Anti-Aging Skin Care

Dr Kim’s guide to the best anti aging products for skin in 2016

By Kim Crawford, M.D. Last updated: September 6, 2018
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How to determine what are the best anti aging products for your skin:

The best anti aging products for skincare need to follow some guidelines. Let me dive into the guidelines, ingredients and then the skincare lines which live up to these requirements. Why do we all care so much about getting the best anti-aging products? Well, because there is this thing called real life. In real life, we all have seen the news reports and studies about beauty. Beautiful men and women get better jobs. They make more money. They are more of what society deems as “successful.” We are programmed to want to look young and beautiful. We see the “attainment” of knowledge about the very best anti-aging products as something we must know. Why? So we look our very best and, consequently, feel our very best. We have all bought into this which is why the beauty industry makes so much money.

We live in a ridiculously looksobsessed culture.

It is what it is. Different people may look at someone and decide person A is “more beautiful” physically than person B. Most people who are physically attractive are perceived as such by “the masses.” Consider beautiful movie stars for a minute. Who doesn’t think Angelina and Brad are beautiful, right? One thing most “beautiful people” have in common is they take scrupulous care of their skin. They visibly do use the best anti aging products for their skin and body. It’s evident to me. I take care of my fair share of celebs, so I know this “up close and personal.”

When interviewed, “Gwyneth” will answer “What makes you beautiful?” with all sorts of philosophical answers, but when pressed she will say it’s her skin.  Asking “Christie” the same question will give you the same results. If you ask “Cindy,” a huge “skin nut” with her aunt (who used to work for me- Jill Mattek!) being a fairly famous esthetician who started her out super early, she will also say it’s her skin. Perhaps, I know these three, or maybe I have read it (not telling). With that, I dedicate this article to making you more physically beautiful by doing everything possible to help your skin. That means teaching you how to spot the best anti aging products as well as giving you “my list.”

Beauty Inside and Out

Before I talk about the outside (topical) best anti aging products which are the topic of this article, let’s do a little review of things you may or may not have read on my website. I cover the inside out products you need in the article 8 anti-aging products for your skin. I cover what your basic skin care, esthetic, and mini-plastic surgery tweaking should look like by decade in the article How old do I look.  Then, for general skin health and guidelines in the look younger article, I discuss everything from my anti-inflammatory diet to skin inflammation to sunblock. As long as you are eating whole foods as in just plain “clean eating” your skin will be fine. Remember too, to control your stress and add natural stress relief to your daily regimen, as elevated cortisol and adrenaline negatively impact your skin.

Ive discussed certain things we think of just for health that are great for your skin too such as omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin B12,  alpha-lipoic acid, curcumin, and probiotics. I’ve given you a list of all the advanced dermatology esthetics procedures you can utilize to keep your skin young as long as you live. There is even MORE on the website and in my free ebook you’ll find at the end of this article. There is more information on here about anti-aging skin care too. I define with so much detail the best anti-aging products that you honestly need not ever look elsewhere. Plus, you can always email me or chat me up! It’s a total info-bonanza!

Quality Products Do Matter

Im giving you all of this information because I always want to emphasize great skin is an “effort.” It’s not about slapping the best anti-aging products on your skin and being done with it. Product quality is super important, of course, which is why I’m writing THIS particular article. But again, it’s not “everything”. So, with that let’s talk about what kinds of products you might consider putting on your skin. There are many brands “out there” which claim to be the best anti-aging products, but they contain harmful preservatives making them totally unacceptable right off the bat. The rest of this article will be about serious skin care ingredients and products.

Choosing the Best Anti-Aging Products for your skin: 

Learning what products are best, what to avoid, and the perfect skin regimen is the ideal “trifecta”  before you go on a shopping spree. I will provide a variety of lessons that must be learned beforehand. This is a must read for any age. Of course, I will explain both how and what to pick regarding the major category best anti-aging products you should be looking for. Note you either should use me as your resource or use the internet and google ingredients find all the information you need about the best anti-aging products to spend your hard earned money on.

best anti aging productsSkin care product safety basics:

For all skin care products, the general holistic rule is if you can’t eat it, don’t put it on the skin. Lesson 1 for choosing the best anti-aging products is to not put toxins on your skin. The chemicals in skin products absorb into the body. Once inside the body they are stored and build up over time to toxic levels, resulting in health issues as serious as cancer.

