n the Allure September issue, we took a vow — a big vow — to no longer use the term “anti-aging” in all of our lexicon. Aging is the natural progression of humans — it’s just what happens. “If there’s one inevitability in life, it’s that we’re getting older. Every minute. Every second,” Michelle Lee, Allure‘s editor-in-chief, wrote in her September issue editor’s letter. “We produced a video recently that featured 64-year-old gray-haired Jo Johnson, who made the poignant observation that aging should be appreciated because “some of us don’t get an opportunity to age.” Repeat after me: Growing older is a wonderful thing because it means that we get a chance, every day, to live a full, happy life.”

But just because we’re aging doesn’t mean we can’t take care of ourselves in the process. Because let’s face it, thanks to the latest technology, there are some really cool innovations that help slow down the process (think: need-free fillers, “DNA sunscreen,” and more). Here, seven innovative, up-and-coming skin-care treatments that may just change the way we age.