1. Bio-essence Bio-Snail Repair & Smooth Cream EX, $39.90
With a blend of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) herbs such as angelica, wolfberry and ginseng, and the brand’s snail extract, this lightweight face cream deeply hydrates skin while accelerating skin repair and renewal for smoother and brighter skin.
2. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+, $30
This classic offering from Clinique helps strengthen skin’s moisture barrier (reportedly by 54 per cent) to help your skin better retain moisture so it looks more supple and youthful.
3. Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer, $50
This oil-free moisturiser helps re-energise dull and lacklustre skin (both symptoms of premature skin ageing) with skin-boosting ingredients such as panax ginseng and coffee bean, to restore a youthful glow to skin.
4. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer, $40
As skin ages, it' less capable of holding on to moisture naturally and it loses moisture easily. This lightweight cream has ceramides, a proven-effective ingredient that helps repair and support skin structure to combat ageing effects, as well as shea butter, meadowfoam seed oil and avocado oil to nourish and hydrate skin.
5. Saturday Skin Waterfall Glacier Water Cream, $49
Your skin starts ageing once you hit your 20s, so don’t wait till your mid-30s to start slathering on preventive ageing and anti-ageing creams. This paraben-free gel cream has minerals and a blend of plant extracts, amino acids and ferments to help calm and soothe skin (irritation and inflammation accelerates skin ageing). Plus, it makes skin softer and more supple.
6. Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 Day Cream (Normal), $26.90
This day cream has niacinamide (a form of vitamin B3), which is said to help improve the production of ceramides in skin, to plump wrinkles and fine lines and even out skin texture. It also has antioxidant-rich green tea to combat free radical damage which leads to accelerated skin ageing.
7. Jowae Wrinkle Smoothing Rich Cream, $50
Suitable for dry and sensitive skin types, this moisturiser has antioxidant-rich Lumiphenols, Jowae’s signature ingredient, and red ginseng to help protect skin against free radical damage and rejuvenate skin. It also helps smooth out skin texture and brighten up skin tone for a more youthful-looking glow.
8. L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 New Skin Anti-Aging Day Cream, $41.90
This soft, creamy moisturiser has a blend of ingredients, including adenosine and pro-xylane, to plump wrinkles and boost the production of collagen, which improves skin density and firmness. There is also a mild exfoliating ingredient that helps smooth out pores and refine skin texture, and encourage cellular turnover for brighter, younger-looking skin.
9. Hada Labo Retinol Anti-Aging + 3D Lifting Gel, $41.90
If you have oily and combination skin and prefer lighter, gel-type moisturisers, this is the anti-ageing face cream for you. It has retinol (vitamin A), which is known for its ability to diminish the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles, and hydrolysed collagen and hyaluronic acid which helps plump and firm skin.
10. Mamonde Moisture Ceramide Light Cream, $45
Hibiscus extract and ceramides in this lightweight cream help strengthen skin barrier functions, to keep moisture locked in for smoother and plumper-looking skin. The flower extract also encourages skin cell turnover, and is said to prevent elastin breakdown, so skin appears firmer and more supple.