The Best Anti-Aging Creams, According to Dermatologists

Aging is a journey, and it's a beautiful part of life. While aging brings power and wisdom, years of exposure to the sun and pollutants can incite skin damage. Whether you choose to wear your wrinkles with pride or wish for the skin of your youth, anti-aging products can do wonders for the skin and go beyond evening out smile lines.

The best anti-aging night creams work to balance the skin's color and texture while unclogging pores and reducing the visibility of fine lines. Hoping to reap these benefits? According to dermatologist Dendy Engelman, MD, the key is starting a proper skincare routine while you're young. "If you’re preventing all along, you are anti-aging already," she says. 

Doctors Gary and Kristina Goldenberg, both MDs, agree, indicating that they start preventative treatments with patients as young as in their 20s with a focus on sunscreen to protect the skin.

No matter your age, there are a few key elements to look for when picking out the best anti-aging cream for you. The Goldenbergs suggest looking for products with essential oils, vitamins, and antioxidants to moisturize and repair skin. Engelman also cites antioxidants as an important ingredient and recommends seeking out a product with retinol and retinoids to stimulate collagen and elastin and DNA repair enzymes to repair damage. Ahead, find 11 of the best anti-aging creams recommended by experts.