Anti-aging products hit my radar a few years ago. But I wasn't always so interested. I liked a golden tan as much as the next girl - you look skinnier, more "healthy", even compliments "Oh I'm so jealous of your tan!" Now I'm thinking FACE. PALM! What a dummy. My mother should have held me down and slathered my face with SPF 50 every day until I left the house at 18!  Now as much as I beat myself up for those Panama Jack oil slicking days, it's ok. We all know there's no way to turn back the clock. However, there are ways to prevent further damage to your skin (SPF SPF SPF), and products that will keep your face looking youthful and glowing. So YAY for that!

Ok, the signs of youth: smaller pores, that 'glow', fewer wrinkles, even skin tone. (I don't want to say less freckles because those can be genetic and totally cute, though some of us do have sun-worshiping induced age spots).

So what products do we use that are the best at achieving these results? I've been an "anti-aging guinea pig" for the past few weeks and....See my top picks below!

this little over-achiever is a beauty cabinet staple! packed with antioxidants, this gel hydrates while it kicks butt on fine lines & wrinkles. i used it every other night for two weeks, let me tell you- compliments will come! Peter Thomas Roth 'Glycolic Acid 10% Hydrating Gel', $48.00
i'm definitely on a glycolic kick here, but there's good reason. this wash is gentle enough to use everyday (exfoliation wise, i switch on and off with my clarisonic mia) and is the master at removing dead skin cells for a fresh glowing complexion! (did i mention it reduces the appearance of fine lines too? A-mazing) Peter Thomas Roth 'Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash', $32.00

glow CENTRAL! used daily, these peach bellini scented pads stimulate major cell turnover, shrink pores and give that glow, girls(and guys) I'm so serious! MUST GET. Peter Thomas Roth 'Max Complexion Correction Pads', $36.00

we musn't forget the eyes. i've tried so many eye creams and this one truly lives up to it's name. apply nightly under the eyes (dab, don't rub!) and we're firming and we're reducing wrinkles and we're totally hitting the "that's right look at these eyes!" jackpot. Philosophy 'Miracle Worker™ Miraculous Anti-Aging Eye', $60.00
ahhh retinol. the fountain of youth. and this night treatment is ..i mean, i don't have words. it's that good. apply a thin layer nightly and let it work magic on everything: fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, pores, discoloration, firmness - must must have.Philosophy 'Help Me', $45.00

am i talking glycolic again? YUP! this one blew me away. used it one time, ONE time - and i was in the mirror like "YAaaaaY I'm 15 again!" 2-4 pumps, apply to skin, leave on for 2-5 minutes, rinse, and voila. bright, restored, radiant skin! Kate Somerville 'Micro Glycolic Polisher' , $90.00