What are the best antiaging body lotions out there?
Yep, your body needs its fair of antioxidants to fight wrinkles, too. Because, what’s the point of having a flawless face if your décolleté gives away your real age?
Problem is, most creams on the market just moisturize. How do you find the real deal, that elusive cream that reduces wrinkles and prevents them from forming in the first place?
I’ve done the work for you. Here are the best antiaging body lotions to keep you looking younger from head to toe:
Best Exfoliating Body Lotion: Alpha Skin Care Renewal Body Lotion ($16.99)
Most exfoliants for the body are physical scrubs that manually remove dead cells… and irritate skin to boot. Ouch! Alpha Skin Care Renewal Body Lotion is different: it uses 12% Glycolic Acid, an exfoliant on steroids. For starters, Glycolic Acid works by dissolving the glue that holds skin cells together, so they can slough off and reveal the brighter and smoothing skin that was hiding underneath. Plus, it draws moisture from the air into the skin to keep it hydrated for longer. That’s not all! The icing on the cake? It boosts the production of collagen, the protein that keeps your skin firm and wrinkle-free for longer. Use it once or twice a week. Exfoliating your skin too often can irritate it.
P.S. If you’re dealing with acne, look for a lotion with Salicylic Acid. It does what Glycolic Acid can’t do: get inside the pores to remove clogs from within.
Available at: Ulta and Walmart
Related: The Complete Guide To Glycolic Acid: What It Is, What It Does & How To Use It
Best Antiaging Lotion For Reducing Wrinkles: Paula’s Choice Resist Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment ($29.00)
Most body lotions can only prevent wrinkles or make them look smaller. Paula’s Choice Resist Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment goes a step further: it reduces wrinkles. Thank retinol. This form of Vitamin A fights wrinkles on several fronts. One: it boosts the production of skin-firming collagen. Two: it destroys free radicals before they can give you wrinkles. Three: it speeds up the skin’s exfoliating process to smoothen out bumps and even out its texture. Yep, it reduces both wrinkle AND dark spots. Plus, it’s loaded with emollients to moisturise and antioxidants to prevent premature wrinkles. You can use it all over your body or only on areas that are aging a little too fast.
Available at: Cult Beauty, Dermstore, Nordstrom, and Paula’s Choice
Related: The Complete Guide To Retinol: What It Is, What It Does, And How It Works
Best Antiaging Body Lotion On A Budget: Olay Total Effects Advanced Anti-Aging Body Lotion ($6.88)
Olay Total Effects Advanced Anti-Aging Body Lotion doesn’t have retinol or antioxidants. Instead, it uses niacinamide, a less known anti-aging superstar that targets every single skin problem you can think of. Studies show niacinamide can strengthen the skin’s protective barrier to keep skin hydrated; soothe redness and irritations; help treat acne; reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots and sallowness; and even regulate oil production! Who knew just one ingredient could do so much?
Available at: Walgreens and Walmart
Related: The Complete Guide To Niacinamide: What It Is, What It Does, And Side Effects
Best Antiaging Body Lotion For Sensitive Skin: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lotion ($34.00)
Did you know that inflammation is one of the main causes of premature aging? First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lotion is loaded with soothing ingredients, like colloidal oatmeal, that can reduce it – together with the redness, itching, and irritation that often comes along with it. Plus, some of these soothing ingredients – think green tea and licorice extract – double up as antioxidants to prevent premature wrinkles. Oh, the lotion is very moisturising, too.
Available at: Dermstore, Feel Unique, Look Fantastic, Ulta, and Walmart
Related: 9 Soothing Ingredients To Calm Down Irritated, Sensitive Skin
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