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Everyone wants to get older, but no one wants to age: figure that one out. Aging gracefully, alongside pretty much everything else in life, is all about perspective. However, if your perspective is hyper-focussed on fine lines and wrinkles, your golden years may feel more tarnished than gold.
Whether you're looking to lessen the appearance of wrinkles, diminish age-old sun spots, or revitalize your overall complexion, these six anti-aging skincare products have earned the trust of Amazon shoppers. Plus, with more than 10,000 reviews each (and more than 100,000 reviews for one in particular), these products have the numbers to back their claims.
1. 102,000 reviews: TruSkin Vitamin C Serum
Average rating: 4.2 stars
The details: This anti-aging serum comes backed by more than 65,000 five-star reviews and an "Amazon's Choice" title. The serum is loaded with vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, witch hazel, and jojoba oil to brighten the complexion and lessen the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles.
Promising review: After just three months of use, one Amazon reviewer says their "complexion has transformed!" The user, who is in their mid-30s, writes their skin looks "brighter" and "supple" since incorporating the serum into their daily skincare routine; "I've gotten some glow back!"
2. 56,000 reviews: L'Oréal Revitalift 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Average rating: 4.4 stars
The details: This best-selling L'Oréal anti-aging serum is loaded with hyaluronic acid to plump the skin from the inside-out. Dermatologist-tested and fragrance-free, the serum lessens the appearance of wrinkles by 47 per cent.
Promising review: L'Oréal's Revitalift line is the "best over-the-counter skin care," according to one five-star reviewer. The user, who identifies as a senior, says people often assume they are "at least 20 years" younger than their actual age. "Whenever I ask for a senior discount, I have to prove [it]," they say.
3. 31,000 reviews: LilyAna Naturals Retinol Face Cream
Average rating: 4.4 stars
The details: This anti-aging retinol cream is designed for daily use with maximum prescription strength, minus the flaking, peeling, and drying effects of other retinol products. The face cream contains skin-happy ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, green tea, shea butter and jojoba oil and helps improve uneven skin tone and texture, fade dark spots, and reportedly lessens the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
Promising review: The retinol cream is a "miracle in a bottle," raves one Amazon reviewer. The user, who is in their mid-30s, says they have the "skin of a 25-year-old" after incorporating the retinol cream into their nightly routine. "[My] deep lines practically disappeared," and there are "no more wrinkles" around their eyes and face, they say.
4. 29,000 reviews: Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Face Cream
Average rating: 4.5 stars
The details: Olay's anti-aging moisturizer deeply penetrates the skin's surface, improving its texture and elasticity. The Micro-Sculpting cream is formulated with Amino-Peptide Complex II, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide to lessen the appearance of wrinkles in as little as 28 days.
Promising review: Olay's Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Face Cream is the "best [moisturizer] I've ever used," writes one Amazon reviewer. The user says their skin "has never looked or felt better" since incorporating the Olay moisturizer into their routine. "[My skin] really started to shift by the third week," they write. "Now, it's glowing, healthy, smooth, and hydrated."
5. 21,000 reviews: All Natural Advice 20% Vitamin C Serum
Average rating: 4.3 stars
The details: This advanced anti-aging serum uses all-natural ingredients, including 20 per cent vitamin C, 11 per cent hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil, witch hazel, and vitamin E to help moisturize the skin. As a bonus, the Canadian company only uses certified organic ingredients.
Promising review: The vitamin C serum "worked almost instantly" and "[gave] my eye bags a 'lift,'" according to one user. Overall, the serum "[feels] very soothing and therapeutic," and "my face feels tighter and brighter," they write.
6. 12,800 reviews: Kleem Organics Retinol Face Cream
Average rating: 4.4 stars
The details: This firming and lifting face moisturizer is packed with three powerful bio-active ingredients: retinol, hyaluronic acid and vitamin E. The fan-favourite cream encourages collagen and elastin production while reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Promising review: The Kleem Organics retinol cream "leaves my skin feeling soft [and] moisturized" and helps "diminish my fine lines," writes one reviewer. It "out-performs" products that "cost triple the price" and comes in smart packaging, they write. It's "fabulous!"
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.