Answer: I get this question frequently– and I have trouble answering it. There is no single moisturizer or product that will work for everyone. Over the span of our lives, our skin changes and we need different moisturizers to meet new challenges.
In the twenties, the skin is fairly rich in oil, so water-based moisturizers like Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture for Sensitive Skin and Aveeno Ultra-Calming Moisturizer SPF 15 are just what this youthful skin needs. In the thirties, the skin can be so normal it is boring and you just don’t want to mess it up. A light moisturizer with glycolic acid like NeoStrata Ultra Daytime Smoothing Cream SPF15 ( a Dr Oz favorite) will preserve the natural radiance without clogging pores. In the forties you want to use a moisturizer with Vitamin C or retinoids such as CE Ferulic or Retino l1.o both from Skinceuticals. These ingredients will encourage youthful skin growth to improve skin tone. And after age 50 you will need a richer moisturizer that contains ceramides and hyaluronic acid. These will counteract natural dryness as well as the loss of moisture from the use of lasers, Retin A and chemical peels. Good examples of moisturizers for 50 plus skin include CereVe pm ( at night) and CerVe Am which also has sunscreen ( daytime).
I love tracking down answers to the questions I get at this blog. To provide the most accurate and up to date info, please mention your age with your querries. There are so many factors that affect treatment choices, but it all starts with your age. And its doesn’t have to be precise. Just the general decade, eg twenties, over 50, will be perfect.