Shed the years with top anti-ageing skincare products to prevent and reverse wrinkles, fine lines and age spots.
While you can’t stop Mother Nature from doing a number on your skin, there’s plenty you can do to delay it from wreaking havoc. Botox and fillers aside, you can slow down the ageing process with a good wrinkle minimiser, collagen booster and beauty devices. We pick the best anti-ageing creams and serums to fight fine lines, dark spots, sagging skin and wrinkles.
Anti-ageing skincare products that’ll shine in your beauty routine
1. Filorga Time-Filler Eyes, Absolute Eye Correction Cream
When doctors, dermatologists and plastic surgeons are behind a skincare label, you sit up and listen. Laboratoires Filorga’s anti-ageing “medi-cosmetique” skincare contains an NCEF (New Cellular Encapsulated Factors) complex that combines active ingredients used in fillers and injections. But no, you don’t have to go under the knife. Instead, they bring you power-packed essentials. Slather on the Time-Filler eye cream that aims to resurface, revitalise, relax and plump.
Filorga Time-Filler Eyes, Absolute Eye Correction Cream, $89, available at multiple locations including Tangs and Lazada
2. Belif Youth Creator – Age Knockdown Bomb
Belif’s anti-ageing serum has a herb-based formula with winter aster to balance the skin’s protective barrier and lock in moisture. Plus, a mix of Napiers anti-ageing and original formulas for natural exfoliation to promote skin elasticity and pack it with potent antioxidants.
Belif Youth Creator – Age Knockdown Bomb, $99, multiple locations including Raffles City and Plaza Singapura
3. IDS Skincare Rejuvenating Complex
Concocted with ingredients like zinc and magnesium chloride, this lightweight cream is known to boost collagen and elastin production. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, too. It also combats environmental and sun damage, which is a great product to use now more than ever.
IDS Skincare Rejuvenating Complex, $262, available online
4. Su:m 37 Secret Essence
This Korean beauty brand gives us a magical elixir in the form of its bestselling Secret Essence. The winning formula has a mix of fermented ingredients (about 80 types of plant extracts) as well as ferulic acid and niacinamide. Dab it on day and night to experience smooth skin texture and firming action, as well as fewer wrinkles, fine lines and hyper-pigmentation.
Su:m 37 Secret Essence, $81 for 80ml, multiple locations including Tangs at Tang Plaza and VivoCity, also available online
5. Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment
This handy product is serving us looks thanks to its hero ingredient, lactic acid. The acid increases cell turnover and aids in exfoliating accumulated dead skin cells on the top layer of your skin. As a result, fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed out and hyper-pigmentation (or other signs of ageing) is reduced to welcome healthy skin.
Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment, $186, available online and at Sephora
6. Derma Lab AgeDefy Double Power Retinol Concentrate
This product uses a combo of retinol ester and retinoic acid to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and even out skin tone. The vitamin A-packed acids work hard to bump up the process of cellular renewal, and promote collagen and hyaluronic acid for hydrated and glowy skin.
Derma Lab AgeDefy Double Power Retinol Concentrate, $79.90 for 30ml, available at Watsons
7. Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX
The magic of this winning formula lies within ginseng. Compound K found in its roots penetrates deep into the skin to revitalise it. Meanwhile, the highly concentrated ginsenoside re-extracted from its flower helps boost the skin’s defence against ageing.
Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX, $180 for 30ml, available at multiple locations including Sulwhasoo Boutique at Capitol Building and Ion Orchard, and Tangs at Tangs Plaza
8. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex
Estee Lauder’s star product isn’t called the number one serum for nothing. It fights all signs of ageing through nighttime renewal. Think softened wrinkles and fine lines, as well as the accelerated fading of dark spots. Slather this on before bedtime to wake up with freshly hydrated skin.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex, $130 for 30ml, available multiple locations including Isetan Scotts, Tangs at Tang Plaza and Sephora stores
9. SK-II SkinPower Cream
Results from using this cream will only take ten days to appear – fine lines will become less defined and your skin will firm up. It’s all thanks to age-defying power players like SK-II’s InfinitPower Technology (with calla lily quercetin and peony extract) and its iconic Pitera.
SK-II SkinPower Cream, $158 for 50g, available at multiple locations including Metro, Takashimaya and Tangs
10. Ren Clean Skincare Bio Retinoid Youth Concentrate Oil
Unlike other retinol concentrates, this formula delivers results without the harsh reactions often faced with its counterparts. Made of naturally derived ingredients, including omega-rich rosehip and seabuckthorn oils, it reduces the appearance of wrinkles and age spots while repairing sun damage and plumping skin.
Ren Clean Skincare Bio Retinoid Youth Concentrate Oil, $96 for 30 ml, available online
11. Clarins Double Serum
For a high-powered daily serum, you can’t go wrong with this Clarins heavyweight. It’s made of two age-defying serums in a single formula. Plus, it packs a punch with five anti-ageing effects including firmer skin, an even complexion and less visible pores.
Clarins Double Serum, $175 for 50ml, available at multiple locations including Nex, Isetan and BHG
12. Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum
Loved by beauty insiders and editors alike, this serum contains the secret of anti-ageing formulas: retinol. Murad’s renewal serum has the holy trifecta of this magic ingredient. It contains a fast-acting retinoid, time-released retinol, and a retinol booster to quickly reduce wrinkles, fine lines, brighten skin and even out skin tone.
Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum, $72.50 for 15ml, available online at Lookfantastic
13. Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Volume-Lift Night
Trade sagging skin for sharper facial contours with Eucerin’s Volume-Filler night cream. It does exactly what its name suggests – it targets specific layers of mature skin which naturally loses volume over time. If you’re curious about the science behind it, oligo peptides strengthen collagen renewal. Meanwhile, hyaluronic acid, aka the other key ingredient of anti-ageing formulations, improves moisture retention to plump skin and reduce wrinkles.
Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Volume-Lift Night, $56 for 50ml, available at multiple locations including Watsons and Guardian stores
14. Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-aging Daily Serum
This award-winning formula ticks all the right boxes thanks to Idebenone. It’s a powerful antioxidant that protects surface skin cells from environmental aggressors like stress, pollution and smoke, and boosts firmness and skin repair.
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-aging Daily Serum, $226 for 50ml, available at multiple locations including OG and Metro
15. Eau Thermale Avène Physiolift Precision Wrinkle Filler
Don’t be fooled by the tiny size of this high-powered serum. It packs a punch with a single click of its precision nozzle. The formula expands to settle into wrinkles where needed, including around the mouth, eyes and forehead. Perfect for laugh lines, crow’s feet and deep furrows.
Eau Thermale Avène Physiolift Precision Wrinkle Filler, $129.90 for 15 ml, available at Watsons and Guardian stores islandwide
16. Clé De Peau The Serum
For long-term results, this ultra luxe product is worth the investment. It contains the brand’s exclusive ingredients: a skin-empowering illuminator that enhances repair and defence for a youthful and radiant look. Use it at the start of your skincare routine, as it absorbs quickly to prep the skin’s surface for more product layering.
Clé De Peau The Serum, $380 for 50ml, multiple locations including Takashimaya and Sephora
These anti-ageing skincare products will leave you with rejuvenated and glowy skin all day.