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How to choose a face cream for women over 40?
What does our skin need after 40 years? Cosmetics designed to rejuvenate and rejuvenate the skin are commonly referred to as anti-aging or anti-age products.
Signs of skin aging appear from the age of 25 to 30. But, as we know, it happens differently for everyone. Wrinkles in each of us do not appear instantly, but, most likely, gradually, and often we begin to notice them when they are already clearly “talking” about themselves.
Over the years, the volume of soft tissues changes: the cheeks go down, the chin loses its elasticity, the line of the cheekbones sags, the contour of the face becomes less clear, the skin does not have such elasticity and elasticity, and if you add pigmentation and rosacea to everything, then the reflection in the mirror is not at all pleases.
The older we get, the weaker the subcutaneous capillaries that supply oxygen to cells will be. The ability of cells to regenerate with age decreases, the skin loses its elasticity. By the age of 30, the oxygen level in the skin decreases by 25%, by 40 – by 50%, and the skin is more prone to aging. Such symptoms are already familiar to many. This process is natural, and it will manifest itself for everyone. But you can delay it and prolong the youthfulness of the skin.
In addition to constant skin care, cosmetologists recommend anti-aging creams after 40 years. Such funds have certain functions that are aimed at correcting the signs of aging.
What to consider when choosing a cream after 40 years
Read the information on the packaging carefully. Conscientious manufacturers indicate the recommended age, main components, SPF factor, type (night, day). The products should be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations: some creams are for night care, others are for daytime. There are creams that require sunscreen when going outside.
The presence of SPF in day creams.
The cream should not have a pungent odor.
It is better to buy the cream in cosmetic stores or pharmacies. The funds will work more efficiently if you choose them from the same line of the same manufacturer. For example, Design Lift from the French brand Payot or the hydrating line Hydro Boost from the American brand Neutrogena can be called a great series of skin rejuvenation products.
What ingredients are considered more effective in creams after age 40?
Hydro-fixers are components that retain moisture in skin cells. For example, hyaluronic acid.
Antioxidants – components responsible in the fight against free radicals, they are also protectors of the skin from the effects of ultraviolet radiation. Examples include vitamins E and C, allantoin, green tea extract, coenzyme Q10.
Peptides – protein molecules consisting of amino acids. They quickly penetrate into the deep layers of the skin and force the cells to renew, thereby starting the process of protein synthesis, which is the building material of the body. Peptides can do a lot in cosmetology. They restore collagen and elastin, relieve inflammation, reduce pigmentation, moisturize and increase skin elasticity.
The main helpers in the fight against age spots, who accompany us after 40 years: Acids – glycolic, azelaic, lactic and others provide smoothing of fine wrinkles and lightening age spots.
Vitamin A derivatives (retinyl palmitate, retinoic acid).
Alpha-arbutin – one of the forms of arbutin, a plant-derived substance obtained from bearberry, blueberry, cranberry, mulberry and other plants.
Cosmetologists offer excellent products in which arbutin is combined with other components, for example, with hyaluronic acid or niacinamide, with vitamin C or acids, all such formulations help to moisturize and brighten the skin at the same time.
Lifting components tighten the skin. They are divided into components of instant action and gradual smoothing of the skin surface. Yes, sometimes we need an instant effect, but gradual action is also important, it will bring results in the future that will delight us for a longer time.
SPF filters – components that protect the skin of any type from pigmentation when exposed to ultraviolet radiation.
Vitamins and microelements. In addition to vitamins A, E, C, the list can be continued by vitamins B1, B2, B3 (niacinamide), B5, B6, B9, B12, biotin, microelements: zinc, selenium, magnesium, manganese, iron.
Squalane – ultra-moisturizing ingredient.
Retinol ─ super assistant for skin surface renewal. But it can irritate tissues to some extent, so cosmetic manufacturers are inventing more and more gentle ways to use it, using various oil formulations and combining retinol with soothing botanicals.
And then you can name various oils, such as argan, shea butter, avocado, jojoba, extracts of algae, green tea, pomegranate …
The list of our assistants can be continued, but now let’s pay attention to some of the tools that have earned the trust of many women. Yes, of course, among them there are funds with a cost that at this time will not please us, but there are also those for which you can go to a store or pharmacy today, now.
Face creams after 40 years
Day cream with superfruit extracts My Payot Jour, Payot… Active ingredients: goji berries, acai berries, bifidobacteria, vitamin B5.
Face cream Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer… A moisturizing cream-gel based on squalane and probiotics makes the skin radiant, reduces irritation, supports the natural process of skin renewal, and protects the skin from the negative effects of external factors.
Daily cream «Bright Now Vitamin C» SPF 15 with vitamin C and arctic cloudberry gives the skin brightness, freshness and radiance, fights the first age-related changes.
Optima Hydrating Day Cream… The anti-aging cream will help you achieve smooth, toned and radiant skin. Deep moisturizing and nourishing cream, reduces wrinkles, gives elasticity. Contains Dead Sea minerals, ginseng extract, vitamins E, C and A, algae extracts, shea butter, argan oil, lavender, green tea and pomegranate extracts.
Face cream with green tea extract “Botanic cream“, Garnier. Botanist Cream, Garnier is composed of 96% natural ingredients. The main ingredient is green tea extract, enriched with grape extract. It has refreshing properties, replenishes the lack of moisture in the skin and makes it soft.
Anti aging cream “Age Expert Day Care 45+” L’Oréal Paris based on a combination of three active ingredients that promote cell regeneration:
Pro-Retinol A and peptides activate the natural skin renewal process;
Vitalin (plant extract of prickly pear flower) strengthens the skin and improves its elasticity.
Facial lotion high in arbutin, vitamin C and super hyaluronic acid – Hada Labo Shirojyun Arbutin Whitening Lotion… The lotion is quickly absorbed and deeply moisturizes the skin, brightens freckles and age spots and even prevents further melanin production.
Rejuvenating day face cream – Natura Siberica Caviar Gold (Russia). This deep-acting cream stimulates collagen production, accelerates skin renewal and provides a lifting effect.
Rejuvenating lifting cream for the neck and décolleté Natura Siberica, Snow Cladonia and Amur Velvet. Snow cladonia has a multifaceted positive effect on the skin, slowing down its aging, improving its structure, thanks to the content of unique organic lichen acids. Amur velvet stimulates the processes of skin regeneration, gives elasticity and a fresh look.
The cream contains coenzyme Q10 and vitamin C, as well as SPF 15 complex. It should be added that there are no silicones, mineral oils and parabens.
Super-moisturizing tonic with lymphatic drainage effect for face and body from New Line (Russia). The toner is intended for dry, dehydrated, couperose-prone skin. The product tones, moisturizes and has a lymphatic drainage effect.
Cream with plant ceramides for dry skin from New Line.
Active ingredients: Yuzu fruit extract, oils – grape, coconut, avocado, cocoa, low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, aloe, oats, wheat germ. The cream provides complete nutrition to the skin, has an instant moisturizing effect and powerful antioxidant protection.
Deserved demand in the Russian market is used by funds from:
- Nature of Siberia
- Clean line
- Black Pearl
- Planet Organic
Budget prices can be found from brands of South Korean and Polish cosmetics.
Recently, Belarusian cosmetic products from brands have become popular among Russian consumers:
- Belarusian partner firms Belita – Vitex
- Liv Delano
Author: Tatiana Dmitrieva