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 hyper-pigmentation 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. We hope you’re taking notes!

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