“Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun cause more than 90 percent of the visible signs of aging, which include wrinkles, rough patches, sagging, and skin discoloration” (Source: SkinCancer.org). After 40 plus years of the sun exposure you thought you were getting to just maintain your tan start appearing in the form of dark spots and uneven tone. The bags under your eyes aren’t remedied by a good night’s sleep like it used to be in your 30’s and 20’s.

Most think that the more anti-aging products they use, the more their skin will improve. Follow a simple skin care routine consisting of just two or three good facial products.

The Basics:


Cleanse your face with a creamy/milky cleanser both in the morning and at night. Make sure the cleanser you choose is gentle on the face, so that you don’t damage or irritate your skin. If you suffer from hormonal fluctuations and experience pimples or acne, then choose a gentle cleanser and/or acne pads that contains salicylic acid. Salicylic acid has been shown to be even more effective in reducing acne legions than the most common acne treatments (Source: NCBI ).

Editor’s recommendation: Aveeno® Clear Complexion Daily Cleansing Pads

Moisturizer and Serum

Find a serum high in antioxidants that will fight free radicals and damage from sun exposure, like Vitamin C that may help prevent and treat ultraviolet (UV)-induced photodamage as well as enhance collagen and elastin production (Source: OSU ). Continue to apply a broad-spectrum moisturizer with SPF 30 over the serum.

Nighttime Treatment

You should consider using a moisture rich cream at night since in your 40’s you may experience a sudden lack of moisture in your skin. More importantly, creams with retinoids boost collagen and elastin production, which will prevent future sagging (Source: NCBI). Retinoids are also used to treat acne, so if you are suffering from premenopausal acne (Source: AOCD), then you will be killing two birds with one stone!


Editors’ “Top 5” Wrinkle Creams of 2016

DermaSet Anti-Aging Cream

DermaSet set out to perfect one product only, focusing all of their attention to their rather popular all-in-one “3D Anti-Aging Renewal” cream since 2012. It’s been amped-up to replace up to 6 different products and help its…

Editor’s Score:9.6/10

Perricone MD Cold Plasma

Dr. Perricone’s Cold Plasma is the company’s attempt at an “all-in-one” anti-aging treatment. It claims it helps correct the ten most visible signs of aging: wrinkles, enlarged pores, dryness, redness, discoloration, u…

Editor’s Score:7.4/10


StriVectin-SD has been a popular player over the past few years. I imagine mostly because of it’s price point. However, it’s filled with a lot of well known age-fighting ingredients. Now, I assume Strivectin-SD changed its…

Editor’s Score:7.1/10

Revive Defensif Renewal Serum

We all know that most serums work best at potentially making your face feel tighter but what about providing adequate moisture? ReVive Defensif falls somewhere in between. When applying Revive Defensif Renewal Serum I did feel a &…

Editor’s Score:6.7/10

Sisleya Global Anti-Aging Cream

Sisley-Paris is a French company, one of the first to include botanical active ingredients as well as essential oils in beauty products. Some say the founder was a pioneer in developing new moisturizers based on research from his …

Editor’s Score:6.0/10
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