The Best Moisturizer for Aging Skin

Skin naturally becomes thinner and drier as we age, which means that the go-to moisturizer that worked so well in our 20s and 30s might not meet the same needs our skin has by the time we hit our 40s and 50s. Ahead, find tips for how to pick the best moisturizer for mature skin.

For many of us, a face moisturizer was our introduction to skincare. It was the first product we started using as teenagers, and today, it's likely the one step in our skincare routine that's stayed the same throughout the years.

Regardless of age, everyone wants their skin to look hydrated, radiant and plump. However, as we grow older, the physical makeup of our skin changes. Skin cell turnover slows down, antioxidant defenses decline, collagen proteins (the building blocks of bouncy skin) break down, and the skin’s natural hydration levels drop, making it more susceptible to dryness. The aging process inevitably causes the skin to become finer and more fragile over time, and lines and wrinkles become more pronounced. This means that when selecting a face moisturizer, mature skin needs a high-tech anti-aging cream that works overtime to help strengthen suppleness and firmness while fighting dryness and dehydration.

When it comes to a drugstore anti-wrinkle cream for aging skin, L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR Day Moisturizer tops the list due to its potent formula that’s packed with thirst-quenching hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and collagen-stimulating pro-retinol.

A dream ingredient for anyone with dry skin, hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance in our skin that’s praised for its mega moisture retention, plus its anti-aging ability to plump and soften fine lines. This powerful workhorse should be a cornerstone of any anti-aging routine for mature skin, because the amount that’s naturally in our bodies decreases as we get older.

In our quest to help you turn back the clock, pro-retinol is also the star ingredient for this anti-aging cream formula. Not only does pro-retinol help to improve skin’s elasticity for smoother, firmer-looking skin, it also helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time by stimulating collagen production. What’s more, this anti-wrinkle cream has a lightweight texture that absorbs quickly, so it doesn't feel the least bit heavy on delicate skin.

Are you getting the most from your moisturizer? A face moisturizer is most effective when skin is still damp, as damp skin more easily absorbs the moisture and locks it in for a longer time. So to get the most benefit out of our hero anti-aging cream, apply the moisturizer to freshly clean skin—ideally within three minutes of washing your face. Better yet, apply it right after cleansing, before your skin is totally dry, for maximum results.

And if you think that simply slapping on face lotion each morning is enough to properly moisturize your skin, think again. Mastering the right application method is also key when looking to maximize hydration. We recommend taking a dime-sized amount of L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR Day Moisturizer and placing small dots around your face, neck and jawline. Using your fingers, proceed by gently gliding into skin from the inside outwards to spread the cream evenly, then lightly tap the moisturizer in with an upwards, circular motion. This technique will help to improve blood circulation in your face for a healthier looking complexion. And give the cream time to thoroughly soak into the skin before applying your makeup.

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