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The 10 Best Anti-Aging Treatments for Men Over 40

By Alex Bryson - 2 years ago | Updated
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Whether it's the day's last train pulling away from the platform or your sports team losing in the last seconds, we realize 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 aging 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 favorite 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 formula that best fits your own requirements.

Murad Renewing Eye Cream

Murad Renewing Eye Cream


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

REN Bio Retinoid Youth Concentrate Oil

REN Bio Retinoid Youth Concentrate Oil

$49.10 $70.14 (30% 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.

REN Brightening Dark Circle Eye Cream

REN Brightening Dark Circle Eye Cream


Much as the name suggests, this REN innovation enables you to exert some control over the aging 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.

Clinique for Men Anti-Age Eye Cream

Clinique for Men Anti-Age Eye Cream


Another eye product all men will love is this one from Clinique's For Men range, a fast-absorbing and lightweight cream packed with squalane, caffeine, shea butter and more. Say good-bye to dark circles, wrinkles and crow's feet.

The Ordinary Multi Peptide + HA Serum

The Ordinary Multi Peptide + HA Serum


Looking for a no-nonsense, science-led anti-ageing skincare product? The Ordinary is your port of call, with serums like this one, which is packed with five peptides, skin-friendly amino acids and hyaluronic acid in multiple weights. It offers intense hydration and plumping to fill out wrinkles and give you a more youthful complexion.

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Fresh Day Serum

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Fresh Day Serum


If you're looking to splash out on a serum, then try this brightening, antioxidant-packed one from Drunk Elephant. 14% pure L-ascorbic acid, a highly potent strain of vitamin C, rejuvenates and protects your skin from environmental stressors that can age your skin prematurely.

Q+A Caffeine Eye Serum

Q+A Caffeine Eye Serum


Like The Ordinary, Q+A offer simple and relatively inexpensive products that suit every man's skin and wallet.

The caffeine in this eye cream will wake you right up, improving microcirculation to refresh and de-puff your eye area, while green tea protects your skin with antioxidants. Yum!

Q+A Collagen Face Cream

Q+A Collagen Face Cream


Another anti-ageing favorite from Q+A is this moisturizer, which uses seaweed-derived collagen peptides to plump your skin and shea butter to hydrate. See your skin's firmness, elasticity and softness improve while wrinkles are prevented!

The INKEY List Bakuchiol Moisturiser

The INKEY List Bakuchiol Moisturizer

$11.49 $16.14 (29% off)

This moisturizer from The INKEY List is also a great choice for the maturing man's complexion, thanks to the power of bakuchiol, which is a natural and gentler retinol alternative that improves fine lines, uneven skin and texture. You'll also get long-lasting hydration from squalane and sacha inchi oil.

Mario Badescu Anti Ageing Kit

Mario Badescu Anti Aging Kit


And if you'd prefer to take out all the research and guesswork, pick up a set with everything you need, like this kit from Mario Badescu. Complete with a cleanser, toner, SPF moisturizer, eye cream and mask, you're all set for battling dull, tired and maturing skin.

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!

If you're looking for a bit of extra pampering, we recommend checking out these Top Face Masks for Men as the perfect complement to your new and improved anti-aging routine.

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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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