We all know that person. You know, the one who looks like they’re 20, but they’re actually 40 or 50. The person who looks youthfully preserved in time and doesn’t really seem to have changed in the years that you’ve known them. They probably get carded all the time. And all you want to ask them is for their exact beauty-and-skincare routine—and also maybe what kind of witchcraft and sorcery they’ve been doing to have such perfect skin.
Listen, I know getting older is just a part of life. There’s no stopping it, but there’s also no shame in aging, either. I always like to think of it as getting wiser and more comfortable with myself each year. But I also don’t think there’s anything wrong with wanting to protect your skin from some of the signs of aging: loss of elasticity, more sensitivity, fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, etc. You don’t really need to look far for products that will help in that department. There’s no shortage of lotions, serums, eye creams, and oils to preserve your skin. But the downside is a lot of them are expensive, and some might flat-out not work.
So if you’re looking for the products that those seemingly ageless people use (and that are actually effective), I did the research for you and rounded up the skincare buys of both editors and celebs alike. See my homework below.