The Organic Consumers Association says, “In just twenty-six seconds after any exposure to chemicals on your skin or in your lungs, traces of these chemicals can be found in every organ of your body. When you put these chemicals on your skin, up to 60 percent will end up in your body and much of it will stay as residuals.” Studies reveal  preservatives such as parabens found in skin care products and cosmetics have been found in breast cancer tissue samples.

lose weight during menopause and brighten skin with a good detoxIt is quite shocking, I know! I recommend everyone uses 2x daily effective detox sprays which bind to “everything” and send it right out in your urine. This is the only way to avoid all chemicals from absorbing and causing damage.

This is what I do, but I am also extremely careful about what I put in my mouth. I filter my shower water and I use “safe skin products”. I’m going to give you the “biggies to avoid” list you should know.

Search for companies that are dedicated to pure ingredients. The best anti aging products for your skin don’t hurt your body and don’t hurt your skin. The toxic ingredients I’m going to discuss harm your skin and reverse the anti-aging effects you are looking to achieve.

Ingredients to Look for and those to avoid:

The Ingredients to look for should be vitamins, minerals, or plant extracts. If you don’t understand what the ingredient is, most likely it is toxic. (Pretty much like when you are purchasing food!) Many preservatives and chemicals are very harmful to general health. Some ingredients in organic products CAN be “fine,” they just “sound funky.” So, when in doubt, just go to and check to see if your product is “approved” as a safe product or email me anytime!

The two most common health-hazardous ingredients are sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and propylene glycol:

SLS is found mainly in shampoos and soaps. SLS has a very dehydrating effect on the skin. It has a degenerative effect on the cell membranes because of its protein-denaturing properties. When combined with other chemicals, SLS can be transformed into nitrosamines, which are carcinogens. Run from a product with this on the label. There is not one best anti aging products in any category which contains SLS. Not one.

Propylene glycol is found in deodorants and skin products. The Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) warns against skin contact with propylene glycol because of possible brain, liver, and kidney abnormalities. The Environmental Protection Agency considers propylene glycol so toxic that it requires workers to wear protective gloves, clothing, and goggles.

Besides watching out for toxic ingredients, you also want to avoid fragrance, alcohol, and glycerin in skin care products. Fragrance is a major skin irritant. I know you like perfume but search for scents which contain essential oils and not human-made chemical fragrances. Your skin will benefit and so will your health. You will also learn what a “chemical smell ”  is versus a natural smell. Guess what? The natural scents will end up smelling divine, and the chemical fragrances which are a multi-billion dollar industry will start to smell just plain toxic to you.

Good “smells” are healthy and can do nice things like lower cortisol levels and increase happy brain chemical levels. You will want to switch out to natural, non-chemical fragrances if you just start giving this alternative a chance. I digressed here! So, back to what’s IN your skin lotions and potions.  Both glycerin and alcohol have led to dehydrated skin that constantly needs moisturizing. The best anti aging products for skin most definitely do not contain glycerin or alcohol.

Where to find the safest and best anti-aging serums and moisturizers:

The top searched for products in consumer surveys are anti-aging serums and moisturizers. Therefore, my focus is on the best anti aging products in these categories more than the others, with cleansers being the next pick. If you are on a “skin care budget” these (serums and moisturizers) are the two most important types of products to purchase. If you are just picking these two things and do not have excessively dry skin, I would suggest the Lifeline Proplus duo as your main products. I’ll discuss this at length in the “serum” section these bottles is cytokines therapy

For an incredibly gentle soap, for face and body, use the Moorspa 4 in 1 bath bar. It is incredibly gentle, smells heavenly and is only $6.00! It lasts forever. Warning: It is so delicious and natural smelling you will kick yourself if you don’t get one for the guests, the sink, and the shower! (Why pay shipping 3x?) All of the Moorspa cleansers are categorized as top rated for efficacy and safety by the website noted above. I’ll give you others in just a moment.

The only two options for achieving flawless skin completely safely is by preparing homemade skin care products or buying 100 percent certified organic skin products, allowing you to avoid toxic chemicals all together.

There is an organization at which allows companies who make claims of purity to submit samples for analysis.

Other best anti aging products in the cleanser category include Dr. Bronner’s castille liquid soaps, Dermalogica cleansing gel, Josie Maran’s organic cleanser, Jurlique’s cleansing gel, Sukiface cleansing clay and Dr. Alkaitis organic purifying facial cleanser. Not all of these are registered with “Skin Deep” but DO appear to be organic and hence safe. They all appear to be effective and high-quality cleansers too.

