Keep Wrinkles At Bay With These Skin-Tightening Products



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The best anti-ageing creams for men for younger-looking skin

GQ’s edit of the best anti-ageing creams for men will truly pep up your skin

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Anyone can be young at heart forever. As for young in the face? That takes a little more effort and, realistically, a decent anti-ageing cream for men. Just as having a weekly kickabout with your mates and eating the odd salad isn’t going to transform you into a muscle-bound Adonis, none of these creams are going to turn back the clock ten years. But when combined with a healthy diet, regular exercise and limited exposure to UV rays in sunlight (or at the very least an SPF moisturiser), you’ll certainly see the difference they can make.

Fine lines will be reduced, tired skin will be revitalised and, when combined with a suitable grooming routine, you should even enjoy a firmer visage as well. All of which is to say that the anti-ageing creams below are a sound investment in the right hands. From Dior to Bulldog, we’ve scoured the market for the products that’ll best stave away time’s weary advance.

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Kiehl’s Age Defender Gel Moisturizer

  • Skin Type: All skin types, particularly good for the early signs of ageing
  • Benefits: Lifting, firming, reducing fine lines and gently exfoliating
  • Powered By: Linseed extract, white birch extract
  • Texture: Gel

Kiehl’s iconic Age Defender Moisturizer, uniquely created for men’s skin (which is thicker than women’s), is now available in a lighter weight and more easily absorbed water-gel texture. Formulated with linseed extract, it visibly lifts and firms skin while helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Its exceptional blend of powerful anti-ageing ingredients also gently exfoliate to smooth out rough skin, strengthen the dermis for a more youthful appearance and offers 24-hour hydration. £44 for 75ml. At kiehls.co.uk & selfridges.com

Horace Face Firming Gel 

  • Skin Type: Suitable for all
  • Benefits: Fortifies the skin and reduces sagging
  • Powered By: Kakadu plum and 2 forms of hyaluronic acid
  • Texture: Gel

Formulated with 95.2 per cent ingredients of natural origin, Horace’s cooling and firming face gel helps to strengthen the skin and reduce the appearance of sagging. A vegan formula with a distinctive woody/amber scent, it uses two forms of hyaluronic acid (extracted from wheat and corn) one in a low molecular weight, which acts on skin tone and wrinkles with a moisturising effect and the other in a high molecular weight which acts like a sponge in preventing hydration from evaporating and protect your complexion from external aggressors, like pollution, UV and cigarette smoke. Kakadu plum, rich in vitamin C (100x more potent than orange), improves skin tone and elasticity, promotes collagen production and reduces fine lines and redness. Antioxidant-rich wild ginger extract, protects against pollution, whilst peptides help to fill in fine lines and wrinkles and smooth the skin. £24 for 30ml. At horace.co

Q+A Collagen Face Cream

  • Skin Type: Not recommended for oily skin
  • Benefits: Plumping, rejuvinating, smoothing, firming and minimising pores
  • Powered By: Collagen peptide, shea butter, beeswax
  • Texture: Cream

Vital, simple and effective skincare at a fair price is Q+A’s mission statement. The Norfolk brand is making waves with its eco-conscious, ingredient-led range of fuss-free grooming essentials. Cruelty-free and made from 98.4 per cent naturally derived ingredients, Collagen Face Cream is the most expensive item in the range, which, at £12 for an anti-ageing cream that really performs, speaks volumes about the brand’s commitment to making the line accessible. Currently only vegetarian-friendly (it includes beeswax), although the brand is looking into alternatives so it can be vegan, it has been formulated using collagen peptide (which is naturally derived from seaweed and has a plumping and rejuvenating effect), magnesium PCA (a super ingredient with anti-fatigue, skin-energising properties that is used in many of the Q+A products) and shea butter (with its high concentration of skin-smoothing and deeply hydrating natural fatty acids). Suitable for most skin types but not recommended for over-oily skin, it also minimises pores, improves skin firmness and strength, is easily absorbed and is both comforting and calming. £10.80 for 50g. At amazon.co.uk

Algenist Power Advanced Wrinkle Fighter Moisturiser

  • Skin Type: All skin types
  • Benefits: Brightening, reducing fine lines and supporting skin cell renewal
  • Powered By: Alguronic acid, algaprotein,
  • Texture: Cream

As the name would suggest, Algenist’s high-efficacy skincare solutions are powered by the science of micro-algae based biotechnology (one of the most nutrient-rich plant forms on the planet). Based out of San Francisco, this ethical brand specialises in clean, results-driven formulas that all share the same patented star-ingredient, alguronic acid. This heavy-duty, non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic anti-wrinkle hero, promises visible and measurable results in as little as 10 days. The signature algae-derived alguronic acid, sustainably produced and naturally sourced, is supported by a fortifying algaprotein rich in amino acids and antioxidants. Suitable for all skin types, vegan, and designed to promote natural skin cell renewal, apply morning and evening after cleansing. This is one of the most advanced (and richest-textured) moisturisers in Algenist’s arsenal, and it promises to regenerate, brighten and nourish the skin, while diffusing fine lines and wrinkles and maintaining a youthful structure. £68 for 60ml. At cultbeauty.co.uk & lookfantastic.com

Kiehl’s Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum

  • Skin Type: All skin types
  • Benefits: Firming, reducing fine lines (preemptively) and supporting skin cell renewal
  • Powered By: 11kDa Hyaluronic acid, Schisandra berries, holy basil, red ginseng root
  • Texture: Serum

Not strictly a cream per se, but worthy of inclusion on our list nonetheless (it does the same job), Kiehl’s new skin-fortifying serum has been formulated to protect against the inevitable daily stressors that lead to the signs of premature ageing. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive, it’s a great shout if you are specifically looking for something to tackle fine lines as a preventative rather than a cure. It works on the premise of strengthening the skin barrier, which can be weakened when exposed to city pollution resulting in a loss of elasticity and radiance. Ultra-lightweight, fast-absorbing and biocompatible, it is powered by 11kDa hyaluronic acid (an anti-ageing super ingredient) and an adaptogenic herbal complex made up of Schisandra berries to help improve resilience and elasticity, holy basil and red ginseng root, which promotes the renewal of skin cells and is esteemed in ancient medicine for fighting fatigue. The active ingredients are supported in a glycerin-based texture, to be used in conjunction with (and as a primer too) your favoured moisturiser. Noticeable changes (in a good way) to the surface texture of your skin are promised after four weeks of regular use. £42 for 30ml. At kiehls.co.uk

Tom Ford Crème Concentrate

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  • Skin Type: All skin types
  • Benefits: Brightening, energising and supporting skin cell renewal
  • Powered By: White porcelain cacao, gyokuro, peptides, algae extracts, hyaluronic acid
  • Texture: Cream

Innovative and cutting-edge technology has been adopted for this mega-rich concentrated cream, which is the result of Tom Ford assembling a crack squad of experts in skin science to create a new line of high-performance and luxurious restorative skincare solutions. It’s enriched with three powerful sources of caffeine derived from white porcelain cacao and gyokuro, that when used in combination help boost hydration, make skin appear brighter and accelerate skin’s energy levels. Offering 24-hour protection, the non-gender-specific formula also includes peptides, algae extracts and hyaluronic acid to fast-track the regeneration process. £320 for 50ml. At johnlewis.com & selfridges.com

ROC Multi Correxion Revive + Glow Gel Cream

  • Skin Type: Dry and dehydrated skin
  • Benefits: Brightening, firming, reducing fine lines, evening skin tone and protecting against free radicals
  • Powered By: Vitamin C, shea butter, ascorbic acid, nonapeptide-1, kakadu plum, watermelon, lentil and apple extracts
  • Texture: Gel-cream

The first brand to formulate hypoallergenic products, an SPF to specifically target the signs of ageing and the first-ever over-the-counter retinol, ROC is an iconic French brand with more than 60 years of expertise under its belt, freshly relaunched (after a hiatus) in the UK market. Its scientifically crafted and cult, vitamin C-based skincare regimen has been designed to awaken the skin and illuminate. Multi Correxion Revive & Glow Gel Cream is the lighter of two moisturisers within this specific line, delivering a light and non-greasy blend of antioxidant-rich vitamin C, shea butter and fruit extracts. Formulated for dry and dehydrated skin, it helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles, promotes brighter, firmer-looking skin and shields with 24-hour hydration and protection. Oil-, paraben- and sulphate-free, it uses a proprietary ten per cent vitamin C blend, ascorbic acid (with complementary antioxidants), nonapeptide-1 and complimentary moisturisers that work together for results that cannot be achieved with vitamin C alone. Kakadu plum, the richest source of vitamin C, protects against free-radical damage, brightens and evens skin tone, supported by watermelon, lentil and apple extracts. £27.89 for 50ml. At amazon.co.uk, lookfantastic.com & feelunique.com

