Every December we choose to honor some of the amazing anti-aging products that have delivered unparalleled results throughout the year. The Truth In Aging Best Of Awards is now a hotly anticipated event by both our community members and our carefully-curated brands. The treatments, serums and creams we award not only meet our strict standards — innovative, ethical, good for the skin — but are also proven effective by tough critics (aka real women and men like you). So whether you are looking for line smoother, glow booster, anti-aging eye cream or all of the above, stay tuned over the coming days as we reveal standout products in every category.
We’re delighted to announce that the best day cream of 2016 is…
Best Day Cream: Your Best Face Defend Daytime Treatment ($130 in the shop)
What exactly makes a day cream, well, a day cream? This is question Marta and I have recently been reconsidering, and we both agree that it has to do more than moisturize. A good day cream should also work to improve skin’s appearance and — this is key — protect it from the environmental damage that accumulates throughout the day. Packed with photoprotective peptides and antioxidants, Your Best Face Defend is a great addition for any type of morning person. "This is a clever formula with cutting-edge ingredients for protection and prevention — it's a complete rethink of the day cream concept," says Marta.
One of the stars is Preventhelia, a tetrapeptide that shields the skin from UV-induced damage by neutralizing a nasty free radical known as 4-HNE. Preventhelia has been shown to protect DNA from UV rays by up to 69 percent and promote its own repair system. Another protective peptide called Juveleven prevents oxidative stress by upregulating antioxidants and regulating important cell activities. Colhibin, from rice protein, is included to inhibit the enzymes that break down collagen and trigger premature aging, as well as a handful of other potent antioxidants.
Defend is a lightweight cream that's designed to be layered under your sunscreen and makeup. It absorbs quickly and, while it provides lasting hydration, does not leave unwanted shine. That’s thanks to silica, a natural mineral that acts as an anticaking agent and absorbent of sweat and oil. When used daily, community members have reported smoother skin, a reduction in dark spots and a clearer, brighter complexion. See for yourself below!
“My skin is brighter, more even toned and feels incredibly soft. I have also noticed a significant reduction in my pore size on my face, which I was not expecting.” –Pam
“The few facial discolorations I had are now gone. My neck feels softer than ever, and overall, my skin looks brighter and more rejuvenated. Defend works incredibly well with all of the products I was already using. I experienced no pilling or difficulty in layering my skin care products.” –Jessica