Hello everyone, today I am answering the question of Claudia, a reader who wrote to me to get tips and product recommendations for a complete beauty routine over 40.
I thought I would break this post in two; today I would therefore like to talk in particular about the morning beauty routine over 40.
As always, I would like to point out that I am not an expert in cosmetics; however, I consider myself a well-informed user, as I am very curious, read a lot of material on the subject of cosmetics, and then above all experiment and test a lot of products on myself.
In addition, every skin is different by nature, although more mature skin often has at least some recurring problems for every woman that can be addressed with certain high quality and active ingredients.
I am also convinced that in the world of beauty products – even more so than in fashion – a lot of the information you can find online or elsewhere is rather advertising and marketing and that the price of many products often reflects huge investments in marketing rather than in research and good active ingredients.
So in this post I basically go shopping for you, so to speak, and would like to suggest you a few products that, together, make up a complete morning skincare routine over 40 – for a total price of less than 50 euros/55 dollars.
In addition, all products can be purchased online – a prerequisite during this period of quarantine and self-isolation. In any case, I almost always buy my cosmetics online, always from the retailers I mention in this post, for a good reason: they have a very large sales volume, and therefore the cosmetics are always very fresh. Also, their prices are often the best you can find on the market.
So here are my favorite products for my mature skin: some I use all the time, some I use again and again, alternating them with other skincare products. But without exception all of them have proven to be absolutely effective for me and my 53-year-old skin.
Complete beauty routine for women over 40 under 50 euros/55 dollars:
# SKIN CLEANSING
Cleansing my skin in the morning is always a fundamental step for me: this first kick of freshness in the early morning not only serves to wash away the last traces of sleep, but also to give the face some freshness and a nice “glow”. It is this effect of youthful radiance that makes us look a few years younger, even if we have hardly slept and hardly wear any make-up!!
So here is my winning pair, which I still use for evening cleansing, together with a good eye make-up remover.
I will, however, talk in more detail about the evening beauty routine for women over 40 in a next post.
I like this product so much because it cleanses perfectly and deep into the pores, leaving the skin velvety and well hydrated. Despite the labeling, I find this cleansing lotion also very suitable for combination and oily skin.
A product that I discovered thanks to a super competent pharmacist. It has a soothing effect that makes it the perfect toner in summer and winter, also ideal for a touch of freshness and a luminous complexion.
# HYDRATION AND PROTECTION
The classic among the classics in the fantastic and very numerous The Ordinary collection. This serum has many virtues and above all it hydrates very well. I have thoroughly tested and reviewed it in this article.
Another favorite in my top 3 of the best products of The Ordinary. This eye contour serum with the consistency of a light gel lifts the sensitive skin around the eyes in seconds. I use it up to three times a day: in the morning, in the evening before going out for an immediate lifting effect and also at night when I go to bed.
CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF 25 52 ml
When I discovered this product, I immediately fell in love with it. So much so that despite its relatively low SPF 25, I even used it as a sunscreen during a trip to the Maldives. Result: the best skin ever after a holiday in the sun! I have reviewed it thoroughly in this post.
On the wave of enthusiasm I recommended him to many friends, all enthusiastic except one, who criticized his “mellowness”. Personally, I find it indeed a little mellow to the touch. Nonetheless, the cream is immediately absorbed by the skin, preparing it in an ideal way for make-up.
A great alternative, if you prefer a lighter product, is this really lightweight cream:
Total cost: about 50 EUR/55 USD (a little more if you want to replace the day cream with the more expensive option from Estée Lauder), probably even less if you use the recurring coupon codes on Lookfantastic, which deduct another 15-20%.
With this complete beauty routine for women over 40 for the morning, your skin is glowy and hydrated, bright and radiant – ready for a new day, whether you want to apply some make-up or not!