Three of Amazon's top rated anti-aging creams are from the same brand.
If you want to dip your toes in the tide of of anti-aging products, a good place to start is by seeing what other people have tested and liked rather than trying to sort marketing claims from fact, and gimmicks from necessity. Combined, Amazon's five best-selling anti-aging products have racked up nearly 8,000 five-star ratings, which is a decent-sized sounding board for your skin-care concerns.
You'll notice many of the anti-aging products that rank high up in Amazon’s best-rated section feature an ingredient called hyaluronic acid. If you're unfamiliar with the substance, it's a natural hydrator for the skin that's particularly skilled at drawing in and holding moisture. Other familiar anti-aging go-tos that show up in Amazon's top-rated products are retinol, which promotes skin cell turnover, Vitamins C and E, and natural extracts.
Here's what the Amazon community gave the highest ratings to as the best anti-aging treatments.
TruSkin Naturals Vitamin C Serum
More than 8,000 5-star reviewers swear by this bestselling anti-aging serum with powerful vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, two of the most essential ingredients for preventing fine lines and boosting collagen production. Even better, the plant-based formulation means no additives or fragrances—just healthy, all-natural ingredients like aloe, jojoba oil, and witch hazel.
To buy: $20, amazon.com.
Amara Organics Advanced Age-Defying Moisturizer
With 80 percent of its reviews being either four or five stars, Amara Organics' Age Defying Moisturizer has also earned the tag, "Amazon's Choice." Some of the positive reviews note results over time like diminished wrinkles (like of the forehead's "thinking line"), reduction of under eye bags, and more smooth and youthful-looking skin.
Other pluses people note are that the moisturizer absorbs into skin easily and the product lasts for a long time, with one Amazon customer saying she didn't need another Age-Defying Moisturizer for six months.
Buy: $21.95; Amazon.
Radha Beauty Miracle Retinol Moisturizer
Radha Beauty's Miracle Retinol Moisturizer has an impressive five-stor roster totaling almost 3,000. A lot customers who left positive reviews on the retinol cream say they've noticed a reduction of fine lines, a dewier or more glowing complexion, faded dark spots, and that the cream isn't greasy at all.
Buy: $18.95; Amazon
Active Wow Youth Enhancing Eye Gel
Happy customers of Active Wow's Youth Enhancing Eye Gel say that it brightens tired eyes and leaves your face looking refreshed despite how poorly you may have actually slept. The lightweight formula is infused with Green Tea Extracts and Aloe Vera, which is both an invigorating and soothing combination.
Buy: $19.99; Amazon.
Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum
Another of Amara Organics' best-selling anti-aging products on Amazon, and another listed as "Amazon's Choice," is the skin-care brand's Vitamin C Serum with Vitamin E and hyaluronic acid. Over 3,300 people have given this serum five stars, and 84 percent of the 4,430 reviews are either four or five stars.
Some positive results people note are improved skin tone, faded dark spots, and clearer skin with fewer breakouts.
Buy: $17.95; Amazon.
Amara Organics Retinol Cream
Rounding out Amazon's five top-rated anti-aging products is Amara Organics' third product, a retinol cream with hyaluronic acid and Vitamins E and B5. It's another "Amazon's Choice," and satisfied users say it's given them fewer wrinkles, clearer skin with reduced acne, and better overall skin tone.
One stand-out review comes with the disclaimer, "This is going to sound insane," and goes on to say that after just one week using the anti-aging retinol cream at least once a day, a few fine lines on her forehead are "completely" gone.
Buy: $19.95; Amazon.