Nivea For Men Anti-Age Hyaluron Face Moisturising Gel 

  • Skin Type: All skin types
  • Benefits: Brightening, firming, reducing fine lines and supporting skin cell renewal
  • Powered By: Hyaluron
  • Texture: Gel

Nivea For Men, the Beiersdorf-owned monolith, only adds to its already comprehensive offering of male-dedicated skincare when it really has something new or exciting to say. Anti-Age Hyaluron is the brand’s first completely new skincare regimen for quite some time, formulated with powerful, cell-activating hyaluron, a proprietary Nivea ingredient that targets the visible signs of ageing and combats fine lines and wrinkles while reviving and rejuvenating tired-looking skin in the space of just two weeks. Anti-Age Hyaluron Face Moisturising Gel is the more aqueous-textured and refreshing moisturiser of the two variants within the range, effectively firming the skin and strengthening its elasticity while boosting hydration levels (up to 24 hours) throughout the day. Delivering an intense boost of awakening hydration and encouraging cell renewal by stimulating the deeper dermis layer of the skin, it replenishes the barrier with moisture and is a very cost-effective way to jump-start the day. £7.53 for 50ml. At boots.com, amazon.co.uk & feelunique.com

Omorovicza Cushioning Day Cream

  • Skin Type: All skin types
  • Benefits: Plumping, firming and protection from environmental aggressors
  • Powered By: Plankton extract, microalgae blend, Hungarian thermal waters
  • Texture: Buttery cream

This universal moisturiser, designed to cushion and plump lacklustre skin, harnesses the power of underwater actives. A concentrate of technology and expertise that visibly rehydrates, strengthens and firms the skin, the rejuvenating day cream also protects from both internal and external aggressors and helps to reinforce the natural barrier function. Formulated with Hungarian thermal waters, encapsulated into the brand’s patented Healing Concentrate, plumping plankton extract and a protecting microalgae blend that adjusts to the environment and is stress-targeted. A fast-absorbing buttery cream that offers intense nutrition, it forms a featherlight film on the skin that mimics skin texture, releasing actives and hydration throughout the day via innovative micro-reservoirs. Also clinically-proven to Improve healthy collagen and elastin production. £130 for 50ml. At omorovicza.co.uk, spacenk.com & selfridges.com

Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream

  • Skin Type: All skin types
  • Benefits: Multi-faceted defence from all visible signs of ageing
  • Powered By: Patented TET8 Technology, viniferine, grape seed, polyphenols, natural origin hyaluronic acid, tightening sugars
  • Texture: Medium-weight cream

This vegan-friendly multitasker has been designed to correct the eight key visible signs of ageing, with zero compromise. Developed by Dr David Sinclair (nicknamed the Longevity Guru by Time magazine), Caudalie’s research partner, and part of a new line called Premier Cru (a play on the brand’s vine-to-face heritage), it is powered by a revolutionary new discovery. An enzyme, named TET (Ten-Eleven Translocation) that not only slows down the degenerative process but enables skin ageing to be reversed; an industry game changer. This enzyme, combined with honokiol, a unique pharmaceutic active ingredient derived from magnolia and resveratrol boost the effectivity of TET, creating a patented TET8 technology. Formulated with 97 per cent natural-origin materials, it also features dark spot-correcting Viniferine, grape seed polyphenols, to block free radicals, natural-origin hyaluronic acid, that plumps the skin and tightening sugars, which reduce wrinkles. £85 for 50ml. At johnlewis.com, lookfantastic.com & cultbeauty.co.uk

Sisley All Day All Year Essential Anti-Aging Protection

  • Skin Type: Suitable for all, particularly urban-dwellers
  • Benefits: Stimulates skin’s defence system and limits damage from UV and pollution
  • Powered By: Marshmallow polysaccharides, myrtle extract and sesame seed extract
  • Texture: Lightweight cream

Urban life can be tough on skin health; a constant barrage of environmental stressors, like pollution, UV rays and smoking, disrupt the cell-renewal process, leading to premature ageing. In 2005 Sisley introduced the innovative All Day All Year, the first anti-ageing skincare ‘shield’ which protected skin for eight hours straight from these external aggressors. Now 2022 sees the brand’s scientific expertise further developed with a more powerful reformulation of the iconic best-seller. Using a combination of ‘smart’ active ingredients, the rebirth offers a comprehensive, built-in, self-defence mechanism to protect the skin from the earliest signs of ageing. Used every day, all year round, it boosts the skin’s own defence capabilities with both physical and biological shields; the physical shield protects the skin at the surface with enhanced UVA/UVB protection, whilst the biological shield acts deep within the skin to reactivate its self-defence mechanisms. This naturally derived and lightweight cream contains a cocktail of plant-based active ingredients to protect and strengthen; marshmallow polysaccharides, myrtle extract help to neutralise pollutants and sesame seed extract reinforces the barrier function. £304 for 50ml. At selfridges.com

Garnier Organic Lavandin & Hyaluronic Acid 2-In-1 Anti-Ageing Serum Cream 

  • Skin Type: Suitable for all, including sensitive
  • Benefits: Reduces fine-lines and fortifies the skin
  • Powered By: Lavandin and hyaluronic acid
  • Texture: Serum/cream

Garnier’s anti-ageing superhero is powered by green science and has been designed to encourage more youthful-looking and even-toned skin. Part of the brand’s certified organic range, the two-in-one formula uniquely combines the benefits of a hyaluronic acid serum and the lasting hydration of a daily moisturising cream. Suitable for sensitive skin types and gentle enough for daily use, it reduces fine lines and leaves the complexion feeling plumped. Concentrated with 20 per cent serum which is enriched with hyaluronic acid, it is ideally suited to anyone with dull, tired and lacklustre-looking skin. Supported with lavandin oil, a powerful dermatological active and naturally renewable ingredient recognised for its regenerative benefits. It’s dermatologically tested, vegan-friendly, accessibly priced, lightweight and easily absorbed. £9.99 for 50ml. At feelunique.com & boots.com

Murad Targeted Wrinkle Corrector 

  • Skin Type: Balanced, oily, combination and dry
  • Benefits: Reduces facial expression lines and deep-set wrinkles
  • Powered By: Hyaluronic acid, Acetyl hexapeptide-8 and squalane
  • Texture: Cream

Dr Howard Murad’s clinically-proven wrinkle fix effectively erases the appearance of deep-set and fine lines by instantly smoothing and reducing their intensity. A Powerful peptide-meets-hyaluronic treatment (use sparingly as a little goes a very long way), it targets problem areas as and where needed, like forehead creases, fine lines around the mouth and crow’s feet. A triple-action formula, it fills lines on contact (even deep-set stubborn wrinkles), helps skin bounce back from lines triggered by repeated facial expressions and boosts skin’s hydration levels to discourage future wrinkles from forming. Powered with acetyl hexapeptide-8, which stimulates skin elasticity, it is infused with plant-derived squalane, to prevent moisture loss and future-proof you from the onset of further lines and wrinkles and skin-smoothing bioavailable hyaluronic acid for intense hydration. £70 for 15ml. At selfridges.com & lookfantastic.com

Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense Lift Cream 

  • Skin Type: Suitable for all, particularly good for dry and dehydrated
  • Benefits: Lifts and redefines facial contours
  • Powered By: Frankincense and hyaluronic acid
  • Texture: Cream

This multi-action nourishing face cream visibly lifts sagging skin and helps to recontour the face. A non-greasy, vegan and certified-organic formula which harnesses the ‘age-well’ benefits of frankincense; an active ingredient which is obtained through a patented enzymatic process (only the highest quality frankincense is used), sustainably sourced as a by-product from the frankincense oil production process. A scientific breakthrough with proven collagen-protecting benefits, the frankincense is blended with three boswellic acids and polyphenols to create an exclusive-to-Neal’s-Yard, antioxidant-rich Frankincense Active Phyto Complex. Using targeted lifting technology and enriched with linseed extract and stimulating micro algae, it redefines the facial contours by firming the jawline and tightening the cheeks. Intensely-hydrating hyaluronic acid plumps the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles whilst a replenishing trio of organic butters and oils help to strengthen and empower the skin. £65 for 50g. At lookfantastic.com & feelunique.com

