Prevention magazine put the leading anti-aging beauty products to the test again this year and found seven products deserving of the “Defy Your Age” seal, including Olay ProX Age Repair Lotion, Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Age Shield Hand Cream and Estée Lauder Idealist Dual-Action Refinishing Treatment.
To determine the winners, Prevention enlisted seven leading dermatologists to test the claims of the 35 most promising products of the year on a group of 175 women, ages 40-plus, for a period of up to eight weeks. The doctors then employed state-of-the-art equipment to measure which products best delivered on their claims using before and after skin analysis. The teams investigated seven categories of products including hand, eye and night creams; lip, adult acne and microdermabrasion treatments; and day lotions with SPF. This year’s winners are all available for less than $50.
Check out the winners below and see how you can win the goodie bag containing these beauties!
Best Day Lotion with SPF: Olay ProX Age Repair Lotion SPF 30
This lotion contains two powerful peptides that work to smooth fine lines and firm skin by speeding the production of new collagen. ($42; drugstores)
Best Night Cream: Roc Multi-Correxion Night Treatment
Includes multitasking ingredients like retinol and vitamin C, which smooth and firm skin and lighten discoloration. ($25; drugstores)
Best Lip Treatment: Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge La Base Revitalizing Lip Treatment SPF 10
Contains Pro-Xylane, a sugar molecule that boosts production of collagen and skin’s built-in moisturizers to plump lips and diminish fine lines. ($29; lancome-usa.com)
Best Microdermabrasion Treatment: Estée Lauder Idealist Dual-Action Refinishing Treatment
This skin polisher instantly boosts brightness, decreases pore size and smoothes skin thanks to salicylic acid, glucosamine and a blend of spherical beads. ($49.50; esteelauder.com)
Adult Acne Treatment: Avon Clearskin Professional Acne Treatment System
Unlike teenagers’ treatments, this trio of products—a scrub, a toner, and an oil-free lotion—contains humectants that soften and smooth. ($34; avon.com)
Hand Cream: Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Age Shield Hand Cream SPF 30
This cream smoothes fine lines and keeps hands soft with heavy-duty humectants and emollients; potent UV protection helps stave off future damage. ($6; drugstores)
Eye Cream: Skin Effects by Dr. Jeffrey Dover Cell 2 Cell Anti-Aging Eye Treatment
Made with hyaluronic acid, peptides and dermaxyl (a nonirritating synthetic retinoid), this cream decreases wrinkles, brown spots, and under eye darkness. ($15; CVS pharmacy)
A feature on the award winners, why they work and how to use them for best results can be found in the current issue of Prevention, on sale now or at http://www.prevention.com/beautyawards2009.
Now, Prevention Magazine has offered up one lucky Beautiful Makeup Search reader the goodie bag which contains a sampling of the winning products and some other fun goodies. To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment on this post telling me your biggest anti-aging concern you have and why. One winner will be chosen at random to receive the prize, valued at over $200. This giveaway is open to US residents aged 18 years and older only. One entry per e-mail address, only please. Multiple entries will be discarded The deadline to leave a comment on this post is Sunday, August 9, 2009 at 11:59 P.M. One comment will be randomly selected and the winner will be notified by e-mail on Monday, August 10th.