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What is the Best Moisturizer for Aging Skin?

Discover the corrective moisturizers specifically formulated to address the unique needs of aging skin, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and improve overall skin texture.

Article Overview

  • SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 is recommended for dry aging skin thanks to ability to restore essential lipids, improve skin smoothness, laxity, and radiance.
  • A.G.E. Interrupter is proven effective in improving visible signs of aging caused by advanced glycation end-products (A.G.E.), such as wrinkles and loss of firmness.
  • SkinCeuticals Metacell Renewal B3 is formulated to correct early signs of aging, reduce discoloration, and improve skin's firmness and elasticity.
  • SkinCeuticals Emollience provides long-lasting hydration, replenishes and maintains skin's moisture levels, and offers rich nourishment.
  • SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel combines hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 to enhance skin's moisture levels, leaving it smooth and supple.

Visible signs of skin aging are among the most common skin concern, and they can be the result of several factors that are both within and out of our control. However, the proper skincare routine can help prevent the development of fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and loss of skin firmness—and improve the overall appearance of aging skin. An anti-aging moisturizer is an integral skincare step, and it’s never too early to incorporate one of these hydrating and corrective products into your daily routine.

A Closer Look at Aging Skin

Skin aging is a natural process that is driven by time, genetics, and hormonal changes, however the cumulative effects of external factors such as sun exposure and other environmental aggressors can play an equal, if not more significant role. Signs of internal (or intrinsic) skin aging include dryness, fine lines, and benign dark spots. In contrast, visible signs of skin aging associated with sun damage can include dryness, fine lines, and deeper furrows, as well as visible blood vessels and more widespread discoloration.

All aging skin experiences a decline in collagen, the supportive protein that is responsible for smooth, plump, youthful-looking skin. Collagen also supports the skin’s elastin and naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid, which help maintain the skin’s shape. Studies have shown that the skin loses one percent of its collagen each year starting in the mid-twenties. By the age of 45, it’s possible to experience up to a 25% loss of collagen. Post-menopausal aging skin over 60 experiences an even more rapid and significant decline in collagen levels.1

Dehydration is another common issue for aging skin. Among the factors that contribute to less-than-ideal hydration levels are a compromised skin barrier that allows moisture to evaporate and decreased oil production1, as well as the loss of naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid that helps the skin retain moisture. The key signs of dehydrated skin are increased dryness (which may be accompanied by flaking or a sensation of tightness) and more pronounced-looking fine lines.

How anti-aging moisturizer helps the skin

The goals of any moisturizer are to provide much-needed hydration and help keep it within the skin. In addition to achieving this essential skincare objective, an anti-aging moisturizer usually features additional ingredients that help address visible signs of specific age-related changes. SkinCeuticals anti-aging moisturizer options are formulated with high concentrations of pharmaceutical-grade ingredients that have been clinically proven to provide significant improvement in the healthy appearance of skin of all ages, including aging skin over 60.

Corrective moisturizers

What’s the Best Moisturizer for Aging Skin?

Every skin is different, so there’s no one best anti-aging moisturizer that addresses everyone’s needs and concerns. The key for achieving optimal skin improvement and health is selecting an anti-aging moisturizer that’s appropriate for your skin type and unique visible signs of aging. Different moisturizers have different weights, textures, and combinations of ingredients to provide specific benefits for various skin types and conditions.

Moisturizers for Dry Aging Skin

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Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2

It’s essential to provide dry aging skin with extra moisture, and an anti-aging moisturizer that does this while working to reinforce the skin barrier can be especially beneficial. Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 is formulated with the ideal ratio of ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids to replenish these naturally-occurring skin-barrier lipids, help keep moisture within the skin, and support the skin’s natural repair. This moisturizer for aging skin also improves the appearance of skin fullness, smoothness, elasticity, and pores—and helps shorten the adjustment period when using retinol as part of an anti-aging skincare routine.

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Face Cream

An anti-aging moisturizer that replenishes moisture and targets the visible effects of collagen breakdown is ideal for mature skin. Face Cream features soy isoflavones to help improve the feeling of skin firmness plus vitamin E and silymarin for powerful antioxidant benefits that help protect the skin from free-radical damage.

Moisturizer for Combination Aging Skin

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Daily Moisture

Aging skin can be dry in some spots and oilier in others. Ideal for combination skin, Daily Moisture is a lightweight emulsion that helps restore and maintain moisture while shielding the skin from environmental damage. Formulated with vitamin E, horsetail and other botanical extracts, as well as nurturing algae extracts, it provides long-lasting hydration with a non-greasy finish.

Anti-Aging Moisturizers for Younger Skin

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It’s never too early to take a proactive approach to skin aging, and those with younger skin can benefit from a moisturizer with anti-aging benefits. For those with dry skin, Emollience features three nurturing algae extracts plus grape seed, mango, macadamia, and other natural oils to restore the skin’s moisture balance and leave the skin feeling refreshed.

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Phyto A+ Brightening Treatment

The earliest visible signs of aging can include surface imperfections and dullness, and those with oilier skin may prefer a lightweight gel-cream texture. Phyto A+ Brightening Treatment is a clinically-proven daily moisturizer formulated with azaleic acid, alpha arbutin, and botanical extracts to help brighten the skin (including post-acne marks), smooth surface texture, reduce oil, and improve the appearance of pores.

What’s the Best Moisturizer for Aging Skin Over 60?

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A.G.E. Interrupter Advanced

In addition to accumulated environmental damage and hormonal changes, mature skin is more prone to visible signs of aging caused by the collagen-compromising effects of glycation. A.G.E. Interrupter Advanced is a one-of-its-kind moisturizer for aging skin that provides a comprehensive treatment for moisture loss, fine lines, and wrinkles. Backed by 15 years of glycation research and powered by a potent blend of 18% concentrated Proxylane™, a wild-fruit flavonoid antioxidant blend of blueberry and pomegranate extracts, and glycyrrhetinic acid to optimize skin radiance, its rich texture delivers 24-hour hydration to soothe and improve aging skin over 60.

An anti-aging moisturizer is a pivotal step in any skincare routine, and all of these options are designed to work synergistically with other SkinCeuticals products to restore and maintain the appearance of healthy, youthful-looking skin. To find the ideal skincare routine for your aging skin, use our online Routine Finder, visit one of our SkinCeuticals SkinLab locations, or schedule an appointment with a SkinCeuticals Skincare Professional for a one-on-one consultation.

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