Whether you’re looking for a new cleanser, serum or moisturizer, or all of the above, you want to invest in products that really work. And what better way to do that than to try the formulas that thousands of other people have already tried, loved and endorsed? These 10 best-sellers top the list in Sephora’s anti-aging department, and we give them our stamp of approval too!
Why it’s a best-seller: The ultimate daily moisturizer, this formula is creamy yet lightweight, and delivers plumping peptides, long-lasting hydration and antioxidant-rich pygmy waterlily stem cell extract that nurtures stressed-out skin. Oily/combo skin types love it because it doesn’t leave a residue on the skin—some acne-prone types as well.
Why it’s a best-seller: Vitamin C is a major player in the anti-aging arena and for good reason. It gives skin a noticeable brightening boost, helps fade fine lines and builds up the skin’s defense system against damaging free radicals. Plus, the citrusy scent is fresh and energizing—it’s sure to enhance your morning routine.
Fresh Soy Face Cleanser ($38)
Why it’s a best-seller: One of the industry’s holy grail cleansers, we’re not surprised one bit to see this makeup-melting gel—it even removes mascara—in the top 10. We love the spa-like scent and the gentle, pH-balanced formula, as well as the addition of amino acid–rich soy proteins, which help keep skin elastic and supple.
Why it’s a best-seller: For those who like to feel their products working, this is the serum for you. Women swear by it for treating all sorts of concerns from hyperpigmentation and breakouts to large pores and wrinkles. The scent is a bit strong at first, but fades away once you’ve rubbed it all in.
Why it’s a best-seller: It seems like there are a million face sprays on the market now, but let me just say, this one is special. The mist is ultra-fine—no big water droplets on your face—and the formula is more than 20 percent botanical oils and humectants, which is responsible for the perfectly dewy finish. If you’ve seen brand founder Vicky Tsai’s gorgeous skin, you’d expect nothing less.
Why it’s a best-seller: Like a green juice for your face, this veggie-infused formula nourishes skin without stripping to leave it feeling soft and refreshed. Kale contains vitamins C, E and K that help strengthen and brighten skin; green tea provides antibacterial properties that keep blemishes from forming; and spinach is rich with fatty acids that condition skin for a more even texture and tone.
The Ordinary “Buffet” ($28)
Why it’s a best-seller: This thick serum packs a ton of anti-aging actives—six types of peptides, hyaluronic acid, amino acids and more—into one tiny bottle, hence the name “Buffet.” Apply it at night before your cream or sleeping mask for hydrated, rejuvenated complexion come morning. It’s a lot of bang for your buck!
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength Formula ($88)
Why it’s a best-seller: If you haven’t tried these mighty little pads yet, you’re missing out! (Well, if you have sensitive skin, you should probably try the Gentle version instead.) In just two easy steps that take two minutes to perform, you get seven acids penetrating your skin to deliver anti-aging actives and skin smoothing like no other. And, they’re a 2020 NewBeauty Award winner!
Why it’s a best-seller: Organic argan oil from Morocco makes this product the ultimate anti-aging elixir. Not only does it condition and hydrate skin without a greasy effect like some other oils, but it’s also praised for its multitasking abilities: You can also use it on your hair to mend split ends and on your nails to nourish your cuticles.
Why it’s a best-seller: It’s no wonder this serum made the list—it’s been a best-seller across multiple retail outlets since the original launched in 1982. This reformulated version (it features the added Chronolux Technology, which helps support the skin’s natural repair processes) delivers the same powerful anti-aging benefits for more radiant and youthful-looking skin.