Just in time for the colder weather months, I wanted to share 10 of my current favorite dry skin transforming products for women over 40.
Since many of you keep responding enthusiastically to my over 40 beauty product round-ups, I am going to try and do them on a more regular basis. For my first round-up in this on-going series and just in time for the colder weather months, I wanted to share some of my current favorite skin transforming products for dry skin. Women over 40 tend to suffer from dry parched skin much more than their younger counter parts, so for me finding great hydrating and rejuvenating skincare products that breathe youthfulness and new life into my skin is of utmost importance. Following are 10 fabulous skincare products that I am obsessed with right now because they hydrate, plump, soften, smooth and refresh my midlife skin.
PCA Skin Hydrating Toner ($40) is a deeply hydrating antioxidant packed toner that helps your skin retain moisture and it prevents free radical damage. I love using it after cleansing to remove residual debris and to calm and hydrate my skin. It’s the perfect toner for over 40 skin because it deeply cleans and it nicely hydrates without drying out your skin like most toners.
TULA Aqua Infusion Power Liquid ($58) is a lightweight serum that delivers deep hydration and instantly soothes the appearance of stressed skin. Each bottle contains thousands of micro-bubbles filled with pure, fresh ingredients that burst open upon application, releasing probiotics and superfoods which work together to hydrate, plump and soothe your skin. This is my go-to travel serum because it keeps my skin hydrated, supple and balanced without being greasy.
Wander Beauty Glow Getter Mist ($28) is a multitasking illuminating mist made with Icelandic Glacier Water and Evening Primrose Oil that gives your skin instant radiance and intense skincare benefits. This powerhouse mist is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, calming and healing, it evens out skin tone and it helps retain moisture. I use it daily after I apply my makeup to give my skin a dewy finish or to refresh my skin throughout the day.
Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil ($72) is a luxurious face oil that visibly brightens, firms, and evens the look of skin tone and texture. It is made with an innovative stable form of Vitamin C and nourishing and rejuvenating Rose oil which work together make your skin soft, smooth, radiant and more youthful. I love how it noticeably brightens my skin and that it has the sweetest hint of rose.
DoNotAge with Dr Brandt Transforming Pearl Serum ($152) is an innovative age-defying serum powered by a hydrating patented encapsulated pearl technology along with a potent anti-aging complex that work together to restore your skin’s vitality and firmness. I love how this serum noticeably lifts and plumps my skin instantly!
StriVectin S.T.A.R. Light™ Retinol Night Oil ($99) is advanced combination of three separate but synergistic forms of Retinol, skincare’s gold standard anti-aging ingredient. This incredible formula treats fine lines, wrinkles, texture and uneven tone while at the same time it soothes, moisturizes and replenishes dry skin with nourishing plant oils and protective antioxidants. I love how potent and results driven this formula is without making your skin red or sensitive (a typical side effect when using retinols.)
Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream ($60) is an amazing retro-style moisturizer that rescues dry, dull skin while slowly delivering a steady dose of moisture throughout the day and night. It has a gorgeous whipped texture of six rare African oils that nourish your skin for hours without feeling heavy or greasy. When my over 40 skin gets parched and irritated during the drying winter months, Lala Cream is my go to product because it instantly makes my skin feel calm, moist and supple. I absolutely love it!
Shiseido Ibuki Beauty Sleeping Mask ($40) is an overnight leave-on gel mask that you put on before bed and when you wake-up in the morning your skin is dewy and supple. This night-time mask features vitamin capsules in a gel base that melt upon application which allows the ingredients work overnight. I like using this when I stay up way too late because I wake-up looking hydrated, radiant and well-rested.
Instytutum Truly-Transforming Brightening Eye Cream ($69) is a gorgeous hydrating, plumping and smoothing rich moisturizing eye cream. It contains a slew of transformative active anti-aging ingredients that decrease puffiness and dark circles and make your eye area look refreshed and lifted. Typically, eye creams rarely impress me, but this one does! I love that that treats multiple signs of aging all at once for under a hundred bucks!
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Disclosure: The products in this post were sent for editorial consideration. As always, all opinions and youthful skin are my own.