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Vitamin A derivatives, like retinol and retinyl palmitate

Increase collagen production to minimize lines and wrinkles, and speed cell turnover to even out discoloration caused by UV damage.

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RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream ($22; drugstores) contains a potent concentration of retinol. Start by applying it every other night until you can tolerate using it nightly.

To keep your hands looking youthful and reduce the appearance of age spots, try LdeL Skincare Cosmetics Retinol Anti-Aging Hand Cream ($13;

Moisturizing hyaluronic acid and glycerin in Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream ($22; drugstores) make this retinol treatment gentle enough for the sensitive skin around the eyes.