Moor Spa products are registered with the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Website:

Products are assessed on a scale of 0 to 10 based on the safety of each ingredient and the percentage of each ingredient contained in the product. A score of 0-3 is considered to be low hazard, 4-6 moderate hazard, and 7-10 high hazard. 85% of Moor Spa products were assessed as low hazard, and most of the remainder were in the lowest band for moderate hazard. The highest score was 5 for products containing natural exfoliants.

The overall rating is the best of any spa product line registered on the Skin Deep website. Go to that site to check any skin care line you wish. In a recent New York Times Wellness section, there was an article “Is your lipstick making you sick?” and the site also had a recent article with a similar theme. It’s now quite “in” to make sure your skin care products and cosmetics are safe and effective. You don’t want to risk illness for beauty I’m hoping. Even if you did, there is absolutely no reason for it. The best anti aging products for your skin can be 100% healthy for your skin and your body. There is no need to compromise whatsoever.


Moor Spa’s powerful line of body and face products are dedicated to staying as close as possible to nature, only containing safe, effective, and pure ingredients.

By combining the revitalizing, purifying Moor essence with plant derived cosmeceuticals, unadulterated herbal extracts, and pure essential oils, Moor Spa delivers safe and effective solutions to meet your skin and body care needs.

These products are 100% naturally derived. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) even designates it as a ‘champion’ for its dedication to product safety.


Unlike many products which claim to be natural, Moor Spa is completely free of synthetic preservatives, parabens, sulfates, artificial colors and fragrances and petroleum-derived chemicals such as PEG, propylene glycol or mineral oil. “The source of every ingredient that we use is listed in a 100% Natural Source Guarantee for each product. ”

Although these are examples, I find that Moor Spa and Lifeline ProPlus+ are quite reputable companies that list all of their ingredients (clear of toxins and derived from natural sources). However, it is entirely up to you if you want to be this meticulous of course. But Moorspa, as well as the company which manufactures the Lifeline ProPlus+ products were the only two that fit my total “bill of health” for the safest and best anti-aging serum, moisturizers, cleansers, exfoliants, lotions, masks, and scrubs. These are the best anti aging products, but there are others which are as good. I will reveal you those companies and products as well.

The description I provided on Moorspa is because they are only in spas, so you are likely less familiar with them. Due to my relationship with the owner, I am able to provide these products for you in my store!

Finding the best anti-aging serum for YOU:

 If you can only pick one, this is my #1 recommendation and it beats the skin magic hyaluronic-Vit C serum we have which is better than Dr. Oz’s concoction. The serum that beats it is really revolutionary and is based on stem cell cytokine technology which basically makes your skin respond like young skin again. Here’s the rundown:you look young if you use this product

 Stem cells, Cytokines, and Skin

Popular science these days has a fascination with stem cells, as it is indeed quite revealing about the natural process of healing from damage or disease. Additionally, you can read all about growing new organs and receiving stem cell injections with dramatic effects on recovery from trauma, heart attacks, spinal cord damage, and various organ failures (without fetal cells being used.)

We are still many years away from approved therapies to repair such major insults, but the evidence is accumulating and irrefutable. The effects are indeed “amazing,” even to a cold hard scientific mind.

The major healing effect from stem cell extracts is due to a set of chemicals they manufacture and secrete in repose to the injury. These natural chemicals are called cytokines. Acting as the local command and control operators, the stem cells communicate with local cells in the damaged tissue to coordinate the steps of damage control, wound repair, and healing.

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What do these stem cells have to do with aging?

We start out life with an abundance of mesenchymal stem cells. As newborns, our healing abilities are quite remarkable. Major surgeries performed on babies still in the womb are dramatic and often lifesaving, but at the same time invasive, cutting and burning through fetal skin.

And yet, babies who have such surgeries often emerge at birth with little or no scarring. This observation is fascinating to those involved with the science of wound healing. With recent discoveries in stem cell science, we now have a good explanation.

Over our life span, the number of mesenchymal stem cells in our bodies decline dramatically. We have only 1/100th of the healing power of mesenchymal stem cells available to us at age 60 as we do at birth. Can you imagine? No wonder healing a cut takes so much longer! This is maybe an oversimplification, but serves as a vivid illustration of the relationship between stem cells and aging, and provides one plausible explanation of why healing capacity diminishes over our human lifespan.

