Kate’s Take: Age Is Just a Number

Our beauty trend editor Kate Fannin gives us the low down on the best and brightest in anti-aging products.


As I celebrate my birthday today, it’s the perfect time to mention some favorite anti-aging products (and some that just make me feel or look younger than my 42 years!).

I started using sunscreen in high school (and am thankful I did; I shockingly still get carded sometimes). Also, I diligently follow my dad’s greatest ‘beauty’ advice, “keep a lip balm in every jacket pocket”–that has saved my lips more times than I can count! Ultimately, you’re truly as young as you feel, but a little ‘preventative maintenance’ and good old-fashioned primping never hurts. Nor does a glass of champagne and gourmet cupcake on your b-day…

La Mer Radiant Concealer: All the wonderfulness of La Mer in a creamy, luxurious concealer with the added bonus of SPF 25.

Dolce & Gabbana Passioneyes Mascara: Seriously my new favorite mascara; it lengthens and layers like a dream.

PAULA’S CHOICE ‘Skin Perfecting’ 2% BHA Liquid: The perfect amount of active ingredients to be effective without any harshness (even on semi-sensitive skin)–you’ll truly feel results in less than a week!

Supergoop Serum SPF 30: The one product I absolutely will not leave the house without–no matter the weather.

Jo Malone Wild Bluebell Cologne: This scent honestly makes me feel younger. It’s light-hearted, lovely and lush!

Fresh Sugar Lip Serum: Because lips need more attention than we give them, this is the first step for a youthful pucker.

YSL Le Teint Saharienne Blur Perfector: Choose a slightly darker shade to use as a bronzer or for sculpting. You won’t believe the amazing scent and luxe texture!.

Clinique All About Eyes: There’s a reason this has won so many beauty awards.

Napolean Perdis Mask: Beyond the velvety texture and yummy scent, this leave-on moisturizer is perfect just before your nightly beauty sleep.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Lip Lacquer: Cushiony, non-sticky texture, great scent, and just the right amount of color = the perfect go-to gloss.

Dr. Gross Alpha Beta Glotion Self-Tanning Moisturizer: Super easy to apply and it leaves just the right amount of glow. Bonus points for a pleasant scent!

Nars Dual-Intensity Blush in Jubilation: Just a hint of color when used dry, or add a little intensity by applying wet–the perfect alternative to bronzer.

Jack Black Lip Balm: With SPF 25 and the unisex, cool blue tube, Dad was pretty glad I left one in his jacket pocket.

And that’s my take!

{ 2 comments… add one }
  • Laura Moroz April 30, 2015, 3:25 am

    thank you for investing your time in looking at products and sharing your view. Like everyone, I have spent a lot of money on products that i thought would work, but didn’t. You are in the field and the chance to try many products. thanks for the tips

    • Kate F. May 6, 2015, 10:44 am

      Hi Laura,
      Thanks so much for your kind words, and I’m so glad you’ve discovered some new products to try!

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