“Benjamin Buttoning.” Aging backward. Stopping time. If there’s one effect or buzzword that elicits the same visceral reaction from beauty editors, skincare experts, and customers alike, it’s anything with the term anti-aging in it. The truth of the matter is this: There’s no miracle cream, gel, serum, or treatment that has the power to actually reverse or halt the signs of aging on the skin. (Sorry, fam, it just doesn’t exist.) That said, there are a small number of products that come pretty close, and we’re about to share an edit of them below.
Per a roster of celebrity makeup artists—Emily Cheng, Naoko Scintu, and Emma White Turle—we’re uncovering a curated selection of the best anti-aging moisturizers. The keyword here being curated because according to them, not every cream or moisturizer on the market works the same. Luckily, they find that the below six do wield high-performing effects that plump and lift the skin and combat fine lines and wrinkles. So without further ado, keep scrolling to discover what makes each one so beloved and a few of the other products they recommend building out your routine with as well.