As we age, skin can begin to lose its radiance. But we’ve got you, & have compiled the best face & body moisturisers to help
We love it when our skin feels smooth, hydrated and supple – it really does act as the ultimate mood booster. But as we get older, achieving this doesn’t always come so easily. As we approach the menopause, the collagen and elastin in our skin begins to deplete, often resulting in skin looking a little duller and drier. And, while it’s a normal part of the ageing process (which we’re always up for celebrating here), we also appreciate that we all want our skin to feel the healthiest that it can.
A good place to start? Investing in some extra nourishing body and face moisturisers that’ll plough hydration back into mature skin. And thankfully, there’s a multitude of wonderful products available at Boots bursting with hero ingredients.
Our pick of the best moisturisers for mature skin at Boots
Best day cream for mature skin
Try: No7 Restore & Renew MULTI ACTION Day Cream, £29.95
• Size: 50ml
• 5-star UVA protection
It’s no wonder this No7 day cream is a favourite among beauty editors. Brimming with refreshing ginseng extract and vitamin C, the luxurious formula targets signs of fatigue, leaving your skin looking revitalised and ready to face the day ahead. It also contains ceramides, a type of lipid (fat) that helps to support the skin barrier. Our top tip? Don’t forget to apply to your neck and décolletage – these are the areas we often neglect and will reap the benefits of some extra attention.
Best cult moisturiser for mature skin
Try: Weleda Skin Food Cream, £12.50
• Size: 75ml
It was no surprise when this went viral on TikTok. Suited to all skin types (but especially ones that veer on the drier side), this little green tube is filled with pure magic. Well, extracts of calendula and chamomile, in a rich base of oils and beeswax, which is basically the same thing in our opinion. Apply generously several times a day, wherever your skin needs extra help – especially on rough, dry areas like hands, feet and elbows. Your skin will thank you, we promise.
Best non-pore clogging moisturiser for mature skin
Try: Olay Total Effects Anti-ageing 7in1 Mature Therapy Moisturiser, £14.99
• Size: 50ml
• Non pore-clogging
If you like a moisturiser that’s thick without being greasy, then this radiance-boosting number could be right up your street. If you’re someone who’s prone to congestion or excess sebum, its infusion of niacinamide works a treat to help aid a clearer, brighter complexion. We suggest spending a few minutes massaging it in every night – consider this your cue to indulge in a little ‘me’ time.
Best moisturiser kit for mature skin
Try: Vichy Neovadiol Mature Skin Routine, £60
• Vichy Neovadiol Phytosculpt Face and Neck Cream (50ml)
• Vichy Neovadiol Rose Platinum Moisturiser (50ml)
• Suitable for sensitive skin
A two-for-one combo deal? Don’t mind if we do. This targeted, daily skincare kit has been specially designed for women during and post-menopause – the moisturiser contains rosy pigments to add a touch of healthy colour to your complexion, ideal if you’ve had a late night. Follow up with the face and neck cream to complete the ritual – we like to apply it using deft, upward motions for a refined appearance.
Best luxury moisturiser for mature skin
Try: Estée Lauder Resilience Multi-Effect Tri-Peptide Face and Neck Moisturiser Crème Dry Skin, £76
• Size: 50ml
This buy may seem a bit spenny, but the online reviews tell you all you need to know. Apply this nourishing facial moisturiser on clean skin in the morning to reveal smoother, more supple skin and help improve the appearance of wrinkles – a little goes a long way. Plus, the pretty pink jar looks just lovely on our dressing tables.
Best plumping moisturiser for mature skin
Try: L'Oréal Age Perfect Retightening Anti Ageing Collagen Day Cream, £11.99
• Size: 50ml
Meet the ultimate hydration hero for mature and menopausal skin. Enriched with collagen, it helps moisturise and tone. Simply apply every morning on a thoroughly cleansed face and neck, being careful to massage into the skin with circular motions for a better absorption.
Best balm for mature skin
Try: La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Soothing Face and Body Balm B5, £14
• Size: 100ml
This face and body balm is so gentle that it can even be used on a baby and is great for soothing and calming irritated skin. We suggest applying it twice daily – once in the morning and once before bed to see the best results. Dealing with extra dry areas like elbows and knees? Pop it in your handbag for a quick hit of hydration on the go – and you can even apply to your lips. A serious all-round performer.
Best face & body moisturiser for mature skin
Try: CeraVe Moisturising Cream, £16
• Size: 454g
This rich and luxurious pick is another that provides valuable support to your skin's natural barrier thanks to its formula containing three essential ceramides. It’s also infused with hyaluronic acid, a wonder ingredient when it comes to retaining moisture. Sensitive skin? It’s fragrance-free and non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t block your pores.
Best bargain body moisturiser for mature skin
Try: Vaseline Intensive Care Mature Skin Rejuvenation Body Lotion, £4
• Size: 400ml
This lotion from Vaseline is a beauty classic, and for good reason. Created to help combat the intense dryness often associated with mature and menopausal skin, just a sweep leaves limbs softer and more supple. Containing intensive moisturisers and vitamin B3, it deeply restores and strengthens skin's protective barrier and helps replenish lost lipids. And while it contains microdroplets of Vaseline Jelly, it absorbs quickly and isn’t greasy at all – something we can absolutely attest to having tried it ourselves. Bye, bye tight, itchy skin.
Best moisturiser for dry, mature skin
Try: E45 Moisturising Body Lotion Pump, £7.49
• Size: 500ml
While E45 cream doesn’t exactly feel the most glamorous of body creams, we can’t pretend that it doesn’t do a brilliant job of moisturising mature skin. Ideal for the most irritable of skin types, you can apply it post-shower to protect from dryness, soothe roughness, reduce redness and minimise any scaling or flaking. Is it any wonder it’s been on the market for a whopping 60 years?