Time has a habit of changing just about everything: our bodies, our clothes, our perspectives on life. But there’s one thing that time also changes drastically — our skin. There isn’t much you can do to stop aging. However, you can do plenty to manage the process and prevent further damage to your skin. Here are some of the best skincare products for mature skin, so you can still enjoy a glowing complexion.
Over the years, you have probably developed your favorites, products that you have grown to love and no doubt, purchase repeatedly. But the truth is mature skin has unique needs, and the skincare products that worked in your 20’s and 30s will not meet your current needs.
As you age, your skin begins to produce less oil, and collagen fibers begin to break down. Over time your skin will lose its elasticity, it will also become noticeably drier and thinner, and eventually, it will start to look crepey. Of course, as time marches on, fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots will also become more noticeable.
The good news is there are plenty of skincare products for mature skin that can help you fight the good fight. You just need to know what to look for.
Ideally, you’ll want to choose products that contain hyaluronic acid drenching your skin in moisture and retinol to fight fine lines and wrinkles. Look for products that strengthen your skin and products that promote barrier renewal.
Still not sure where to start? That’s a tough one, and we get it; with so many choices, how do you know which ones are the best? Here’s a list of some of the best skincare products for mature skin to help you out.
When exposed to water, Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm ($47) melts into a silky oil and then transforms into a gentle milky cleanser. This lightweight balm penetrates deeply to remove makeup and impurities without stripping precious oils. It’s also gentle enough for daily use.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser ($13.99) deep cleans your skin without stripping it of essential oils. This hypoallergenic facial cleanser removes dirt, oil, and makeup, and it’s safe for sensitive skin.
Formulated with hyaluronic acid and packed with antioxidants, Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex ($105) restores your skin’s radiance and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. What’s more, this serum fights many other visible signs of aging, including dryness, loss of firmness, and uneven skin tone.
Made with pure RoC Retinol, RoC Deep Wrinkle Serum ($25) fires up your skin’s renewal process to restore its elasticity and radiance. Over time, it diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles and delivers smoother, firmer, more youthful-looking skin.
Lancome Renergie Lift Multi-Action Eye Cream ($75) is made with a luxurious blend of caffeine, hyaluronic acid, and shea butter. This eye cream hydrates the skin around your eyes to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles. Also enriched with Lancôme’s Multi-Tension technology, this eye cream has a tightening effect to lift and firm the skin around your eye for a more youthful appearance.
Olay Regenerist Retinol24 Night Eye Cream ($38.99) is made with a unique blend of vitamin B3 and Olay’s own retinol complex. Together these two powerhouses penetrate into the surface of your skin to deeply hydrate and transform your skin. Olay’s Regenerist eye cream visibly brightens (that’s vitamin B3 at work) and reduces the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles.
With Estee Lauder’s exclusive blend of RevitaKey Technology and moringa extract, their Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Power Crème ($87) puts the bounce, radiance, and vitality back into your skin. This potent formula immediately goes to work on your skin’s natural collagen and elastin. The result is firmer skin with improved elasticity. The Revitalizing Supreme Crème also targets dryness and other visible signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles. If that weren’t plenty, this moisturizer also has an SPF of 15, and it’s packed with antioxidants to prevent future damage.
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream ($19) contains a unique blend of glycerin, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid to keep skin hydrated. This formula uses a controlled release technology to moisturize your skin for up to 24 hours. It also works to restore your skin’s protective barrier to prevent moisture loss. Free of fragrances and oils, CeraVe is hypoallergenic and safe for all skin types.
Kiehl Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter ($40) is a decadent blend of shea butter, squalane (a lipid derived from olives), and jojoba oil. Together these three powerhouses, moisturize and replenish the skin barrier for a soft, smooth complexion. Kiehl’s Creme de Corps body butter absorbs quickly and leaves behind a slightly addicting scent.
La Roche-Posay Lipikar Balm AP + Body Cream ($19.99) goes to work on extra-dry, rough skin to replenish essential lipids and provide deep, long-lasting hydration (up to 48-hours). This body cream contains niacinamide that repairs and restores the skin’s moisture barrier. It also has prebiotics to rebalance the skin’s healthy microbiomes.
Now that we’ve covered the best skincare products for mature skin, let’s move to makeup. Let’s review why you need a primer (and some top-reviewed primers to try today!)