Mature Skin Essentials

I think when you become a woman of a certain age, less is more when it comes to makeup. A week or so ago for no particular reason, I blended the BB cream into my full face and egads it sunk into lines by my mouth! A line on each side. Lines I never noticed before, but the cream made them more pronounced. A full face of foundation wasn’t doing me any favors. Normally, I use a little BB cream on my T-zone to even out the skin tone, eyebrow pencil, mascara, and lipstick/lip balm. Makeup in general has been taking a back seat to skincare for me for awhile now.

I did some online research on skin care for us mature ladies. While not definitive, it seems most professionals agree on these essentials:


  1. Cleanser
  2. Serum
  3. Moisturizer containing Hydraulic Acid
  4. Sunscreen


  1. Cleanser
  2. Retinol
  3. Moisturizer (if needed)

As a woman with in her early 50’s with combination and sensitive skin, here’s the current products I’m using and am really happy with.


  1. Cleanser: Micellar water and Caudalie foam cleanser
  2. 1-2x per week I exfoliate using Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit
  3. Serum: Caudalie Vinoperfect
  4. Moisturizer: Vichy Aqualia Thermal
  5. I don’t use sunscreen. I know I should, but I have yet to find one that does not irritate my skin.


  1. Cleanser: Micellar water
  2. Filorga Sleep & Peel
  3.  1x per week instead of Filorga, I use A313 Pomade





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