The Best Moisturizers for Skin Over 40!

According to Dr. Jen Haley MD FAAD, Chief Editor at Web Health-Wire; your face just needs 3 ingredients to restore your skin and battle the ever-encroaching wrinkles. Although it’s super important to start a good skincare routine when you are young; it’s never too late to start treating your skin right.

The best moisturizers attract hydration deeply into your skin to plump fine lines and wrinkles while improving skin elasticity. 

Avoid, if possible, moisturizers that contain silicone.  Moisturizers that contain silicone feel nice when you apply them; however, they surprisingly prevent your skin from attracting moisture. They can leave the skin feeling and looking parched soon after application. Silicone is especially important to avoid if your skin is prone to breakout; as it has comedogenic properties that can clog pores. Silicone also interferes with the absorption of the other important ingredients in the moisturizer that your face needs. 

When it comes to hydrating your skin look for moisturizers that contain Trehalose, Adenosine, and Hyaluronic Acid.

These nourishing oils help eradicate the deep lines and wrinkles that are found on the forehead and around the mouth while sealing in hydration. 

For dewy smooth prepped skin that is a perfect base for your makeup, choose products that also contain soybean oil and shea butter. These two nourishing oils help smooth wrinkles without leaving a greasy after-feel.

Because we produce less collagen and elastin as we grow older, crappiness and sagging skin begin to appear. Look for peptides to help tighten and firm the skin. Peptides work deep within the cellular level to help heal and support healthy skin. According to research, the last ingredient to look for in your face cream is EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor). Regular use of EGF results in visibly tighter and firmer skin.

During two independent studies, 30 women tried dozens of moisturizers and then narrowed the selection down to just 3 creams they liked best. You may imagine that their number one choice was also the most expensive; but, it wasn’t. 

All three choices are cruelty-free and never tested on animals; however, not all the winners were kind to sensitive or oily skin.

Coming in third was THE WATER CREAM by Tatcha. 

THE WATER CREAM includes all 3 essential ingredients; however, it also contains silicone which can clog pores and cause your skin to breakout. So, if you’re breakout-prone; this is probably not the best moisturizer for you.

The Water Cream by Tatcha can be purchased on Amazon for a little under $70.00

The 2nd and runner-up was THE MOISTURIZING COOL GEL CREAM by La Mer. 

This luxe moisturizing cream also has all three key ingredients but like The Water Cream, has added silicone

Although The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream is a bit pricy, I like the fact that La Mer offers the Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream in a .24 oz. travel size for under $30 which may be purchase here to see if this excellent moisturizer is for you.

The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream by La Mer can be purchased in a 1oz size on Amazon for just under $165.00.

In two independent studies, the clear winner was the ProteinPlump Hydrating Face Cream Moisturizer by The Skin Institute. ProteinPlump was the favorite and the top pick of all 30 women in both studies.  ProteinPlump Hydrating Face Cream Moisturizer by The Skin Institute is vegan, contains no silicone, has all three important ingredients, leaves the skin silky smooth and hydrated all day long without causing a single breakout. ProteinPlump Hydrating Face Cream Moisturizer won hands down over the competition and a 1.69 FL OZ jar can be purchased for less than $100.00 on Amazon.

If you have tried any of these fabulous face creams, please leave a comment and tell us about your experience.

*Individual results may vary.

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By Diana Page

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