Fight Aging: Good Housekeeping's Recommendations for Best Anti-Aging Makeup

Good Housekeeping's top picks for anti-aging makeup.

March 7, 2011 — -- There are plenty of products on the shelves that promise to cover up the signs of aging, but which ones are really worth your money?

Reporters at Good Housekeeping magazine spoke with dozens of dermatologists and makeup artists to determine the best anti-aging makeup to help dry skin, wrinkles or an uneven complexion.

Rosemary Ellis, the editor in chief of the magazine, appeared on "Good Morning America" today to talk about what reporters uncovered.

Click HERE to read the full article at Good Housekeeping magazine.

What Can I Do For Dry Skin?

Nothing accentuates fine lines like dry skin does, but luckily, there's an easy fix.

Ellis recommended you use makeup that has moisturizing ingredients such as glycerin and hyaluronic acid.

Their pick: Stila Illuminating tinted moisturizer, SPF 20 ($32, Sephora).

Web extra pick: MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear, SPF 10 foundation ($29.50, department stores)

If you have dry skin, avoid any products that have the word "matte" anywhere on the packaging. A matte finish highlights dryness.

If your skin is really dry, you should avoid any base makeup that contains salicylic acid because the exfoliator sweeps away skin's natural oils.

What Can I Do For Lines

Retinol is among the most popular of line correctors found in foundations and concealers. Adding this form of vitamin A to makeup may increase cell turnover and collagen production, which is the basis of de-wrinkling.

Retinol can make your skin sensitive to sunlight, so if you use retinol, you must use a daily SPF product.

Their pick: L'Oreal Paris Visible Lift Serum Absolute SPF 17 ($15 in drugstores) has retinol and built-in sun protection.

Web extra pick: Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel ($15 in drugstores).

Look For Peptides

Peptides are wrinkle-fighting proteins that are finding their way into makeup. They are key to collagen synthesis and they enhance the performance of antioxidants.

Their pick: Mary Kay Timewise Luminous-Wear Liquid Foundation ($20, provides a blend of peptides and antioxidants.

Web extra pick: Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Conceal and Brighten (concealer/highlighter) available at Sephora for about $35.

Choosing Foundations

Most anti-aging makeup contains light-reflecting particles that create an instant optical illusion. Look for sheer and creamy foundations. Powder can crease and cake up, calling attention to wrinkles.

What Can I Do About Age Spots

Age spots or dark spots can become pronounced with sun exposure. Whether you're dealing with one or both, SPF can be a valuable addition to your makeup collection.

Start with a sheer, luminous foundation because tiny reflective particles are the instant antidote to dullness. Then, brush on a creamy concealer over pronounced splotches and pat it in with your giner.

Dermatologists like soy as an ingredient for fading and brightening, and certain antioxidants – such as goji berries – boost the skin's radiance and natural UV defenses.

Their picks

Aveeno Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 ($15 in drugstores). Contains soy and light-reflecting mica and silica.

Maybelline New York Age Rewind the Eraser ($13 in drugstores.) This foundation contains SPF 18 and goji berries.

Web extra pick: Revlon Age Defying Spa Face Illuminator SPF 18 ($14, available in drugstores).

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