Most of us probably thought that by the time we got our first wrinkle, our acne woes would be long behind us. But the truth is, the two are not mutually exclusive. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 54 percent of women over 25 years old have some facial acne. That’s more than half the population! So why do many products only treat one issue at a time? Here, we break down seven beauty products that treat both blemishes and wrinkles at the same time, without sending skin into shock.
1. CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM SPF 30
Best SPF Moisturizer
We’re big fans of everything CeraVe creates (shout out to the OG Moisturizing Cream), but this daytime lotion takes the cake. Not only does it include acne-fighting niacinamide, but it also features hyaluronic acid to draw in moisture and SPF to prevent any further sun damage, which, as we all know, is the most preventable form aging.
2. L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Anti-Aging Moisturizer
Best Hydrating Moisturizer
If you know anything about retinol, you know that it’s a powerful anti-aging ingredient. But did you know it’s also extremely helpful at banishing blemishes, since it sloughs off dead skin and increases cell turnover? This anti-aging retinol face cream does all of the above by reducing wrinkles, brightening, smoothing and deeply hydrating. Thanks to a hefty dose of hyaluronic acid, it helps to noticeably and immediately plump skin for a youthful appearance.
3. Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 Night Moisturizer
Best Nighttime Moisturizer
Although this moisturizer is meant to be slathered on before bed (to take advantage of skin’s natural repair cycle), it sinks deep into skin to hydrate for 24 hours. How? The proprietary blend of Vitamin B3 + Retinol complex, which absorbs quickly so it doesn’t rub off as soon as your head hits the pillow.
4. Neutrogena Triple Age Repair Anti-Aging Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 25
Best for Dark Spots
One of the most annoying side effects of a breakout is the everlasting dark spots it leaves behind. Enter this vitamin C-packed nighttime moisturizer from Neutrogena, which is clinically proven to brighten dark spots and soften wrinkles in as little as four weeks.
5. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Clarifying Solution Acne Toner
This clarifying solution features not one, but two forms of zit-zapping acid: salicylic and glycolic. But don’t brace for the dreaded burning sensation—this stuff may be powerful, but it’s also gentle on skin. Swipe it on after cleansing to treat existing pimples, reduce future breakouts and help fade the look of fine lines over time.
6. LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream for Face
Best Retinol Moisturizer
Looking for retinol that doesn’t leave you broke? LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream is one of the most popular beauty products on Amazon, because it really works—and it costs less than $25 per 1.7-ounce pump. It’s formulated with a powerful dose of 2.5 percent retinol suspended in skin-nourishing ingredients like aloe, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid and green tea, so it’s safe to use on even the most sensitive skin. It targets everything from wrinkles and loss of firmness to acne and uneven skin texture, plus it’s non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog pores or create new breakouts.
7. InstaNatural Vitamin C Anti-Aging Skin Clearing Serum
Combining blemish-clearing salicylic acid with wrinkle-fighting retinol and skin tone-correcting vitamin C, this serum is a true powerhouse product. It even helps regulate oil production and unclog pores to prevent future breakouts, while defending against environmental stressors like pollution, UV rays and blue light.
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