Drugstore Skin Care: 3 Anti-Aging Serums to Add to Your Skin Routine, Stat
The cold, hard truth: You can’t turn back the hands of time, no matter how many clocks you hide or destroy. Unfortunately, that means the typical indicators of aging skin—wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots, to name a few—are bound to afflict us all one day. But that day doesn’t have to be today, tomorrow, or even the one after that. With a diligent skin care regimen, complete with the proper anti-aging products for your skin type, you may be able to enjoy the fountain of youth for a bit longer. The market is flooded with said products, and you don’t have to travel too far to get your hands on them. A quick—and convenient, may we add—comb through your local drugstore beauty aisle can leave you with plenty of options to choose from. But if you need a little help navigating, we’ve rounded up three drugstore serums that can give time a run for its money.
VICHY IDÉALIA LIFE SERUM
Meet…drumroll please…Vichy’s first treatment to combat behavioral skin aging—read: aging that is a result of lifestyle not time. The ultra-lightweight formula contains LR2412 and LHA, two ingredients known to promote skin resilience against external aggressors—pollution, smoke, and the environment among them—and to restore a healthier skin appearance with a refined texture. After use, your complexion will look instantly more youthful, radiant, and fresh with an evened tone. In four weeks, skin will appear restored and pores will be visibly tightened. Wear it alone or under your daily moisturizer as an added bonus to your skin needs.
GARNIER ULTRA-LIFT 2-IN-1 SERUM + MOISTURIZER
Are you a sucker for a good multitasking product? We’re right there with you. This powerful, fast-absorbing serum and moisturizer combo is formulated with vitamin E, pro-retinol—a form of vitamin A—and rice peptides to hydrate and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The results speak for themselves, but you can expect instantly smoother and more youthful skin, noticeably reduced wrinkles, and firmer skin after two weeks, and retained hydration and firmness with continued use. So go ahead and add it to your quickie skin care routine, we dare you.
L’ORÉAL PARIS REVITALIFT TRIPLE POWER CONCENTRATED SERUM
This luxe serum is formulated with Pro-Xylane—an anti-aging super ingredient developed by L'Oréal Paris laboratories—LHA and hyaluronic acid—more on why you should care, here—to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, firm skin, and even skin tone. The result: skin texture that is more refined and (with continued used) wrinkles that are more discreet.