That helps to explain the skin’s response to major damaging events, like surgery. What about wrinkles, age spots and skin lesions, including skin cancer? Well, it turns out that much of that is due to accumulated damage over a lifetime. Every day, cells in your skin are damaged, resulting in thousands of microscopic wounds. Photoaging (damage from the sun’s radiation) tops the list, but there are many other damaging elements in the environment around us. Chemicals (including makeup), smoking, diet, even gravity – all of these things play a role.

Will you please get to the point?

Because they’re several generations away from the source, adult stem cells (from fat or bone marrow) are far less potent than stem cells closer to the original egg. The growth factors extracted from adult stem cells have considerably less value in creating a proliferation of new skin cells.

That is why the one and only skincare product line which holds the patent to use the most potent parthenogenetic stem cells is by far the most powerful anti-aging skincare product on the market at this writing. The products are from Lifeline Proplus. I always carry the #1 products and recently switched out; more on this in a moment

used to produce metabolism boosters that workHow do Lifeline® products work?

The most potent human stem cells are those which are active early in life.

Lifeline® Proplus Skin Care uses unfertilized human eggs to create stem cell extracts.

This is a critical distinction. The discovery was patented to help cure diseases back in 2007.

Eggs are taken from screened, young, healthy donors and tricked into dividing. There is no fertilization making these stem cells much more potent and entirely ethical.

When you read how these cells are processed, sterilized, etc., you will find it more pleasing to use these products than those made from liposuction or bone marrow extracts from not-always-healthy adults. In comparison with other stem cell skin care products made with adult cells, Lifeline Proplus+ is an entirely new way to treat wrinkles, age spots, and lack of skin firmness. While consumers of adult stem cell products are asking “what are cytokines?”, users of these products are asking about peptides, growth factors, and more.

Lifeline® Skin Care uses “nanotechnology” to create microscopic molecules which penetrate the skin, delivering stem cell extracts to the layers of skin where collagen and elastin are made. It’s the only stem cell product which delivers “the goods” right to the dermis due to the teensy particles which make up the serums. I’ll discuss “other” stem cell products shortly.

I want to tell you that “growth factors” are useful but they only do part of the job that stem cell extracts do. However, they do work and are worth mentioning.

Those products are: Innarah Line Smoothing Treatment Serum (product obtained from elk antlers which I don’t personally find thrilling), Medik8 Growth Factor, Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Prime, E’shee Alpha and Omega Gene Therapy Eye Cream and AQ Skin Solutions Eye Serum. It is my opinion that you will get results from any of these products.

Aging skin – health and esthetics:

anteage serum would work wonders for this skinYou might be wondering how all of this scientific gobbledygook I spouted off about those stem cells affects aging skin. When we think of how old we look it’s largely about how much our skin has visibly aged.

It is about the amount of time we have spent on the earth accumulating damage (our chronological age) and is our diminishing ability to respond to damaged skin with our inborn, restorative system of healing. This is something which obviously affects health. That’s another article, though! I won’t veer off and put you to sleep here!

At any age, the appearance of healthy skin makes us look younger and again, how you treat your body on the inside greatly impacts this. This brings us back to the divergence between chronological age and apparent age. We cannot stop aging from occurring, but there are things we can do to improve our skin health. We may not be younger, but we can certainly look younger by doing “the right things.”

How can I look younger?

You follow all of my advice (LOL!)

Understanding how your stem cells work is just the beginning. Of course, there is much more that you can do. I am not discounting the effects of any ingredients that I will mention next, but I am recommending that you add the Lifeline ProPlus+ serums to your skin care regimen. The “duo” comes with a day serum and a night serum, and it just works better than anything out there. In fact, I recently switched from another stem cell product due to a head to head comparison where the Lifeline Proplus+ totally out-performed the other product.  But again, you will get some results by trying any of the “growth factor” serums listed above.

I would be doing you an injustice if I didn’t mention the other brands which are also adult stem cell cytokine products so, here you go: ReLuma by Vestiage, Stem Factor Serum by Osmosis, Luminesce by Jeunesse and U Autologous by Personal Cell Sciences. These are all compared to the bone marrow derived product and the oocyte-derived ProPlus product in the article referenced above.anteage md

Is the Lifeline Proplus serum for everyone?

