By  on August 8, 2008

DR. HAUSCHKA REGENERATING SERUM: Ideal for mature skin, this oil-free serum is made with red clover and clover blossom honey to fight free radicals, firm the skin and aid in regulating cell turnover. Extracts of quince seed and tropical kalanchoe are said to moisturize and help plump fine lines. ($85; Whole Foods)

OLE HENRIKSEN AFRICAN RED TEA SEE THE DIFFERENCE SERUM: Skin care guru to half of Hollywood, Ole Henriksen tapped African red tea, known to fight against sun damage and pollution, as his antioxidant of choice. He also added firming sea kelp, anti-inflammatory ginkgo biloba and brightening citrus extracts to his latest. ($48; select Sephora)

REN HYDRA CALM GLOBAL PROTECTION DAY CREAM: Ren’s Global Protection Complex includes bioactives like antileukine and leghemoglobin, said to help repair the skin’s DNA and boost its immune system. ($55; Barneys New York)

SKINCEUTICALS PHLORETIN CF: When combined, vitamin C and ferulic acid fight free radicals and hyperpigmentation. Here, the combo gets a boost from patent-pending phloretin. A flavanoid derived from the bark of fruit trees, it’s said to enhance penetration of these ingredients and soothe inflammation. ($150; skinceuticals.com)

CURES BY AVANCÉ SKIN REPAIR SERUM: A mix of soothing lavender oil and antibacterial basiloil reduces inflammation and other irritations; antioxidant marjoram oil helps maintain skin’s health. The Activator contains mineral-rich seawater to enhance the serum’s efficacy.($65; curesbyavance.com)

ISOMERS ACCELERATED  RECOVERY SERUML: Designed to be used in two-week increments a few times a year, this mixture of vitamin C and lipochroman-6 destroys free radicals and stimulates collagen production with the peptide blend Matrixyl 3000. ($130; isomers.ca, shopnbc.com)

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