Eucerin’s Professional Repair is packed with ceramides, glycerin and shea butter, as well as urea – an ingredient that effectively treats those stubborn white bumps known as keratosis pilaris that can appear on upper arms, thighs and cheeks, says YouBeauty dermatology expert, Dr. Amy Wechsler.
Your greatest weapon against aging is sunscreen, but many formulas feel sticky and have a beachy smell. Ocean Potion’s Wetskin Tech Sunscreen absorbs to a smooth feel, is fragrance-free and features medical polymer technology for water and sweat resistance. Vitamin D fortification is an extra bonus.
Skinfo Soft & Smooth Body Lotion contains a high 15 percent glycolic acid concentration, making it an ideal way to soften rough surface layers. Since this is a costlier body lotion than most, you may want to reserve it for a certain area that needs the extra exfoliating love—like elbows, knees, feet, or the back of thighs and arms.
Harvested from a tree fungus found in the Swiss Alps, luminaze is a natural enzyme that breaks down pigment-causing melanin, an effect seen in the lightening of tree bark that encounters the fungus. In a double-blind clinical study, dark spots improved by 29 percent after 31 days of use, in comparison to popular yet controversial hydroquinone’s 15 percent improvement. To apply the treatment, you pump cream from the left side and apply, and then repeat with the right side.
Lathering with soap and washing is often the time when our skin experiences its greatest moisture loss, but Aveeno’s Positive Nourishing Body Wash is enriched with shea butter and natural fig, which hydrate while cleansing and provide antioxidant benefits.
6Cane + Austin
Developed by New York dermatologist, Dr. Craig Austin, these body pads contain 10 percent glycolic acid for a targeted exfoliation and re-texturizing of skin that is stimulated by collagen growth. Vitamins A, C and E as well as COQ10 in a liposomal delivery system increase the efficacy and results.
If you’re looking for a natural anti-aging option, Dr. Haushcka’s Neck and Décolleté Cream uses eight plant oils (including argan and macadamia nut), field horsetail, birch leaves and red clover as a super antioxidant blend that deeply quenches dry skin and replenishes cell renewal.
8Yes to Blueberries
Blueberries are one of nature’s most antioxidant-rich fruits, replete with vitamin C and anthocyanins that protect against free radical damage of the skin. Grapeseed, sunflower and tamanu seed oils—all naturally high in the fatty acids needed to support healthy and hydrated cells—join the blend in this rejuvenating body lotion.
Save counter space (and bucks) with this all-in-one tube that treats symptoms of aging on the face and body. Undiluted glycolic acid brings younger cells to the surface, while kinetin growth factor stimulates fibroblasts to produce more elastin and collagen. Green tea and rice phytic acid neutralize environmental damage, and hydrating glycerin keeps this gentle enough to use on the face.
When a soap is triple-milled, like this pomegranate pick by Archipelago, it has been grated and pressed together three times to remove air and moisture, making for a better lather and longer-lasting soap. White tea, cranberry and chamomile add antioxidant powers, while shea butter, glycerin and mango butter replace skin-firming moisture that is lost as we age.