If there’s something we can’t stop in this world, it would be time and aging.

We just can’t help it. Our bodies are meant to oxidize and to oxidize is to age. But that doesn’t mean we can’t delay it.

Aging is a part of life, but premature aging is not. Fortunately, there are many ways to deal with both. If we are to age, we should all age gracefully and handsomely.

There are many causes that can induce aging and premature aging. Factors like sun damage, pollution, and stress are some of them. And these things show up on the skin, and on the face of all parts.

Proper diet, sleep, exercise, and physical protectors can help tremendously. But sometimes, we just need to deal with the problem head-on. And by that, I mean skincare.

If you ask me serums are the way to go because they are formulated to have really small particles so they can penetrate the skin and address aging. There are many anti-aging serums out there but here are the best facial serum for anti-aging I have found.

TruSkin Naturals Vitamin C Serum

This serum is a professional-grade vitamin C serum that comes with other skin-beneficial ingredients to soothe, nourish, and heal the skin such as botanical hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, aloe, witch hazel, Gotu kola, and many more.

It targets dark spots, sun spots, acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines, and big pores. It works to diminish dark spots and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Many have seen improvement in their pore size, breakout, and just overall tone and radiance of the skin.

Just make sure to use sunscreen in the morning.

Pros
  • Can be used day and night
  • Plant-based
  • Free from synthetic color, additives, fragrance, and stabilizers
  • Cruelty-free
Cons
  • Can dry out the skin

Eva Naturals Vitamin C Serum +

This one from Eva Naturals is serious about anti-aging. It has  20% vitamin C, 2% retinol, 3.5% niacinamide, 5% hyaluronic acid, 2% salicylic acid, and 10% MSM, a natural and organic form of sulfur.

Aside from treating sun spots, dark spots and other signs of aging, this serum also helps with hydration through the 5% hyaluronic acid and aloe. The essential oils help with treating blemishes while also keeping the moisture in.

Salicylic acid and MSM fight off acne-causing bacteria and help heal the inflammation they cause, while niacinamide tightens the pores and helps give that healthy glow.

Pros
  • A powerhouse of anti-aging ingredients
  • Natural
  • Plant-derived
  • Safe and effective
  • Not tested on animals
Cons
  • Not for you if you are sensitive to essential oils

Cosmedica Skincare Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum

If you are blessed with a skin that only has minor issues like hydration, a few fine lines or wrinkles, this serum is the way to go.

For me, hyaluronic acid is the monarch when it comes to hydration. It draws moisture from the air to the skin to keep it well-moisturized and hydrated. If you want a glowing, plump, and dewy skin, hyaluronic acid can be the sole solution.

It is a safe ingredient and has little to no side effects.

Pros
  • Clinical strength
  • Gentle and effective
  • Works for sensitive skin
  • Vegan
  • Free from parabens, oils, dyes, fragrances or fillers
Cons
  • None

Flawless. Younger. Perfect. Anti Aging Serum 3-Pack

Bang for your buck.

The vitamin C in this formula is bioactive. Meaning, it’s at its simplest form so the body can use it right away. It is blended with other natural and organic ingredients to deliver safe and effective treatment to dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, and overall dull skin.

Clinical-strength retinol boosts the anti-aging properties of this serum, hyaluronic acid adds more moisture, and vitamin E reduces inflammation. It also contains other great ingredients like MSM and green tea.

This bottle will give you a younger, smoother, and more radiant skin at the fraction of the price.

Pros
  • Natural and organic
  • Paraben-free
  • Cruelty-free
Cons
  • Contains alcohol. So if you’re sensitive to alcohol, this is not for you.

Common Anti-aging Ingredients

Most anti-aging ingredients are antioxidants. Meaning, they help delay or prevent oxidation which is mainly caused by free-radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause damage to the body.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C was all the hype in the early 2010s and it still hasn’t lost its touch up to this day. That’s because it’s been proven effective over the years.

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps address sun damage and protect the skin from it. It also helps diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. But remember that they don’t replace your sunscreens and that they easily lose their qualities when exposed to heat.

Retinoids

Retinoids come in many forms such as retinoic acid and retinol. Its base is vitamin A and it’s also used for skin damage caused by the sun, wrinkles, and fine lines.

Peptides

Like vitamin C, peptides also encourage the production of collagen, the body’s major protein in connective tissues that literally hold the body together. They make the skin elastic and firm. They also help improve the skin’s texture.

Green Tea Extract

The list of green tea extract benefits is long. For the skin, it has polyphenols which are antioxidants that maintain skin elasticity and correct sun damage on the skin.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid works by attracting moisture in the air and keeps it inside so the skin is moisturized. It helps make the skin supple and plump in addition to helping repair any damage.

Conclusion

These are only some of the many anti-aging ingredients that have been adored by millions worldwide because of their efficiency and safety.

If you’re asking whether or not you can mix them together, you can, but only to some of them. Some of them don’t work together, can cancel out each other, or can even be harmful to the skin when mixed together.

What I can recommend is to apply your skincare based on consistency. Apply the thin ones first, including serums, and apply the thicker ones after. Allow a minimum of 2 minutes (longer for actives) before applying the next.