Skinceuticals A.G.E Interrupter 

  • Skin Type: Suitable for all, particularly dry
  • Benefits: Reduces the appearance of fine lines and improves skin-thinning
  • Powered By: Proxylane, phytosphingosine and blueberry extract
  • Texture: Cream

This powerful anti-wrinkle formula has been engineered to tackle glycation; a major factor of the intrinsic skin-ageing process. An advanced treatment that fights multiple visible signs of ageing caused by Advanced Glycation End-products (A.G.E.), the creamy-textured moisturiser has been formulated with an unprecedented 30 per cent concentration of Proxylane (restores hydration and nutrients), 4 per cent blueberry extract (antioxidant and anti-glycation), which helps fortify skin’s matrix and prevent the appearance of wrinkles and loss of elasticity, and 0.2 per cent phytosphingosine, a naturally occurring chemical that assists skin’s natural barrier repair and protects it by comforting dry and more mature skin. Reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and rough texture, it actively restores water and nutrients to boost the firmness of crepey-textured and thinning skin. £140 for 48ml. At skincity.com & skinceuticals.co.uk

Orveda Firm Brew Botanical Cream

  • Skin Type: Dry and combination
  • Benefits: Brightening, lifting, smoothing and reducing fine lines
  • Powered By: Hyaluronic acid, kombucha black tea, marine enzyme, botanical glycerin, shea butter, bamboo water,  phyto-plankton extract, organic oat protein, marine glycoprotein
  • Texture: Cream

Favoured by the celebrity set, Orveda’s glow-activating, prebiotic-rich formulas have helped redefine the luxury skincare market. Designed to work with and not against your skin’s own biology, its formulas are up to 15 times more concentrated than is typical of other luxury skincare brands. Founded by Sue Nabi (ex-CEO of Lancôme and L’Oréal), who has more than 25 years of experience, Orveda’s revitalising and contouring Firm Brew Botanical Cream is an intensive and comprehensive daily moisturiser. Targeting wrinkles and dull skin tone with lifting and smoothing effects, it delivers eight hours of deep hydration and is best suited to dry or combination skin. This is a high-nutrition botanical oil and hyaluronic acid-enriched solution, formulated with 12 actives, concentrated at ten per cent. Rejuvenating bio-fermented kombucha black tea, marine enzyme (to help heal the skin’s natural moisture barrier) and botanical glycerin, shea butter and bamboo water, for a boost of hydration, are joined by phyto-plankton extract, two forms of hyaluronic acid, organic oat protein (which has natural lifting effects) and line-smoothing marine glycoprotein. Vegan-friendly and gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin, it even has its own galbanum-based signature scent, created by a master Parisian perfumer. Now that really is posh. £350 for 50ml. At harveynichols.com & net-a-porter.com

111Skin Celestial Black Diamond Emulsion

  • Skin Type: All skin types
  • Benefits: Improving collagen synthesis, firming, evening skin tone and reducing fine lines
  • Powered By: Diamond powder, centella asiatica, liquorice root
  • Texture: Emollient

This ultra-light emulsion isn’t as thick as 111Skin’s Celestial Black Diamond Cream but packs in all the benefits. The product infuses the skin with potent active ingredients, delivered with the aid of the luxury brand’s diamond powder. NACY2, 111Skin’s antioxidant-heavy formula, creates an optimum environment for the skin to flourish and helps with the production of collagen and elastin, in turn reducing the appearance of fine lines. Centella Asiatica (the herbaceous Indian pennywort or Asiatic pennywort) targets collagen types 1 and 2 to help add volume to the skin, again decreasing lines and wrinkles. Additionally, liquorice root improves the appearance of pigmentation and helps to deliver an even-toned complexion. £450. At 111skin.co.uk & lookfantastic.com

Lab Series Anti-Age Max LS Cream

  • Skin Type: All skin types
  • Benefits: Firming, improving collagen synthesis and reducing fine lines
  • Powered By: Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, hydrolized rice extract, goji berry, blueberry and cranberry extracts
  • Texture: Rich cream

After 30 years as a pioneer in advanced skincare dedicated exclusively to men, Lab Series is embarking on a new adventure. Synonymous with science-backed, high-performance, tailored solutions, the rebrand sees new packaging, interactive campaigns and a focus on environmental sustainability. Formerly known as MAX LS Power V Cream, the all-new Anti-Age MAX LS Cream, effectively combats the visible effects of gravity. Designed to address sagging and lack of firmness in the skin, it supports natural collagen production to repair and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Suitable for all skin types, non-greasy and quickly absorbed, it fortifies skin and gives a visible lift, visibly improving elasticity and increasing smoothness by 14 per cent. An effective way to achieve a more sculpted and contoured visage; when applied the rich texture transforms into a weightless hydrating layer. £80 for 50ml. At labseries.co.uk, escentual.com & selfridges.com

Q+A Snow Algae Intensive Face Cream

  • Skin Type: Dry, stressed and sensitive
  • Benefits: Boosting collagen and protecting skin from environmental damage
  • Powered By: Snow algae, shea butter, hyaluronic acid, aloe vera
  • Texture: Rich cream

Q+A’s new daily age-defence ally reinforces the skin barrier, stimulates and increases collagen production and protects the skin from environmental damage at a cellular level. Vegan and 98 per cent natural, it offers soothing and firming benefits, rejuvenates and repairs the skin cells and is both rich and nourishing. Targeting dry, stressed, sensitive, mature and combination skin-types, it is powered by unique youth-boosting ingredient called snow algae (nicknamed watermelon snow), an organism that can survive in very harsh conditions (0º), which grows on mountain tops and ice caps and helps slow down the ageing process. Rich-in vitamins, A, C, E and K, it stimulates an anti-ageing gene in the skin called Klotho that improves the longevity of skin cells, combined with shea butter, hyaluronic acid and aloe vera. £12 for 50g. At feelunique.com

Chanel No1 De Chanel Revitalising Cream

  • Skin Type: All skin types
  • Benefits: Smoothing, plumping and soothing
  • Powered By: Red camellia extract and oil
  • Texture: Whipped cream

Chanel’s new No1 line combines a mix of skincare, colour cosmetics and fragrances that have dermatological and sensorial benefits. The number one product – because it targets the first signs of the ageing process – is the Revitalising Cream, which visibly smoothes the look of fine lines, adds comfort and radiance to the skin and forms a protective barrier against urban pollution. Concentrated in red camellia, a flower with extraordinary youth-boosting and revitalising benefits, the camellia extract supports cellular vitality and protects against oxidation, whilst the camellia oil soothes, comforts and helps maintain a healthy protective barrier function. Lightly-scented with a unique-to-the-No1-line energising scent, created by Chanel perfumer Olivier Polge, it is formulated with 95 per cent ingredients of natural origin; 70 per cent of which are derived from the hero red camellia botanical. £84 for 50g. At johnlewis.com & boots.com

Ole Henriksen Strength Trainer Peptide Boost Moisturiser 

  • Skin Type: All skin types
  • Benefits: Strengthening the moisture barrier, plumping and reducing fine lines
  • Powered By: Peptides, ceramides, vegan collagen, sodium PCA, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, niacinamide, panthenol
  • Texture: Rich but lightweight cream

The first moisturiser in Ole’s new Strength Collection, this universal daily face cream effectively fortifies the barrier that keeps the good stuff in and the pollutants out, for skin that is visibly more ‘fit’, hydrated, plumper and with reduced lines and wrinkles. Like a personal trainer for the skin it is infused with a powerful complex of ingredients formulated at highly-concentrated levels. The cocktail includes eight amino acids to boost resilience, eight potent peptides to build strength, three ceramides to help bind moisture and vegan collagen to support hydration. Moisture-binding NMF’s (natural moisturising factors) and humectants; sodium PCA, hyaluronic acid, and sodium lactate plump the skin, essential fatty acids moisturise and soften. Antioxidant vitamin E, niacinamide and panthenol promote radiance and vitality. £40 for 50ml. At boots.com

Guerlain Abeille Royale Intense Repair Youth Oil-In-Balm 

  • Skin Type: Dry and overstressed
  • Benefits: Ultra-hydrating and repairing the skin barrier
  • Powered By: Centella asiatica (tiger grass), Guerlain’s proprietary BlackBee Repair Technology
  • Texture: Oil-in-balm

