Some people find themselves at a stage in life where they have to battle acne and wrinkles at the same time. In this case, you have to find products just as distinctive as your skin issues. There are some caveats to keep in mind, however. "Be careful in selecting anti-aging products," says Goodlerner. "Some of those are geared toward drier skin." Since drier skin requires more moisture to stay in balance, these formulas may be heavier, with more lipids and a creamier feel. Of course, these heavier formulas could clog pores and lead to acne.
If you've got the dreaded duo of pimples and crow's feet at once, don't forget to look for anti-aging products that are labeled non-comedogenic. Baumann adds that the retinol is many non-comedogenic products packs a double punch for people over the age of 30, when treating skin becomes more about what you're not getting from your moisturizer. "If you're not getting retinol," she says, "you're not getting the anti-aging, anti-pore-clogging benefit."