Our Editors’ Favorite Anti-Aging Serums for Mature SkinMay 26, 2023
As you age, it’s totally normal for your skin to develop fine lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity. While we’re all for embracing these changes, you can help slow your skin’s aging process or address some of these signs of aging with concentrated serums. To help you find the right product for your skincare needs and concerns, we rounded up our favorite anti-aging serums for mature skin, ahead.
The Best Anti-Aging Serums, According to Our Editors
Apply this serum at night to help repair and improve skin as you sleep. It features an exclusive antioxidant recovery complex that boosts cell renewal for a smoother, brighter and more youthful complexion.
Infused with peptides, vitamin B5 and 1.5% hyaluronic acid, this anti-aging serum is formulated to plump, smooth and soften the skin, therefore helping to target signs of aging like fine lines. Suitable for all skin types (but perfect for sensitive skin), this is a consistent favorite for our editors.
This luxurious, lightweight serum is packed with ingredients that promote skin surface cell renewal to help you achieve plumper, more radiant skin. Grand rose extracts and vitamin E revitalize and firm the skin, leading to a more hydrated, supple and youthful look, while skin tone and dullness are improved by a gentle exfoliating complex. Of course, the gorgeous packaging is an added bonus and almost doubles as decor.
Designed specifically for those approaching and going through menopause, this serum utilizes ingredients like proxylane, vitamins B3-C-E, omegas 6-9 and the brand’s signature Volcanic Water to help address dryness and multiple signs of aging, like wrinkles and dullness. It can also be used by all skin types.
Aging skin and acne are among the most common skin concerns, and this SkinCeuticals serum tackles both. The oil-free blend features dioic acid, salicylic acid and alpha and beta hydroxy acids to help reduce the formation of acne and clogged pores. Plus, it can visibly improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots.
If you have dry skin, this is the facial serum for you. Formulated with a potent concentration of 1.5% hyaluronic acid, it delivers intense hydration to dry skin while also boosting the plumpness of your skin with use over time.
The Youth to the People Retinal + Niacinamide Youth Serum is a nighttime serum that works while you sleep to smooth textured and blemished skin, as well as target lines and wrinkles. It’s formulated with soothing ingredients like ceramides and niacinamide to balance out the retinal and help prevent irritation.
Tackle an impressive 11 visible signs of aging — including firmness, dullness, pore visibility, dark spots and wrinkles — with the YSL Beauty Or Rouge Anti-Aging Serum. This powerful resurfacing serum helps stimulate skin cell turnover to reveal more youthful-looking skin.
After using this hyaluronic acid serum from La Roche-Posay, your skin will feel plumper and more hydrated. In addition to hyaluronic acid, it’s formulated with vitamin B5 to help replenish your skin’s natural moisture barrier.
Another retinol product, this powerful anti-aging serum is clinically proven to reduce wrinkles — even deep ones. Besides fighting wrinkles, it helps firm and smooth your skin while reducing the appearance of dark spots.
Do you have oily or blemish-prone skin? You’ll love the skinbetter science AlphaRet Clearing Serum, a retinoid-based serum formulated with salicylic acid. It helps get shine under control, improve skin clarity and minimize the appearance of pores.
According to Kiehl’s, this l-ascorbic acid-infused formula only needs two weeks of recommended application to help reduce the appearance of fine lines. On top of that, the concentrated serum helps to boost the skin’s overall radiance.
This customer-favorite serum from celebrity esthetician Shani Darden claims to be an alternative to overly harsh retinoids. It uses a gentle, slow-release retinol to visibly reduce signs of aging without irritation.
To brighten and tone your skin, reach for the antioxidant-packed Dr. Loretta Anti-Aging Repair Serum. It simultaneously reduces the appearance of existing fine lines and wrinkles while helping to prevent future damage.
For a high-end, splurge-worthy option, consider the Serum from Augustinus Bader. It’s said to help lift and tighten sagging skin, as well as reduce radiance, amp up the radiance of your complexion and more.
The cute brand name and packaging are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to why we like the Summer Fridays Midnight Ritual Retinol Renewal Serum. Infused with hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, oatmeal and tiger grass, this retinol serum actually helps calm your skin.
Enriched with antioxidants, the Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Serum is all about nourishing, hydrating and calming the skin. It’s suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
The Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment is a chemical exfoliator that uses lactic acid to unclog pores to clarify and smooth skin. It also brightens the appearance of dark spots and discoloration for your most even, glowy complexion.
Want firmer, brighter skin? Try the Kate Somerville +Retinol Vita C Power Serum formulated with retinol and vitamin C. Not only does this powerful serum help visibly improve signs of aging, but it also helps neutralize free radicals that cause them.
Apply the Sajic Skin Science Rejuvenat Serum on your face, neck and jawline for a firming, lifting effect. The formula contains a blend of five powerful peptides, including DNA-repairing enzymes.