Tried & Tested: Anti-ageing Skincare Products

You can now tackle premature ageing without having to go under the knife with these high-performance beauty products…

When the rich and famous notice the tell-tale signs of ageing, many will pick up the telephone and dial their surgeon's number immediately. But the problem with most types of surgery is it is extremely expensive and the outcome is not always good value for money. Thankfully, cosmetic companies are putting in a lot of time and money to produce excellent alternatives to going under the knife. Clearly this is brilliant news for us mere mortals who do not have the funds to rival the likes of Hollywood stars. Below is a round-up of some of the best age-defying, wrinkle-ridding, lip-plumping products available on the market today: 


If you are not looking after yourself or your skin, premature ageing in the form of wrinkles will catch up with you. Although you cannot stop Mother Nature, you can delay her activities somewhat by being generous to your skin with plumping and firming creams and treatments.

Crème De La Mer's Regenerating Serum

(Available from or and House of Fraser nationwide for £215.00)

Not only does its silky consistency soothe the skin so that you positively glow, but the serum's technology works to improve the skins elasticity reducing lines, wrinkles and open pores. With long-term use, you can be sure to get a more radiant, younger-looking complexion.

Crystal Clear's Mini Lift Mask 

(Available from www.zestbeauty.cofor £22.00)

Is great if you are in a rush to be somewhere; simply apply this luxurious hydrating mask to pep up the skin instantly. The results are brilliant.


If you do not share the opinion of those who say laughter lines add character to a face, ensure your delicate eye area is looking smoother with this miracle product:

Dr Perricone's Neuropeptide Eye Contour

(Available from for £140.25)

Packed full of highly scientific ingredients such as neuropeptides, this pricey yet effective cream really does go a long way to helping to de-puff eyes and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Use nightly for best results.


If you are looking for a perfect plumped pout, then why not cheat by using a naturally plumping product that will transform your lips from flat to fulsome?

Elizabeth Arden's Ceramide Plump Perfect Lip Moisture Cream

(Available from Boots, Debenhams and other department stores nationwide for £23.50)

After dabbing on a little of this product which contains collagen-boosting ingredients, your lips will look and feel fuller in a matter of moments.

Gatineau's DefiLIFT 3D Perfect Design Revolumising Lip Care

(Available from for £26.50)

This luxurious cream is rich in vitamin E and protein microspheres, which help to plump up your lips. After just three weeks you should see a significant improvement in your mouth's volume.


The days of having super smooth and sleek skin may seem like a distant memory, however you can reduce bingo wings by massaging in a rich, firming body cream on a daily basis.

Guinot's Nutrizone Lift 

(Guinot products are available from over 1,600 appointed salons throughout the UK and Ireland. Visit nearest stockist, or telephone 0800 590 094. RRP £44.50)

Smoothing this nourishing retinol-based cream onto vulnerable areas such as buttocks and thighs will tauten the skin and improve texture leaving you with skin that looks and feels more toned.

Written by Carole Hughes

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