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Best face moisturizer for 40+ year old skin?


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#1 TheGreenSheep

Posted 26 April 2018 - 11:54 AM

EB can you recommend me a face moisturizer for over 40+ yo skin that is dry and ruddy, needs plumping and help with tone?

My skin is normal I think, not overly oily, I have break outs but they’re hormone and cycle related. I’m also completely lazy with doing all the skin routine stuff and exfoliation and toning. I hardly wear makeup.

I currently use a L’Oréal one I buy at the chemist, I’m keen to change it up!

I have updated page 3 for those reading along!

Edited by TheGreenSheep, 01 December 2019 - 08:16 AM.


#2 nup

Posted 26 April 2018 - 12:07 PM

I really still live the Thursday Plantation face oils. I use a daily cream from SKII and the oil at night. Skin is dewy on waking if I get enough sleep which is rare. I think drinking loads of water and getting enough rest are key though

#3 Laundry Lass

Posted 26 April 2018 - 12:27 PM

Lacura Renew Expert, night cream from Aldi.

I use it both day & night. I find it works well without feeling greasy, my skin is very sensitive but this cream doesn't cause any discomfort.

#4 No Drama Please

Posted 26 April 2018 - 03:08 PM

I’ve been using Clinique since I was in my 20s and am still really happy with it (I’m almost 50 now)

#5 Goldenash

Posted 26 April 2018 - 04:07 PM

I have bought some expensive ones in the past, but found that I do need to change my brand every couple of years.

I recently bought Olay total effects 7 in 1.
I really like it and it is not the expensive (relatively). And you can buy it in the supermarket. (I am early forties with skin that can tend to be a bit dry).



#6 Dianalynch

Posted 26 April 2018 - 04:20 PM

Since hitting 40 my skin has become dry, ruddy and sensitive. I have found I need products for sensitive skin - QV, cetaphil, and the like. I use their day creams with a good spf. It does help.

#7 Froyohoho

Posted 26 April 2018 - 05:17 PM

Nivea q10 :)

#8 purplekitty

Posted 26 April 2018 - 05:52 PM

View PostGoldenash, on 26 April 2018 - 04:07 PM, said:

I have bought some expensive ones in the past, but found that I do need to change my brand every couple of years.

I recently bought Olay total effects 7 in 1.
I really like it and it is not the expensive (relatively). And you can buy it in the supermarket. (I am early forties with skin that can tend to be a bit dry).
I've tried many including very expensive ones,I always come back to this.

#9 liveworkplay

Posted 26 April 2018 - 05:58 PM

I just use good old sorbolene cream and garnier BB cream over the top. I get heaps of comments about how good my skin is (I'm 40+). Despite a little foray into Clinique in my 20's, I have never spent much on beauty products (except de frizz stuff for my hair) I wear minimal make up and it is only post 40 that I wear a bit of mascara and tinted moisturiser  every day.

#10 MooGuru

Posted 26 April 2018 - 05:58 PM

Not quite the right age but I have recently been using the body shop "drops of youth bouncy sleep mask" and I'm a huge convert. I really REALLY like it. I did think it was expensive ($49)  but I use such a tiny amount I think this jar will last for absolutely ages.
I also have the face wash and youth concentrate drops.

I use QV sunscreen religiously during the day.

#11 Tyfle Hour

Posted 26 April 2018 - 06:43 PM

I do agree that the Olay 7-in-1 moisturiser recommended above is as good as any more expensive moisturiser, especially if you go for the one for sensitive skin.

But I do think there are some ingredients that I think would address the issues you are concerned with more than a moisturiser.  Namely, retinol, Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid.

In terms of product recommendations, there are lots of ways of getting those ingredients, but I love:
Sorry, I know it isn't what you specifically asked for, but I hope it is helpful anyway.

#12 Lifesgood

Posted 26 April 2018 - 06:54 PM

View PostNo Drama Please, on 26 April 2018 - 03:08 PM, said:

I’ve been using Clinique since I was in my 20s and am still really happy with it (I’m almost 50 now)

Same here! Are you me???