The intense youth repairing power of this luxurious SOS balm lies in the formulation’s Dynamic BlackBee Repair Technology; a cutting-edge innovation naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, trace elements and polyphenols. Guerlain laboratories have super-concentrated it with pure black bee honey for reinforced action against the daily stresses that disrupt the skin’s self-repair mechanisms. Enriched with Cicawax Complex, which combines centella asiatica (tiger grass) to soothe the skin and beeswax butter (which traps molecules) for an optimal balance of hydration and nutrition. Specifically designed for the needs of dry skin weakened by climate conditions (cold, wind, humidity and heat), it can be used on both the face and targeted areas of the body prone to dry skin, like the elbows. A hybrid texture that is a sensory delight, made with 95 per cent ingredients of natural-origin, it can even double-up as a mask (leave on for 10 minutes) or be used as an overnight cream. The ultimate anti-ageing multitasker. £174 for 80ml. At johnlewis.com & selfridges.com

StriVectin Contour Restore Tightening & Sculpting Face Cream

  • Skin Type: All skin types
  • Benefits: Firming and redefining contours
  • Powered By: NIA-114 (niacin), dipeptides, sugar lipids
  • Texture: Medium-weight cream

Powered by advanced science and state-of-the-art technologies, StriVectin’s new anti-ageing hero targets natural elastin for visibly firmer, plumper and more lifted skin, helping to restore a youthful bounce and chiselled contours to the face and jawline. A face-lift in a jar, but without having to go under the surgeon’s knife, it is enriched with an elastin-boosting dipeptide duo, to assist in defining the facial frame for a ‘tighter’ lifted look and the brand’s signature proprietary ingredient, NIA-114, a patented form of niacin. Glycolipids, (sugar lipids) attract water and visibly plump the skin whilst thyme extract liposomes help to visibly restore fullness and re-sculpt the look of facial contours. A clinically-proven moisturiser that helps you win your bounce back and targets sagging skin and loss of volume. £59.25 for 50ml. At strivectin.co.uk & feelunique.com

Bioeffect EGF Power Cream

  • Skin Type: Mature and dry skin types
  • Benefits: Firming, reducing appearance of age spots and reducing oxidative stress
  • Powered By: Epidermal Growth Factor, barley beta gluten, aqualane, evening primrose oil, shea butter, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, oridonin
  • Texture: Rich cream

Bioeffect, the award-winning Icelandic skincare line powered by Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), has introduced a new multi-tasking miracle worker. A rich cream that features an innovative barley-powered skincare complex with barley EGF and barley beta gluten. Deeply nourishing and luxurious, EGF Power Cream targets dehydration, wrinkles, age spots, loss of firmness and skin density; essentially all of your age-defence concerns in one plant-based, concentrated formula. Using 23 ingredients, its powerful blend of clean and pure anti-ageing actives include aqualane, a super-hydrating antioxidant, combined with the replenishing fatty acids from evening primrose oil and shea butter. It is, however, the Unique Skincare Complex; a blend of synergistic ingredients including niacinamide (vitamin B3), hyaluronic acid and oridonin, a new skincare ingredient derived from a medicinal herb that helps reduce oxidative stress and the two potent barley actives, produced sustainably in Bioeffect’s ecologically engineered greenhouse, that are the stars of this show. Best suited for mature and dry skin types. £165 for 50ml. At net-a-porter.com, cultbeauty.co.uk & lookfantastic.com

Elemis Pro-Collagen Renewal Serum

  • Skin Type: All skin types
  • Benefits: Improving collagen synthesis, plumping, firming and rejuvinating
  • Powered By: Skin-kind retinol alternative, padina pavonica, red micro-algae, alfalfa and stevia extracts
  • Texture: Serum

With its roots in aromatherapy and a belief in science which doesn’t harm the natural world, Elemis’ powerful, feel-good, skin-friendly formulations deliver clinically proven results that can be seen and felt: a combination of highly active and effective ingredients with cutting-edge delivery systems that are dedicated to achieving optimum skin health. Formulated with powerful marine and plant actives, the Pro-Collagen collection is proven to reduce the look of wrinkles (over time) and promote younger-looking skin. Designed to combat the systematic breakdown of the skin’s natural collagen fibres that occurs with age, it has plumping and rejuvenating properties, powered by algae, a potent source of nutrients, vitamins, antioxidant pigments, polysaccharides and amino and fatty acids. Pro-Collagen Renewal Serum is new to the family, serving as back-up to your moisturiser in the quest for firmer, more resilient skin. It’s formulated with a skin-kind retinol alternative that mimics the clarifying, skin-smoothing results of retinol (without the irritation), while balancing and protecting moisture levels, and a unique blend of padina pavonica (a brown algae found on the Mediterranean coast) and red micro-algae, with alfalfa and stevia extracts. Use the facial concentrate daily as part of your usual grooming regime, after cleansing and before moisturising. £70 for 15ml. At uk.elemis.com, johnlewis.com & lookfantastic.com

Dior Capture Totale Cell Energy Super Potent Serum

  • Skin Type: All skin types
  • Benefits: Plumping, supporting barrier function, minimising pores and supporting skin cell renewal
  • Powered By: Madagascan longoza flower extract, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, squalane, glycerine and vitamin C
  • Texture: Serum

Featuring 91 per cent ingredients sourced from natural origins, Dior’s leg-up in the quest to keep wrinkles at bay is its most targeted, most powerful and most effective serum to date. Part of the anti-ageing-specific Capture Totale range, it promotes younger, plumper and stronger skin that glows with health from within. A sensorial treat as much as a corrective one, the formulation is the result of 20 years of research into supercharging cell energy. Powered by Madagascan longoza flower extract (nicknamed the eternal plant), a botanical ingredient that reactivates the power of regenerating mother cells that are the powerhouses of the epidermis, sodium acetylated hyaluronate, a next-generation form of hyaluronic acid that is ten times more resistant and three times more hydrating, with the ability to absorb deeper into the skin, and niacinamide, a water-soluble B-vitamin that supports the barrier function and minimises the appearance of oversized pores. Anti-oxidant rich, olive-derived squalane, an emollient that boosts hydration levels, is also in the mix, supported by glycerine and ascorbyl glucoside, a reliable source of vitamin C that is known to recharge luminosity. £59.50 for 50ml. At johnlewis.com & boots.com

Dr Craft Bio-Bakuchiol Face Cream

  • Skin Type: All skin types
  • Benefits: Protecting from environmental stressors, firming and improving collagen synthesis
  • Powered By: Bakuchiol, cocoa butter, linseed oil, shea butter
  • Texture: Emollient

Made from nature and engineered by science, Dr Craft – the result of 15 years of research between Professor Chris Rayner and Dr Richard Blackburn, leading academics in green chemistry and sustainability at The University Of Leeds – is home to a game-changing range of four organic bakuchiol skincare products. A natural, non-irritating alternative to retinol and a world-first sustainable anti-ageing active, the bakuchiol is extracted using a uniquely sustainable and clean process with organic alcohol, which naturally extracts only the age-defending goodness from the bakuchiol and leaves behind the unwanted by-products. Bio-Bakuchiol Face Cream is the hero of this quartet and is powered with antioxidant-rich organic cocoa butter, a natural emollient moisturiser, which offers protection from UV and environmental stressors, linseed oil and deeply hydrating non-comedogenic organic shea butter. Promoting healthy collagen production and increased elastin levels for firmer, smoother skin, it sinks in easily without leaving any trace. £28.80 for 50g. At amazon.co.uk

StriVectin SD Advanced Plus Intensive Moisturizing Concentrate

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  • Skin Type: All skin types, and can be applied to targetted areas like stretch marks
  • Benefits: Improving skin texture, brightening and strengthening the skin barrier
  • Powered By: NIA-114, Collagex-CE Complex, hyaluronic acid, white water lily extract, green bean seed extract
  • Texture: Cream

StriVectin’s improved wrinkle cream has been reformulated to be even more efficacious. Targeting 10 individual types of collagen (the vital proteins that provide form and support to the skin) and offering 72 hours lasting hydration, it visibly reduces wrinkles in only two weeks, while significantly improving the skin’s overall texture and radiance. Enriched with NIA-114, a patented, optimised form of niacin/vitamin B3, which has been clinically proven to strengthen the skin’s barrier, the cream has Collagex-CE Complex that is infused with copper tripeptide and marine ferments supported by a trio of deeply moisturising butters to help even out skin tone and restore balance. Hyaluronic acid and white water lily extract are also in the mix to turn the dial up on the hydration. An improved, smoother and more luxurious texture and suitable for all skin types, the intensely concentrated solution can also be applied on targeted areas for stretch marks thanks to its inclusion of green bean seed extract and an oligopeptide. The brand’s most advanced wrinkle-fighting saviour to date. £42 for 60ml. At amazon.co.uk & boots.com