If you are on a strict skin care budget and can only pick one serum, I would go with the night serum, and that’s final.

Now let’s talk about ingredients to look for in other serums.

Antioxidants for Sun Damage and Wrinkles:

Antioxidants can counter “free radicals” that damage DNA as they are natural substances made up of vitamins and minerals. Damaged skin cells can speed up aging with wrinkles, dry skin, dark circles under eyes, dull skin, and more.

Antioxidants have shown to repair damage and slow skin aging:

Vitamin A, Vitamin C, CoEnzyme Q-10 (CoQ-10), Vitamin E, Bioflavonoids, and Polyphenols are at the top of the list. Vitamin C serum has become popular lately, and the science bears out that it does help! Most people benefit from a good Vitamin C-hyaluronic acid serum as one of “their serums.”  Feurulic acid and Copper peptides containing serum (copper being better) have protective properties. Copper peptides help restore the moisture barrier on “overworked skin.”

If you’re thinking “what about vitamin C-hyaluronic acid products?,” it works, if done right (see that skin magic article linked above for the total facts). You DO want a serum “done right” with a lower level of C. You also want the the hyaluronic acid to be sodium hyaluronate so it can penetrate and actually WORK. If this is “done right” then your Hyaluronic-Vitamin C serum can be one of your best anti-aging products in the serum category. The issue is most people get the wrong hyaluronic acid, the wrong C, and the wrong concentration of C. All of this is taken care of in my “kit.” Just click and learn there if you need to get the facts. I will NEVER steer you wrong.

And here are more ingredients which tend to be natural and plant based:

Acai oil

Alpha-lipoic acid

Green tea extract


Caffeine                          green tea is one of the supplements to boost metabolism

Salicylic acid

Retinoic acid

Hyaluronic acid

Alpha-Lipoic Acid

DMAE (not synthetic)

Extracts of fruits and herbs

Natural palmitoyl tri-peptide

A great inside and outside antioxidant for the skin:

Alpha-lipoic acid is made by the body and is in every cell. As an antioxidant, it attacks free radicals throughout the body — it can penetrate skin-cell membranes to destroy them. Alpha-lipoic acid is touted commercially as a substance that can diminish fine lines and wrinkles, diminish pores, and give skin a healthy glow. I give this orally to people as it DOES work from the inside out too!

competitor product causes short term memory lossNote that our platinum supreme serum is a very nice mix of Alpha-lipoic acid and DMAE as well as palmitoyl tripeptide (plant based). I’ll talk about DMAE and palmitoyl tripeptide next.

DMAE, Natural Palmitoyl tripeptide and fruit and herbal extracts:

DMAE is another topical anti-inflammatory agent. If you read any of the scientific stuff above you’ll recall the association between skin aging and skin inflammation. Natural palmitoyl tripeptide plumps up fine lines and is in our plumping serum. That ingredient, the DMAE plus alpha lipoic acid is also in the platinum supreme serum above. All of this, the organic ingredients, and the affordability, when comparing to super expensive serums, makes me easily place this into the best anti aging product for skin – serum category. No question about it. All you need to do is try it and look at yourself 2 weeks after starting it.

Green Tea Extract and Caffeine

Tea and coffee are full of nutrients called polyphenols which fight free radicals. Research shows the ingredients in tea can reduce sun damage and may protect skin from skin cancer when applied topically. Using green tea extract under sunscreen may yield a double dose of protection. Polyphenols in creams and lotions may also slow signs of aging and slightly reduce sagging skin. It does indeed seem to reduce wrinkles.

prevents placquingAcai Oil

Acai berries are rich in antioxidants. When cold-pressed, acai berry extract oil may fight aging by healing sun damage and smoothing wrinkles. Antioxidant levels in acai oil remain high, even after it’s stored.

Though studies have yet to confirm the benefits of acai oil on the skin, it is in masks, creams, cleansers, exfoliating scrubs, body butters, and serums.

Hyaluronic acid

Topical Vitamin C is a “must” for topical antioxidant efficacy. When combined with hyaluronic acid it’s super effective. However, you need to know what you are doing when choosing a product. One thing that is puzzling to me is that we KNOW most forms of hyaluronic acid don’t easily penetrate the skin due to “long chain” particle size and insufficient concentration, yet no one seems to talk about this. Ours penetrates so don’t worry!

how to look youngerWe do know that it stimulates collagen and it is a prime physiologic ingredient of skin that we lose as we age. If you are going to buy a hyaluronic acid product I have found an easy fun trick to make even the best anti-aging serum containing Vitamin C and short chain hyaluronic acid (what we have of course) work even better.