My face cream is Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion. Have been using it for at least 15 years and I find it really good.
https://au.strawberr...urizing/159094/

#13 No Drama Please

Posted 26 April 2018 - 07:30 PM

Haha maybe! I even get it from strawberry net as they sell the bigger size that you can’t buy here :)

#14 Popper

Posted 26 April 2018 - 07:36 PM

Hey OP I am not over 40 (but close enough)! Recommend Jurlique face balancing oil with Clinique moisture surge once the oil is absorbed. I also use Clinique moisture surge overnight masque 1-2 times a week.

#15 Flaxen

Posted 26 April 2018 - 07:45 PM

I really like Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Serum. Its light, and smells nice.
I definitely noticed a difference since using it.

#16 cinnabubble

Posted 26 April 2018 - 07:54 PM

Budget is anything from The Ordinary, and splurge is Philosophy Miracle Worker.

#17 KwaziiCat

Posted 26 April 2018 - 08:02 PM

I am early 40s and started using Dermaviduals about 6 months ago.  I use the cleanser along with the moisturiser and I can honestly say my skin feels the best it's been in a long time!

I have always been slack with a skin routine but because I've actually seen results I've managed to keep it up.  My skin type is normal (not oily)

#18 =R2=

Posted 26 April 2018 - 08:03 PM

I highly recommend exfoliating (once a week is enough). You can get a Glycolic Acid toner from The Ordinary that you can use everyday. The Ordinary also have AHA (lactic acid) preparations you can try without spending big bucks.

Dead skin cells and surface dryness is probably being caused by layers of dead skin cells that are keeping your moisturiser from being absorbed properly. I say give it a go and you should not need to change up your moisturiser.

#19 Lesley225

Posted 27 April 2018 - 06:18 AM

Someone recently introduced me to Manuka Doctor Rejuvenating Skin Cream and I really love it.  Can't  feel it once it's on.

#20 GlitteryElfFarts

Posted 27 April 2018 - 06:56 AM

At the moment I am using Sukin for sensitive skin(pink label), and on the weekends I use a Lush Skin Drink.
I have Rosacea though and these work for me.

#21 missminx

Posted 30 April 2018 - 07:32 AM

I can't recommend Sabbatical Beauty enough.  They are an American skincare  company but ship their products to Australia.

Their sake and rice sleeping pack moisturiser has genuinely changed my life. My skin used to be dry, red, hyper-sensitive and acne-prone.  This product has cleared up every single one of those issues and I am finally brave enough to go out in public with no makeup on (haven't been able to say that in 20+ years!).

Product is on the expensive side, but oh my god, I would sell my soul to keep using it ❤

#22 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 30 April 2018 - 08:17 PM

I am mid-forties and always had horrible skin, but since switching to La Roche-Posay a couple of months ago, my skin has dramatically improved.

I also use their Vitamin C cream, and Retinol.

Occasionally a lactic acid cream from The Ordinary.

Also Kiehls Midnight recovery oil, fantastic stuff!

#23 TheGreenSheep

Posted 30 April 2018 - 08:28 PM

Wow everyone, thanks so much for sharing, it’s been very helpful. Reading through I have decided a PP is correct, I need to remove built up dead skin, I think this is what was making it feel dry and papery.

I’ve been researching the suggestions and thinking about what to buy and where to buy it!

Please keep adding to the thread, it all helps!

#24 Pip_longstockings

Posted 30 April 2018 - 08:38 PM

View PostTyfle Hour, on 26 April 2018 - 06:43 PM, said:

I do agree that the Olay 7-in-1 moisturiser recommended above is as good as any more expensive moisturiser, especially if you go for the one for sensitive skin.

But I do think there are some ingredients that I think would address the issues you are concerned with more than a moisturiser.  Namely, retinol, Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid.

In terms of product recommendations, there are lots of ways of getting those ingredients, but I love: Sorry, I know it isn't what you specifically asked for, but I hope it is helpful anyway.

I found this really helpful. Can I ask what moisturiser you used after the the Vitamin C24? My skin reacts to many moisturisers including Olay. Not tried the 7 in 1 though. Will give it a go.

#25 José

Posted 30 April 2018 - 08:44 PM

View Post=R2=, on 26 April 2018 - 08:03 PM, said:



Dead skin cells and surface dryness is probably being caused by layers of dead skin cells that are keeping your moisturiser from being absorbed properly. I say give it a go and you should not need to change up your moisturiser.

I've been thinking that i need to change my moisturiser, however, ive recently changed my cleanser and exfoliator to skinstitut and suddenly my moisturiser seems to be doing its job much better.




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