As I’ve got older, I have become increasingly interested in beauty products. I put this new-found fascination down to four things:
- Sharing my home with two teenage daughters who critique my every bad eyebrow day.
- Having a little more disposable income.
- Finally learning the value of self care.
- Needing it more!
So, I thought it would be beneficial for us all to hear from some real life 40-something women who have tried and tested various products over the years – what products do they swear by?
I have been inundated with recommendations which has left me wanting to buy every single one immediately! I am therefore going to split these blog posts into three; today I am going to focus on the best face products out there…
Best Face Products for 40+ Women
The older we get, the more hydration is required on the face. Fact. Some might say that drinking 2 litres of water is the way to go and whilst I would agree, I’ve yet to stick to any new year’s resolutions where drinking water is concerned.
I am always on the look out for face products that smell good, don’t leave a greasy appearance and make me look ten years younger – not too much to ask, surely? I have tried everything from Liz Earle to Superdrug’s own brand but have yet to find ‘The One’. Could these be a contender?
L’Occitane Divine Eyes (£52.00 for 15ml)
Recommended by Caro from The Twinkle Diaries
“My eyes certainly look a lot less wrinkly and considering I’m on my second bottle, at that price it must be good!”
Dior Hydralife Face Cream (£45.50 for 500ml)
Recommended by Deborah from Country Heart and Home
“It is amazing and smells divine too!”
Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief (£34 for 50ml)
Recommended by Emma from Bubba Blue and Me
“It’s great for brightening my skin either in the morning or the evening. It doesn’t make my skin greasy and lasts for ages!”
Balance Me Radiance Face Oil (£30 for 30ml)
As recommended by Julia from Rainbeaubelle
“It’s like giving my skin a big drink of water and makes it look fresh and healthy and much more rested the next day.”
IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream (£30)
Recommended by Lynne from A Day in the Life of a Mum of 6
“A light moisturising cc cream which gives a lovely dewy finish. Doesn’t linger in fine lines and just gives my skin a much needed boost.”
M&S Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream (£22.00 for 50ml)
Recommended by Bonita from Mamas VIB
“The 8 hour sleep cream is a miracle worker!”
Clinique 3 Step Introduction Kit (£20.00)
Recommended by Maria from Happy Mummy
“My wrinkles and fine lines are considerably reduced on the days I use it compared to those when I’m in a hurry and skip it!”
Olay Total Effects Moisturiser (£10 for 50ml)
Recommended by Angela from The Life of Spicers
“It’s always on offer and makes my skin feel amazing.”
Dirty Works Overnight Facial Lift (£8.00 for 50ml)
Recommended by Debbie from My Boys Club
“A really good overnight cream that is budget friendly and cruelty free too.”
Aldi Lacura Cuvee Royale 24 hr Moisturising Mousse (£7.99 available in store only)
Recommended by Lynn from Mrs Mummy Penny
“I’ve spent most of my adult life spending a small fortune on expensive skincare products but I thought it was time to try something different. It’s good and my skin looks great.”
And lastly, something a little bit different:
Recommended by Nicky from Not Just the Three of Us
“The visible difference to the skin is unbelievable; at that price, a miracle!”
So there we have it, eleven face moisturising products that have been tried and tested by women in their 40s and beyond. Have you tried any of them already? Do you have a face product that you swear by? We would love to hear from you in the comments below.