As we age, our skincare concerns dramatically shift. Once we reach our 50s, our hormones introduce many physical changes that affect our skin. This is a time when it’s essential to be reactive to the effects of these changes, from wrinkles and fine lines to sagging and dullness. Luckily, a good skincare routine can make a world of difference.
Washing and moisturizing your face is just the beginning. The key to increasing collagen production and speeding up the cell renewal process is incorporating active ingredients that are rich in the nutrients your mature skin craves. Today, we’re sharing the skincare superheroes that every woman in her 50s should have in the bathroom.
Here are the best skincare products for mature skin in 2023:
1. Hydrating Cleanser
When you enter your 50s, hydration becomes more important than ever. When looking for a quality cleanser, search for natural cleansers that are free from harsh chemicals, like parabens, that can be drying on the skin. Artificial ingredients are incredibly toxic yet easily absorbed by the skin – a damaging combination.
Instead, you want to invest in a cleanser that contains ceramides and oils that will replenish the skin’s lipid barrier and avoid stripping the skin’s surface of its natural oils. Our Fruit & Flowers Facial Cleansing Balm is an oil-based cleanser enriched with natural ingredients that contain skin-enhancing powers. Sunflower seed oil strengthens the skin, rice bran oil reduces irritation, and Abyssian oil provides deep hydration.
2. Facial Moisturizer
We probably don’t need to tell you that moisturizer is an essential part of your skincare routine. However, always be sure to consider the quality of the moisturizer you use. Skin is the largest organ in our bodies yet many people lather on facial creams that are loaded with harmful and toxic ingredients like parabens and synthetic fragrances.
When you feed your skin the beneficial nutrients it craves and nothing else, the results can be transformative. Our Moisturizing Facial Cream is an affordable, high-quality option that can be used morning and night. Natural ingredients like rose hydrosol, aloe vera juice, Nilotica shea butter, and essential oils work together to strengthen your skin cells and leave you with youthful, glowing skin.
3. Gentle Exfoliant
Exfoliation is a key ingredient in any good skincare routine for women in their 50s, but it’s important to avoid overdoing it or using any harsh exfoliants. The goal of exfoliating is to gently buff away dead skin cells without creating micro tears on the epidermis.
When shopping for an exfoliant, your best bet is always to opt for a product made with natural ingredients. Some of our favorite natural exfoliants include bamboo, oats, and raspberry seeds. All of these ingredients, which can be found in our Bamboo & Raspberry Oat Refining Facial Scrub, do a great job of gently clearing out dead skin cells to make room for fresh ones without damaging the skin barrier.
4. Nourishing Toner
Many skincare brands on the market rely heavily on alcohol in their toning products. As we mentioned earlier in this guide, alcohol can dry out the skin and wind up doing more harm than good. When shopping for a toner, look for an alcohol-free product that helps to balance the pH of the skin and contains hydrating active ingredients.
Opting for a pH-controlling toner can infuse the skin with an added layer of moisture and serve as a nice base for the skincare products you use next. The right toner should not irritate sensitive skin or dry you out. On the contrary, this essential step in your skincare routine should help to hydrate, exfoliate, and brighten your beautiful skin.
5. Retinol or Retinoid
When it comes to treating wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, photodamage, and collagen production, retinoid is a skincare powerhouse. Retinoid is a derivative of vitamin A that is applied topically to support collagen production, brighten the skin tone, aid in skin renewal, and clear up hyperpigmentation.
Many people confuse retinol and retinoid, but the two are not the same. Retinol is a type of retinoid used primarily in over-the-counter retinoid products. While retinol is super effective, retinoid is stronger and more highly concentrated, which is why you typically need a prescription from a dermatologist for it.
6. Nutrient-Rich Serum
A quality serum is an absolute must when developing a solid skincare routine for mature skin. While the specific serum you purchase should depend on your personal skincare goals, you’ll want to opt for a natural, nutrient-rich serum for maximum effectiveness.
Many facial serums on the market are multi-functional and work well for people with different skincare concerns. If you’re looking for a good serum to enhance your daily routine, we recommend our Rejuvenating Facial Serum.
This cult favorite pick boasts a powerful combination of ingredients like hyaluronic acid, rose hydrosol, and botanical extracts with naturally-occuring alpha hydroxy acids, which have been shown to promote younger, smoother skin.
7. Hyaluronic Acid
In our 30s and 40s, fine lines and wrinkles deepen and make themselves more apparent as our hyaluronic levels begin to decrease. You can replenish these levels and retain cell moisture by topically applying hyaluronic acid to the face, neck, and chest.
Hyaluronic acid does a fabulous job of moisturizing the skin, which is why it’s such a common ingredient in moisturizers and serums. One of the reasons why we love our Rejuvenating Facial Serum so much is that it’s chock-full of hyaluronic acid!
8. Facial Stimulating Tool
Facial tools have been used around the world for thousands of years, but recently they’ve gained a ton of popularity in the Western beauty industry. Investing in a tool like a face roller, gua sha, or facial massager can be wildly transformative for mature skin.
Giving yourself a daily facial massage with one of these tools can help to sculpt and define the facial muscles, improve blood flow, boost collagen production, and reduce fluid buildup. If you want to try it out before purchasing something new, try giving yourself a facial massage with regular ice cubes or green tea frozen into ice cubes.
Shop our collection of natural skincare products today for radiant, glowing skin that helps you feel confident at any age.