Before applying, take a couple of minutes and use a “facial roller” to enhance skin penetration. These rollers (you don’t need more than a .5 mm; a 1.5 mm roller will make marks and can’t be used daily as the .5 mm size can) are found for a very low price on Amazon.

All it takes is 90 seconds, and besides the LifeLine Propus+ nighttime serum, our renewal serum is the next most popular anti-aging serum. Put this on, roll for 90 seconds, wait 1 minute, and then continue your regimen.

This is the “hottest trend, ” but for once hot means it works. Questions about it? Just ask me! (The routine is a little different with a 1.5 mm roller or a professional 2.0 mm roller treatment).

Alpha-hydroxy acid, Salicylic acid (2% max), and Retinoic acid

These ingredients fight the appearance of aging, but they also aid in adult acne including fading most types of acne scars as well. Retinoic acid is from vitamin A (though not the kind found naturally in carrots and other orange-red vegetables) creams. They require a prescription and work by gradually stimulating the formation of new collagen. For best results, dermatologists recommend creams with .025 or .05 percent tretinoin (another name for retinoic acid).

Other serum products with safe ingredients which also work well: Tata Harper Boosted Contouring Serum and Intelligent nutrients organic serum make it to the top of my best anti aging products/serum category list for 2016.

Alpha- hydroxy acid lotions can be used to lighten spots, shrink pores and diminish the look of fine lines which are not around the eyes. If you are using one, then I would suggest a gentle salicylic acid cleanser to augment the process. You need one that is gentle, so you don’t “fry” your skin.

You can further lighten spots without any of the “frying” effects by using skin lightening serums. Regarding “other serums” and how many layers, you will need to decide or just ask me! I’ll give you a customized program if you’d like. The best anti aging products may vary from person to person. In a perfect world, you’d check all labs with me and get a personal consultation. Then I can cover it all for you.

How to Choose the Best Moisturizer:

Everyone has different skin types, so each moisturizer has different goals. Picking out the best moisturizer for your skin depends on what your skin needs. Consider the following skin conditions when choosing a moisturizer:

Dry skin/Oily skin/Normal skin/Acne -prone skin/Red skin/eczema, atopic dermatitis, or sensitive skin

Moisturizers with or without sunscreen

Pick a moisturizer with good ingredients for your skin, and enjoy your healthier skin. Do review the ingredients and read exactly the skin that it works for.

An effective moisturizer will have a combination of ingredients that:

Replenishes the skin’s natural ingredients that help maintain its structure.

Cut down on damage from free-radicals=has anti-oxidants (refer to the list in the serum section)

Help the cells function more normally.

Good Moisturizer Ingredients:

 the benefits of nitric oxide are found in this cream Glycerol – Helps water and other moisturizer ingredients penetrate the skin to get where they are needed.

Ceramides – Helps replenish the skin’s natural oils. Makes the how to tighten skin list.

Hydroxy Acids – Helps with exfoliation of dead skin cells. Due to the skin refinement you get, they also make the total skin refinement meaning pore-shrinking list.

Niacinamide – Helps the skin produce more natural oils, and may also help reverse the signs of sun-damaged skin, like brown spots and blotchiness (in our radiance serum and some moisturizers too.)

Natural oils that can be used as a moisturizer:
Grape seed oil

It helps to protect the skin from premature aging. The skin easily absorbs Grape seed oil, instead of sitting on top of the skin as some inferior Vitamin C preparations do.


It is naturally present in skin, but the amount drops rapidly after age twenty-five, leading to dry, aging skin. Squalene reduces free radical oxidative damage to the skin. It also stimulates the skin’s natural ability to regenerate, nourish, and hydrate tissue.

Shark liver oil

This oil is considered the richest source, with smaller amounts found in olive oil. The skin quickly absorbs both without leaving an oily residue.

