Face it: Mature skin is different than younger skin. Hormones, throughout every phase of life and particularly as we hit menopause, impact skin. The very oils that we all tried to dry up and defeat in our youth because they are the underlying cause of acne, are the very same oils that we all wish we had a bit more of as we cross into our 40s and beyond because they might help curtail skin dryness and wrinkles. Yet, alas, since the oil production that is identified with younger years dries up with age, surface solutions are warranted if we want to actively try to keep our skin as soft and supple as possible.
While many skincare products offer solutions for all skin types and that of all ages, there are some great new products on the market that are more peri-menopause, menopausal and post-menopausal conscious and attuned to the skin changes that accompany hormonal shifts that come with our years.
Here are a few favorites that the Silver Disobedience Beauty Editors have been testing…and can firmly endorse!
Emepelle Facial Serum, Emepelle Eye Cream and Emepelle Night Cream: The entire Emepelle skincare line is the first and only line of skincare product that are specifically formulated to improve the appearance of Estrogen Deficient Skin. Incorporating their MEP Technology, this entire product line offers restorative – and very visual – benefits. They are pricey…but we’ve found a little bit of product goes a very long way in making a visible skin impact quickly. Those on the team who have hit peri-menopause and or beyond declared loyalty to these products.
SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF®, Silymarin CF™ & CE Ferulic®: For a long time now, SkinCeuticals products have been favorite skincare must-haves. This trio has lots of clinical testing behind them and plenty of documentation that each can help to even skin tone, improve radiance, and reduce discoloration as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines. Every one of our testers, aged 22 to 83, raved about all these SkinCeuticals products declaring that they might be the best options for reducing years of sunburn skin damage.
Shani Darden Skincare, Retinol Reform®: If you’ve been thinking about trying a retinol product, this is the product to try. Named an Allure favorite, this face serum has Encapsulated Retinol 2.2% which supports natural collagen production while helping to reduce appearances of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin texture from acne scars. This is a gentle product that is vegan.
Cosmedix Body Clean Clarifying Gel: This product elevates the body wash landscape by adding Niacinamide. It gently cleans without stripping away natural skin moisture and doesn’t leave any residue. Body Clean Clarifying Gel treats the rest of your body as good as you treat your face!
Laura Geller Baked to Go Bronzer & Brightener and the Color Correcting Foundation: We first tried these products almost two years ago. And when we say “we,” it is worth noting that our review team includes a 22 year old, 33 year old, 44 year old, 63 year old and 82 year old! All of us say this is the easiest and most beautiful way to make all aged skin look fabulous fast!
Stripes by Naomi Watts delivers a new full line from The Power Move Facial Cream and Evening Wear creams to a bunch of other options in between – all of which are especially formulated for menopausal skin. All the products are hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested and cruelty free while specifically designed for older women who might be experiencing middle of the night sweats.
Let us know if you try any of these products! As always, we welcome your thoughts.