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We’ve Tried So Many Anti-Aging Products for Men, And These 14 Actually Work

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There’s nothing wrong with aging or signs of aging. This is one time where we can comfortably assert that we literally all do it. But if you don’t want to live with the signs of aging, there are a ton of great anti-aging products for men to help you. Whether you’re just looking for the best facial moisturizers to keep your skin healthy (and youthful-looking), cleansers and washes to get rid of the stuff that wears down your skin or treatments for baggy eyes to get rid of that “I just pulled two all-nighters” look, there are a lot of options out there to keep your skin in tip-top shape and keep it appearing youthful.

While most skin products will help preserve youthful skin just by virtue of proper cleansing and maintenance, anti-aging products focus more on skin rejuvenating ingredients, like hyaluronic acid, retinol and aloe vera, protecting the skin to prevent damage in the first place, which is the case with a good facial sunscreen, or breaking down old skin so new skin will take its place, the process of some face serums, and organic acids, such as alpha hydroxy acids. But generally speaking, most quality anti-aging products will prevent wrinkles, lift sagging skin, and knock years off your complexion. Of course, you don’t have to use all these product to get these results, so pick a handful of products that work for your lifestyle and grooming needs.

Before we dive into some great anti-aging products for men, here’s a quick breakdown of some of the more common ingredients used to fight the signs of aging:

  • Collagen: Collagen is the main structural protein in skin, so boosting it can reduce the signs of aging.
  • Peptides: Peptides are chains of amino acids that help form proteins, such as collagen.
  • Hyaluronic acid: A substance found in the body that helps trap moisture and a very common ingredient for increased hydration and moisturization.
  • Retinol: A vitamin A derivative that helps with collagen production and reduces fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.
  • Antioxidants: Antioxidants help rejuvenate skin by fighting free radicals and protect it from sun damage, a major factor in the signs of aging.

So while there’s no shame in wrinkles, scars and skin discoloration, if you don’t want them, you certainly don’t have to live with them. Check out some of the anti-aging products for men below and you might be surprised at what the right cream or serum can do for you.

  

1. Luxol Anti-Aging Face Cream for Men

BEST ANTI-AGING CREAM

While there are specialized creams and balms for things like your eyes and lips, sometimes all it takes is one great anti-aging cream. Luxol Anti-Aging Face Cream for Men is that one great cream. Vitamins, antioxidants and peptides work to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, tighten and lift skin and leave your skin softer, smoother, brighter and just generally more youthful.

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Buy: Luxol Anti-Aging Face Cream for Men $19.99

  

2. Baxter of California Under Eye Cream for Men

BEST EYE CREAM

Baxter of California makes some of our favorite luxe grooming products for men, from their new deep-clean shampoo to their clay face masks. They also make a mean eye cream for guys waging war against dark circles. An all-around great eye cream will tamp down on puffiness and dark circles as well as erase wrinkles over time. The Baxter of California Under Eye Complex Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream promises to do just that. Hyaluronic acid helps hydrate and firm under-eye skin while caffeine and seaweed extracts go to work on puffiness and discoloration. Use it in the morning or before bed or both if you please. Even if you’ve been having a long few weeks, this cream will help make sure nobody can tell from the state of your eyes.

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Buy: Baxter of California Under Eye Complex Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream $28.00

  

3. Elemis Ultra Smart Pro-Collagen Eye Treatment Duo

BEST EYE CREAM SET

If you’ve got more money to spend on a great eye cream, the Elemis Ultra Smart Pro-Collagen Eye Treatment Duo is one of the best. Though it’s not an anti-aging product for men specifically, the morning and night cream combo will still make short work of wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness in no time, leaving you with the younger skin you’re seeking. The Morning Eye Cream works to immediately reduce the above issues and tighten skin for the daytime while the Evening Eye Cream absorbs slowly into the skin overnight to rejuvenate skin around the eyes.

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4. Pure Biology Enhanced Night Cream

BEST NIGHT CREAM

If you’re not keen on dropping over $100 for a great night cream, night creams like this one from Pure Biology slowly hydrate and replenish your skin overnight, leading to a fresh, rejuvenated face in the morning. And if you use it consistently, you’ll quickly notice an overall improvement in your skin’s youthfulness. This one uses powerful ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and argan oil, and works for any skin type.

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Buy: Pure Biology Enhanced Night Cream $23.95

  

5. Rugged & Dapper Age & Damage Defense Facial Moisturizer

BEST FACIAL MOISTURIZER

Moisturizing is one of the simplest things you can do to fight the signs of aging. That’s why we recommend the Rugged & Dapper Age & Damage Defense Facial Moisturizer. This moisturizing cream will help repair and soothe dry skin with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, jojoba oil and shea butter. It’s fragrance-free and absorbs quickly without a shine, so you can take care of your skin and get on with your day.

