When it comes to beauty and skin care products for Baby Boomer women over 50 let’s change the way we think about aging and adopt the new mindset of Pro-aging. The term “anti-aging” sounds like we’re trying to kill something. The truth is, aging is beautiful and gives us character. Mature skin looks best when we use products that let us radiate our luminous glow and highlights our best features. Below, you’ll find my favorite recommendations to keep your skin, hair, and body looking its best as you age.
I prefer to use skin care products that are non-toxic and cruelty-free (not tested on animals) if at all possible, However, sometimes the best products and the least allergenic are formulated with a mixture of scientifically developed and natural ingredients.
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The trick to aging gracefully is to enjoy it
Online shopping has made it easier for us to find the best skin care products to meet our individual needs. We don’t have to fight crowds at the mall or attend parties where we buy more than we intended to. The recommendations below are of products I have tried and loved. I hope you enjoy them too.
Best skin care products for women over 50
- Manuka Doctor – This product line offers skin care made from ingredients that come from a beehive. It’s a naturally inspired, and scientifically enhanced formulation that is refined, and formulated for high performance and is 100% bee-friendly. You can also purchase 20+ active bio Manuka bee honey from New Zealand to use as a sweetener. This powerful and nutritious honey may help destroy superbug infections like MRSA.
- Eighteen B – b-silk™ protein is a high molecular weight structural protein that complements the vital functions of your skin and reinforces its extracellular matrix (aka collagen and elastin). This company offers a firm + Replenish Serum, Revitalizing Hydrogel Moisturizer, and a Hydrate + Restore Rich Cream. All are scientifically designed and cruelty-free.
- Just Natural Skin Care – This company features both skin care, body and hair products made with 250 natural plant-based – non-animal – non-toxic ingredients. They will help take care of a variety of needs from thinning hair to natural tanning. This company also has a line of natural care products for dogs. Their skin care products are formulated using botanical extracts, plant butter, essential oils, exfoliants, hydrosols, oils, proteins, vitamins, raw materials, salts, and waxes. If you are looking for a gift make sure to check out soaps and body scrubs. All of their products are cruelty-free & vegan.
- AHAVA – AHAVA skin care products are high on my list of favorites and I love that they are made with Dead Sea minerals. They have an extensive line of high-quality skincare, serums, salt scrubs, oils, and treatments. You’ll find solutions for every type of skin and ingredients also include botanicals and other natural ingredients to make your skin glow and look vibrant. Read My Review Here.
- Biossance – This company offers sustainable beauty products formulated with biotechnology. The ingredients in Biossance’s skincare products include Squalane which comes from 100% plant-based, renewable sugarcane. It is then bio-fermented to create a beautiful result which is highly stable and sustainable. Their skin care products lock in moisture to keep your face and body hydrated. Biossance is diligent in its effort to offer clean skin care that will not cause cancer, unbalance your hormones or damage the environment. The company collaborates with the nonprofit Zagaya to eradicate Malaria in third-world countries and makes donations based on purchases.
- Murad is another high-performance line of radiant beauty products that works. It offers a range of solutions that include mature skin, acne, and even cellulite. Their products are mid-range in price and are remarkably effective. The company was founded by Dr. Howard Murad, a dermatologist, and pharmacist, who takes a holistic view of how to treat aging skin. No animal testing is involved.
- Elite Serum – Elite serum is the #1 anti-wrinkle eye cream. We all love a good eye cream, right? That’s the first place where wrinkles show up. It contains 8 medical-grade peptides which will reduce puffiness and wrinkles, smooth fine lines, and rejuvenate your eye area. This product was made and tested by pharmacists. Medical Daily says, “No other eye serum contains such a compelling mixture of marquee ingredients that quickly and effectively improve puffiness, wrinkles, and fine lines on aging skin.” No animal testing is involved.
- Philosophy – This Arizona-based company sells mindful beauty products that include skin care products, fragrance, bath & body, cosmetics, and gifts. You’ll find beautiful and luminous makeup colors that act as skin care. They regularly donate a portion of their sales to the Hope & Grace initiative, that supports community-based health efforts. One of their most popular products is Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser.
- Lather – Enjoy these natural skincare products that were originally formulated because the founder, Emilie Hoyt, suffered from chronic migraines. All of her products are plant-based and use essential oils. She opened up her Pasadena store in 1999 and now has stores in Atlanta and Scottsdale. You can find her products at selected spas and hotels or buy them online on her website.
- L’Occitane en Provence – This company sells beauty products that come from Manosque, France. Their line includes skin care products, body care, hand care, fragrances, and gorgeous gifts for women and men. All are luxurious and effective for numerous skin care issues including aging, dry skin, hydration, and more.
- Sahajan – This brand is a clean and clinically-proven skin care line based on the 5,000-year-old science of Ayurveda. Their collection features products that address aging, self-care and glowing skin. It is the only Ayurvedic brand with proven clinical results and has been featured as a “brand to watch” by Sephora, Refinery 29 and covered in magazines like Vogue Paris and Glamour.
Specific skin care concerns for women over 50
- Zincuta Ointment by The Apotheca – This product is excellent if you have psoriasis, eczema, chapped lips, poison ivy blisters, or burn injuries. It comes in a 2 oz tin and is compact enough to pack in your travel bag. It’s formulated with essential oils.
