The 5 Best Anti-Aging Serums That Actually Get Rid of Fine Lines

Add these to your daily routine *now.*

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Sad news: The only way to stop aging is to either re-code your DNA strands or dabble in Harry Potter-level sorcery. And until either of those become reality, we're stuck with slathering our faces with a bunch of anti-aging creams, serums, and potions, hoping that they actually work.

And, thankfully, some of them really do, like the five kickass anti-aging serums ahead. No, they won't magically erase deep wrinkles or give you the face you had as a five-year-old (which is probably a good thing), but their line-plumping and collagen-boosting formulas will work to soften tiny lines and even out your skin tone each time you use them. And that's almost as good as sorcery, right?

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Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum
Olay

This silky serum is filled with the same type of collagen-building peptides you'd find in high-end and prescription formulas, but at a trillionth of the cost. It may not have the fancy name or packaging, but this stuff simply and seriously works.

Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum, $20

BUY IT: amazon.com

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Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Daily Serum

Free radicals sound like a music group from the '60s, but they're actually environmental pollutants that cause dark spots, wrinkles, and irritation. Luckily, the antioxidant idebenone (AKA what this serum is filled with), cancels 'em out and improves the lines and wrinkles you already have.  

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Daily Serum, $162

BUY IT: ulta.com

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Alpha Skin Care Rejuvenating Serum

Not for the sensitive-skinned, the 14-percent glycolic acid in this night serum loosens up the glue-like bonds between your skin cells to increase turnover and generate newer, brighter, and tighter skin.

Alpha Skin Care Rejuvenating Serum, $18

BUY IT: amazon.com

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Dr. Brandt 2% Retinol Complex Serum

Retinol will forever be the golden child of wrinkle-fighting ingredients, because it really, truly works. And this lightweight serum is filled with not only two-percent retinol, but also brightening antioxidants, making it a true anti-aging powerhouse.

Dr. Brandt 2% Retinol Complex Serum, $69

BUY IT: sephora.com

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Paula's Choice Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster

If the idea of incorporating another product into your skincare routine sounds straight-up annoying, try this niacinamide-based booster, which strengthens the skin's moisture barrier and shrinks fine lines. Just add a few drops to your normal moisturizer and apply.

Paula's Choice Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster, $42

BUY IT: amazon.com

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