Guerlain Super Aqua-Emulsion (Rich)

  • Skin Type: All skin types, especially dry and sensitive
  • Benefits: Brightening, calming and protecting
  • Powered By: Aquacomplex Advanced, Aquabiotic System, Japanese camellia oil
  • Texture: Emulsion

However you choose to dress it up, the key to longer-lasting, more youthful-looking skin is to keep it properly topped up with hydration. A careful balance of water and lipids, Guerlain’s nourishing, next-generation, science-led fluid emulsions, available in a Universal, Light or Rich formula, offer a state-of-the-art moisture-balance support system. Both pre-ageing and pro-ageing, and composed of a minimum of 94 per cent naturally derived ingredients, two major technological advancements have been incorporated: Aquacomplex Advanced to help the skin to rehydrate itself and Aquabiotic System, which targets the skin’s ecosystem to improve radiance. Hydrating, calming and protecting, the highly concentrated Rich solution (the best of the bunch for age-defence) is infused with comforting, deeply nourishing Japanese camellia oil. Particularly good for those prone to sensitivity, very dry skin or for braving the harsh winter months. £97 for 50ml. johnlewis.com & selfridges.com

Chanel Le Lift Crème

  • Skin Type: All skin types
  • Benefits: Smoothing, firming, improving collagen synthesis
  • Powered By: Alfalfa botanical extract
  • Texture: Gel-cream available in three textures (Riche, Fine and Crème)

The new generation Le Lift Crème from Chanel helps regenerate lost youth and prevent skin burnout. Available in three comforting textures, Riche (richer), Fine (lighter) and the regular Crème (which sits somewhere in between), it has been designed to combat skin smoothing and firmness. A gel-cream formula, made from 94 per cent naturally occurring ingredients, it is powered by a potent alfalfa botanical extract. A results-driven active, organically grown in France and used across the luxurious Le Lift line, it is as effective (but not as harmful) as the benchmark anti-ageing molecule retinol and capable of renewing fibroblasts and increasing the synthesis of type I collagen (the stuff that makes your skin look healthy and plumper). Packed with minerals, trace elements, vitamins and amino acids, the solution also works on two levels by targeting both the epidermis and the deeper tissue of the dermis. Signs of a sculpted contour will be noticeably visible within a few weeks if you follow Chanel’s three-step targeted application (massage) technique. £108 for 50ml. At johnlewis.com & boots.com

Susanne Kaufmann Regeneration Cream Line A

  • Skin Type: All skin types
  • Benefits: Supporting skin cell renewal, reducing fine lines, firming and protecting against environmental agressors
  • Powered By: Ectoine, retinol, rosehip, meadowfoam seed oils
  • Texture: Cream

Susanne Kaufmann’s Line A skincare regimen, formulated to protect the skin from the onset signs of ageing, was initially inspired by the needs of her own skin. This powerful, anti-ageing overnight cream, a hero within the range, effectively reduces the appearance of wrinkles by taking advantage of the optimum skin-renewal potential during a period of rest. A clever combination of active ingredients – ectoine, which increases the skin’s capacity to store moisture, natural retinol, antioxidants and vitamins – work in tandem to tackle issues with ageing, dehydrated skin, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and loss of firmness. Rosehip (with a high content of fatty acids and vitamins A and C) and meadowfoam seed oils firm, smooth and seal the deal on a more youthful-looking complexion. Suitable for all skin types, it also helps to repair damage caused by environmental aggressors and stimulates collagen and elastin production. £175 for 50ml. At selfridges.com

Venn Age-Reversing All-In-One Concentrate

  • Skin Type: All skin types
  • Benefits: Firming, reducing fine lines and brightening
  • Powered By: Panax ginseng, maitake mushroom, green tea leaves, French maritime pine bark, milk thistle root, red onion shells
  • Texture: Cream

Following the principle of “more is not necessarily better”, Venn’s multi-correctional approach to advanced skincare, by streamlining the products needed to get the job done, is a welcome relief to a heaving bathroom shelf and grooming regimen overload. Light in weight, luxuriously textured and easily absorbed, this multistep routine condensed into one formula is a shining example of this less-is-more mantra. Serving 24-hour hydration and suited to the broad spectrum of skin types, it is a clean and safe solution that tackles the loss of elasticity and firmness, the onset of lines and wrinkles and helps to restore vitality and radiance. Using Venn’s proprietary Concentric Technology, it contains a potent concentration of naturally derived antioxidants and high-performance peptides and a blend of 89.7 per cent efficacy-driven bioactive ingredients, including a patented water-solubilised ginsenoside compound K (a key anti-ageing component of panax ginseng), maitake mushroom, green tea leaves, French maritime pine bark, milk thistle root and red onion shells. Non-comedogenic, nourishing and hydrating, it is a testament to this South Korean firm’s 20 years of experience in high-efficacy beauty. £155 for 50ml. At libertylondon.com & spacenk.com

Elemis Ultra Smart Pro-Collagen Enviro-Adapt Day Cream

  • Skin Type: All skin types
  • Benefits: Improving collagen synthesis, firming and reducing fine lines
  • Powered By: Algae, orange African bulbine, Climatic Shock Adaptor
  • Texture: Cream

Thirty years of innovation led to the development of this technology-infused moisturiser from Britain’s number one luxury skincare brand. One of the pioneering products in the brand’s Ultra Smart line, it actually helps the skin to adapt to microclimatic changes throughout the day. It is made up of three vital components: Ultra Smart Resilience Complex, a clinically proven formula that contains a climatic shock adaptor that helps the skin to feel comfortable in extreme temperature and humidity changes and creates an invisible veil over the face to protect against micro-dust and dulling atmospheric or indoor pollutants; Ultra Smart Line Fighting Complex, which, containing three potent algae and orange African bulbine, supports natural collagen management and targets firmness, elasticity and the appearance of deep-set lines and wrinkles; and Ultra Smart Agua Shuttle Technology, an innovation that allows a slow release of hydration to keep levels topped up from morning through to evening. Particularly good at shifting deep-set lines, it’s a transformative product that leaves skin strengthened and extra-resilient from the elements. £185 for 50ml. At elemis.com, feelunique.com & johnlewis.com

This Works My Wrinkles Extreme Moisturiser

  • Skin Type: All skin types, but avoid if skin is hyper-sensitive
  • Benefits: Plumping, smoothing, evening skin tone and reducing fine lines
  • Powered By: Vitamin C, bakuchiol, hyaluronic acid
  • Texture: Cream

This youth-boosting hydrator plumps and smooths mature skin through a slow-release delivery of vitamin C, bakuchiol and hyaluronic acid. Powered by 100 per cent natural actives, the plant-based bakuchiol, which mimics the positive results of retinol but without the compromise of its characteristic instability and sometimes harsh effects, visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles, fading pigmentation and promotes even skin tone by shielding the dermis from environmental damage. The slow-release vitamin C brightens complexions and corrects photo-damage caused by exposure to the sun; commonly acknowledged as one of the most damaging and deteriorative factors in the ageing process, while the nourishing hyaluronic acid is present to boost moisture levels. £50 for 48ml. At spacenk.com, thisworks.com & boots.com

Origins Plantscription SPF 25 Power Anti-Aging Oil-Free Cream

  • Skin Type: Oily and sensitive skin
  • Benefits: Firming, plumping and evening skin tone
  • Powered By: Raspberry plant stem cell technology, African anogeissus
  • Texture: Cream

The carefully considered balance of ingredients in this oil-free and uncharacteristically light-textured formula is a game-changer for those who suffer with sensitivity caused by problematic oily skin. Most anti-ageing solutions are rich and dense, owing to the fact mature skin needs extra help with hydration. This does the job, but is fast-absorbing and leaves no shine or residue. Featuring raspberry plant stem cell technology and Plantscription’s signature anti-ageing powerhouse ingredient, African anogeissus (a plant extract known to have wound-healing benefits), it effectively tackles the four visible negatives of ageing skin: wrinkles, firmness and tone, uneven texture and loss of plumpness and radiance. An added SPF 25 holds UV damage at bay and also slows down the skin’s degenerative process. £50 for 50ml. At feelunique.com & johnlewis.com

Typology Formule-1001 3-Peptides Complex

  • Skin Type: All skin types
  • Benefits: Firming, supporting skin cell renewal and reducing fine lines
  • Powered By: Cyclopeptide 5, acetyl tetrapeptide, acetyl tetrapeptide 11
  • Texture: Serum

