Find the right face cream for your age

Moisturiser is every woman’s number one skin must-have, but as you age your skin needs change. Here, our skincare experts make selecting the right face cream simple with their top recommended picks for every decade.

We all know moisturising is key to young looking skin, but picking the face cream that’s right for you and your lifestyle can be pretty confusing. Don’t worry; we’ve got your skin needs covered with our top picks for every age.

Skincare in your 20s: Celebrity Facialist and Olay Ambassador, Anastasia Achilleos says, ‘Hydration is essential for smooth, glowing, healthy-looking skin, whilst UV protection is the single most important thing anyone can do to help their skin look younger. Applying moisturiser morning and evening should be a key part of your daily skincare routine – even in your 20s.’ For day, opt for something light yet hydrating with UV protection such as the Olay

Skincare in your 30’s: Dr Sian Morris, Olay Principal Scientist says, ‘Most women in their 30s find some signs of dehydration, texture changes and wrinkles are starting to appear. When you start to see the first signs of ageing, I would recommend reaching for the best-selling Olay Total Effects 7x – which has a specifically designed moisturiser for both day and night.  Olay Total Effects 7x was developed to target seven signs of aging that are of most concern to women. The formula, fortified with vitamins and minerals including an exclusive VitaNiacin complex (Vitamin B3 (niacinamide), Vitamin E and Pro-Vitamin B5), offers proven anti-ageing benefits. In addition, Total Effects 7x now also includes Green Tea Extract, a known anti-oxidant. Total Effects 7x Night, with Wheat Protein, has a firming action to help fight the signs of ageing as you sleep, making Total Effects 7x the smart choice for day to night skincare.’

Skincare in your 40’s: ‘UV protection is the single most important thing anyone can do to help their skin look younger, so look for a cream that’s both intensively hydrating and offers UV protection. Olay Regenerist SPF30 Flawless Skin Cream RRP £30.63 is a non-greasy, fast-absorbing moisturiser that helps firm the appearance of skin, whilst protecting it from UV damage, meaning that it offers all the pleasure of a cosmetic product along with high UV protection.’ comments, Dr Sian Morris, Olay Principal Scientist.

Skincare in your 50’s: Beauty Recommended Editor says, ‘Olay Professional delivers significant, measurable and noticeable anti-ageing benefits - perfect for women in their 50s. UV protection is the single most important thing anyone can do to help their skin look younger so I’d recommend the Olay Professional Age Defying Day Moisturiser SPF 30 RRP £17.50; designed to hydrate and fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while helping protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB exposure.‘

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How To Use Night Creams

A gentle massage on the face with your favorite night cream before bedtime is a perfect way to end your day’s beauty regimen, but why should you use a night cream at all and what are the things you should bear in mind while picking a night cream for yourself? In this article, you would get an answer to each of your question. Keep reading!

Why Night Creams?

Your skin has to put up with so much of stress and pollution throughout the day. Hence, it needs to be repaired and rejuvenated at the end of the day. Moreover, skin starts to lose its elasticity with the passage of time and in order to retain the firmness, you need to treat your skin in a special way. This is where the significance of a night cream comes into play. Night creams work when you sleep and over time, they nourish, replenish and clarifies your skin. Actually, the skin’s power of absorption increases at night when one sleeps. Therefore, a night cream should be a part of every woman’s routine in order to smoothen out wrinkles and make skin look healthy.

Night Cream Benefits:

  • Night creams have ingredients like collagen, vitamins and amino acids that help in stimulating cell growth.
  • Whether you have a dry skin, oily skin or combination skin, a night cream is there to suit your skin type perfectly and get absorbed without a problem; the result is your skin feels hydrated and soft and not your pillows!!
  • Daily usage helps to combat uneven complexion and wrinkled skin.
  • The appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of ageing can be postponed if the right kind of night cream is used and proper skincare regimen is made to complement it. Night creams have special nutrients that aid in fighting free radicals.

How To Choose Night Creams?

There are hundreds of night creams available in the market. A few factors that should affect your choice of night creams are:
1. Your age.
2. The needs of your skin.
3. The price (in general, night creams are found to be more costly than the range of day creams).
4. The list of ingredients.
5. Your skin type.

  • If you have oily skin, opt for a night cream that is oil free. You may also check out if it contains alpha hydroxy acids or beta hydroxyl acids. Look for non-comedogenic formula in your night cream.
  • If your skin is dry, look for a night cream that offers you a heavy cream base, meant especially for your skin type.
  • At the age of twenty, your night creams should contain natural ingredients like aloe vera, honey and essential oils.
  • Look for night creams with active ingredients like collagen, amino acids, ceramides and retinol, rich in anti-oxidants, when you are in your thirties.
  • When you are in your forties, you should invest in a night cream that has contents like peptides, retinol, lipids panthenol, collagen, essential oils, ceremides, soy extract and vitamins. It should be able to fight puffiness, wrinkles and pigmentation.
  • In your fifties and sixties, it is important that you get hold of extra-rich night creams which are tailor made for old and matured skin.

How To Use Night Creams?

Here is a step-wise guide to the use of night creams:

  • Cleanse your face thoroughly with a gentle cleanser, suited to your skin type. Pat your face dry.
  • Apply night cream in gentle upward strokes and circular motions by using your fingers. Avoid the area around your eyes.
  • Never forget applying the cream in your neck.
  • Ideally, you should apply a night cream 30 minutes before you go to bed.
  • Lastly, you should be religious in applying night cream regularly.Skin


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