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The 10 Best Anti-Ageing Treatments for Men Over 40

By Alex Bryson - 4 years ago | Updated
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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 cosmetics 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 anti-ageing formula that best fits your own requirements.

ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Ultra Rich Marine Cream

£83.99 £95.00 (12% off)

This super-lightweight moisturiser utilises anti-ageing marine algae and emollient cocoa butter to visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles, leaving skin looking and feeling more youthful. It's specifically crafted to lift and firm-up all skin types and complexions.

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum

£65.00 £84.91 (24% off)

Thanks to an infusion of advanced retinol, amongst other high-powered ingredients, this eye serum has a transformative effect on one of your body's most immediately noticeable areas.

Dermalogica Phyto Nature Serum

£115.50 £153.05 (25% off)

Dermalogica is a brand that has dedicated itself to providing high-end skin products. And this skin serum is no exception, combining a three-phase approach with a whole host of nourishing ingredients. Highly-active botanicals with biomimetic technology soften fines lines and balances your skin for a youthful finish.

REN Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm

£36.80 £46.00 (20% off)

This REN moisturising balm 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.

REN Brightening Dark Circle Eye Cream

£39.20 £49.00 (20% off)

Much as the name suggests, this REN innovation enables you to exert some control over the ageing process. Here, that means using bioactive ingredients to reduce the appearance of the fine lines, dark circles and dullness 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

£60.90 £87.00 (30% off)

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.

Institut Esthederm Intensif Vitamine C Cream

£69.00 £69.91 (2% off)

In this case, total revitalisation stems from an Institut Esthederm day cream that reinforces your skin's inherent strength. A vitamin C complex and other nourishing ingredients builds moisture levels within the skin, leaving it energised, hydrated and stronger.

REN Bio Retinoid Youth Concentrate Oil

£43.20 £57.48 (25% off)

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 bidens pilosa, along with the nourishing effects of sea buckthorn oil and hydration is provided by carefully selected omega-rich rosehip oil.

ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Mask

£27.82 £52.00 (47% off)

A winner at the 2017 GQ Grooming Awards, this ELEMIS face mask 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.

Why not also check out The Best Face Masks for Men and 8 Ways to Treat Men's Dry Skin.

Alex Bryson

Written by Alex Bryson

Alex has over six years of experience as a writer. He demonstrates exceptional grooming knowledge and has a natural skill for following current trends.

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