Relevant Topical Skin Care Products for Prevention and Treatment of Aging Skin

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2019 Aug;27(3):413-418. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2019.04.007. Epub 2019 May 22.


Options for skin care are varied. New products are introduced constantly and it is important for the practitioner to have an understanding of products that impart beneficial results for aging skin. Educating patients to use products with scientifically proven benefits leads to better outcomes. Patients should be encouraged to use daily sunscreen, a topical retinoid every night, and a topical antioxidant daily. Supplementing the routine skin care regimen with alpha hydroxy acids, growth factors, heparin sulfate, and defensins can be addressed individually. Exogenous stem cells do not have sufficient evidence to warrant recommending them currently.

Keywords: Aging skin; Antiaging; Cosmeceuticals; Skin care; Topical skin care.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Topical
  • Cosmeceuticals / administration & dosage*
  • Humans
  • Skin Aging / drug effects*
  • Skin Care / methods*


  • Cosmeceuticals