Renew & Refresh

Looking to rejuvenate your skin to a more youthful-looking state? Update your beauty routine with this hit list of products, featuring tried-and-true ingredients that work: retinol and vitamin C.

The all-around hero

No7 Advanced Retinol 1.5% Complex Night Concentrate is destined to be your skincare routine’s multi-talented overachiever. The formula addresses many of the most common concerns: It helps to minimize fine lines, even out skin tone, firm and lift, add radiance and make pores less noticeable. You can credit the two powerhouse ingredients, combined in a single No7 product for the first time: a slow-release 1.5% retinol complex and the anti-aging peptide Matrixyl 3000+.

The glow enhancer

Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Brightening Treatment with Ferment² + Vitamin C is like the skincare equivalent of golden hour — it puts everything in a more flattering light (who needs a filter?). It tackles dark spots, post-acne hyperpigmentation and overall dullness with ingredients that go to work on multiple layers of the skin: vitamin C, an exclusive yeast ferment and a proprietary molasses ferment. Plus, it’s made with gentle skin refinishers that help improve texture, so your luminous face will feel silky-soft, too.

The wrinkle remedy

Shiseido Vital Perfection Intensive WrinkleSpot Treatment takes aim at multiple signs of aging, especially deep wrinkles and dark spots, which are notorious tricky-to-treat concerns. The concentrated cream formula delivers results with a combination of retinol, 4MSK (a Shiseido-developed brightening ingredient) and innovative ReNeura Technology++, which is essentially a wake-up call for your skin.

The star-worthy secret

Lancer Advanced C Radiance Treatment with Vitamin C Collagen Cofactor 10x is the next best thing to visiting the Beverly Hills clinic of Dr. Harold Lancer, the celebrity dermatologist behind this skincare brand. Apply the velvety formula daily to tackle fine lines and wrinkles while brightening skin, thanks to a dynamic duo: retinol and 10 percent stabilized vitamin C. The waterless, shea butter–enriched cream also leaves your skin feeling pampered and moisturized.

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