At What Age Should You Start Using Certain Anti-Aging Products?

Updated 10/04/17

As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of treatment. But when it comes to skincare, when are you actually supposed to start using certain anti-aging products, to get the most bang for your buck? Too early, and you might be unnecessarily wasting money and not actually making much of a difference, based on the biological need not being there; too late, and you might end up spending more money to counteract problems. So what's a gal to do? We enlisted the help of Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, board-certified dermatologist and co-director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in Washington, D.C., to set the record straight on when you actually need to start using specific anti-aging products.

The answer might surprise you for some of the products, so keep scrolling to see the official dermatologist opinion!

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Treatment $15
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Kate Somerville RetAsphere 2-in-1 Retinol Night Cream $85
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Genesis Genesis $41
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Philosophy Hope in a Jar $44
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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70 $12
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Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 For Face $32
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Clinique Even Better Brightening Moisture Mask $36
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SK-II Whitening Source Skin Brightener $135
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DERMAdoctor Wrinkle Revenge Ultimate Hyaluronic Serum68 $68
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NuFACE Lifter Vitamin C & Hyaluronic Acid Serum $84
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Peter Thomas Roth Neuroliquid™ Volufill™ Youth Eye Serum $85
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Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Eye Cream $72
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Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser $36
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Dr. Dennis Gross Skinc Alpha Beta Peel Original Formula $16
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