Menopause represents a third of a woman’s life! I don’t know about you, but now that I’m in my 40s and starting to have some symptoms of perimenopause, I’ve noticed big changes to my skin. I get periodic breakouts and have unevenly toned skin where it’s dry in some areas and oily in others. Little did I know that there are some amazing skincare products that have been formulated specifically for women who might be going through the hormonal changes associated with menopause. They provide the right combination of hydration, rejuvenation, and repair, and will help battle menopause’s little annoyances. —Jennifer Cox
The Phytoestrogen Elasticity Renewal Serum ($48) is from Paula’s Choice’s Clinical line. This potent face and neck serum improves the look of elasticity and thinning skin, and helps combat the signs of aging that coincide with estrogen decline too. It contains a unique blend of soy-derived equol, genistein, and daidzein, along with other antioxidants like resveratrol, to give skin a plumper, suppler feel.
Vichy’s Neovadiol Meno 5 Bi-Serum ($54) has a whole host of ingredients that will benefit middle-aged women’s skin. These include Roxylane, which encourages skin firmness and density and also reduces the look of wrinkles, Cassia extract that inhibits the loss of collagen for plumped and firmer skin, and vitamins like B3 for antioxidant protection to restore skin radiance. It quickly absorbs and never feels sticky.
The Radiance Grape Stem Cell + Squalane Day Cream ($45) from three ships is perfectly formulated for thirsty skin that feels tight and lacks radiance. This fast-absorbing and lightweight cream quenches skin with grape stem cells and natural squalane derived from sugar cane. Your skin will look radiant and better retain moisture.
If you’re looking for a great night cream that packs a powerful punch for a fraction of the price, consider the Enerex Luma Rejuvenating Night Serum ($3). It has simply ingredients but complex benefits. Because it’s packed with antioxidants, this natural retinal serum revitalizes skin and provides an instant radiant glow. It helps with skin’s elasticity too.
Famacy’s Honeymoon Glow ($60) is an effective night serum that not only refines pores but resurfaces dull skin and gently exfoliates. Skin will instantly be more clarified and still gently hydrated. You can use this magic potion on all skin types.