The search for more youthful skin is picking up speed this spring with the debut of technically advanced anti-wrinkle creams. The latest arrivals boast superstar ingredients, more sophisticated textures and spa-like results in a bottle. Here’s what to put into rotation right now to turn back the hands of time.
Top-Shelf Skin Repair
It’s one of the most powerful vinotherapy creams yet. Caudalie’s new Premier Cru The Cream features the house’s three star anti-aging ingredients—firming resveratrol-oleyl, brightening vniferine and protective grape-seed polyphenols—at their highest dosage to help lessen wrinkles and improve facial contours.
Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream, $155, caudalie.com
Yes, every luxury cream seems to tout rare ingredients discovered in remote regions. All hype aside, Chanel’s new Sublimage Le Fluide Ultimate Skin Regeneration features vanilla planifolia from Madagascar in a potent, purified form to counteract fine lines and dullness. Zinc molecules help mattify skin, keeping it even-toned even in humid temps.
Chanel Sublimage Le Fluide, $310, chanel.com
Because smooth, plump skin resists wrinkles, Chantecaille Bamboo and Hibiscus Exfoliating Cream is an essential in your anti-aging arsenal. Bamboo particles gently polish the complexion while hibiscus flower acids stimulate cell regeneration to keep skin firm and toned.
Chantecaille Bamboo and Hibiscus Exfoliating Cream, $85, chantecaille.com
While the name speaks to your pores, La Prairie Cellular Emulsion Matte Pore Minimizer addresses five anti-aging concerns, including lines and wrinkles, discoloration, redness and irritation, hydration, as well as enlarged pores. If you’re looking for a multi-tasking moisturizer, this is it.
La Prairie Cellular Emulsion Matte Pore Minimizer, $225, shoplaprairie.com
A French favorite, NUXE Nuxellence is the result of years of research—it currently holds three patents for its ability to repair mitochondrial DNA decline that can weaken skin cells. After 28 days of use, an impressive 90 percent of study participants saw diminished wrinkles, to which we say: très bien.
NUXE Nuxellence Jeunesse, $75, nuxe.com
The pros at Elizabeth Arden have turned their decades of hands-on experience with treating complexions into a new results-driven at-home skincare range. The Age Defense Multi-Peptide Moisturizer is like a fresh mist of oxygen, quickly boosting circulation and stimulating cellular renewal for a youthful, firmer look.
Elizabeth Arden Age Defense Multi-Peptide Moisturizer, reddoorspas.com
Hold The Grease
For those who want powerful youth benefits in a lightweight lotion, Restorsea Rejuvenating Day Lotion SPF 30 delivers sun protection along with the brand’s Vibransea complex (a natural enzyme from salmon that sloughs dead skin plus vitamin C and algae) to tone the skin with a non-greasy texture.
Restorsea Rejuvenating Day Lotion, $150, restorsea.com