This contemporary French brand from made.com cofounder Ning Li aims to cut through the smoke and mirrors of the beauty industry by offering no-nonsense formulations that perform at the top of their game. Four skin serums, infused with active complexes to treat targeted skincare concerns, have been added to the range, with the 3 Peptides Complex specifically designed to target the onset of the degenerative ageing process. A combo of three 98 per cent naturally-derived peptides (a peptide is an amino acid chain) have been incorporated, which act on the three major signs of ageing: sagging, loss of firmness and deficiency of density. Soothing, repairing and re-densifying the skin by stimulating the synthesis of new skin cells and smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, the vegan-friendly solution, used to supplement your daily hydrator, is the perfect antidote to sagging skin. It’s also easily absorbed and leaves no greasy residue. £42.10 for 15ml. At uk.typology.com

Shane Cooper Collagen Firming Cream

  • Skin Type: All skin types, especially acne-prone skin
  • Benefits: Protecting from free radicals, evening skin tone, improving collagen synthesis and supporting skin cell renewal
  • Powered By: Vitamin C, mandolin acid
  • Texture: Cream

Cosmeceutical consultant to the stars, Shane Cooper, has launched his own line of home-use skincare essentials. The name behind the non-surgical and transformative body and face treatments used by A-listers, musicians and sports stars; clients include Nick Grimshaw and Anthony Joshua. the range has been proven by science and medical research and contains cosmeceutical anti-ageing properties. The Collagen Firming Cream is a standout within the line; a luxurious formula that strengthens collagen support and replenishes moisture. Infused with vitamin C, an antioxidant that protects skin cells from damaging free radicals caused by UV exposure and inhibits melanin production to lighten hyperpigmentation and dark spots, enhance radiance and even the skin tone. Mandolin acid is the other important component, which accelerates cell turnover, helping remove dead skin from the surface. Effective for inflammatory acne, the acid works itself deep into pores and penetrates deeply. Suitable for all skin types it offers high-performance anti-ageing results and leads to a complexion that is healthier-looking and more radiant. £145 for 50ml. At shanecooperuk.com

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Which cream is best for tightening face?

Best Skin-tightening Creams for the Face and Neck

  • Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream. …
  • Dr. …
  • Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Day Cream. …
  • Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream. …
  • Fresh Black Tea Firming Corset Cream. …
  • Sisley-Paris Neck Cream: The Enriched Formula. …
  • Macrene Actives High Performance Face Cream.

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Which anti-ageing cream is best for men?

A good moisturizer can plump up your skin, making fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable. This result is temporary. To continue seeing any benefit, you need to apply the product every day. As for the claim that a cream or lotion can lift sagging skin, dermatologists say that’s not possible.

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Can creams help tighten skin?

If you’re wondering how to look younger, men, then these tips are for you.

  1. 1) Use Warm (Not Hot) Water. …
  2. 2) Keep Showers Short. …
  3. 3) Use The Right Facial Cleansers. …
  4. 4) Be Careful With Your Skin. …
  5. 5) Moisturize. …
  6. 6) Exfoliate. …
  7. 7) Use Eye Cream. …
  8. 8) Wear Sunscreen Every Day.

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How can men make their skin look younger?

Engelman agrees: “Retinol is the most potent ingredient that helps build collagen and elastin, which leads to tighter, smoother skin.” This mixture has the added bonus of hyaluronic acid, which “can smooth, firm, and tighten the appearance of the skin,” Dr. Bowe says.

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What product tightens your skin?

Men are still prone to elasticity loss, fine lines, dulling skin, and volume loss. By using anti-aging cream for men, you can significantly decrease the signs of aging and bring back some color to your face, making it look more youthful.

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How can men reduce wrinkles?

Radiofrequency (RF) treatments

Like ultrasound treatments, RF treatments are effective for smoothing and tightening skin in older patients as well as postponing the need for a surgical lift in younger patients.

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What is best for skin tightening?

Sleep and eat well.

Getting plenty of sleep prevents puffy eyes, dark circles, and sallow skin . Eating a balanced, whole-food diet will help you manage your weight and give you the energy you need to keep up with the younger guys (or leave them in the dust). And certain foods can give you a more youthful appearance.

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How a man can look 10 years younger?

Retinoids can help you slough off old skin cells. You can find them in many over-the-counter products or get a stronger version by prescription from a dermatologist. They also stop collagen, the stuff that keeps your skin stretchy, from breaking down. This gives you a more vibrant, youthful look.

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How do 55 year old men look younger?

Save Face. To keep your skin from adding years to your looks, wear sunscreen, moisturizer, and lip balm daily. Retinoids can help you slough off old skin cells. You can find them in many over-the-counter products or get a stronger version by prescription from a dermatologist.

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How can a 60 year old man look younger?

?UV light exposure causes free radicals that damage collagen, elastin, and skin cells themselves. This leads to premature aging of the skin, with wrinkling, dark spots, and the development of skin cancers.

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What makes a guy look old?

In men looking older than you should is related to a high serum cholesterol and haemoglobin. In women looking older may be related to a high ESR and a low serum bilirubin. Predictably looking older was related to baldness, greying of the hair, arcus senilis, and skin inelasticity.

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What makes a guy look old?

Presentable casual attire should be hole-free. Steer clear of oversized clothing, like baggy pants, T-shirts and polo shirts. Baggy clothes are not flattering to most men, and they tend to look most age-appropriate on teenagers.

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How a man can look 10 years younger?

Men in their 30s are attractive to a wide range of women, from 20-somethings to women in their 40s. When it comes to being attractive to the most potential partners possible, 30-something men take the cake.

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Best anti-ageing creams for men 2022: Kiehl’s to Tom Ford

Best anti-ageing creams for men 2022: Kiehl’s to Tom FordThe best anti-ageing creams for men for younger-looking skinGQ’s edit of the best anti-ageing creams for men will truly pep up your skinAnyone can be young at heart forever. As for young in the face? That takes a little more effort and, realistically, a decent anti-ageing cream for men. Just as having a weekly kickabout with your mates and eating the odd salad isn’t going to transform you into a muscle-bound Adonis, none of these creams are going to turn back the clock ten years. But when combined with a healthy diet, regular exercise and limited exposure to UV rays in sunlight (or at the very least an SPF moisturiser), you’ll certainly see the difference they can make.Fine lines will be reduced, tired skin will be revitalised and, when combined with a suitable grooming routine, you should even enjoy a firmer visage as well. All of which is to say that the anti-ageing creams below are a sound investment in the right hands. From Dior to Bulldog, we’ve scoured the market for the products that’ll best stave away time’s weary advance.For more fashion, grooming and technology releases delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our GQ Recommends newsletter.Kiehl’s Age Defender Gel MoisturizerSkin Type: All skin types, particularly good for the early signs of ageingBenefits: Lifting, firming, reducing fine lines and gently exfoliatingPowered By: Linseed extract, white birch extractTexture: GelKiehl’s iconic Age Defender Moisturizer, uniquely created for men’s skin (which is thicker than women’s), is now available in a lighter weight and more easily absorbed water-gel texture. Formulated with linseed extract, it visibly lifts and firms skin while helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Its exceptional blend of powerful anti-ageing ingredients also gently exfoliate to smooth out rough skin, strengthen the dermis for a more youthful appearance and offers 24-hour hydration. £44 for 75ml. At kiehls.co.uk & selfridges.comHorace Face Firming Gel Skin Type: Suitable for allBenefits: Fortifies the skin and reduces saggingPowered By: Kakadu plum and 2 forms of hyaluronic acidTexture: GelFormulated with 95.2 per cent ingredients of natural origin, Horace’s cooling and firming face gel helps to strengthen the skin and reduce the appearance of sagging. A vegan formula with a distinctive woody/amber scent, it uses two forms of hyaluronic acid (extracted from wheat and corn) one in a low molecular weight, which acts on skin tone and wrinkles with a moisturising effect and the other in a high molecular weight which acts like a sponge in preventing hydration from evaporating and protect your complexion from external aggressors, like pollution, UV and cigarette smoke. Kakadu plum, rich in vitamin C (100x more potent than orange), improves skin tone and elasticity, promotes collagen production and reduces fine lines and redness. Antioxidant-rich wild ginger extract, protects against pollution, whilst peptides help to fill in fine lines and wrinkles and smooth the skin. £24 for 30ml. At horace.coQ+A Collagen Face CreamSkin Type: Not recommended for oily skinBenefits: Plumping, rejuvinating, smoothing, firming and minimising poresPowered By: Collagen peptide, shea butter, beeswaxTexture:…

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Best Skin-Tightening Products For Men – AskMen

