5 Promising New Skin Creams
Cutting-edge options at drugstores and department stores? Yes! Here are five you might try.
DDF Advanced Firming Cream
In this rich cream, DDF has managed to distill turmeric, a pungent spice often used in Ayurvedic medicine, into a cosmetically agreeable form that still retains its complexion-protecting antioxidant strength.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex
This serum boasts a cocktail of antioxidants as well as a synthetic version of an enzyme found naturally in the skin that repairs damage caused by smoke and pollution.
L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Deep-Set Wrinkle Repair 24HR Eye Duo
The double-sided wand has a silky morning eye cream (with SPF 15) on one end, a richer nighttime undereye treatment on the other. Both contain retinol, a vitamin A derivative well proven to soften fine lines and smooth crepey skin.
Lancôme Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate
With moisturizers and a chemical exfoliator, this light serum (it works well under makeup) aims to brighten the complexion by stimulating certain proteins in the skin. In October Lancôme will launch a version for the eye area.
Prevage Day Ultra Protection Anti-aging Moisturizer SPF 30
Four years ago, Prevage launched the first skincare product with idebenone, an antioxidant that has outdone the competition (vitamins C and E, kinetin) in some independent tests. The company has now (finally!) included this powerful antioxidant in a moisturizer with SPF; look for it in October.