We know that things get better with age, yet among the best grooming productsim电竞官网- on your bathroom shelf, there's still always room for an anti-aging cream. Sure, we might have loosened up the lexicon a little – now, anti-aging has been usurped by words like 'brightening', 'rejuvenating' and 'revitalising' – but we’re ultimately still after the same thing: to look like we were born a few years after the date on our driving licence.
Luckily, the latest school of anti-aging creams for men will do just that. While none will deliver levels of time-freezing skin wizardry solely reserved in real life for Paul Rudd, these heavy hitters will cosmetically plump fine lines, brighten dark spots and make dull, sagging skin look fresher and feel tighter. Time to invest? Right this way.
im电竞官网-It took biomedical scientist Augustinus Bader 30 years to bring his eponymous face cream to the market. The deeply rejuvenating formula is based around his Trigger Factor Complex: a cocktail of extracts that kicks collagen production into gear, promoting renewal at deeper levels than most. Believe the hype.
Augustinus Bader The Cream, £205, harveynichols.com
A pioneer of advanced retinol formulas, Verso knows how to create a seriously hard-working night cream. A step up from your daily moisturiser, this one features the brand’s own strand of cell-renewing retinol (one of the only ingredients proven to reduce dark spots and surface wrinkles), alongside anti-inflammatory oats and turmeric. With formulas as 'active' as this one, it pays to start slowly: apply two nights a week for the first month, to avoid any initial irritation.
Verso Night Cream with Retinol 8, £95, spacenk.com
Tranexamic acid is sparking a bit of excitement in the skincare world, thanks to the way it can swiftly lighten patches of pigmentation and darkened scars left over from breakouts. The Inkey List are first off the mark to harness it into an effective and affordable night treatment. At under £15, this one will cause a stir.
The Inkey List Tranexamic Acid Night Treatment, £14.99, Cultbeauty.co.uk
You may not be able to see them, but free radicals lurking in smoggy city air are ravaging your complexion. Allies of Skin’s high-achieving moisturiser is packed with antioxidants, dissipating damaging particles on contact while simultaneously brightening the skin. Unrivalled in its efficacy, there’s a reason this one is so regularly out of stock.
Allies of Skin Molecular Multi-Nutrient Day Cream, £79, cultbeauty.co.uk
im电竞官网-La Roche-Posay’s Redermic treatment is the best budget anti-aging cream on the shelves. The moderate 0.3% retinol inside is tempered by soothing extracts, negating the irritation that can arise from using such potent ingredients.
La Roche-Posay Redermic R Anti-Ageing Concentrate, £24, lookfantastic.com
im电竞官网-Big in the States, award-hogging Strivectin is now available on our shores. The brand is famed for its clinic-worthy anti-ageing formulas, such as this powerhouse night cream. The star of the show – an advanced form of retinol that won't irritate skin – is bolstered by copper tripeptides, which studies have shown can boost collagen production within cells.
Strivectin Advanced Retinol Intensive Night Moisturiser, £89, Lookfantastic.com
If anyone still needs their grooming products to be butch, this classic offering from Kiehl's should do the job. Hyper-masculine branding aside, it's a brilliant all-rounder for oily and blemish-prone skin types.
Salicylic acid will dissolve breakouts on the, ahem, spotim电竞官网-, while essential fatty acids keep your complexion happy, whatever the weather is doing outside.
Kiehl's Age Defender Moisturizer, £41, spacenk.com
The jewel in Elemis’s skincare crown, Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is somewhat legendary – and rightly so.
im电竞官网-The ingredients list reads like the menu at that restaurant you can’t get a table at, but don’t let the poetic extracts put you off: it’s packed with algae to boost moisture levels and resilience, as well as gingko biloba to firm and tone.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream For Men, £58, feelunique.com