When it comes to African-American skin and aging, the old adage "Black don't crack" is true -- up to a certain point. We may not get tons of wrinkles and fine lines, but our skin does age. It starts to lose elasticity and sag, or the lifetime effects of sun exposure can result in hyperpigmentation and "age spots." Black hair also ages, thinning out over time or becoming quite dry and brittle. The trick to staving off signs of aging? Start a prevention regimen in your twenties or early thirties! Here, we've rounded up our top fifteen favorite anti-aging products on shelves today. Take notes, ladies!
L'Oréal Paris Advanced RevitaLift Night Creme
This retinol-infused night creme helps smooth out fine lines and accelerate cell turnover for smoother, more radiant skin ($18.39, amazon.com).
RX for Brown Skin Virtual Peel Kit
Formulated specifically for women of color by Dr. Susan Taylor, this kit contains a Virtual Peel and Virtual Mask to gently exfoliate and cure skin of hyperpigmentation ($15, amazon.com).
Olay Body Quench Plus Age Defying Body Lotion
Blended with vitamin C and antioxidants, this rich body lotion helps reverse the signs of aging, leaving skin feeling taut and looking radiant ($6.11, amazon.com).
Tarte Recreate Anti-Aging Foundation SPF 15
Proven to increase skin’s moisture, tone, firmness, and elasticity, this paraben-free foundation also comes in fabulous shades for brown skin ($37, sephora.com).
Neutrogena Dermatologics Concentrated Retinol Kit
This groundbreaking, 90-day system accelerates cell turnover to help visibly diminish uneven texture, dark spots, and wrinkles ($98, qvc.com).
Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega Mushroom Skin Relief
Fortified with mushrooms and sea buckthorn, this award-winning serum helps make skin more resilient, so visible aging is slowed ($66, origins.com).
Clarins Line Correcting Concentrate
This genius serum contains soft-focus pigments that instantly erases fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation ($32, bloomingdales.com).
Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging 3 Minute Shine Boost
This anti-aging shine enhancer leaves colored, relaxed, or natural tresses looking impossibly glossy, thick and healthy — in just three minutes ($25, ulta.com).
Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford Line Diffuser Wrinkle Smoothing Capsules
Each capsule contains a serum formulated to work on multiple levels to reduce the visible appearance of wrinkles and fine lines ($36.95 for 60 capsules, amazon.com).
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect Moisture Cream SPF 30
This high-tech moisturizer plumps up sagging skin with collagen-rich natural extracts ($68, beauty.com).
Loreal Colour Riche Anti-Aging Lipstick in Cranberry
This sumptuous, rich lipstick helps keep lips looking lush and line-free — we love the universally flattering Cranberry shade ($9.99, drugstore.com).
Murad Resurgence Age-Diffusing Serum
This celebrated serum reduces the effects of hormonal aging by increasing firmness up to 38% in just ten minutes ($72, sephora.com)!!