Let’s face it. Getting older and aging gracefully isn’t for the faint of heart. From thinning hair to dealing with mature skin, I’m often asked what products I use to combat the effects of aging on my hair, skin, and nails. I thought I would share my favorite beauty finds for women over 50 this year. Most of these are tried-and-true brands and products that I have been using for years and that you’ve seen me share again and again.
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My Favorite Beauty Finds of 2022
By 60, our skin isn’t producing the same amount of collagen and natural oils as our younger skin. To counteract that, I’ve found it invaluable to slather a good-quality moisturizer all over my body when I’m fresh out of the shower. Formulas that contain squalane, hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid, and lactic acid are some of the best for moisturizing aging skin. I also reapply to my legs and arms each night. It may seem like overkill, but the extra effort makes a world of difference. I shared in this post that I moisturize every day and night with this affordable lotion that doesn’t break the bank.
I’ve always slathered myself with a good moisturizer twice a day, but it’s no longer enough. Retinol products are supposed to help improve the appearance of crepey skin, so I’ve gone back to using this one. It’s cruelty-free and has lots of good stuff like hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, green tea, and camomile for redness. Since I’ll be using it everywhere, I also appreciate its price.
Purito is a Korean skincare brand that makes eco-friendly formulations that are 100% cruelty-free, vegan, hypoallergenic, and incredibly affordable. I apply it to my face morning and evening after washing it. It has changed my skin in an amazing way! I’m so happy with how this makes my skin feel that I even bought a little travel bottle to decant some for traveling.
Let me start by saying that this is a luscious moisturizer, even without the self-tanning properties. It contains Vitamin E, sweet almond oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, and tons of other moisturizing oils. It smells lovely and feels super hydrating going on. You will be pleased to find that it quickly dials down the pastiness! You can apply it all over, but I’m only interested in adding color to my legs. I’ve discovered that swapping Tan-Luxe in for my regular moisturizer every other morning is the perfect amount of color for me.
I had melanoma on my leg around 20 years ago, which has made me hyper-vigilant about wearing sunscreen. I now own 2 of these solar sticks. One lives in my handbag, and one lives in my car. Windshields are usually coated with a filter to block some rays, but seeing the sun just beat down as I hold the steering wheel feels like I’m damaging my skin, so I reach for this stick often. It’s not sticky or white going on, so I use it a lot.
I have an older Braun version of this epilator and love it! I got so tired of missing huge swaths of hair while shaving in the shower (without my glasses on) that I gave this a shot, and I’m hooked. I only have to use it every few weeks, and the regrowth is so soft that I never notice that it’s back until I look really closely. Just between you and I, I also just started using it on the peach fuzz on my face…we shall see how that works out.
I layer this sleeping pack over my serums and Retin A at night. It feels like I am bathing my skin in moisture, which it needs! It’s loaded with lots of beneficial ingredients and leaves my skin incredibly hydrated.
At-home dermaplaning has never been easier with these handy razors. They remove peach fuzz on your face and exfoliate your skin. When I don’t have time to use my Epilator, I will use these for a quick clean-up, and no…my facial hair does not grow back in stubbly or thicker.
I’ve used Kevin Murphy products for years. They work brilliantly and give great results, especially for those of us who are struggling with our hair thinning as we get older. So many of you bought this as well this year and had great results.
I swear by these velcro rollers. My ultra-fine, thinning hair needs all the help it can get, and a few moments in these rollers while I shower gives it some nice lift. I also just began using these hot rollers on my freshly washed, dry hair and love the volume I get.
The grayer my hair gets, the duller it looks, and this spray adds tons of shine without oil or anything to weigh it down. I love it!
This adds texture and boosts body from the roots all the way down to the ends for fuller-looking hair.
This can save the day in the event of an overexposure wardrobe malfunction. I’ve also been known to tape up a falling hem or temporarily shorten pants with this stuff. The tiny tins are so small that every fashionista should have one in her handbag.
This brilliant beauty spatula is specifically designed to help you retrieve and scoop out the remaining product from your favorite make-up and skincare bottles, making sure you are not wasting a single drop. Stuff is expensive these days, and more often than not, the packing isn’t user-friendly enough to ensure we get to use it all.
This is a must-have to keep your cuticles and hands super soft during the cold winter months. In fact, my cuticles could benefit from this year-round.
Collagen for Her is a women-owned small company making products with recognizable ingredients with women’s unique needs in mind. Since normal collagen production declines as we age, it makes sense that supplementing our diet with high-quality collagen provides extra support as we get older.
Collagen for Her’s new Marine Collagen Beauty Gummies, are fabulous! Now it’s even easier to ensure I get my collagen. This unique blend consists of hydrolyzed fish collagen, 100% daily Vitamin C, biotin, and hyaluronic acid so it’s perfect for folks like me who are pescatarians.
This eyebrow conditioner truly delivers! My sparse eyebrows have all grown back in to the point that I no longer need to use a pencil! Several of you have also tried it and reported back similar results. If you have a gal on your list who has thin brows, and most of us do, treat them to this Revitabrow. It’s a real game-changer, plus it is ophthalmologist-formulated, dermatologist-reviewed, hypoallergenic, Non-irritating, oil-free, vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, and works!!
Have you purchased any of these finds this year?
Do you have any new beauty finds this year that you think I should try? Let me know in the comments!