They say wrinkles add character to a face—and while we don’t disagree, the narcissists in us still long for the time when our skin was at its smoothest. Thanks to skincare, though, this seemingly impossible feat no longer requires the fountain of youth—just a daily collagen treatment.
Long before known wrinkle-fighters like ginseng and stem cells established themselves, collagen was the superstar of the anti-aging scene. It’s renowned for its ability to plump up fine lines, increase skin elasticity, and tighten sagging areas. Collagen is actually a naturally occurring protein in the body that maintains our skin’s strength and structure—and to keep that babyface, you’ll want to boost its production. Our two picks for that very purpose, below!

SPLURGE: Dewytree Aqua Collagen Peptide Cream, P1,299 When it comes to anti-aging, South Korea is lightyears ahead of its time (you can tell by the ageless actors in your favorite K-dramas). Take a page from their playbook with Dewytree’s Aqua Collagen Peptide Cream, which practically brims with skin-plumping benefits. The collagen peptides in this cream smooths out fine lines and turns “depressed” skin bouncy again. Its moisturizing power is ideal for dry skin types—because FYI, dry skin is super prone to creasing and sagging. For a little over a grand, this cream is a good start for a newbie’s anti-aging regimen.

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SAVE: Celeteque DermoScience Anti-Wrinkle Collagen Gel, P779 Nip premature wrinkles in the bud with Céleteque’s Anti-Wrinkle Collagen Gel. Using a Hydrolyzed Collagen formula, this gel reduces the appearance of fine lines in as little as four weeks, which in turn diminishes The Sag. The Soya Bean Proteins in this gel provide instant and lasting hydration, so your skin stays soft, smooth, and tight. The tiniest amount of product goes a long way, so it’s certainly got that bang-for-your-buck factor! Slather it on under your makeup and right before bed to really see the magic.

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What’s your pick: Dewytree’s skin-plumping cream or Celeteque’s wrinkle-fighting gel?