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Readers' Choice Awards 2014: Facial Serums, Day Creams and Night Creams

TIA Readers' Choice Awards 2014
August 21, 2014 Reviewed by Truth In Aging Community 0 Comments

The results are in! For this year's Truth In Aging Readers' Choice Awards, we featured almost 400 skin and hair care products across nine categories, including eye serums, cleansers, masks, sunscreens, body lotions, hair treatments and beauty tools. More than 100 readers cast their vote for their favorite anti-agers, and we'll be sharing the results over the next week, beginning now with the categories of facial serums and day & night creams.

Anti-Aging Facial Serums

1st Place:

AQ Skin Solutions Active Serum ($149 in the shop)
A long-time reader favorite and former winner of the Truth In Aging Olympics, this simple yet powerful serum has a 40% concentration of growth factors that stimulate the skin to repair wrinkles and rejuvenate skin.

2nd Place:

Medik8 Firewall ($145 in the shop)
Voted Product of the Year in 2013, Medik8 Firewall continues to be a consistent favorite among the Truth In Aging community. Marta calls Firewall "one of the heaviest hitters with Matrixyl 3000, copper peptides, niacinamide and some powerful free radical scavengers."

3rd Place:

Your Best Face Control ($160 in the shop)
Talk about a reader favorite: Your Best Face is one of the oldest brands carried by Truth In Aging, and has earned its place in our community's hearts. Control, YBF's flagship serum, contains heavy-hitting Relistase and Syn-Hycan to tackle sagging skin, improve elasticity and restore firmness.

Day Creams

1st Place:
It's a three-way tie!

Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Prime ($135)
This powerful cream contains heavy-hitters such as copper peptides, stem cells and Matrixyl 3000 to tighten, tone and lift sagging skin, plus artichoke leaf extract to limits the production of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), increase skin thickness, reduce fine lines and increase hydration.

Sevani Rapid Renewal Resurfacing Creme ($68 in the shop)
A favorite of both TIA editors and community members, this moisturizer uses natural fruit acids, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and anti-inflammatory botanicals, such as gotu kola, licorice root and sacred lotus, to brighten skin and close pores as well as even out skin tone and reduce wrinkles.

Your Best Face Boost ($65 in the shop)
This winning cream — voted by the TIA community as a best moisturizer in 2013 — works with challenging combination skin, firming lines, moisturizing and diminishing blemishes with niacin and vitamin B5. Spin-trap, Lipochroman-6 and teprenone are among its heavy-hitting anti-aging ingredients.

2nd Place:

La Vie Celeste Day & Night Restorative Face Cream ($65 in the shop)
Rich yet light, this moisturizer has earned consistent praise from the TIA community for calming, hydrating and even healing dry patches. With the powerful antioxidant R-lipoic acid and the potent peptide ChroNolin, it also helps reduce sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles.

3rd Place:

BRAD Biophotonic Ultra Elastin Sculpting Firming Cream Complex ($195)
This cream was voted one of the TIA community's top moisturizers in 2013, and was also included in Marta's Five Best Moisturizers of 2013. No wonder it won your vote again, with its potent formula of vitamins, natural oils, herbs, extracts, butters, botanical antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, phospholipids and peptides.

Night Creams

1st Place:

BRAD Biophotonic Ultra Elastin Sculpting Firming Cream Complex ($195)
Yes, BRAD wins again! Readers agree that this cream works well for day or night, helping to brighten skin and leave it feeling firmer and hydrated. TIA reviewer Kimberly says, "Some nights when I am exhausted, I skip my serums and just use this."

2nd Place:
It's a tie!

My Prime Transformative Night Cream ($92)
Perfect for night use because of retinol, this cream also contains collagen, hyaluronic acid and uncommon botanicals such as moringa and pili to support cell turnover and protect against environmental damage.

Arcona Overnight Cellular Repair Complex ($58)
With fruit and flower extracts for anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, and rutin for redness and broken veins, this hydrating and repairing cream will have you looking refreshed when you wake in the morning.

3rd Place:

Eslor Active Night Cream ($95 in the shop)
This wrinkle-fighting favorite improves skin's elasticity with an intenstive formula that includes ingredients such as Matrixyl 3000, hydrolyzed soy milk protein, ginseng extract, sea buckthorn oil, aloe vera gel, peach kernel oil, mango butter, almond butter, glycerin and carrot oil.

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