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The 10 Best Anti-Ageing Treatments for Men Over 40
Whether it's the day's last train pulling away from the platform or else the opponent's striker bundling in a very late, very dodgy winner, we've all seen more than enough evidence that time waits for no man. And, unfortunately, what is true of life is also true of our skin, which can start to behave in unfamiliar ways once we reach the far side of 40. As a result, even the most avowed cosmetiphobes are advised to reach for a well-targeted skin treatment, which can help bring back a degree of control and vitality. It's not, after all, about somehow bypassing or cheating the ageing process, but instead about keeping a grip on things and looking the best you can at any given age.
That's why we've scoured some of our favourite brands and pulled together this list of 10 great skin care treatments. We've done the research and the legwork – you just need to pick the formula that best fits your own requirements.
Kiehl's Age Defender Moisturiser For Men
This super-lightweight moisturiser utilises cypress extract to visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles, leaving skin looking and feeling more youthful. Produced by New York institution Kiehl's, it's specifically crafted to lift and firm-up male complexions.
Anthony High Performance Continuous Moist Eye Cream
The skin care specialists at Anthony are able to stimulate blood circulation around the eyes with this formula, which delivers its benefits via a time-release action. Thanks to infusions of shea butter, squalane and carrot root, amongst other high-powered ingredients, this eye cream has a transformative effect on one of your body's most immediately noticeable areas.
Jack Black Protein Booster Skin Serum
Not actually anything to do with the hirsute School of Rock star, Jack Black is a brand that has dedicated itself to providing high-end grooming items. And this skin serum is no exception, combining green tea with omega-3 fatty acids and whole host of unique complexes. From Revonage, which increases moisture by up to 58%, to Matrixyl 3000, a wrinkle-reducing peptide, the formula is packed full of youth-revealing actives.
L'Oréal Paris Men Expert Vita Lift 5 Daily Moisturiser
This L'Oréal moisturiser tackles the five clearest signs of ageing: wrinkles, dullness, dryness, discomfort and slackness. By systematically addressing every one of these complaints with a precise and targeted treatment, the formula is able to bring about clear results without leaving behind a sticky or greasy residue.
AHAVA Age Control All In One Eye Cream
Much as the name suggests, this AHAVA innovation enables you to exert some control over the ageing process. Here, that means using Dead Sea ingredients to reduce the appearance of the wrinkles and slack skin that can gather around the eyes.
Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic & Retinol Anti-Ageing Moisturiser
This moisturiser is bursting with skin-restoring actives, brought together through the latest scientific methods. The all-important retinol, a vitamin A derivative, helps stimulate cellular regeneration, while ferulic acid both accentuates the latter's effects and defends against free radicals.
Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus Eye Cream
A new look for one of Perricone MD's most iconic formulas, this eye cream doesn't just correct the appearance of dark circles, but also removes puffiness, as well as lifting, firming and smoothing the skin itself. Crow's feet and fine lines do not have to become defining features.
Shiseido Men Total Revitalizer Cream
In this case, total revitalisation stems from a Shiseido cream that reinforces your skin's inherent strength. A Marine Protein Complex builds moisture levels within the skin, leaving it energised, hydrated and stronger. In studies conducted by the brand, as many as 90% of respondents said that their skin felt immediately more supple after application.
REN Bio Retinoid Anti-Ageing Cream
REN are a fixture of lists like this, and with good reason. Their commitment to clean, ethical business is backed up by brilliantly effective formulas. This particular example distils the smoothing benefits of beggar's tick flower, along with the retinol-boosting effects of babchi seed and the lift provided by carefully selected microalgae.
ELEMIS Pro Collagen Marine Mask
A winner at the 2017 GQ Grooming Awards, this ELEMIS creation is orientated around the deep sea algae (clearly the ingredient du jours) padina pavonica, a super-charged means bettering your skin's suppleness, elasticity and moisture-levels. Backed up by a supporting cast that includes the antioxidant-rich ginkgo biloba, it's little wonder that formula has wowed consumers and judges alike.
As increasing numbers of men opt to look after their skin a little better, brands are competing to imbue their formulas with the most potent ingredients and the very latest skin science. This enhanced competition is, clearly, brilliant for rest of us; there's never been a better time to start looking after your skin.
Written by Alex Bryson
I write about everything and anything grooming or fragrance-related. If it smells expensive or has ‘for men’ tagged on the end, I’ve probably got an opinion on it.