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.
The skin brightening serum that outshined the rest this year is…
Best Skin Brightener: Stemulation Hi-Impact Serum ($185 in the shop)
Does your skin’s luminosity seems to dim a little with every passing year? You’re not alone. Take back your youthful glow with community-favorite Stemulation Hi-Impact Serum. The standout serum uses epidermal growth factors (read super science) to refine the top layer of skin by speeding up its natural renewal process. A smooth skin surface reflects light evenly, resulting in revived radiance. It also contains carefully-chosen skin lightening ingredients to decrease the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
SH-Oligopeptide-1, which has the chemical structure of an EFG, has been shown to accelerate cellular proliferation, increase the rate of skin renewal and slow down the thinning of skin, thus minimizing wrinkle depth. Vitamin C ester and lilium candidum leaf cell extract, also known as Bright Light Madonna Lily, are used to fade dark spots and limit alterations of skin tone. As if that isn’t enough, hexapeptide-33 is also included for its supposed skin-lightening abilities.
According to the Truth In Aging community, when used consistently, Hi-Impact Serum delivers a beautifully even skin tone. Upon application, it leaves skin with a healthy glow. That’s because the silky formula contains water-retaining sodium hyaluronate and hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid to instantly relieve dry and dull skin. "Hi-Impact leaves my skin velvety and radiant with each use," says Marta. Keep scrolling for a few more rave reviews from our community.
“I love this product! It’s doing an amazing job at fading the freckles on my cheeks and my skin just glows and feels very smooth.” –Steph
“The mix of ingredients work together to produce, in my case, the results Stemulation promises: firmer, plumper, smoother, more vibrant skin. It’s going to become a staple in my arsenal of anti-aging products.” –Annette
“The serum is a lightweight, silky liquid that absorbs quickly and leaves the skin feeling soft and hydrated. It has the added benefit of making my skin really soft before bed, which feels luxurious.” –Holli