I must admit that finding good moisturizers for dry mature skin, that works is hard. With so many recommendations and advertisements throwing at you, it feels very overwhelming.
So today I decided to choose 4 products and rate them base on their quality. I also will explain the main ingredients in the formula and what it does for your skin without going too technical.
Everyone says we should as we get older, keep our skin moisturized. Oil glands just don’t work as they use to, ceramides diminish, and skin loses more water than before. This makes moisturizing your skin an important part of the skincare routine.
So, let us explore together 4 moisturizers that are well made and affordable.
What is Moisturizer?
Moisturizers are topical products designed to improve and maintain the skin barrier function and to help prevent dry skin. resource
What Moisturizer for Dry Skin Should Do?
Let’s look at each ingredient and what it does for the dry skin.
Glycerin pulls water from an environment deep into your skin and makes sure it’s staying hydrated. It’s like a sponge that absorbs water and keeps it close to your skin.
Shea butter, Silicones, and Cocoa butter – protect transepidermal water loss by creating a barrier on top of our skin.
Ceramides, Ester wax (Jojoba oil) – mimic the skin’s own natural moisturizing system, so skin can act as it did when we were younger.
Ceramides naturally make up 50% of our skin composition and as we age our ceramide level decreases. Moisturizers with Ceramide will increase your skin hydration and improves barrier function and prevent transepidermal water loss.
TIP: Never use products that contain drying or irritating ingredients. That’s why all products that I selected are alcohol-free and fragrance & essential oil-free
The Best Moisturizer Will Have Mix of Humectant, Emollient and Occlusive Ingredients
Humectants – they attract water to themselves and slow down water evaporation from your skin.
Emollients – they soften the skin and improve elasticity. Many of these is just light oils.
Occlusive – seal in moisture and block the water from evaporating. These ingredients tend to feel heavier and greasy on the skin.
And the WINNER for Best Moisturizers for Mature Dry Skin IS
A concentrated anti-aging moisturizing cream. It’s sick and nourishing and makes your skin look flawless. It will help to diminish fine lines around the eyes.
This formula packed with the best powerful ingredients for hydration and anti-aging.
Also, the cream comes in airtight container that protects ingredients from oxidation and exposure to the air.
Deeply Hydrating Ingredients:
Glycerine, Jojoba seed oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Linoleic Acid, Petrolatum, and Ceramides.
Anti Aging Ingredients:
Antioxidants, skin brightening ingredients, Retinol, and Peptides will minimize signs of aging on the face, neck and around the eyes.
It’s the only product from my list of best moisturizers for mature skin, that has Jojoba seed oil.
Jojoba seed oil moisturizes skin through a unique dual action:
- It mixes with sebum and forms a thin, non-greasy layer
- It absorbs into the skin through pores and makes skin soft and supple
This is the cream that I use daily. For drug store products it has a superior formula with powerful ingredients that will make sure that your skin stays moisturized and hydrated.
Glycerine is the second ingredient, that will pull moisture from the environment deep into your skin to help make sure that it stays hydrated.
Caprylic Triglyceride is the third ingredient and it is going to lock in hydration.
CeraVe moisturizer also formulated with Ceramides and Sodium Hyaluronate.
Sodium Hyaluronate more concentrate form of Hyaluronic acid that going to pull moisture from the environment like Glycerine.
And it’s VERY affordable!!! You can buy CeraVe cream at any drugstore in Canada or the USA.
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It’s a lightweight cream that gives you a lot of hydration without a thick layer of moisturizer on your face.
Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil or Hemp seed oil is second on the list. It’s a good oil for hydration and shows that it’s a pretty good quality product in my opinion.
It’s also formulated with Glycerin as the fourth ingredient and Niacinamide as the sixth ingredient is a sousing Peptide complex.
Niacinamide works to reduce sensitivity and irritation and regulate sebum production and it brightens any dark spots or pigmentation that you have across your face.
Contains a small amount of Sodium Hyaluronate, more concentrate form of Hyaluronic acid that going to pull moisture from the environment like Glycerine
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This wallet-friendly moisturizing cream has as a second ingredient Dimethicone it’s the most common silicone of all.
Dimethicone will create a protective layer on your skin and prevent transepidermal water evaporation. It also will fill fine lines and give your skin a silky smooth appearance, which is always appreciated even if it’s temporary.
Glycerin a natural ingredient that’s already exist in our skin.
It contains powerful anti-agers like retinol, amino-peptide, and niacinamide that will give you lifting and plumping benefits.
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First, it’s important that you moisturize your skin right after you shower or wash your face. It will give you the maximum benefits.
Once you find a moisturizer that works, try to use it consistently.
- What kind of moisturizer do you use?
- How would you like to try any new ones?
- What do you look for in a moisturizer?
- Please tell me in the comments below.
Love and Appreciate you XOXO Irina Nikitina – Creator of Modern Fifty TV
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