High–grade vitamins, antioxidants and botanical derivatives have made their way into the products we use in a big way this decade, delivering anti–aging, calming, smoothing and soothing results like never before. Here are our favourites.

1. Priori DNA Enzyme Cellular Recovery System, with idebenone and hyaluronic acid, $119.90, at doctors' offices; prioriskincare.com

2. Sphatika Vitamin A night creme, with vitamins A, C, E and Bulgarian Rose oil, $150, at sphatika.com

3. Yonka Vital Defense Anti–oxidant/Anti–pollution Intense Hydration, with myrtle, co–enzyme Q10 and vitamin E, $69, at spas and skin–care professionals' offices; yonka.com

4. Sk1n Probiotic Systems Booster Serum, with probiotics, $74.95, at spas and skin–care professionals' offices and sk1nprobiotics.com

5. The Body Shop Vitamn C Microdermabrasion, with vitamin C rich Amazonian camu camu and Community Trade shea butter, $20, at The Body Shop; thebodyshop.ca

6. Exuberance Helichrysum Silicone–free Makeup Primer, with neroli, aloe and vitamins, $36, at exuberancebeauty.com

7. Dr. Hauschka Melissa Day Cream, with lemon balm and medicinal herbs, $65, at spas and skincare professionals' offices; drhauschka.ca

8. derma e DMAE Alpha Lipoic C–Ester Facial Cleanser, with alpha lipoic acid, vitamins and botanicals, $15.50, at Whole Foods and specialty retailers; dermae.net

9. Mary Cohr Paris NutriZen Comfort Recovery Cream, with raspberry seed oil, pro–ceramides and vitamin E, $76.50, at spas and skin–care professionals' offices; baronesse.com

10. Reversa Multi–tasking Care, with Teprenone, $52, at drugstores; reversa.ca

11. Jamieson ProVitamina E Fresh Youthful Hydrating Gel–Cream, with vitamin E, $21, at drugstores; jamiesonlabs.com

12. Skinceuticals C E Ferulic Combinatin Antioxidant Serum with L–Ascorbic acid, alpha tocopherol and ferulic acid, $150; Skinceuticals Serum 10, with L–Ascorbic acid and ferulic acid, $95, at doctors' offices, medical spas and high–end spas; skinceuticals.com