12 Anti-Aging All-Stars
Bing: Antioxidant serum
SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic, $146; amazon.com
"This serum contains one of the most effective forms of vitamin C, so it brightens skin and fights wrinkles--plus it has vitamin E and ferulic acid to work in synergy with the vitamin C. And it provides an extra level of protection from the sun and pollutants."
--Ranella Hirsch, M.D., assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine
Dry skin moisturizer
Bing: Moisturizer for dry skin
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, $14.99; drugstore.com
"The draw of this thick cream is that it's rich in ceramides, which strengthen your skin's outer layer. And that in turn helps protect from the damage that causes lines, spots, and inflammation. Plus, because it's a basic cream, you can use it with any other anti-aging products without irritating skin."
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 30, $10.99; amazon.com
"It's not at all greasy; it doesn't leave a white cast, even on dark skin; and--most important--it offers fantastic broad-spectrum protection."
SPF daytime lotion
Bing: Daytime lotion with SPF
Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $16.99; drugstore.com
"This lotion contains excellent UVA and UVB blockers, plus it has soy, a potent antioxidant that can lighten dark spots. It's a really nice product for day because it tackles several different issues all at once."
--Heidi Waldorf, M.D., associate clinical professor of dermatology at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City
Bing: Anti-wrinkle night cream
RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream, $21.99; amazon.com
"Retinol is, without a doubt, the best over-the-counter wrinkle smoother, and this treatment contains a high concentration of it. Apply it every night and you could see a real difference, even on deep creases."
--David Bank, M.D., assistant clinical professor in dermatology at Columbia University/Presbyterian Hospital in New York City
Bing: Healing ointment
Aquaphor Healing Ointment, $4.49; target.com
"This heavy-duty ointment heals wind-burned cheeks, cracked skin, chapped lips--you name it. And that contributes to preventing aging damage in the long run."
Bing: Night cream
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream, $23.39; amazon.com
"A combo of potent peptides, which increase skin's collagen production, and niacinamide, an antioxidant that's proven to diminish pigment spots--all in a nourishing moisturizer."
Dark spot fader
Bing: Dark spot fader
Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector, $49.50; amazon.com
"It's a great alternative to prescription spot treatments: The brightening ingredients are gentle enough that you can use this serum twice a day. Just be diligent with your sunscreen, or the spots will come back!"
--Soheil Simzar, M.D., clinical instructor of dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Bing: Beauty bar soap
Dove White Beauty Bar, $3.59 for 2; cvs.com
"I like it as the starting point of an anti-aging regimen. It won't irritate your skin and it's incredibly moisturizing, which gives you a head start at keeping your face soft and smooth."
Bing: Retexturizing peel
Avon Anew Clinical Advanced Retexturizing Peel, $25; amazon.com
"An at-home glycolic peel can do wonders for evening out your skin tone and texture, and this one is so easy to use--just swipe a pad all over your face once a week and you're done."
--Jeannette Graf, M.D., assistant clinical professor of dermatology at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City