What Are the Best Moisturizers for Mature Skin?

Christen Nichols
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As you age, your skin ages along with you, and that means your skin’s needs change as well. The epidermis (the outer layer of your skin) becomes thinner, and this thinning of the skin makes it more delicate and more susceptible to injury and damage. Your skin won’t be as supple and elastic as it once was, and it might start to sag. You may notice the appearance of pigmented spots (like age spots) on the parts of your skin with frequent sun exposure. Wrinkles and fine lines start to make an appearance and take on a more dramatic look over time.

Fortunately, a terrific moisturizer can help you keep your mature skin looking its best. We’ve gathered information on some of the top options to keep your skin feeling soft and supple while fighting the signs of aging. Take a look!

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream

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Many people find that their skin becomes drier as they get older. CeraVe’s moisturizing cream fights this dryness to keep your skin feeling soft and hydrated. This cream contains hyaluronic acid, an ingredient that helps skin retain more water. Once you start using it, your skin will start appearing plumper because it’s well-hydrated due to the increase in water.

CeraVe moisturizing cream is also fragrance free, which makes it an excellent option if you have sensitive skin or prefer unscented personal care products. It’s also suitable for individuals with certain skin conditions, like eczema. You can use this cream during the day or at night. If you do use it during the day, be sure to also wear sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage, which could prematurely age your skin and potentially cause skin cancer.

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream

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Retinol-based products fight multiple signs of aging. These products are known as retinoids, and they contain vitamin A that ramps up your body’s production of collagen and encourages the production of new blood vessels. This helps your skin’s cells replenish at a higher rate, which decreases the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and skin discoloration.

RoC Deep Wrinkle night cream is an excellent, non-prescription retinoid you can easily add to your daily routine. (The strongest retinoids are only available through doctors’ prescriptions.) This thick cream works to repair and improve your skin while you sleep. Make sure that you apply sunscreen each day when using retinoids, as retinol makes the skin even more sensitive to sunlight.

OLEHENRIKSEN C-Rush Vitamin C Gel Moisturizer

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OLEHENRIKSEN C-Rush vitamin C gel moisturizer is a terrific alternative if you have dull, uneven skin tone. Vitamin C is another powerful tool in the quest to improve the appearance of your skin. As a powerful antioxidant, it assists your body with the repair of damaged skin cells. If your skin has an uneven texture due to sun damage, vitamin C will improve the texture of your skin and give your complexion a brighter look.

Although the OLEHENRIKSEN C-Rush gel moisturizer is formulated for multiple skin types — dry, oily, sensitive, combination, etc. — gel moisturizers are a particularly good alternative for people with extremely oily skin. The gel texture provides moisture without clogging your pores or feeling too heavy on your skin.

Clinique Smart Night Custom-Repair Moisturizer

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Clinique Smart Night Custom-Repair moisturizer is an oil-free moisturizer that comes in different variations. Choose a formulation for dry/combination skin, very dry skin or combination/oily skin to ensure the product is suited to your specific skin type.

This moisturizer is a night-time cream that uses natural extracts and hyaluronic acid to firm the skin, plump up wrinkles and add essential moisture to your face. Apply it gently to the skin after washing your face and applying any lighter serums. You’ll wake up to skin that appears refreshed and youthful.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer

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First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair tinted moisturizer is an excellent option for daytime use. To keep your skin looking healthy, you need to prevent further sun damage. This moisturizer has an SPF 30 sunscreen to protect your skin on a daily basis.

You can select from multiple shades to ensure the moisturizer is the right hue for your skin tone. While it doesn’t provide the same level of foundation as "heavier" products, it will definitely make your overall skin tone appear more even. The appearance of blemishes and dark circles under the eyes are also improved. A light extra layer of the moisturizer can help camouflage more noticeable flaws.

This formulation includes multiple ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, to combat aging and improve the overall health and look of your skin. Colloidal oatmeal, which calms irritated skin while adding moisture, and the antioxidant vitamin E are other valuable ingredients. In short, this option is a great choice for repairing and preventing damage caused by the sun, pollution and other environmental stressors.