Reader Recommendations for Skincare over 40
Updated: July 2020
One of the best ways to find new products and learn new ways to care for our skin is to ask each other what is working. There are way too many products for each of us to try on our own, so consider it a “divide and conquer” strategy. While researching “Beauty over 40,” I asked my friends to recommend their favorite products. Trying some of them has been a great adventure and has given me some new favorites. If you have favorites, be sure to comment after the post with your Reader Recommendations for Skincare over 40.
This post is part of a series on Beauty over 40. The other posts in the series are:
Reader Recommendations for Skincare over 40
I originally wrote this post in April 2017. I recently decided it was time for an update and resurveyed my readers and came up with so many new product recommendations. It is partly a selfish endeavor because I love hearing what is working for others and deciding what I would like to try.
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MAKEUP REMOVERS AND CLEANSERS
Clinique Take Off the Day Cleansing Balm was recommended by a reader. I love this make-up remover as well. My skin is so dry and this product takes off my makeup so easily and without drying my skin at all.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser: One reader said about Kiehl’s products, “I pretty much love everything they have and they are great for people with numerous allergies.” She listed many Kiehl’s products that she loves including the ultra facial cleanser. They are all listed under their appropriate categories.
Pixi Glow Tonic: This is an exfoliant with glycolic acid, which exfoliates dead skin.
Beauty Counter Overnight Resurfacing Peel: This is an exfoliant with glycolic (AHA) and Salicylic (BHA) acid.
There were many eye cream recommendations. The eyes are one of the places where we show our age the most so having a good eye cream that is effective is important.
Cerave Eye Repair Cream is my go to eye cream of choice and I was surprised to find out how many others LOVED it also. It was mentioned over and over. The best part is that Cerave an absolute bargain! It is a favorite of those with any skin sensitivities or allergies.
Other eye creams that were recommended:
DAYTIME MOISTURIZER with SUNSCREEN
Elta MD Sunscreen was highly recommended. There are several types available for the face. The UV Shield has zinc oxide and is described by one Amazon reviewer as “very light, non-greasy, and recommended by my dermatologist.” The UV Physical is their tinted product and has titanium dioxide in addition to the zinc oxide. One reader recommended it to avoid malasma spots.
Rodan and Fields REVERSE SPF 50+: One reader said, “The R and F REVERSE SPF 50 is amazing, light, and not greasy at all.”
DAYTIME TINTED MOISTURIZER WITH SUNSCREEN
It Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50 This product was so resoundingly recommended by two readers that I just ordered it to try it out.
Dermalogica Age Smart Skinperfect Primer SPF 30
Cerave Skin Renewing Night Cream: I use this stuff by the gallon!
Clinique Dramatically Different Face Lotion. One reader says, “Love this stuff. Makeup goes on over it so smoothly and my skin drinks it up!!!”
It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream: I received a sample of this product with my purchase of the tinted sunscreen. I can’t wait to try it out!
Trader Joe’s Ultra Hydrating Gel Moisturizer
Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance
SERUMS AND TREATMENTS
Timeless C+E Ferulic serum: The reader who recommends this product says it is “good for brightening and evening tone and it builds collagen.”
Timeless Coenzyme Q10 Serum: This serum “builds collagen, repairs fine lines, and increases moisture retention.”
Plexus Joyome Essentials 60 Day Combo: A reader says, “My favorite skincare product is Plexus Joyome! It’s a set of day and evening serums that target many of the concerns we women over 40 share, and they also address a good skin microbiome.”
Skinceuticals CE Ferulic: A reader recommended this serum for the treatment of rosacea.
Rodan and Fields Redefine Intensive Renewing Serum: The reader who loves this sent me a picture of her jar.
Palmer’s Skin Therapy Oil is an inexpensive facial oil that has many of the same ingredients as an expensive serum.
PRODUCTS FOR SENSITIVE SKIN:
It seems like the older I get the drier and more sensitive my skin becomes. Several readers mentioned their skin sensitivities as well. Cerave products were overwhelmingly recommended for those with sensitivities to many skincare ingredients including beeswax and aloe. One reader said, “I have had a terrible time with skin issues (chronic hives) the last few years. Both the dermatologist and the allergy doctor recommended Cerave. It’s the only thing I use on my skin now.”
Another reader with sensitive skin sent a picture of her entire regimen.
BRAND AND REGIMEN RECOMMENDATIONS
Rodan and Fields REVERSE Brightening Regimen From a reader: “I truly believe in Rodan and Fields products, especially the skin lightening and brightening products. It helps with the occasional breaks outs too.”
MG Naturals was recommended as a 100% Titanium Dioxide Free, Organic and Vegan brand.
Rodan and Fields SOOTHE Regimen: From a reader: “I fell in love with the R and F Soothe Regimen because nothing else worked to calm my redness.”
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