The 10 Best Anti-Ageing Products in 2021

Turn back the clock on ageing skin with these high-performance skincare remedies.

No matter how mature you are, introducing anti-ageing products into your skincare routine is a great way to protect your skin and reverse signs of premature ageing. With today’s beauty products, everyone can achieve a healthier and more youthful complexion.


Deliver youthful luminosity to dry, fatigued, and ageing complexions with this multipurpose face balm. Clarins Beauty Flash Balm is a multipurpose complexion perfector that instantly smooths skin and boosts luminosity prior to makeup application. By delivering a moisture surge to dehydrated skin, this primer substitute erases signs of fatigue and minimises fine lines for a firmer and plumper look and feel. Skin is left feeling soft, with a youthful radiant finish.

Clarins’ bestselling face balm is suitable for all skin types but is particularly beneficial for dry, dehydrated, and mature skin. This anti-ageing hydrator can be applied on its own for a skincare boost or worn under makeup to allow for smooth and even application.

To enhance radiance, Beauty Flash Balm is infused with Witch Hazel Extract and Olive Tree Extract, which work simultaneously to tighten the skin and impart a healthy-looking glow. This treatment primer also contains vitamin-rich Algae Extract to refresh skin and Bisabolol to smooth and soften fine lines and uneven skin texture.

For an intensive skincare treatment, apply Beauty Flash Balm after cleansing. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes. Then rinse and proceed with your regular routine.

A potent overnight treatment, perfect for restoring vitality to ageing skin. Alpha-H Liquid Gold 24-Hour Moisture Repair Cream is an overnight treatment that uses the same restorative technology as bestselling Liquid Gold. Add this overnight treatment to your skincare routine and wake up to a revitalised complexion. Combining alpha-hydroxy acids with high-performance active ingredients, this night moisturiser accelerates skin-cell turnover and boosts collagen production to reverse signs of ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, and uneven skin texture. Dramatically enhancing skin’s luminosity, 24 Hour Moisture Repair Cream effortlessly reveals brighter, smoother, and healthier skin.

Just like Liquid Gold, this product contains Glycolic Acid, which offers gentle exfoliation to improve skin texture and allow other ingredients to work more effectively. 24-Hour Moisture Repair Cream also contains a cocktail of:

  • Peptide Matrixyl, which minimises fine lines and wrinkles

  • Argan Stem Cells to strengthen the skin

  • Vitamin C to brighten and protect skin while stimulating collagen production

  • Lactic Acid and Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate dry skin

Experience the ultimate overnight complexion transformer: Alpha-H Liquid Gold 24-Hour Moisture Repair Cream.

A pure Retinol treatment to improve uneven skin texture and tone. Retinol is one of the most powerful anti-ageing skincare ingredients. This vitamin A derivative is known to actively reverse signs of premature ageing by neutralising pigmentation and reducing wrinkle depth. SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 contains a high concentration of pure Retinol in a stabilised formula, making for optimal and fast absorption without causing irritation or dryness.

Retinol increases skin-cell turnover and lightly exfoliates to improve clarity and skin texture while minimising enlarged pores and pigmentation. Retinol 1.0 also contains a nourishing blend of Passion Flower, Shea Butter, and Milk Thistle, which hydrate, plump, and smooth skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. These natural ingredients also strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier and calm irritation.

Due to the potency of Retinol, the SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 should be introduced slowly into your anti-ageing skincare routine. Apply at night once a week. Then increase to every other night once tolerance has been built up.

A transformative night serum to refine, exfoliate, firm, brighten, and protect ageing skin. Aspect Retinol Brulee is a potent night serum designed specifically to target signs of premature ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation. Expertly combining potent actives, this serum accelerates skin-cell turnover, allowing night creams and oils to absorb deeper and faster for a more effective skincare routine.

Retinol Brulee combines a 0.5% Retinyl Palmitate Complex and a Retinol Molecular Film to deliver all the benefits of pure Retinol in a fast-absorbing formulation. Retinol offers gentle exfoliation to remove impurities and brighten the skin. This night serum also contains a powerful antioxidant complex, which protects skin from age-accelerating environmental damage. And Canadian Willowherb strengthens the skin's own defence system. Retinol is a potent ingredient, so introduce Aspect Retinol Brulee slowly into your evening skincare routine. Start with once a week and build to alternate nights over time.

Ideal for regenerating damaged and ageing skin while providing antioxidant protection. Enhance your anti-ageing skincare routine with asap super a+ serum, a powerful night serum packed full of skin-loving ingredients to nourish and protect mature and ageing skin. Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and protecting skin from age-accelerating environmental aggressors, this retinol serum is an easy solution for a brighter and smoother complexion.

Asap super a+ serum stimulates skin-cell turnover and collagen production to gently exfoliate and hydrate skin. Skin will be left feeling smoother and looking plumper, with youthful luminosity. This potent facial serum is also rich in antioxidants, which protect against environmental aggressors and calm inflammation. To deliver such drastic results, super a+ serum expertly blends Retinol, Cestrum Latifolium Leaf Extract, Vitamin E, and a Biomimetic Peptide. As this serum contains Retinol, we recommend introducing it slowly into your evening routine. Start with once a week and build up to every other evening.

