Anti-aging means different things to different people. For some, genetics, sleep and sunscreen are the secrets to eternal youth, whereas for others, they're only just the start.
If you would prefer to supplement your eight hours with, dare I say, a retinol, then I would wager at least some of Sephora's anti-aging best-sellers have made their way to your beauty wish list. Whether you're looking to firm, brighten, protect or regenerate your skin, Sephora Canada is home to dozens of anti-aging favourites, many of which come backed by thousands of reviews.
With more than 2,400 reviews each and average ratings of four stars or higher, reviewers promise these "holy grail" skincare products are worth their weight in gold.
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1. 7,400 reviews: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel
Average rating: 4.5 stars
The details: Dr. Dennis Gross's cult-favourite daily peel pads are a tried-and-true skincare staple for thousands. The two-step AHA/BHA peel pads are pre-dosed with seven acids to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, pores, and shine.
Promising review: According to one reviewer, the pads are the "best chemical peel [on] the market." A "tiny holy grail," says another.
2. 5,200 reviews: Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One AHA Lactic Acid Treatment
Average rating: 4.3 stars
The details: An AHA serum with lactic acid, this fan-favourite from Sunday Riley targets the look of pores, hyperpigmentation, and dark spots while clinically improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Promising review: It's my "ride or die" serum, according to one shopper. "I thought it was over-hyped and too pricey, but when I finally tried it, I was in awe," they write. It "instantly plumped my skin and gave it a beautiful radiance." Adding, "my pores look clean and visibly smaller because they aren't as clogged."
3. 4,100 reviews: Tatcha The Water Cream Oil-Free Pore Minimizing Moisturizer
Average rating: 4 stars
The details: Allegedly one of Meghan Markle's go-to skincare brands, this oil-free, anti-aging water cream is packed with powerful botanicals to hydrate and promote poreless-looking skin.
Promising review: "Hands down my favourite moisturizer," raves one shopper. "It will forever be my favourite. So hydrating and non-greasy. It's light and feels fresh and almost cooling on my skin."
4. 3,400 reviews: Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum
Average rating: 4.3 stars
The details: This AHA/BHA night serum resurfaces congested skin by lifting away dead skin cells. According to the brand, the serum will help visibly improve skin tone, texture, fine lines, wrinkles and pores.
Promising review: It's a "holy grail" product, according to one shopper. "I tried to go a few days without it and my skin is breaking out like crazy. [No] dupes work the same."
5. 3,100 reviews: Origins GinZing Ultra-Hydrating Energy-Boosting Cream
Average rating: 4.4 stars
The details: A super-rich, energy-boosting cream, this vegan moisturizer helps wake up dull, dry-to-extra-dry skin with lasting, 72-hour hydration.
Promising review: "This stuff is the best," raves one Sephora shopper. It's made a "big difference" in my skin and now it is "well hydrated and glowing."
Average rating: 4.1 stars
The details: This hyaluronic acid-rich anti-aging serum fights fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, loss of firmness and elasticity. According to a four-week consumer testing survey, 8 out of 10 people saw their wrinkles diminish.
Promising review: "This stuff is like liquid gold," writes one shopper. "I know it's expensive, but you only need a small amount. I have been using it for over 20 years; I'm in my 50s, but I can pass for 40s. I credit this and good genes."