Must-Have Skincare Products For Women Over 40

From the sunny summers to the dry, windy winters, we put our skin through a lot. Year after year, our skin is exposed to the elements, drying it out and defining new lines and unwanted wrinkles. Thankfully, we don’t have to resort to bizarre home remedies or helplessly watch it happen as the generations before us. Professionals have tested and developed these top-of-the-line skincare products that are ethically made and boast benefits our grandmothers could only dream of. Keep reading for a sunblock that clears your skin, a lightweight moisturizer that will last longer than your international flight, and a hydrator that repairs decades of damage.

EltaMD UV Clear Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF 46


Protecting your skin from the sun isn’t just for bright, sunny days. On overcast days, when you least expect it, 80 percent of the sun’s UV rays can still pass through the clouds and damage your skin! That’s why it’s important to add a layer of protection to your face each and every day. For those with sensitive skin types including acne-prone skin and rosacea, EltaMD UV Clear Sunscreen offers the protection you need, without the weight or fragrance that comes with some other products.

EltaMD UV Clear is oil-free and lightweight, made with antioxidants and hyaluronic acid. Its niacinamide (vitamin B3), hyaluronic acid, and lactic acid work together to give you healthy-looking skin. It has a clear application, too– so you can incorporate it into your daily skincare routine whether or not you’re wearing make-up that day.

Obagi Daily Hydro-Drops


Free radicals can damage skin and drain it of natural moisture as you go about your busy day. Put a stop to the damage by adding Obagi Daily Hydro-Drops to your morning skincare routine. Apply this organic facial serum for all-day hydration and protection.

Made with Vitamin B3 and Abyssinian and hibiscus oils, Obagi Daily Hydro-Drops locks in moisture while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The lightweight application boosts skin health and hydration without feeling greasy. Made for all skin types, Obagi daily Hydro-Drops works to protect your face, neck, and neckline from UV damage while firming and improving skin texture, too.

SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator


Aging gracefully doesn’t have to include fine lines and wrinkles. SkinMedica designed HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator to minimize the signs of aging without harsh ingredients. Made with antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and peptides, this product is designed to activate the skin’s natural ability to lock moisture in, leading to more youthful and radiant-looking skin.

It’s never too late to start treating your skin to the hydration it craves. This product is designed for both immediate and long-term benefits, whether you have had crow’s feet and fine lines for two years or two decades. Apply to trouble spots and start seeing smoother skin.

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream Hydrating Moisturizer


This product is perfect for travelers or anyone who won’t be washing their face in the next 72 hours. Peter Thomas Roth designed this moisturizer to keep skin hydrated for up to 72 hours and it can be applied on all skin types: combination, dry, mature, normal, or sensitive. Made with natural ingredients including antioxidants and hyaluronic acid, this hydrating moisturizer soothes skin and gently repairs skin texture.

This product is the ultimate in long-lasting moisture.

Anthelios Melt-In Milk Face & Body Sunscreen SPF 60


Your sunscreen should do more than protect your skin from harmful UV rays, right? That’s what Anthelios believes and why this product has won multiple awards. Anthelios designed Melt-In Milk sunscreen to do so much more than just protect your face and body from the sun. This product is dermatologist tested to help minimize acne with salicylic acid and improve skin texture.

It works to hydrate and nourishes the skin with collagen stimulation, firming, and lifting. Unlike other sunblocks, Melt-in Milk won’t feel greasy and doesn’t have a fragrance. It also quickly absorbs into the skin for water-resistant protection. For simultaneous protection and skincare, this is the sunscreen to reach for.

Revitalash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner


Big eyelashes are a beauty trend that’s not going away anytime soon! Instead of applying large, fake lashes, take care of and enhance your natural eyelashes with Revitalash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner. Developed by an Ophthalmologist, Revitalash is made with green tea and peptides, natural ingredients that work to protect and boost eyelash health. Made for all skin types, Revitalash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner is designed to lengthen, strengthen, and enhance the appearance of eyelashes without harmful ingredients.

This vegan product is gluten-free, cruelty-free, oil-free, paraben-free, and phthalate-free. You can trust your eyelash health to Revitalash and start seeing the results you desire.

NeoCutis Lumiere Illuminating Eye Cream


The appearance of aging typically starts around the eye area, with unwanted fine lines, wrinkles, under-eye darkness, and puffiness appearing more pronounced as time goes on. Thankfully, there’s a product to not only stop the appearance of aging around the eyes but soften the damage that’s been done. NeoCutis Lumiere Illuminating Eye Cream is gentle enough to be applied around the delicate skin around the eyes yet effective enough to minimize the appearance of under-eye darkness, puffiness, and crow’s feet.

Dermatologist tested and cruelty-free, this eye cream is made with antioxidants and hyaluronic acid. Apply around and under the eyes as part of your daily skincare routine and begin to see more youthful and firm skin when you look in the mirror.