As we prepare to face the summer sun face-on, here’s to finding the best skincare products to protect against those harmful UV rays accordingly. After scouring shelves of next-level anti-aging products, we uncovered beauty’s top youth-preserving ingredients to keep our wrinkle-causing worries on lock. Here, 10 picks that make the most of those components to deliver selfie-ready skin and a youthful-looking glow this summer 2017 and beyond.


Brit + Co Pick: S.W. Basics Makeup Remover ($14): Since free-radical-fighting antioxidants are well-documented age-fighting superstars, say hello to this youth-preserving trifecta. Vitamin-rich Jojoba, almond, and olive oils are all packed with them, making this one essential, youth-boosting makeup remover.


Brit + Co Pick: Éminence Organic Skin Care Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser ($27): The harsh chemicals in traditional acne-fighting washes often list photosensitivity as a side effect, wreaking havoc on sun-soaked summer plans. Instead of turning to skin-drying blends, try gentle probiotic-powered formulas — like this organic cleanser — that uses skin-friendly bacteria to clear out the bad, banishing breakouts for good.

Hyaluronic Acid + CoQ-10

Brit + Co Pick: Indie Lee CoQ-10 Face Toner ($32): Since UV exposure slows the collagen and elastin production that keeps our skin texture supple, turn to the natural enzyme CoQ-10 to help restore our skin’s youthful elasticity. It’ll also help even out age spots as it hydrates.

Vitamin E

Brit + Co Pick: Root Science Youth Facial Serum ($120): The vitamin E in this serum — along with vitamin C and selenium — saves face for its photo-protective effects. Guarding against damaging UV-rays, it also works as a powerful anti-inflammatory to calm irritation and blemishes.

Vitamin B

Brit + Co Pick: Skin Ceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel ($82): Apply this vitamin B-rich, hyaluronic acid gel to maximize hydration in seconds flat. How? The skincare magic behind vitamin B5 takes moisture from the air and puts it in your skin, for a skin-plumping effect.

Vitamin C

Brit + Co Pick: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare C+ Collagen Brighten and Firm Eye Cream ($65): Vitamin C is skincare’s fave brightener, perfect for banishing wrinkles and dark circles from our eyes.

Vitamin A

Brit + Co Pick: Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil ($55): The vitamin A (AKA retinol) in this nighttime oil is a world-class age-eraser that the beauty industry loves. It stimulates cell repair, fights acne, and exfoliates like no other, all while preventing and smoothing away wrinkles, making your skin extra-resilient in the process.


Brit + Co Pick: REN Skincare Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask ($55): Alpha Hydroxy Acids, or AHAs, are the exfoliating powerhouses at work in the fruit-derived peels we use to exfoliate our faces. The enzymes naturally even our skin tones — buffing away dull, dead skin cells, to reveal smoother, more even, younger-looking skin-tone beneath.

Marine Peptides

Brit + Co Pick: The Seaweed Bath Co. Firm + Lift Treatment Mask ($6): NYC-based cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Dmitri Rabkin, raved to Harper’s Bazaar about the limitless possibilities of marine-based beauty’s ah-mazing anti-aging powers, which harness nature’s own protective ingredients, in the form of minerals, proteins, peptides, and nature’s own anti-aging oils. Throw on this mask once per week for its skin-preserving properties — and the aquatic glow of a mermaid.


Brit + Co Pick: Suntegrity 5-in-1 Face Sunscreen ($45): While experts agree that a daily SPF is the most important anti-aging tool out there, you might not have realized the protective powers of zinc, which forms a physical barrier between harmful UV rays and your delicate skin.

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