No matter how much we try to avoid it, aging is an inevitable facet of life and beauty. Your body slows down the older you get and no longer produces enough of the natural fluids that keep your complexion radiant and supple. But here’s the catch: with proper skincare and nourishment, you can slow down the physical effects of your ticking biological clock. Diminish the telltale signs of age with moisturizers specifically formulated for mature skin. Look for creams that are rich with essential anti-aging ingredients, such as: anti-oxidant extracts to fight free radicals, cell renewal properties to restore damage, and collagen to increase elasticity and bounce. Remember—just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean you have to look like it!

1. L’Oreal Paris Dermo Expertise Revitalift Laser X3 Day Cream, now on sale at P1,124 For daytime hydration, go for a lightweight cream like this cell-renewing moisturizer from the L’Oreal Paris Revitalift skincare line. Its formula is inspired by laser technology and uses Triple Anti-Aging Benefits for a younger-looking complexion in only four weeks. The blend of power ingredients adenosine, LHA, and pro-xylane help to smoothen wrinkles, minimize pores, and restore plumpness and density for more supple skin. Start your mornings by slathering on a dollop of this face-lifting potion!

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2. H2O Plus Sea Results Line Mender, now on sale at P2,352 When it comes to intense moisturization, you can’t go wrong with H2O Plus—a brand founded on harnessing the skincare benefits of the ocean itself. Keep the wrinkles at bay with their sea-weed infused Sea Results Line Mender, which caters specifically to dry, mature skin types. It’s uses anti-oxidant rich corallina to fight damage from free radicals, marine micropatch technology to plump up fine lines, and monk’s pepper berry for a face-firming effect. With this nourishing marine blend, you’re skin will only keep looking younger!

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3. Clarins Super Restorative Day Cream for All Skin Types, P7,755 If you’re well into your 50s, this anti-aging powerhouse by Clarins is your Holy Grail cream. With a formula specially made to bring youthfulness back to women in their fabulous 50s, this high-end moisturizer’s skin-enhancing benefits are endless. It contains Clarin’s exclusive organic harungana extract and anti-aging tetrapeptide to revive sagging skin, uses advanced line-filling pearls and shea butter to restore suppleness, brightens age spots with Vitamin C, and protects skin with Hyaluronic Acid and Anti-Pollution Complex. Honestly, this tub is as intense as it gets.

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4. Tony Moly Timeless Ferment Snail Cream, P2,198 Ever wonder how middle-aged Korean popstars seem to possess perpetually youthful and radiant complexions? There’s a reason why Korea has become a booming beauty mecca, one of them being that our East Asian neighbors take their skincare very seriously. Take this rejuvenating ampoule-type cream from K-brand Tony Moly, for example. It combines four powerful ingredients commonly found in their local products—namely snail mucus fermentation, adenosine, niacinamide, and macadamia oil—which work together to moisturize, soften, and smoothen skin. So there you have it, ladies! Get your hands on this moisture-boosting tub to achieve that porcelain complexion Koreans are envied for.

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5. Nelly De Vuyst Cellular Matrix Cream, P7,056 Last but not least is Nelly De Vuyst’s cell-renewing concoction. Enriched with borage oil, salmon DNA, bisabolol, allantoin, and vitamins C and E, this Cellular Matrix Cream slows down the signs of aging with ingredients that encourage the production of new skin cells. That basically means it regenerates a dull, damaged complexion into a perfectly new and youthful canvas—resulting in reduced wrinkles, smoother skin texture, restored elasticity, and boosted hydration.

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