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Buy: Rugged & Dapper Age & Damage Defense Facial Moisturizer $24.95

  

6. Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer with SPF 20

BEST MOISTURIZER WITH SUNSCREEN

If you anticipate spending some time in the sun, you’ll want to leave the Rugged & Dapper at home and bring along the Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer with SPF 20. Aside from diet and any work-related exposure, your skin mostly gets damaged from the sun. A moisturizer with SPF can go a long way to protecting your skin from sun damage-related signs of aging.

Jack Black’s lightweight moisturizer contains blue algae extract for inflammation, sea parsley and vitamins A and C to improve skin’s appearance, rosemary for healing and of course SPF 20 to stop UV light from harming your skin.

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Buy: Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer with SPF 20 $28.00

  

7. Claritag Advanced Skin Tag Removal Device

BEST FOR SKIN TAGS

As you get older, you’ll likely start to find more skin tags. Fortunately, you don’t need to book a visit with your dermatologist to get rid of skin tags, which you can do easily at home with the right products. That’s why this skin tag freezing device is a must-have for anyone dealing with this unsightly skin condition.

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Buy: Claritag Advanced Skin Tag Removal Device Cryogenic Freeze-Off Treatment Kit for Clean And Easy At Home Use $69.95

  

8. Lumin Anti-Fatigue Eye Patch

BEST EYE PATCHES

If you’re looking for long-term reduction to puffy eyes or dark circles, then you’ll want to invest in some of the other products on this list. However, if you’re looking for a quick fix after a long week (or a night out on the town), then these anti-fatigue eye patches from Lumin can be a lifesaver. A combination of caffeine and hyaluronic acid restores the delicate skin under your eyes so you look totally refreshed for the day.

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9. Neutrogena Age Shield Face Sunscreen

BEST SUNSCREEN

We know sunlight ages skin, but luckily you can still enjoy lounging in the sun without damaging skin by investing in a strong anti-aging sunscreen to block harmful rays. We recommend this highly-rated Age Shield sunscreen from Neutrogena because it’s powerful (SPF 110), lightweight and non-comedogenic. You can use it as a daily blocker, applying roughly every 2 hours, or whenever you’re outside for an extended period of time.

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Buy: Neutrogena Age Shield Face Sunscreen $10.97

  

10. Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1

BEST LIP BALM

It’s easy to forget your lips when it comes to skincare. You might not think of your lips as something that ages, but if not taken care of they can become dry, cracky and lose their softness and suppleness over time. That’s where a good lip balm, like Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1, can help. Kiehl’s puts “since 1851” on all of its products to let you know it’s been making great skincare products for well over a century, and Lip Balm #1 is one of the company’s classic products. The balm contains Vitamin E, aloe vera and squalane to soothe and moisturize your lips and protect them from free radical damage.

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11. Malin+Goetz Resurfacing Face Serum

BEST FACE SERUM

Nothing helps smooth out rough skin like a good face serum. The Malin+Goetz Resurfacing Face Serum has proven results when it comes to smoothing out skin. According to a small user survey about the product by the company, over 80 percent of users said this serum made their skin smoother, clearer and brighter after only 10 days. And that makes sense given the ingredients. Glycolic and lactic acid work to improve skin texture and vitamin C works to brighten, protect and strengthen skin. Niacinamide and phytic acid also help to minimize discoloration and pigmentation, so you’ll be back to that youthful, even-toned appearance in no time.

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12. Jaxon Lane Bro Mask

BEST FACE MASK

Though the Jaxon Lane Bro Mask is clearly pandering to men, the brand isn’t wrong to recognize that many men think face masks aren’t for them. The irony is that face masks are an easy solution to rejuvenate skin and fight the signs of aging. This mask is made from a hydrogel, so it’s thick, stays in place, won’t rip and delivers the good stuff to your face skin more effectively than paper masks. And that good stuff is pretty good too: hyaluronic acid, collagen, vitamin B3, niacinamide serum and green tea, all which will help hydrate, firm and tone your skin, even if you have a beard.

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Buy: Jaxon Lane Bro Mask $28.00

  

13. Liberex Egg Sonic Vibrating Facial Cleansing Brush

BEST BRUSH

As you get older, your skin starts to shed more dead cells that it used to. Help get rid of these dead cells and keep your face clean by integrating a good facial brush into your wash routine, like the electric Liberex Facial Cleansing Brush. These brushes exfoliate dead skin, blackheads and remove other gross stuff from your pores, leaving your mug smoother, lighter and tighter than ever.

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14. Brickell Men’s Anti-Aging Routine

BEST ALL-IN-ONE KIT

If you’re serious about stopping signs of aging, this comprehensive anti-aging routine from Brickell is the way to go. It includes eye balm, a night serum and a high-end anti-aging cream that all work together to make your skin firm, moisturized, and younger-looking. It’s perfect for the busy (or lazy) guy who just wants the best possible routine without any shopping around or testing products.

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Buy: Brickell Men's Anti-Aging Routine $147.00

  
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