Keep Wrinkles At Bay With These Skin-Tightening Products Best Skin-Tightening Products For Men The AskMen editorial team thoroughly researches & reviews the best gear, services and staples for life. AskMen may get paid if you click a link in this article and buy a product or service.There’s a reason why so many anti-aging skincare products on the market tout “tightening, firming, and lifting” among their properties. As celebrity esthetician Joanna Vargas — who tends to some of Hollywood’s most photographed faces, including Julianne Moore, Rachel Weisz, and Naomi Watts — and founder of her eponymous skincare line puts it, “Tight skin is a sign of youth.” Just think about it. When you’re young, especially in your infancy, your skin is plump, full, and healthy — thanks mostly to a high level of collagen, a naturally-occurring protein. But as you get older, collagen levels inevitably drop, causing skin to lose integrity, firmness, and elasticity. Add to the inevitable, natural aging process other skin-damaging factors like “stress, pollution, and the sun,” says Vargas, and it’s easy to see how and why your skin becomes saggy and droopy over time. Instead of waiting until your skin looks like it needs help, though, Vargas recommends incorporating skin-tightening products into your regimen as soon as possible. “Anti-aging needs to start early. A good skincare routine needs to start when you’re young, so you can slow down the aging process,” says Vargas. “Your early twenties is the time to start taking skincare more seriously and realize it’s a lifestyle you will be rewarded for. Typically, people in their mid-twenties start to see the first signs of aging.” What To Look For Below are four key ingredients Vargas recommends looking for for in skin-tightening products: Antioxidants: “These (think acai berry, Argan oil, and vitamins A, C, and E) basically prevent the skin from mutating when the sun or pollution hits it. Cell mutation includes loss of elasticity, loss of collagen, and uneven pigment. Antioxidants are known to help skin maintain a youthful appearance throughout your life.” Avocado oil: “It’s essential, because it’s loaded with B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acid. Omega-3 helps the skin stay hydrated from the inside out. It also plumps the lipid layer of the skin, making the skin look lifted and baby soft.” Peptides: “They’re proteins that strengthen one’s own key proteins, collagen and elastin. We need these building blocks to help reinforce our collagen, because collagen synthesis wanes with age. We need it on a regular basis, so daily use in a cream and weekly in masks is advisable.” Stem cells: “In certain forms, they are clinically proven to help stimulate the body’s ability to produce collagen. This function lessens with age, so we need stem cells to be a part of our daily routine. I encourage my clients to use products with stem cells in them often.” Below, we share five effective products to help even the saggiest skin bounce back. Joanna Vargas Rejuvenating Serum “My own Rejuvenating Serum repairs the skin, and because the formula contains jojoba oil, it’s great for all skin types, even oily skin,” says Vargas. Its silky formula penetrates skin quickly and deeply, and features two of Vargas’ favorite skin-tightening ingredients, Argan…

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Face Off: The Best Men's Facial Cream for Anti-Aging

Face Off: Which Men’s Anti-Aging Facial Cream Works Best? The market is full of wrinkle-erasing treatments for men, and it’s getting more crowded by the day. But does the stuff work? And how can you tell which product to pick from a packed shelf? In truth, science is at the point where most quality manufacturers are producing age-fighting formulas that, to a greater or lesser extent, deliver on what they promise. What separates the good from the very good can be hard to discern, and many times comes down to a matter of personal taste. Do you like the smell? The feel? The price? We rounded up two of the most popular, high-end, anti-aging facial balms on the market, and took them for a test drive. Here’s what we found. The Product: Lab Series Age Rescue+ Water-Charged Gel ($50; labseries.com) The Pitch: This ultra-hydrating anti-aging treatment uses powerful peptides to help boost the skin’s natural collagen production, which results in minimizing facial lines and the appearance of wrinkles, and increases skin firmness. The Bonus: It’s made with ginseng, to increase the rate of collagen growth. Who They Are: Founded in 1987, the aptly named brand focuses on high-tech, lab-based solutions to men’s grooming issues. Noting that easy, timesaving products are key to men’s grooming routines, the company was one of the first to create formulas that multitask. Their Style: Slick. Type-A. Urban-dweller. THE VERDICT: The product works, full stop. After three nightly uses, our tester’s skin looked noticeably smoother in the morning. The “firmer” claim was debatable, but since the tester’s concern was with lines, not flabby jowls, he was psyched. After a week, many fine lines had decreased significantly, although deep wrinkles at the brows remained. The Product: Baxter of California Super Shape Skin Recharge Cream Anti-Aging Moisturizer for Men ($36; baxterofcalifornia.com) The Pitch: This re-launch updates the brand’s original star product. Vigna extract boosts cell renewal to diminish fine lines; soy protein promotes firmness; apricot oil softens as it increases firmness; and caffeine extract stimulates blood flow for a healthy complexion. Bonus: For all skin types, including sensitive skin. Who They Are: Since 1965, the California-based company has been producing “elegant solutions to men’s grooming needs.” Each product is tried and tested at the award-winning Baxter Finley Barber + Shop in Los Angeles. Their Style: Suave. West Coast. The Modern Gentleman. Sophisticated. THE VERDICT: Our tester started using it on a Friday; by Monday, his skin looked brighter and smoother. Lines were less visible (though not gone). True to their promise, the cream did not irritate the tester’s finicky skin and gave it a healthy, hydrated appearance, although his face felt a bit “tight” first thing in the morning (perhaps due to the aforementioned firming properties). Bottom Line: Both of these anti-agers score points for their non-greasy formulas. Both are virtually fragrance-free, making it easy to use with other products in your arsenal. Both took a few years off our tester’s face; Lab Series was slightly better on the lines and Baxter did a better job enhancing the overall complexion. In both cases, your new, younger look is only as good as the routine you followå. As soon as you lay off either product for a day or two, the wrinkles will return. Skin Recharge Cream. For more than 25 years, Men’s Journal has been the expert in all things gear — from mountain bikes to fitness trackers, blenders to watches, and drones to cars. We take pride in a rigorous review process that…

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25 Best Anti-Aging Creams for Men 2022 – Esquire

Anti-Aging Creams Are the Best Way to Stave Off the Passage of Time Every product was carefully curated by an Esquire editor. We may earn a commission from these links. Courtesy Anti-aging creams are one of a relatively small group of products that kinda just…do what they say they’re going to do. You’re not going full Benjamin Button when you put some on—though that would be impressive, if terrifying—but the ingredients in these concoctions are designed to rejuvenate your skin. This means, among other things, moisturizing, evening skin tone, and helping smooth those crow’s feet you’ve developed after one too many lockdown evening slumped on the couch watching The Rock’s version of Baywatch on your computer (just us?). Basically, even if you don’t take very good care of your skin in general, these power-packed products will make it look like you do. And if you’ve already developed a decent skincare routine—and, by some strange twist of fate, an anti-aging cream isn’t already part of it—adding one to the mix will ensure you retain that youthful vim and vigor well past nature’s intended expiration date. Actually, forget about Benjamin Button (and The Rock). The only person you should be thinking about right now is Dorian Gray, magically escaping the ravages of the years while his portrait sinks into decrepitude. Anti-aging creams are like your own personal time-beating portrait, without any of the gothic undertones. And we’ve rounded up the very best for you right here. Use them in good health, and if you come across any paintings that look uncannily similar to an aged-up and world-weary version of yourself, probably best to steer clear. Anti-Aging Cream Hims Read More Vitamin C Intense Night Cream Derma E Read More E-Cream Soothing Skin Balm Skin Essence Organics Read More Double-Duty Face Moisturizer Jack Black Read More Super Shape Skin Recharge Cream Baxter of California Read More Derma E Vitamin C Intense Night Cream Skin Essence Organics E-Cream Soothing Skin Balm Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer Baxter of California Super Shape Skin Recharge Cream Fig. 1 Retinol Night Cream No. 1 Kiehl’s Age Defender Moisturizer Origins Plantscription SPF 25 Power Anti-Aging Cream BeautyStat Universal Pro-Bio Moisture Boost Cream Skinfix Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Face Cream Restorva Luminous Botanical Moisturizer Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer Klur Immersion Serum Concentrate Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Anti-Aging Moisturizer Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Hydrating Cream Lab Series Anti-Age Max LS Lotion Chanel Sublimage La Crème Epara Brightening Night Balm Caudalie Premier Cru Anti-Aging Rich Cream Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream Tata Harper Crème Riche Velvet Moisturizing Cream La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Face Cream Orveda Firm Brew Botanical Cream La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream Barry Samaha Barry Samaha is the former style commerce editor at Esquire, where he covered all things fashion and grooming. Lauren Kranc Assistant Content Strategy Editor Lauren Kranc is the assistant content strategy editor at Esquire, where she runs the brand’s social media accounts and covers pop culture and television, with entirely too narrow an expertise on true crime shows  Avidan Grossman Avidan Grossman is the Style eCommerce Editor at Esquire, covering men’s fashion, shoes, grooming, and accessories.

