There are plenty of anti-aging products and ingredients that boast impressive results, but not every formula promotes changes in a matter of weeks. If you’re looking for fast anti-aging results, there are a few things you can try, short of going to the dermatologist to see what treatments they recommend.
SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic ($182)
It’s no surprise Melville, NY dermatologist Kally Papantoniou, MD recommends this doctor-loved formula and fan favorite with thousands of five-star reviews. “I’m a big fan of vitamin C serums, especially those that contain vitamin E and the antioxidant ferulic acid. I find that they help to brighten the complexion, fade away brown spots, and even help with fine lines within several weeks of use,” she says.
According to Nanuet, NY dermatologist Heidi Waldorf, MD, the fastest anti-aging results tend to be seen with good moisturizers. “Simply improving skin’s hydration makes it look plumper and smoother, improves light reflection and suppleness.” Anti-aging results are often generated from the hydrating benefits of products.
“A moisturizer with peptides, anti inflammatory or other non irritating anti-aging ingredients is helpful,” says Dr. Waldorf. She recommends Caudalie Premier Cru Skin Barrier Rich Moisturizer with Bio-Ceramides ($129) or Alastin Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer ($78).
Glycolic acid pads
“Another topical that provides quick results is the use of a topical glycolic acid pad at home,” says Dr. Papantoniou. She says within one to two weeks of use, they can help “provide a nice glow, smooth out the complexion, get rid of dull skin, and help even out the skin tone.” Dr. Zenovia 10% Glycolic Acne Peel Pads ($42) are a fantastic option to try.
SkinMedica TNS Advanced+ ($295)
“My favorite for quick changes in anti-aging is TNS by SkinMedica,” says Delray Beach, FL dermatologist Dr. Janet Allenby. “I see the quickest response to brightening and texture improvement.”
Hyaluronic acid serum
Dr. Papantoniou finds the regular use of hyaluronic acid serums helps “plump the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles within a week or so of use.”