Don’t Waste a Day in the Fight Against Aging Skin

The Swedish skincare company Verso uses Retinal 8 to reverse the effects of aging—and, unlike most creams of its kind, it’s for use in the daytime.

Photograph: Courtesy of Verso

When it comes to anti-aging skincare, most women go to battle after dark. Creams and serums are often designed as overnight treatments, as they’re either too heavy to be worn with makeup or too sensitive to be exposed to sunlight. Do the math, and that leaves out a solid 14-plus hours each day I could be fighting the good fight.

Verso (meaning “reverse” in Latin), a new Swedish line of products made with Retinol 8, could make up for lost time. Verso claims that Retinol 8, unlike retinol, is a vitamin A complex that is gentle, safe for daylight and eight times more potent than typical non-prescription vitamin A.

What it does: Smoothes the appearance of wrinkles, strengthens the skin barrier, reduces pigmentation and stimulates the skin’s production of collagen and hyaluronic acid. What it doesn’t do: Work miracles in minutes. Give it a couple months, but real results are promised with regular use.

$40 to $120 at space519, 900 N. Michigan Ave., or sephora.com

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