It seemingly happens overnight. One minute your skin is smooth as silk (or at least not noticeably offensive, in my case) and the next you’re yelling expletives into the mirror. To be honest, I’ve almost learned to accept the lines on my face. Operative word, almost. I think of iconic women I admire like Diane Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Charlotte Rampling, and I feel empowered. Still, I won’t live without a good anti-aging cream. Of course, there are effective face serums, acids and oils in my rotation, but I’ll leave those for another conversation. Here’s a small lineup of all-natural creams meant to aid aging woes.
“Seaberry Anti-Aging Face Cream is a wonderfully healing and restorative cream rich in the natural antioxidants, sea buckthorn oil, and essential fatty acids that make up an anti-aging dream team. Use day or night to aid in treating wrinkles, sun damage, dry skin, eczema, hyper pigmentation, and age spots.”
—Stephanie Simpkins, owner + founder of KC-made SKiN, $42
“Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream is a true all-purpose rescue cream, whipped into an airy blend of six rare African oils that effectively recover and lock-in intense moisture. Plantain extract helps visibly brighten skin, while antioxidant-rich fermented green tea helps combat signs of aging.”
“Lacreme Beaute Bee Venom is truly nature’s alternative to Botox. It is amazing at renewing and restoring skin’s collagen structure—the skin becomes noticeably lifted and facial lines are significantly reduced. Dry skin becomes a thing of the past thanks to tamanu oil, baobab oil, and shea butter.”
—Gina Holmberg, owner of Within Apothecary, $198
“Zum Face Under Eye Butter, made by hand in small batches with only plant-based ingredients, allows essential oils, organic shea butter, macadamia nut oil, beeswax, and vitamin E to work their natural magic, giving your skin an aromatherapy pampering while nourishing an often-neglected area.”
—Emily Voth, founder of KC-based Indigo Wild, Zum Factory, $16