Anti-ageing is one of the top skincare concerns for women the world over.
And so when more than 600,000 women credit specific products for helping their fine lines and crow’s feet, it’s worth paying attention.
Recently, Redditors on the Skincare Addiction forum revealed the top eight products they swear by for anti-ageing.
From an $18 oil beloved by the Duchess of Cambridge to a $4 ‘miracle worker’ staple, here FEMAIL takes a look at what women really buy on repeat.
Recently, Redditors on the Skincare Addiction forum revealed the top eight products they swear by for anti-ageing (stock image)
One product beloved by many was Trilogy’s Certified Organic Rosehip Oil (right), which is loved by the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton (left)
1. Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, $18.19
For decades, rosehip oil has been touted as one of the best products to give a glowing complexion.
And Trilogy’s Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, $18.19, is the best, according to Reddit.
‘Rosehip seed oil (which is also great for acne-prone skin types) is high in beta-carotene which is a precursor to your vitamin A (retinols/oids) and is converted when applied to the skin,’ one woman posted.
‘Some may consider it too gentle to make a difference on it’s own, but if a routine is being tailored to anti-aging in particular I would definitely consider it an important addition!’.
Containing 80 per cent essential fatty acids, the New Zealand wonder product nourishes and repairs, promising to ‘help hydrate skin and reduce inflammation’.
It is also credited as helping the Duchess of Cambridge’s skin to glow.
With a four star rating online, CeraVe’s PM Facial Moisturising Lotion (left), $29.95, is a great budget buy for thousands – meanwhile, others love The Ordinary’s Buffet (right) for $24.90
2. CeraVe PM Facial Moisturising Lotion, $29.95
With a four star rating online, CeraVe’s PM Facial Moisturising Lotion, $29.95, is a great budget buy for thousands of women.
‘I am new to this sub and I have been LOVING all of the amazing information you guys have to offer, one Redditor wrote.
‘It’s like a whole new world has been opened up to me! The first thing I bought is the CeraVe PM moisturiser because of how much it dominates here. I first used it one night last week.
‘When I woke up in the morning and saw my face in the mirror, I had a moment. Like, it was so mind blowing that I didn’t even understand what was going on. My face was straight up glowing. It was plump, happy and beautiful.’
3. The Ordinary Buffet Multi-Technology Peptide Serum, $24.90
The Ordinary has made a name for itself in recent years in skincare circles, thanks to its impressive range of products at budget-friendly prices.
And ‘Buffet’ is one of the favourites of countless Redditors, which retails for just $24.90.
‘I really love this product, I was actually sad when it finally ran out,’ one Reddit fan posted.
‘At first I was only using this in the AM, but after about two weeks of use I started using it in my PM routine as well. The texture is nice and it’s not really sticky or tacky unless you use too much product, 2-3 drops was just enough.
‘I am 27, so I’m not sure that I really need an anti-aging product like this yet — but I think it’s going to be something I’ll appreciate using in the long run.’
This serum booster is reported to dramatically improve uneven skin tone, which is perhaps why it has gained such plaudits on Reddit (pictured: one before and after using the product)
‘Just a week ago, my skin was rough/dehydrated and dull-looking, and suddenly my skin is so much more even-toned,’ one person posted (pictured: Paula’s Choice Booster)
4. Paula’s Choice Niacinamide Booster, $62
This serum booster is reported to dramatically improve uneven skin tone, which is perhaps why it has gained such plaudits on Reddit.
‘This product is amazing,’ one super fan wrote.
‘In just days, it has totally transformed my skin. Just a week ago, my skin was rough/dehydrated and dull-looking, and suddenly my skin is so much more even-toned, glowy, plump, smooth, clear and so soft.
‘My pores are smaller and I don’t get as oily during the day as I usually do.’
Used by women around the globe for decades, Vaseline (pictured) gained a spot on the anti-ageing list
5. Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, $4
Used by women around the globe for decades, Vaseline probably had a space in your grandmother and your mother’s makeup bag, as much as it does your own.
And for just $4, it really delivers an anti-ageing skincare punch.
‘I’ve been applying Vaseline to my eyelids and surrounding are since I was 18. I am now 27 and have zero wrinkles around my eyes,’ one person posted.
‘I’ve now been using it all over my face for about four years now and will never go back. Vaseline for life!’.
6. EltaMD UV Shield Broad-Spectrum SPF 45, $32.95
Here in Australia, a good broad spectrum SPF is part of the arsenal of every woman who cares about beauty.
EltaMD’s UV Shield Broad-Spectrum SPF 45 (pictured), for $32.95, is a hero product for many on the Reddit skincare forum
And EltaMD’s UV Shield Broad-Spectrum SPF 45, for $32.95, is a hero product for many on the Reddit skincare forum.
‘So I’ve never heard of this sunscreen being talked about on this sub, so I want to give it some love,’ one Reddit user wrote.
‘I told my friend to go get the EltaMD sunscreen (meaning EltaMD UV clear), but she went and got the EltaMD UV shield sunscreen by accident… and boy am I glad she did because it’s my new holy grail sunscreen.
‘Absorption: OMG, so fast. And it leaves my skin so soft. Not shiny at all. I have really dry skin and my friend has oily skin and it looked perfect on both of us.
‘White cast: NONE, NONE AT ALL. And we both have dark skin.
‘Eye irritation: Nope, and my eyes get irritated super easily.
‘Cost: This is by far the cheapest sunscreen (suitable for the face) that I have seen. It’s about 5 dollars an ounce.’
Many bloggers and beauty experts have tried out the Sunday Riley Good Genes product with incredible results (pictured: one before and after)
7. Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment, $154
While Sunday Riley’s Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment might be expensive at $154, it comes with a slew of 4.5 star reviews
While Sunday Riley’s Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment might be expensive at $154, it comes with a slew of 4.5 star reviews on Mecca.
‘IMO, of what you listed, I definitely think Sunday Riley Good Genes is worth the price and the hype,’ one reviewer posted.
‘I’ve used a lot of different acid products, high and low end, and I would pick Good Genes over anything else.
‘Its versatile (use as an intense weekly treatment mask, a daily or every other day serum, a spot treatment, or layer under a clay mask for a facial type experience), a little goes a long way, the formulation is perfection, and above all else it’s effective.
‘There’s an immediate plump and flow factor and after continued use it refined my skin’s texture, tone and clarity.’
YouTubers agree, with many of them sharing before-and-after videos of them, after using the product.
8. Timeless Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum, $44.75
Timeless Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum is a favourite of many on the Skincare forum
Lastly, Timeless Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum is a favourite of many on the Skincare forum.
‘In my previous life I could afford many treatments and products, including Skinceuticals CEFueleric,’ one reviewer posted.
‘For the past four years I only used sunscreen due to my budget. I recently turned 60, CA sun has taken a toll.
‘I found Timeless CE Fuleric two months ago. After one month my skin is glowing! So happy.
‘If it’s too strong, maybe dilute in your hands with a drop of water, and start out using only one day a week, two days etc. Also, store it in the fridge to keep it from oxidising.’