Best Face Creams for Older Skin

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It’s possible to have glowing appearance at every stage of your age, including after 50 with older skin – though the term ‘glowing’ is a bit different than at your 20s. And if your goal is to simply look darn good at your age, the following face creams would help a lot.

Anti-aging products for seniors are overwhelming out there, and it’s not always easy to find the right one for your sensitive older skin. But you can choose some that meet your skin requirements most so your skin is likely to look plump and healthy.

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Face creams if your older skin is drying out

The natural moisturizer of your skin worked perfectly at 20s and 30s. But it decreases over time, which is particularly true when you hit 40s or 50s.

This decline would take a serious toll on your glowing appearance. The problem is getting worse with the decline of other glowing key-features, a breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers. All these things factor into drier and thinner skin as you age.

So it’s always worth a try to regularly use moisturizers for older skin in order to simply look good for your age.

CeraVe (best value)

One of simply and effective ways to keep the skin hydrated is with hyaluronic acid, a hero molecule in skin moisture [1]. It powerfully attracts and holds a thousand times its weight in moisture. Plus, it can help promote flawless and smooth skin.

So hyaluronic acid is a must when you’re looking for moisturizing cream for older skin. CeraVe moisturizing cream contains hyaluronic acid. And it’s free of fragrance, which should be OK for sensitive skin.

The best thing why you should give it a shoot, it’s affordable in price. You can purchase it for about $16.

Cetaphil (for acne-prone skin)

If you are a fan of a bit fragrance, Cetaphil ‘rich hydrating night cream’ is worth a try. Although it contains fragrance, it’s still safe for most all skin types since its high-quality ingredients are formulated with less fragrance and irritants.

Another key point, it is a gentle cream that you can use year round. Also, it provides hydrating effects without driving clogged pores.

Moisturizing face cream for very dry senior skin

Sometimes dry skin with age would get worse, leading to itchy skin and more visible aging spots. In such case, you may need a more powerful moisturizer to help deal with.

There are several products to choose from, some of the best ones are as follows:

Triple lipid restore 2:4:2 (SkinCeuticals), which is not only helpful to replenish dull, loose and dry skin – but also formulated with a lipid replenisher. It works deep inside your skin, restoring the skin cell’s natural physiological composition to promote healthier and younger skin cells.

A drawback, it costs a fortune ($128). But if you’re expecting a more powerful cream to help deal with aging skin, it’s worth a try.

Aqualia thermal rich cream moisturizer (Vichy) is probably your best bet if your skin is craving for moisturizer. Its more powerful moisturizing effect comes from the great combination between emollients (shea butter) and humectants (hyaluronic acid). But do a patch test first, because it contains a light fragrance.

Miracle face cream for older skin, retinol

It’s hard to beat retinol when it comes to treating signs of aging skin with topical application. This topical ‘vitamin A-based’ substance can help ease fine lines, skin wrinkles, pigmentation, and improve the superficial skin cell’s turnover [2].

Unfortunately retinol doesn’t work for everyone. Some people, especially those with sensitive skin, may experience negative reactions (e.g. skin irritation). That’s why a few alternatives exist, though they don’t work as powerful as retinol (see more this topic in this section).

To keep safe, choose retinol products formulated with least side effects. Here are a few choices I recommend:

D.E.J. night face cream (Revision skincare)

This ‘dermal-epidermis junction’ DEJ product is all-in-one moisturizing cream for older skin, though the price is a bit more expensive — $150. It’s not only formulated to help replenish moisture, but also rich in key ingredients for more youthful looking as you age.

The skin is likely to produce less collagen over time. The DEJ formula boosts the natural collagen production, making tighter and firmness skin more likely.

Also, the cream has 0.25 percent retinol to help improve skin cell turnover. New skin cells are necessary to become light much better for your youthful and glowing skin.

Deep wrinkle night cream (ROC)

If your skin can tolerate retinol as well, this product is probably your best bet especially if you’re on a budget and only care about price. It’s very affordable, $17 across various online stores.

Does it work? As with most products the answer varies. And ‘yes’, many consumers find that it works to help ease some signs of aging skin like mild wrinkles, sun spots, and fine lines.

But probably it’s not good for sensitive skin. And keep out of your eyes, including skin around eyes!

Use the products as well as the instructions to keep safe! If you have certain skin condition, consulting with a professional dermatologist is wise before trying any skin care products containing retinol.

Slathering on SPF cream is also a must!

Well, probably it’s a bit tedious to bear repeating that sunscreen plays a key role in your skincare regimen. Even when you were at 15-year-old, slathering on a decent sunscreen every day is a gold beauty rule.

Nothing damages your glowing appearance more than exposure to UV rays! In fact, UV rays are a common culprit to make wrinkles, brown spots, or even skin cancer more likely as you age [3].

Also, some cosmetic products are likely to cause the skin become more photosensitive. Let’s say retinol — while it boosts skin cell turnover, newer layers of the skin will become more sensitive to UV rays.

The same goes for other popular ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acid (BHAs), hydroquinone, benzoyl peroxide, and even some topical prescriptions. Several essential oils (e.g. bitter orange, mandarin leaf, lime, lemon, and bergamot) are also likely to cause increased photosensitive.

So using sunscreen is an important pillar in our skin care regimen, especially for older skin.

Although there are many sunscreen products to choose from, it’s not always easy to choose one for mature skin. Each skin requirement varies, but the following are a few ones that have most positive feedbacks:

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