Slow Down Aging Skin

A couple months ago, I was sitting in a pub in New York City with friends when we were approached by two brave, young British tourists who wanted to buy some American ladies their next round of drinks. After an hour or two of pleasant conversation, the topic of age came up. The British boys revealed that they're 23; I told them I'd be 30 in April. At the risk of seeming boastful, their jaws nearly hit their Yuengling coasters. "You're joking," they accused. "We figured you're 24 at the most!" Any woman likes to hear that she looks years younger than she is, but being a beauty editor, my flattered feeling quickly switched to hatching an anti-aging plan for my upcoming thirties. Specifically, how can I keep looking like I'm in my twenties?

It wasn't long before Clinique's new Youth Surge SPF 15 Age Decelerating Moisturizer showed up on my desk, as if volunteering itself for my newly-declared preemptive strike. I already liked it for its use of an SAT word in its title, but I would come to love it for its innovation.

Youth Surge's goal-and what is was shown to do in trials-is lower your perceived age. It does this with some pretty fancy moves, like harnessing sirtuins (enzymes your skin needs to prolong its youth) and fighting sugar-driven, collagen-damaging glycation.

This kind of sophisticated technology, combined with the ultimate anti-aging must, sunscreen, will allow you to look younger longer and help me be mistaken for a 33-year-old in 2019.