In an ideal world, we would all embrace and love our every bump, blemish, line, and scar. And we would also hold hands and run through grassy meadows in white cotton dresses and never feel bad about anything ever again.
But, alas, this is real life. And the reality is, many of us would very much like to stave off signs of aging for as long as possible—ideally also in the laziest, easiest of ways. Which is where anti-aging face creams come in: Filled with line-plumping humectants and collagen-increasing retinoids, these all-in-one formulas brighten, tighten, and hydrate skin, while you do virtually nothing but eat and sleep.
And, surprisingly, some of the very best over-the-counter formulas are actually found at the drugstore, with intensely-tested, science-backed formulas that really, truly work. Of course, some still stand out from the rest, and these five anti-agers, ahead, are the best in their league by far.