- DerMend Mature Skin Solutions – If you are experiencing dry, itchy skin due to a chronic condition or because of medical treatments like chemotherapy, you will LOVE their Moisturizing Anti-itch Lotion, Fragile Skin Moisturizing Formula and Moisturizing Bruise Formula Cream
- Theraplex Hydro Lotion Daily Skin Maintenance and Dry Skin Protection – This product is accepted by the National Eczema Association and will soothe dry skin almost immediately.
- Bésame Cosmetics – This company is in my neighborhood in Burbank and I love passing by the store because their display is so retro. They sell vintage-style makeup like red lipstick and red rouge. Their products are reminiscent of the 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s. If you want to go Hollywood elegant, you will love this company. They also have fabulous collections with Disney themes that make excellent gifts and include makeup, wristlets, accessories, and much more. Gift cards are available.
- It Cosmetics CC Cream with SPF 50 Plus – Foundation on older women often looks cakey and makes wrinkles look worse. And tinted moisturizer doesn’t always cover all your skin’s flaws. Enter CC Cream. It corrects flaws on your skin but leaves it smooth and dewy. It Cosmetics is one of the top-rated CC creams and includes a 50 SPF to protect your skin from the sun.
- trèStiQue – Do you want an easy way to carry your makeup that’s compact and TSA-friendly? I love the way trèStiQue packages its products. First, submit a selfie on their site to their beauty experts who will help you pick out the most flattering shades. Then, they package it all in a small pouch (less than o.5 lbs) that has a mirror built-in. It’s perfect for traveling or storing in your purse without taking up room. And the shades are super flattering to women over 50!
Indulge your self at a spa
Going to a spa, having a treatment and indulging in a self-care day is my favorite thing in the world! If you haven’t done it you must at least give it a try.
- Spafinder – Every woman deserves a day at the spa to renew and relax. Find any wellness or beauty treatment or spa service you desire or give a gift certificate to a friend or loved one who needs time for herself. Self-care is important and a day at a spa is a great way to treat yourself.
Essential Oils, Aromatherapy, and Fragrance
- Thieves Oil from Young Living Essential Oils – I can’t even tell you how much I LOVE Thieves oil. I’ve been using it for years it’s kept me from getting sick. I swear! Years have gone by without me catching a cold, and when I do, it’s much less serious than it ever was before I started using it. All I do is put a drop on both of my wrists over a little coconut oil. The story is that it was originally blended by thieves during the plague who robbed dead bodies to prevent them from getting the plague themselves. (I know, kind of gross) I never go to the doctor or go traveling without it.
- The Perfume Spot – Do you love top brand fragrances? Get great discounts on Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Versace, Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, Guerlain, Hermes, Yves Saint Laurent, Estee Lauder, Prada, Jean Paul Gaultier, Juicy Couture, Marc Jacobs, and Nautica. Also Bath and body and other products for women and men.
- Skylar Body, Inc. – This company sells natural perfumes and home freshening fragrances. Enjoy their fresh scent that doesn’t have any parabens, SLS, phthalates, allergens, animal-derived products, or synthetic dyes mixed in.
- Gya Labs – All of Gya Labs essential oils are 100% pure and natural. They are a team of passionate biochemists, researchers, perfumists, aromatherapists, designers and nature lovers, driven by a green conscience. You’ll find a wide variety of aromatherapy and carrier oils.
Non-Toxic Hair Products
- Madison Reed non-toxic hair color products – Some Baby Boomer women have bitten the bullet, gone gray and look gorgeous. The rest of us color our hair every 6-12 weeks. That usually means glopping harsh toxic chemicals on our heads. Madison Reed has developed a fantastic line of non-toxic hair color, root touch up kits, and color reviving gloss that keeps your hair soft and gives it gorgeous luster. What I love is that you can keep your hair looking fabulous between color treatments simply by brushing on its root touchup kit. You can also use it to fill in your eyebrows. You may also want to try their wonderful color reviving gloss. I not only love this product but the people who developed it as well. They have great customer service and all their products can be easily purchased online. Please read my review here.
Thinning hair products for mature women
As we age, our hair becomes thinner. If you find you are picking out half a kitten in your hairbrush either from age or medical treatments, try these thinning hair products below:
- Cerafill by Redken – A while back I had the opportunity to try out Redken’s Cerafill products for thinning hair. I didn’t have an advanced thinning hair problem but iI could tell by my brush I was losing a little and it was annoying. I loved the way the Cerafill products made my hair feel and, over time, my hair started feeling thicker. I recommend it if your hair is falling out or getting thinner as you age. Please read my review here.
- Infinity Hair – If you’re having problems with thinning hair, this website offers hair fibers that will give you the appearance of thicker and fuller hair in less than 20 seconds. They also offer supplements to help your hair grow back faster.
- Top Secret Fibers – A natural hair solution that will add temporary fullness to fill in thinning areas of your hair for women and men. Top Secret is the only company with the patented precision Airburst Applicator to give you a fine mist of fibers precisely where you want them. You can use it on your eyebrows and men can use it on their mustaches and beards.
- Barielle – As we get older our nails start to thin out and become fragile. Barielle offers nail strengthening, foot, and hand care products that really work. They also have fun nail colors (with strengthening formula inside) and skin care products for hands, feet, and face.
- DIAMANCEL #11 FOOT BUFFER – This heavy-duty polishing file for feet in need of intensive foot care is the BEST! – It was recommended for me when I went to the spa at Miraval and really takes off the dead skin without damaging my feet. I would never use anything else. The lady at the spa told me to take it with me whenever I get a pedicure to avoid catching a fungus or some other gnarly condition that you can sometimes get at a nail salon.
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