As we lose collagen in the menopause years and our skin feels dry and a bit dull, what are the best moisturisers for menopausal skin?
Beauty companies are onto it. Their teams have been researching and road testing the ingredients that will genuinely address our concerns and make a difference.
So what do we need in the best moisturisers for menopausal skin? Retinoids to repair skin, calm any acne flare-ups, boost density and reduce the dreaded sag. Peptides to up collagen levels and skin’s elasticity and ceramides to strengthen the skin barrier and so reduce redness and retain moisture.
Read on for skincare targeted to you. We’ve got this.
Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Regenerating Youth Crème, £235
Eye wateringly expensive we know, but this rich, ultra indulgent, super cream is beyond luxurious and works miracles on dry, papery skin.
It leaves the skin feeling cosseted and cocooned against weather, age and life. The main active ingredient is something called Floralixir Dewa, which sounds a bit hokey we know, but it’s not a beauty editor’s favourite for nothing.
Emepelle Night Cream, £175
Formulated for menopausal skin this night cream is pricey but it’s luxurious and restorative.
Key ingredients include retinol, niacinamide, peptides and hyaluronic acid. There’s also high strength, revolutionary MEP Technology® to target the root cause of menopausal skin ageing. Intense hydration in a jar.
Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream, £62
Okay so this product is not targeted specifically at menopausal skin, but its results are too good not to include it.
Retinol is famed for restoring bounce, radiance and nixing lines and sun damage. It also contains peptides to firm, Vitamin F to soothe and Xanthophyll to protects us from the blue light of our phones.
Vichy Neovadiol Rose Platinum Anti-Ageing Cream, £22.50
Vichy spent 14 years researching the Neovadiol range and it shows. Tailored to menopausal women’s needs, this cream uses rosy pigments to deliver a shot of radiance to tired looking skin.
Smells beautiful, sinks in easily and leaves skin feel ultra nourished. LHA, a salicylic acid derivative works to ditch dullness.