One of our favorite drugstore launches of the year, Olay Regenerist Retinol MAX Night Serum Fragrance-Free ($33) combines a hefty dose of retinol with the brand’s signature niacinamide to fight pesky wrinkles and age spots sans sensitivity.
BEST PROBIOTIC SERUM
Skin-perfecting probiotics and peptides pair up in Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Revitalise & Glow Serum ($96), an ultra-luxe oil-serum that tackles dullness, dehydration and discoloration.
BEST BLUE LIGHT DEFENDER
To prevent signs of aging from too much screen time—let’s face it, we’re all guilty—goodhabit Rescue Me Glow Potion Oil Serum ($80) blankets skin with its blue light–guarding BLU5 technology, hyaluronic acid, blue spirulina and blue tansy flower.
“There is some evidence that excessive exposure to blue light in the form of computer screens, phones and tablets can cause damage to our skin in a similar way that the sun’s rays can damage skin. Excess blue light may predispose us to age spots, wrinkles and the breakdown of collagen. One study showed that blue light exposure can damage the skin’s natural regenerative cycle as well. Overall, the science on blue light’s effects on our skin is spotty, but what we know isn’t very good.” —Dr. Anthony Youn
BEST NECK CREAM
Even the most flattering ring lights can’t make deep neck bands disappear, but SkinCeuticals Tripeptide-R Neck Repair ($120) can help them look smoother over time with its triple-threat formula of retinol, peptides and skin-strengthening glaucine.
“Neck creams are invaluable, specifically for preventing neck aging. In your 20s, sunscreen and moisturizers are sufficient, but as the delicate skin on the neck ages, adding specially formulated neck products with peptides, retinol and hyaluronic acid is important to help strengthen and renew it.” —Dr. Gene Rubinstein
BEST TREATMENT FOR MENOPAUSAL SKIN
The loss of estrogen that comes with menopause can drain moisture and firmness from skin. Korres White Pine Meno-Reverse Restorative Overnight Facial ($68) utilizes the brand’s proprietary white pine extract to bring back hydration and plumpness as you sleep.
BEST SKIN-CARE SYSTEM
Our most awarded product ever, Jan Marini Skin Research Skin Care Management System ($310) takes the guesswork out of creating an efficacious skin-care routine, and the visible—and dramatic—results speak for themselves.