Skincare is a subject I take seriously, and when I meet individuals who have amazing skin, I’ll be the first to pick their brains on the ins and outs of their skincare routine. Most people would ask a new person they meet what they do for a living. I ask a new person how they’ve cleansed throughout their life. (What can I say? I just need to know.) And when it comes to skincare, we can learn a thing or two from our wiser counterparts. These women have spent the better half of a lifetime trying, testing and evaluating the best products that work for their visages. Eager to learn more about what our over-50 friends are using on a daily basis, I tapped into a handful of women with particularly good skin and asked them to share their favorite skincare products with us. From daily SPF to can’t-live-without smoothing serums and must-have moisturisers, scroll below for the items they swear by.
"I love skin products from Vichy, as they are really good and not too expensive. I've just started to use this cream, and I must admit I'm impressed with it. It makes my skin denser with more defined contours, and it smells so nice. In addition, you can use it under your foundation, which is very important to me when choosing a day cream."
"My go-to summer essential. I use it instead of foundation as it's light and gives your skin just a bit of colour. I don't like to put too much makeup during summertime, so Estée Lauder DayWear Sheer Tint is a perfect alternative. In addition, it has SPF 15, so it protects my skin."
"Currently my favourite night cream. What's amazing about it is that it not only softens your skin but also, thanks to glycolic acid, gently exfoliates it. Your skin feels great in the morning. I definitely agree with the name of this cream. It is good in bed!"
"My skin is very sensitive, so I don't use any cleansers or moisturisers on my face as part of a daily routine and normally wear very little makeup. To remove lipstick and eyebrow pencil, I use virgin olive oil available at any food store, then rinse with water and pat dry. My mascara rinses off with water. I try to use natural products whenever I can. If I've worn more makeup than usual, I'll use this to do a final overall cleansing sweep. Unlike the dozens of other bar soaps for sensitive skin I've tried, this product does not burn, and makes me feel like I'm getting a fresh, deep clean."
"If I have been swimming in chlorinated water or my skin is feeling extra irritated, I'll use Lancôme Nutrix Rich Cream. This product moisturises and locks the moisture in, but as a heavy cream, I use it sparingly."
"An essential in my routine! I am on my second bottle this year. It is an excellent chemical exfoliator, leaves my skin feeling velvety soft, not harsh at all, can be used daily. The smoothness created by Good Genes makes also a very good base to apply makeup over."
"I like that this contains hyaluronic acid, which, like its name says, plumps your skin. Just one small drop goes a long way with this product. The gel turns into a silky oil feeling, not sticky at all. It smells like luxury too!"
"Every evening, I do what I call a micro steam facial. I massage one or two drops of rosehip oil into my face, neck and décolletage area to loosen any debris or makeup.I then cleanse away the day with a steaming-hot, white-cotton facecloth."
"I apply one drop of raspberry seed oil to my cleansed face, which, in addition to being an excellent moisturiser for me, it's also rich in omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, antioxidants and is anti-inflammatory."
"My skincare routine is extremely basic, and I am grateful for my normal, non-sensitive skin. I love the very mild cleansing products by Eau Thermale Avène and use them every day, even for gently removing my eye makeup."