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Skin-Tightening Products For Men – AskMen

Best Skin-Tightening Products For Men Defy Your Age With These 7 Skin-Tightening Products For Men As we get older, it’s inevitable that we will have wrinkles and loose skin. However, one way to make the most of our youthful skin and keep the skin tight as long as possible is by using products that focus on tightening and firming the skin. Justina Mejia, Executive Director of Global Product Development at Lab Series, shares a few tips that you may find helpful when looking for age-defying skincare products: Look for products with a formula that contains polymers, which provide an instant tightening effect on skin Serums and other products with a lighter, wetter texture, are better for tightening skin because these products are not loaded with hydrating ingredients, which tend to breakdown the immediate tightening effects of polymers. But note: too much tightening can also be a bad thing to the skin because using skin tightening products too much can cause expression lines to appear more prominent. The key is to use products with the right level of polymers, as well as flexible polymers, so that it moves along with the flexing and contours of the face. A great way to find the best skin tightening product for your skin is to try applying the product on your hand in between the thumb and pointer finger. Let the product set/dry and then open and close the fingers to see how flexible the skin is. Here are seven products to help you keep your skin tight.

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The Best Anti-Aging Products for Men 2022 – Men's Health

You Can’t Stop Aging, but These 20 Products Can at Least Slow It DownLike fine wines, men have a certain advantage when it comes to aging. People often say that a crinkle of crow’s feet or a sprinkle of lines make men look “distinguished” or “rugged.” The general idea is that men get better with age (double standard? maybe), but that doesn’t mean you’re required to just accept it when you start noticing signs of aging. There are things you can do to help slow their progression, like using the best anti-aging products, from creams to serums. The reason men seem to age differently, and slower, than women is mens’ thicker and oilier skin, says dermatologist and Men’s Health advisory board member Corey Hartman, M.D., but “men are still subject to the same intrinsic and extrinsic factors that cause volume loss, fine lines, discoloration, and sagging skin.” In that case, an anti-aging skincare regimen is your best bet in both slowing and preventing signs of aging.“The good news is that an effective skin care regimen doesn’t have to be labor intensive to yield results,” says Dr. Hartman and all boils down to three ingredients that he calls the “Holy Trinity of Skin.” The first, and most important anti-aging product, is sunscreen. “Aside from genetics, exposure to the sun is the single most important determinant of how our skin ages,” he says. “Daily sunscreen protects against ultraviolet, visible, infrared and even blue light that is emitted from our constant use of devices. If you can prevent the damage in the first place, there is less to correct later.” After sunscreen, he recommends antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin E, and ferulic acid, which help to neutralize collagen-damaging free radicals caused by sun exposure and other environmental factors. Third is retinol, a derivative of vitamin A, which aids in cell turnover and exfoliation. “Regular exfoliation keeps the pores from becoming clogged, boosts collagen and elastin production and helps to balance hydration levels.” Speaking of those hydration levels, moisturizing can help as well since “dryness and dehydration which accelerate the development of fine lines, wrinkles and creases,” he advises.“While it is true that the earlier you start, the better the result, it’s never too late to start caring for your skin,” says Dr. Hartman. The best way to do it is to start simple with your anti-aging skincare routine. After cleansing, apply an antioxidant serum, a moisturizer, and sunscreen (or a combo like a moisturizer with SPF) in the morning, and a retinol serum at night. Other anti-aging products, like eye creams, are just icing on the cake. It may take some trial and error to find the best anti-aging products for you, but the best place to start is this list. Isdin Eryfotona Actinica Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser Kiehl’s Age Defender Gel Moisturizer BeautyStat Universal C Eye Perfector Cream Vichy LiftActiv Peptide-C Ampoules Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream Hyper Skin Brightening Dark Spot Vitamin C Serum Invisible Shield Full Physical SPF 52 Tinted (1.8 oz.) Brickell Men’s Revitalizing Anti-Aging Cream La-Roche Posay Effaclar Adapalene 0.1% Gel Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen Renee Rouleau Mint Renewal Cleanser Skinceuticals Retinol 0.3 Cream Bulldog Age Defense Moisturizer Differin Adapalene Gel 0.1% Kate Somerville +Retinol Vitamin C Moisturizer Cream Olay Regenerist…

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The 13 Best Wrinkle Creams for Men in 2022 – Byrdie

The 13 Best Wrinkle Creams for Men We independently research, test, review, and recommend the best products—learn more about our process. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission. Byrdie / Lecia Landis Even if you don’t yet have wrinkles, you still need a wrinkle-fighting cream just as much as your furrowed friends. That’s because wrinkles and fine lines are easy to minimize if you take a proactive approach. They will show up eventually, but that ‘eventually’ can be a lot more gradual if you act now. That’s frequent advice given by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Milton R. Moore of San Antonio, TX. “I tell my patients that it is more expensive to reverse the negative effects of skin damage than to prevent them,” he says.  But there’s good news for even the wrinkly among us: You can reduce these folds and firm the skin with a targeted approach—let’s say, with a retinol-powered night cream and a peptide-rich eye cream—to make up for the lost time. What’s the secret to a good wrinkle cream? “All good anti-aging creams generally have a retinol and collagen-producing or enhancing ingredient,” Dr. Moore says. And the following are some of those key ingredients: Collagen: “There is data to show that marine collagen can be used twice daily to increase skin elasticity after 30 days,” says Dr. Moore.  Algae extract: “Algae extracts improve collagen equilibrium (homeostasis) by blocking a protein which causes collagen degradation.” Peptides: “Peptides are amino acids, which are the building blocks of the proteins used to make collagen. One good thing about peptides is that they are more tolerable to patients with sensitive skin than retinol, so these can be used in combination with other skincare products,” Dr. Moore says. Hydroxy Acids: “Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), such as glycolic acid and lactic acid, are commonly used exfoliating agents, but the benefits are far greater. They also have been proven to increase collagen [synthesis] and improve the quality of elastic fibers in our skin.” Retinol: “Cosmeceutical (OTC) retinol are effective and can be less irritating than prescription retinol,” notes Moore. Retinol is a Vitamin A derivative that brightens skin, reverses and prevents wrinkles, and significantly reduces acne and oil production.  SPF: “SPF is imperative every day, even on cloudy days and especially when working from home,” Moore says. “UV rays have a cumulative detrimental effect on skin and can penetrate clouds and windows. I would suggest a minimum of SPF 40 applied throughout the day.” SPF is particularly imperative if you use retinol, which makes your skin more sensitive to the sun. So, what are our favorite wrinkle creams for men? Read on and find out. Courtesy of Amazon. What We Like Soothes dry, sensitive skin Skin feels supple and plump after application Light, fresh scent What We Don’t Like Residue is heavy for daytime use What do buyers say? 92% of 8,000+ Nordstrom reviewers rated this product 4 stars or above. This is, quite literally, the crème de la crème. La Mer’s highly concentrated algae-infused cream has achieved cult status—and top-shelf placement—for its trademarked ‘Miracle Broth’ formula that plumps skin, prevents wrinkles, smoothes skin texture, promotes healing, and deflects skin-aging toxins. Yeah, it’s just as famous for costing a pretty penny, but that’s the cost of being pretty. And it is La Mer, after all. There’s no other placement on this list but at the top. Active Ingredients: Algae extract, lime tea concentrate | Skin Type: Dry, mature | Size: 0.5 / 1 / 2 fl. oz. | SPF: No | Cruelty-Free: No | Byrdie Clean: No What We Like Calms and soothes sensitive skin Helps firm skin Large tub What We Don’t Like Texture may not be for some This lotion helps firm and tighten skin thanks to a high collagen dose. It’s also packed with green tea, aloe, and chamomile for a soothing, invigorating application that promotes circulation and rejuvenation. It doubles as body moisture, too, if you want to target any sagging or wrinkling skin elsewhere. Active Ingredients: Hydrolyzed collagen, aloe leaf juice | Skin Type: Dry, mature | Size: 16 fl. oz. | SPF: No | Cruelty-Free: Yes | Byrdie Clean: No  Courtesy of Ulta What We Like Available in both fragranced and unscented options…

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