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Mar072011

Fight Aging: Recommendations for Best Anti-Aging Makeup

Jupiterimages/Pixland(NEW YORK) -- 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.

What Can You Do For Dry Skin? Nothing accentuates fine lines like dry skin does, but luckily, there's an easy fix.  Rosemary Ellis, the editor in chief of Good Housekeeping, recommends you use makeup that has moisturizing ingredients such as glycerin and hyaluronic acid.

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

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

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 You 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.

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, marykay.com) provides a blend of peptides and antioxidants.

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 You 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 finger. 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.

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