As we age, our skin care needs change. People in their 50s and older may experience drier and more irritated skin thanks to decreased function of sweat and oil glands. Making smart skin care decisions can improve the way your skin looks and feels.
It’s important to use a body lotion or cream within three minutes of a shower or bath to help seal in moisture. Along with hyaluronic acid, this cream contains three essential ceramides that help restore your skin’s protective barrier while also locking in moisture and hydrating the skin. It’s designed to continue releasing moisturizing ingredients for up to 24 hours.
$17.99 from ulta.com
barrier+ foaming oil cleanser
This foaming cleanser is designed to remove dirt and makeup without stripping away lipids—your skin’s protective barrier of natural fats. The vegan formula includes a triple lipid complex and cleansers derived from coconut. Its hydrating benefits also include reduced appearance of blotchiness, redness and uneven texture.
$30 from skinfix.com
coconut butter soap
Many bar soaps can dry out your skin, but this one was designed with moisture in mind. Its formula includes shea butter and olive and coconut oils, so it gently cleanses while leaving skin soft and supple. This soap is vegan and creates a rich creamy lather that is scented like coconut.
$15 from 100percentpure.com
total defense + repair sunscreen spf 34
Sun protection is important at any age. It helps reduce the appearance of age spots, protects against skin cancer and can improve dryness and texture. This sunscreen not only shields your face from harmful UV rays, but it also improves the skin’s appearance thanks to ingredients like niacinamide, shea butter and vitamins C and E.
$70 from skinmedica.com
premier cru cream moisturizer
From dark spots to elasticity, this moisturizer is designed to combat eight signs of aging, including visibly reducing deep wrinkles. The formula includes hyaluronic acid, tightening sugars and viniferine, a dark spot treatment derived from grapevine sap. It also includes TET8, a patented enzyme composed of a green extract from magnolia enriched in honokiol.
$119 from us.caudalie.com
+retinol firming eye cream
The skin around our eyes is very thin, making it one of the first places to show signs of aging. This cream is designed to firm and brighten the delicate area. It improves elasticity while also reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The formula contains retinol, hyaluronic acid, lime pearl and a blend of palm, cotton and linseed oils.
$98 from katesomerville.com