A reparative Retinol serum suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin. Retinol, derived from vitamin A, is a high-potency anti-ageing ingredient that can dramatically transform ageing and mature skin. However, due to its power, Retinol can often cause irritation on sensitive skin types. Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair is an effective overnight serum that delivers all the benefits of Retinol without causing irritation, making it perfect for sensitive skin.

Containing advanced microencapsulated Retinol, this night serum encourages skin-cell turnover to gently exfoliate the skin and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Overnight Retinol Repair also contains a blend of nourishing peptides to hydrate and plump skin. Gentle Butter Cream Complex, formulated with Aloe Vera and Sodium PCA, minimises irritation and sensitivity caused by Retinol. Simply apply every evening as part of your evening skincare routine to enjoy the benefits.

Perfect for tackling pigmentation, wrinkles, and uneven skin texture without causing irritation. The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane is a water-free, Retinol-based serum that targets all skins of premature ageing without causing irritation. Working to brighten and lighten pigmentation, reduce wrinkle depth, exfoliate uneven skin texture, and impart a natural glow, this powerful serum is the perfect way to turn back the clock on ageing skin.

Instead of using traditional Retinol, this overnight serum harnesses the anti-ageing benefits of Retinoic Acid to stimulate collagen production and exfoliate the skin. Retinoic Acid is an extremely effective form of Retinol that is less irritating to the skin. Granactive Retinoid 5% also combines anti-inflammatory Squalane with Tomato Fruit Extract to ease redness and irritation while balancing sebum and pH levels within the skin. Jojoba Seed Oil is included to smooth uneven skin texture for a soft, silky touch. The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. However, we recommend introducing the product into your evening routine slowly to build up a tolerance.

The perfect solution to tackle dryness and dehydration in mature and ageing skin. As skin ages, collagen production slows and water retention diminishes. This can lead to dryness and dehydration on mature and ageing skin, causing fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of elasticity. Dermalogica Age Smart Super Rich Repair is a deeply nourishing daily moisturiser to replenish hydration within the skin for a smoother, plumper, and more youthful complexion.

Packed full of moisture-boosting ingredients, this face cream not only delivers an instant hydration surge but will also increase water retention throughout the day so your complexion feels optimally nourished all day long. Rich in vitamin E, Shea Butter provides ample hydration to dry skin while protecting it against harsh weather conditions. A blend of peptides works to stimulate collagen production for plumper, hydrated skin. Age Smart Super Rich Repair moisturiser also contains Jojoba Oil, Oat Extracts, and Evening Primrose Oil, which soothe irritation and inflammation caused by dehydration. Simply apply as the final step in your skincare routine to lock in moisture for smoother and healthier skin.

Best for protecting your complexion against age-accelerating environmental aggressors. One of the best ways to fight ageing skin is to protect it from environmental damage and impurities. Murad City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturiser is the perfect night cream to protect and repair skin from damage done throughout the day. It’s an easy way to wake up to a calmer and more youthful complexion. Boosted with supercharged antioxidants such as nourishing Vitamin C, this moisturiser provides the ultimate skin detox and works to hydrate, brighten, and smooth the skin for a healthier look and feel. Skin is left with a youthful, radiant glow.

To neutralise free radicals, Overnight Detox Moisturiser is enriched with Marrubium Plant Stem Cells, which are rich in antioxidants. These stem cells actively repair environmental damage while strengthening the skin’s own protective barrier to minimise further damage. City Skin moisturiser also contains Vitamin C, which boosts collagen production and brightens the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pigmentation.

A powerful Retinol treatment to stimulate healthy skin-cell production for a smooth, radiant complexion. Skinstitut Retinol is a potent skin treatment that loads the skin with Retinol to reverse the signs of premature ageing. Stimulating healthy skin-cell renewal, this vitamin A serum lightly exfoliates the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin texture, and pigmentation. Skinstitut Retinol also helps to increase collagen and elastin production, leaving skin looking and feeling plumper, with a youthful luminosity.

Suitable as both an acne and anti-ageing treatment, Skinstitut Retinol contains a highly stable form of vitamin A, otherwise known as Retinol, to correct uneven skin tone and texture. Because Retinol will increase UV sensitivity during the day, this product should be applied as a night-time treatment. Use once or twice a week to begin with and build up to alternate nights to avoid sensitivity.

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So, let's recap our 10 Best Anti-Ageing Products

  1. Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

  2. Alpha-H Liquid Gold 24 Hour Moisture Repair Cream

  3. SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0

  4. Aspect Retinol Brulee

  5. asap super c serum 30ml

  6. Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair

  7. The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane

  8. Dermalogica Age Smart Super Rich Repair 50g

  9. Murad Environmental Shield City-Skin Overnight Detox Moisturiser 50ml

  10. Skinstitut Retinol

Brand and product inclusions are at the sole discretion of Adore Beauty’s highly trained Customer Service team. We do not seek or accept payment from brands or individuals listed in our guides.

This article has been updated on 16/02 to replace discontinued products with our recent product recommendations. Hannah from our Customer Service team has helped to bring you our most recommended products and up-to-date information.

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