips of your hair to prevent new split ends from forming. Bonus: you’ll be able to hold off on that pricey haircut for a few extra weeks.
Vitamin B3, panthenol and caffeine are the main ingredients in this potent hair-thickening formula, which actually fattens individual hair strands to truly create larger, more luscious locks. With regular use, you’ll notice a difference fairly quickly. Plus your hair will retain its new volume, as the treatment is also formulated to strengthen your strands, so you’ll be protected from future breakage and thinning.
Intensely moisturizing and rich, Pantene’s Hair Masque is designed to not only hydrate, but also to restore healthy hydration levels to your scalp. So when used regularly, your strands will get used to their new voluminous, soft and silky status, and will continue to hold its healthy look on a regular basis. The masque also furthers the conditioner’s defense against breakage, leaving your mane in amazing shape, no matter what your age.
Two of Clarins’ age-defying formulas are blended into one in this Double Serum Concentrate. It’s filled with 20 pure plant extracts, including kiwi (which makes skin more supple), organic green banana (which helps reduce, firm and smooth out wrinkles) and katafray (which eases irritation and promotes softness), as well as high-tech molecules to keep your face looking radiant, healthy and youthful.
This serum truly does transform your skin with the aid of a breakthrough DNA renewal formula and high-potency vitamin c8 activator. Skin appears radiant, wrinkles are seemingly erased and pores are majorly minimized after just a few uses. The bottle has a cool delivery system, called the “Fresh Pour,” which mixes the serum and activator just prior to your first use, which ups the levels of potency and activity in the products main ingredients.
The under-eye area contains the most delicate—and sensitive—skin on our face. So we have to be really carefully when applying products: always pat lotions or concealers on gently with your fingertip, and never rub harshly when using makeup remover. Using an eye cream daily is also key, as wrinkles, dark spots and fine lines develop very easily in this area. Infused with soothing cucumber, Radical’s Eye Revive Cream effectively targets this challenging spot, reducing puffiness, decreasing discoloration and dark circles, and diminishing the appearance of wrinkles. You’ll start to notice a difference in about four weeks.
Apply this cream before bed each night, and you’ll wake up to softer, suppler and firmer skin. Ingredients like anogeissus extract penetrate deep into your erma to block the destructive enzymes that weaken elasticity, while raspberry plant helps to nourish age-induced cellular damage and restore youthful function to cells. Wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots will disappear over time and your skin will return to it’s once radiant and glowing ways.