Here’s Exactly What Your Face Needs to Fight the Signs of Aging

It will give new meaning to the term "beauty sleep"
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Like it or not, the signs of aging come for all of us at some point. The good news is that skincare science has a myriad of ways to fight the battle for younger-looking skin.

The number one derm recommended, OTC anti-aging ingredient is retinol, a pure form of Vitamin A that is naturally found in the skin. According to scientists at Neutrogena, “Skin has it’s own natural renewal process, but as we age, it renews itself less often. As a result, fine lines, large pores, and uneven skin tones start to show. Retinol helps fight this by enhancing surface renewal to complement your skin’s natural processes and visibly improve signs of aging.”

Retinol is one of the main actives in Neutrogena® Brand’s new Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Night Moisturizer. It also includes hyaluronic acid that adds line-plumping moisture and a glucose complex to quickly soften the appearance of fine lines. Together, these ingredients make the fastest retinol formula available to fade the look of wrinkles, brighten your skin tone and smooth fine lines and rough textures.

As the name suggests, its best used before bed. The formula is designed to be absorbed quickly and deeply as you sleep (which is when your skin is most primed to be treated). If you’re not a retinol regular, start by integrating it into your routine every other night before making it part of your everyday regimen to avoid sensitivity. You’ll start seeing a change in about a week.

If you want to maximize your results, complement the nighttime treatment with the rest of the Rapid Wrinkle Repair® line. The Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 fades the look of crow's feet, forehead, and cheek wrinkles (and the SPF will help prevent new ones), the Eye Cream is great for targeting the sensitive eye area, and the lightweight Serum boosts hyaluronic acid levels and instantly smoothes skin. A consistent routine with cutting edge products like these brings you one step closer to flawless skin. And getting carded at happy hour.