As we age, our skin care needs change. People in their 50s and older may experience drier and more irritated skin. Making smart decisions about skin care products can improve the way your skin looks and feels.
unscented hand salve
Seniors can be more vulnerable to the drying and chapping side effects of excessive hand-washing—something all of us have been doing a lot more of recently. Made with jojoba oil, beeswax and oat extract, this salve moisturizes and protects your hands. Plus, its unscented formula makes it perfect for extra sensitive skin and is less likely to cause irritation.
triple lipid restore 2:4:2
Irritation, wrinkles and loss of facial fullness are all related to damage to the skin’s external barrier that comes with age. This moisturizer contains ceramides, natural cholesterol and fatty acids, which all repair and protect that barrier. It also helps improve elasticity, moisture levels and skin texture for a healthier, more nourished appearance.
total defense + repair sunscreen spf 34
Sun protection is important at any age. It helps reduce the appearance of age spots, can improve dryness and texture, and protects against skin cancer. This sunscreen not only shields you from harmful UV rays, but also improves the skin’s appearance thanks to ingredients like niacinamide, shea butter and vitamins C and E.
lanolin + egg white cleansing bar
Thanks to high pH levels, many bar soaps can leave your skin dehydrated. Made without parabens, fragrances or dyes, this bar is formulated to offer a gentle cleanse while moisturizing. The superstar ingredient is lanolin, an oil found in sheep’s wool that helps lock moisture into the skin without clogging pores.
the rice wash
This pH-balanced cream cleanser uses amino acids to gently remove impurities without stripping the skin of essential oils. For an extra moisturizing punch, it also includes Japanese rice powder, Okinawa algae and hyaluronic acid to replenish and soften skin. It’s non-irritating formula is free of synthetic fragrances, detergents and parabens.
lipikar balm ap+ moisturizer for dry skin
Dryness and flakiness can be a major problem for mature skin, and chronic itching can lead to bigger issues. Dermatologists recommend applying a thicker moisturizer within three minutes of bathing. This fragrance-free body cream provides long-lasting hydration with shea butter, glycerin and niacinamide.