The 28 Best Anti-Aging Products Dermatologists and Beauty Editors Swear By

You'll wonder how you ever lived without them.

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Fellow beauty editors will feel this hard: The texts usually come on Sunday nights. The tone is direct, if slightly twinged with desperation: "Have you heard of the Hanacure mask (opens in new tab)?" (Yes.) "Do wrinkle creams (opens in new tab) actually work?" (Yes.) "What are the best anti-aging (opens in new tab) products?" (Right this way.) I've gotten these texts from my closest friends, my 16-year-old niece, my far-flung college acquaintances, and my baby daddy. Aging is an honor and a privilege—and it's coming for all of us. So while some of us foster our commitment to it when we're in our halcyon twenties, others don't catch the skincare bug until their thirties or beyond. And guess what? All of those approaches are okay, especially considering the quality products available.

That being said, finding the best anti-aging products isn't easy, per se. If a drugstore or beauty counter felt dizzying, Instagram just makes the market even more cluttered. That's why consulting expert advice is essential. We reached out to the best dermatologists in the game to find their favorite anti-aging products on the market today. (We also threw in a few of our own personal favorites.) 

What ingredients should I look for in an anti-aging product?

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When it comes to anti-aging, a few proven ingredients reign supreme: Hyaluronic acid (opens in new tab), antioxidantsretinols (opens in new tab), and niacinamide

But if something seems too good to be true, and promises to deliver the moon in 20 minutes flat? Well, be wary. And then send me a text. Ahead, the anti-aging products I feel completely comfortable recommending to my nearest and dearest.