Cheat Sheet

The real science behind warding off wrinkles.

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1 | Murad Intensive Resurfacing Peel gently removes dead skin cells with bamboo beads and durian extracts. $165;

2 | An ideal daytime companion, RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer With SPF 30 combines retinol and sunscreen. $20; at drugstores.

3 | Clinique CX R+ De-Aging Cream is the ultimate before-bedtime cocktail of retinol, antioxidants and peptides. $225; at Bergdorf Goodman.

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1 | 3LAB has addressed the instability of vitamin C in its Perfect Repair serum by matching the vitamin with a molecule that keeps it from oxidizing. $175;

2 | Rich in hyaluronic acid and antioxidants, Biologique Recherche Serum Yall~02 moisturizes and plumps up skin. $75;

3 | La Prairie packs six different antioxidants into its Anti-Aging Longevity Serum. $210;

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1 | N.V. Perricone, M.D. StimulCell mixes peptides, proteins and lipids with hyaluronic acid and the firming agent DMAE to promote repair of damaged skin cells. $155;

2 | Isomers Renovage Sirtuin Telomere Supporting Concentrate products use an enzyme to lengthen the cell cycle. $199;

3 | Lancôme High Résolution Collaser-5X contains rice peptides to boost collagen production. $65;

4 | Chanel Hydramax + Active cream firms with a fruit extract that stimulates the production of enzymes in the skin. $65;

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Chantecaille Vital Essence serum

1 | Chantecaille Vital Essence serum uses arbutin and retinol to reduce age spots. $98;

2 | Dr. Brandt’s new Laser Lightning Night Cream contains albatin, mushroom and citrus extracts to fade sun spots. $110;