Naturally beautiful skin over the age of 50

Moisturising with a treatment serum, oil or cream is the secret to anti-ageing beauty for your face.

To naturally eliminate wrinkles, fine lines and discolorations after 50, you will need to apply a cream for mature skin.

Choosing a wrinkle treatment which is rich in vitamin C and retinol will boost your production of hyaluronic acid and collagen.

What active ingredients should your wrinkle cream contain?

Women’s faces lose their oval shape around the age of 50. The effects of ageing alter the texture of your skin, with its shortage of new cells.

Anti-ageing night creams will extend the effects of your anti-ageing daytime skin care products.

What wrinkle cream should you use over 50? Follow our beauty tips to reduce the signs of ageing.

Vitamins A and C: Fighting your skin’s ageing

The active ingredients that are vitamin C and vitamin A stimulate cellular activity (Source: ANSES – French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety). Ascorbic acid and retinol are naturally present in the skin and serve to lessen wrinkles.

Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, contributes to collagen synthesis in the dermis. Retinoic acid, or retinol, contributes to cell growth in the skin’s tissues.

Vitamins C and A are also powerful antioxidants. By protecting the cells in the epidermis against free radicals, their action also fights skin ageing.

What active anti-ageing ingredients are best for use around the eyes?

To reduce dark circles and expression wrinkles at the corners of your eyes, use a moisturising serum with beta-carotene. As a complement, use an eye care treatment containing hyaluronic acid.

Your skin, which is fragile around the eyes, will benefit from the dual smoothing and moisturising action of hyaluronic acid. Skin that is deficient in collagen can regain its radiance with an anti-ageing cream.

Skin spots: Those other signs of ageing

In addition to wrinkles and fine lines, dark spots (lentigo) begin to appear on the skin around 50. There are two different kinds of skin spots: senile lentigo (age spots) and solar lentigo (liver spots).

What anti-ageing and spot-correcting treatments should you use on your neck and face?

Moisturise your skin to combat age spots

After menopause, women’s skin is weakened when oestrogen and progesterone stop being secreted. Senile lentigo, or age spots, are most likely to appear on light skin.

How do you get rid of them? Apply a combination of two skin care products in the morning and evening: a moisturising serum and a moisturising cream. You will see that your wrinkles fade while your skin’s texture is improved.

Apply sunscreen to prevent dark spots and wrinkles

After the age of 50, your face and body are more sensitive to repeated exposure to the sun. It is vital for you to take care to protect the skin on your face, neck and chest against the effects of the sun.

UV rays accelerate skin ageing, leading to the formation of wrinkles.

Apply an anti-ageing sun cream before and after exposure to the sun.

Having naturally beautiful skin over the age of 50 doesn’t take a miracle. A moisturising serum and eye and lip treatments are essential to your skin’s hydration and firmness.

Remember to protect your skin from the sun with a moisturising sun cream or oil.

Want more advice on the best anti-wrinkle beauty products for your skin type? Read our tips on face and body treatments for firm, hydrated mature skin: