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Patricia Heaton ofThe Middlerecently shared her love for Alastin Skincare Restorative Skin Complex in an Instagram post: "Morning Must! Coffee for me + @AlastinSkincare Restorative Skin Complex for my face," the 59-year-old star wrote.
Why it works:This product includes proteins (peptides) that combat oxidative stress, boost collagen production, and build elastin fibers, explains board-certified dermatologist , MD. This splurge-worthy serum also contains phosphatidylserine, a fat- and water-soluble fatty acid. According to a study published inThe Journal of Lipid Research,topical application of phosphatidylserine may help prevent ultraviolet rays from breaking down collagen, the protein that keeps skin firm. (Want to amp up the efficacy of your favorite topical treatments? These 6 foods dermatologists want you to eat more of can help.)
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Supermodel Naomi Campbell credits her smooth skin to a face cream called Rescue. "I've been using it every day, and everyone tells me my skin looks great. I read about it somewhere, and I called up the company and tried it. I'll give them their props," the 46-year-old told .
Why it works:"The active ingredient, MDFc19 (a stem cell complex), contains components that improve cellular turnover," says board-certified dermatologist , MD. The faster we shed dead skin cells the more luminous our skin looks. Squalene, a key hydrator in the product, prevents transcutaneous water loss, which can help diminish signs of aging, she says.
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Maggie Gyllenhaal, who turns 40 later this year, is a big fan of Joanna Vargas Daily Serum. "The serum contains chlorophyll and galactoarabinan, which are plant polysaccharides, and oat grass juice," she told .
Why it works:"Hyaluronic acid binds water and instantly improves hydration, while key antioxidants—vitamin A and C—even tone and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation," says Adigun. According to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, sun spots are a common form of hyperpigmentation that contributes to the appearance of aging.
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"Recently I've been into an anti-aging moisturizer from Camille Obadia and sent a whole kit of it to my mother," Sofia Vergara, 44, told. "My skin has become drier as I've aged, so it's important that I moisturize. This cream is hydrating—I smooth it on every night." (You can combat dry skin by making this sweet avocado face mask recipe.)
Why it works:"Yam root extract is filled with steroid saponins, which have antioxidant properties and can help fight collagen loss," says board-certified dermatologist , MD. (Collagen helps slow the formation of wrinkles—and so do these face exercises.)
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Kate Walsh, best known for her roles in13 Reasons WhyandPrivate Practice, maintains her youthful glow with Kate Somerville Quench products. "Kate Somerville Quench gives my skin a shine, and I use oils," the 49-year-old actress told .
Why it works:This product contains HSC Complex and lipids that form a protective layer against water loss, which, according to Jaliman, can help keep skin looking younger. It also contains retinol, a vitamin A derivative, which helps slough off dead skin and stimulates collagen production, Jaliman explains.
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Extracorrespondent, Terri Seymour, counts Epicuren Apricot Cream Cleanser among her natural beauty must-haves. "I love this cleanser; it's nice and gentle. I've used it for years now—in the morning to wash my face and in the evening to remove my makeup," the 43-year-old tells .
Why it works:"This cream cleanser contains nutrient-rich avocado, safflower seed, and apricot kernel oils, so it washes away dirt and debris without stripping skin of its natural oils," says board-certified dermatologist and contributor, Sejal Shah, MD, FAAD.
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