If you’ve clicked on this article after reading its headline, then I’m guessing you’re nearing your mid-to-late 30s. Don’t worry, you aren’t alone, we all are in the same boat. Thinning hair, brittle nails, damaged cuticles, overall weakness, you name it we got it. But the most important thing that bothers us is our skin problems. As we age, so does our skin. Fine lines and wrinkles start appearing on our face, neck and arms, and our skin starts to look pale and dehydrated. Naturally, the first instinct is to look up for the best suited anti-ageing cosmetic product that would make us look and feel a bit younger if at all. Do they even do what they claim to do? That’s one question we’re all asking. But guess what? Here’s good news for all the women in their 30s and nearing 40 – anti-ageing creams DO work, especially the right one for your skin type. Indian marketers know that the mentality of the average Indian woman is sensitive to her complexion. Thanks to the TVCs every Indian woman seems to want brighter and fairer skin. But with cosmetics, no product is “one size fits all”. This feature will tell you all you needed to know about the best anti-ageing creams available around you and which one is best suited for you.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex:
This one’s a miracle serum alright. It claims to fight all visible signs of ageing; consumer reviews tell us that it DOES what it claims to do. This product is proven to dramatically reduce all signs of ageing and increases the skin’s natural overnight renewal process. Apply it in the night and wake up with smoother, hydrated, younger looking radiant skin. This night repair serum is suitable for all skin types.
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Lancôme Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector:
This is a wonderful product that makes our skin more beautiful by correcting the imperfections like natural signs of ageing, UV damage, acne scars, open pores, fine lines etc. It comes with LR 2412, a molecule designed to propel through the layers of our skin and trigger micro-transformation from within. The corrector is non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic, and dermatologically-tested which mean you can safely use it on sensitive skin. Totally recommended!
Forest Essentials Sanjeevani Beauty Elixir:
This is a silky smooth formula that moisturizes our skin restoring its natural anti-ageing properties. The most exciting part is that the formula contains an enriched version of our skin’s natural sebum that penetrates and plumps up our skin making it look younger and refreshed. It contains all 100% natural ingredients which give the skin a natural glow, luster, elasticity, softness, and also reduce pigmentation.
Lancôme Génifique Range Of Products:
This range includes, the Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate which is a powerful anti-ageing serum that works on your skin’s texture, resiliency, elasticity, firmness, sagginess, fine lines, wrinkles, radiance, clarity, and skin tone. It must be used paired with either Lancôme Génifique Yeux Youth Activating Eye Concentrate or Lancôme Génifique Light-Pearl Eye-Illuminating Youth Activating Concentrate. The former is a unique velvety gel-cream that gives you brighter, younger-looking eyes; while the latter is an eye-illuminating serum that completely transforms the look of your skin around your eye area. It comes without any harmful parabens, fragrances and sulphate and is suitable for all skin types; the massaging applicator on the light-pearl eye-illuminating concentrate reaches even the most inaccessible eye areas giving you a 360 degree treatment.
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Revlon Age Defying Deep Re-shaping Face and Contour Serum:
This serum is an intensive treatment to reverse (yay!) visible signs of ageing and reveal younger looking skin. Its clear gel formula penetrates deep into the skin, and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Skin is visibly clearer, vibrant and younger without any residue! People with normal to combination skin would love the product and it’s totally worth the price tag!
L’Oreal Youth Code Starter System Kit:
This kit consists of 3 superlatively cute, small, starter-sized products – SPF 30 Day Lotion, Day/Night Cream, Eye Cream – and it’s perfect for people in their early 30s. Apparently, the day cream is said to be extremely moisturizing. If you have oily skin during the day you may choose to apply it only in the night and let it do its job. The lotion has a good amount of SPF and makes for a better day usage cream. It hydrates your skin and makes it soft and supple, so I guess it’s good for beginners! The eye cream seems to have similar properties as well.
Surprisingly, the two most popular anti-ageing products marketed in India, – the Olay and Ponds Age Miracle range of products – did not make it to this list due to many unsatisfactory reviews. Ponds products may not be a good idea for people with sensitive skin or mature skin, but you may give them a try if you are willing to check the results for yourself. Lastly, not all skin types are the same, so I would suggest you get a trial pack of any of the products that you wish to purchase and check if it does suit you well.