Rosehip seed oil

It prevents and reverses photoaging. Rosehip seed oil is high in essential unsaturated fatty acids, specifically oleic, linoleic, and linolenic. It is also high in vitamin A and retinoic acid, a natural constituent similar to tretinoin. In a two-year study, rosehip seed oil was applied to patients with scars. The results were pretty darned remarkable. Continuous application of rosehip seed oil effectively reduced the appearance of scars.appetite suppressant natural

Jojoba oil

It is a powerful moisturizer. It has a composition very similar to human skin oil (sebum). Applying jojoba oil balances oil production in the skin because it may trick the skin into thinking it is producing enough oil. Also, Jojoba oil has anti-inflammatory properties topically too!

Borage seed oil

This oil contains a high percentage of gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), a natural fatty acid that maintains healthy skin and repairs tissue damage. A study found borage seed oil was able to restore the softness and moisture of scaly, dry skin.

Avocado oil

This oil is perfect for sensitive and dry skin since it is rich in nutrients such as vitamins A, D, and E. It is possibly helpful for eczema and psoriasis. Avocado oil also penetrates the skin easily.

Sea buckthorn oil

It is rich in nutrients such as vitamins A, C, E, and carotenoids. It likely helps to prevent premature skin aging.

Besides our Moorspa Platinum Supreme cream which I love, here are some great moisturizers which as always are organic, safe and effective:

Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream is a lovely smelling, light day moisturizer. This whole line is quite nice, actually and is one of the few that I feel rivals the excellence in the MoorSpa products. Her daily revitalizing eye cream is a wonderful eye cream. Amala Beauty’s Rejuvenating Advanced Firming Complex is a luxurious moisturizer, with a “feel” similar to the Moorspa platinum supreme cream. It is wonderful for nighttime replenishment and made in a very eco-friendly manner.

Eminence Organic Skin Care is another wonderful company and their light, and heavy moisturizers are packed with lovely and effective organic ingredients. The lighter one is called Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream which truly smells just heavenly. The heavier one is called Eminence Monoi Age Corrective Night Cream. You can’t go wrong with any of the moisturizers on this list. They are all amongst the very best anti-aging products for skin in the best moisturizers category. I can really give a two thumbs up type of recommendation to the products on the list.

The Path to Skincare Success

At this point, I am hoping I have you on the path to knowing how to pick the best anti-aging products for skincare that will work for you and your skincare needs. I didn’t go into things like best exfoliants because I assume you will take the names of the best anti aging skin care products LINES and then “see what they have.”

I am all about quality.

This means the best anti aging products for your skin for the most reasonable price. Cheap stuff is cheap stuff. The results from “cheap stuff” is just plain, cheap! That’s why I haven’t gone into bargain basement priced brands. They just plain don’t “do anything.”  My concern is you find a great serum and use that ONE product as your product to increase collagen, elastin and reduce your fine lines, etc.

It’s more important that you use good, non-toxic products that won’t cause harm and will do SOME good. This is better than choosing a whole line of “intermediary” products that contain an OK cleanser, and OK “whatever,” but nothing really fabulous. Get fabulous products that you can afford and use non-harmful products for the rest of your regimen. The best anti aging products for skin are what will accomplish your goals.

Most of us want a product to protect our skin from free radical damage while it does its job to increase our skin’s building blocks and method of hydration. The three things we want to keep our eye on are collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. The best anti-aging products for our skin are not necessarily the most expensive products, either. I have mentioned some products in this article which are indeed very good products. Some, IMHO are over-priced.

About Moor Spa 

I have known the Moor Spa “team” for about 30 years and know their corporate culture. They are quite “green,” are very “animal-loving” (big one for me!) and do care about their customers. The CEO is a lovely man and always seems to want to “do the right thing.” The corporate culture at ISCO (the parent company for LifeLine Proplus+) seems to be impeccable too.  These things are quite important to me as a business owner and a responsible citizen. Any product I’m supporting has a large bill to fill. I have not investigated the products I’m recommending to you regarding how the company feels about XYZ. I’m just giving you, the consumer, my research on the efficacy of the products chosen for discussion.


  1. My dermatologist told me that Roc was what he suggested as far as bang for the buck? I will have to look at the ingredience when I get home.
    He mentioned whatever you use it should have retinal?

    • Hi Rich,
      Roc is one of those products I classified as “cheap”-the results are in accordance with the price indeed. Retinol is an ingredient in the AnteAge DUO. Most people DO indeed benefit from retinol, yes.

  2. Great article and I have received my skin kit and have some questions.

    • HI Susan,
      Just go to contact and pick “for Dr.Kim” and write me a message and I’ll answer you on email so we can get your questions answered pronto!

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