There is still time to get your complexion ready for the onset of autumn with these 6 therapeutic anti-agers with clinically proven benefits. They may look too pretty to work, but they are packed with powerful ingredients and novel delivery systems. According to Beverly Hills Dermatologist Monika Kiripolsky, “Cooler temperatures mean humidity drops which can cause skin dryness, especially lips, eyes, neck and hands, which are most susceptible to aging. Skin can feel dry, tight and rough in colder weather, and needs additional nutrients to stay healthy and protect the outer layer.”
Stick with these babies and watch your fine lines and crepey skin firm and tone practically overnight.
Clè de Peau Beautè Illuminating Concentrate ($150 for 6 single use sets) This clever instant skin boosting system includes 3 steps designed as a night time regimen. It boosts hydration, strength, and texture -- start with the lotion, the essence to follow, and then a cotton mask that hugs all your nooks and crannies. The single use packs come in a set of 6, and are perfect for travel and before a big event.
Exuviance Super Retinol Concentrate ($78) This enhanced formulation combines NeoGlucosamine® with Retinol Encapsulate 1% to hydrate skin and smooth lines and wrinkles. Clinically proven to work synergistically with Retinol (vitamin A derivative), NeoGlucosamine® intensifies the volumizing effects. It also contains optical brighteners. If you have tried retinols before and found them irritating, try this concentrated anti-ager three times per week, moving up to every other day, and then up to daily as your skin gets comfortable with it.
ZO Skin Health Ossential Growth Factor Serum Plus ($145) You can expect super potency in this newly reformulated, lightweight gel that comes in an elegant silver pop up jar so you use just the right amount. 1-2 pumps per application is all you need to cover your face and neck. This is rich in growth factors and antioxidants like vitamin E, but it's non-irritating for all skin types. Strengthens and repairs sun damaged, aging or lined skin, or skin that has been peeled or lasered.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Medi–Spa Peel ($110) This terrific new 2-step DIY peel kit gives your skin antioxidants and a blend of 15 acids to exfoliate and hydrate. Intended as a weekly treatment, Step 1 is the peeling pad to wipe all over face and neck, and Step 2 is the Firming Peptide Milk to neutralize the skin. Results are visibly softer, radiant, and nourished skin, plus it feels like you are treating yourself.
Jan Marini Skin Research Marini Juveneck ($85) An anti-aging neck cream formulated with a cluster of anti-agers (DMAE, vitamin E, bisabolol, squalene, and biotin) and clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and creases, refine skin texture and hydrate the very delicate skin of the neck. The lack of oil glands in the neck combined with gravity make this area very susceptible to damage and crepiness, yet we often overlook it. Don't forget to slather some onto your decollete too.
- Natura Bisse Essential Shock Intense Complex ($195) Firm up slack, lazy skin with this transformative serum that glides on like silk velvet. Loaded with antioxidants vitamin C and E, amino acids and isoflavones, pat into clean, dry skin under foundation or BB cream for a lifting effect. Check out the rest of the Essential Shock range too -- Intense Cream, Intense Gel Cream, Intense Mask, and Intense Lip & Eye Cream -- for maximum effect.