3 Anti-Aging Products You Don't Need (Plus 3 You Really Do)
The skincare aisle is crowded. But there are a few things you can totally ignore—and some you shouldn't.
Don't Need It: A Cleanser That Claims to Do More Than Clean
"Cleanser stays on your face for about six seconds—no anti-aging ingredient can affect your skin in six seconds," says Boston dermatologist Ranella Hirsch, MD. Almost every skin doctor we know washes her face with a basic drugstore cleanser—they're simple, cheap and do what a cleanser should: clean your skin. Save your money for skincare products that you don't immediately wash down the drain. (Hirsch's current favorite cleanser: Basis Cleaner Clean Face Wash, $6; drugstores.)