Peter Thomas Roth Laser-Free Resurfacer With Dragon Blood’s Complex
Treat it like your magic potion. The main ingredient–dragon’s blood, a red resin that is extracted from a tree that grows only in the Amazon—is said to increase elasticity and improve your skin texture.
It’s expensive, all right. But so is upgrading from coach to first class. The payoff? “My skin was noticeably more supple,” said one tester. “Such an indulgent treat before going to bed.” To buy: $390, chanel.com.
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Best Anti-Aging Treatment for Combination Skin
Darphin Stimulskin Plus
Dry and oily patches need equal attention. This cream contains retinol to exfoliate and even out the complexion, plus wheat proteins to soften the skin. To buy: $242, darphin.com.
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Best Anti-Aging Treatment for Normal Skin
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Serum
The antioxidant idebenone protects skin from free radicals, which speed up cellular aging. "My fine lines really seemed to diminish," a tester said. To buy: $159, elizabetharden.com.
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Best Anti-Aging Treatment for Sensitive Skin
MD Skincare Hydra-Pure Intense Moisture Cream
Genistein, a component of soy, boosts hydration, while evening-primrose oil calms the skin. This cream is also free of synthetic fragrance.