From skincare staples to daily nutritional support, we're with you through the menopause with our top picks

This article is sponsored by Pura Collagen, TENA, Vitabiotics, Efamol, Nioxin, Olay, Cleanmarine MenoMin, Health and Her & Eucerin

No matter where you are on your menopause journey – whether you’re starting to spot signs of the perimenopause or you’re navigating your way through the menopause, this is the next phase of your life, and one that should be celebrated too.

And while we can agree that the hot flushes, mood swings and disrupted sleep get a lot of attention, let's not forget that there are other signs and symptoms which some people may experience. Whether you experience just a handful of these or more, why not create a menopause toolkit that’s tailored to your specific needs?

From hair and skin changes to supporting your wellbeing, we’re with you for every menopausal moment and will help you choose the products that will keep you feeling like you.

Care for your hair

As you enter the menopause, the fluctuation of hormones like oestrogen can impact the natural hair growth cycle, resulting in a shift in texture and strength as well as hair loss and density changes. Everyone deserves to have a good hair day every day, so if you want to keep tresses looking voluminous and healthy, be sure to add a hair product to your toolkit that’s specific to your locks’ desires.

Try: NIOXIN Sandalore Anti-Hairloss Treatment 

• Size: 70ml

• Dermatologically tested

Got a signature style you want to keep creating? Don’t let hair loss and thinning stop you, tackle your hair concerns from the root with this Anti-Hair Loss Serum. Clinically proven to reduce hair loss by 20% in just eight weeks* thanks to improved anchorage of the hair roots at the scalp.

Adapt to changing skin needs

Just like we switch up our skincare routines for the different seasons, your skin may change naturally leading up to and during the menopause, meaning it may need a little extra nurturing during this time. This is all thanks to the drop in the hormone oestrogen which reduces collagen and elastin production as well as hyaluronic acid which is found naturally in the skin.  If you're affected by changes to your skin, it’s a good idea to start making swaps in your beauty bag, opting for products that are packed with menopause-friendly ingredients like collagen and hyaluronic acid to help improve skin elasticity and hydration.

Try: No7 Menopause Skincare Range 

• Co-created with over 7,000 menopausal women

• Suitable for sensitive skin

• Dermatologist approved

• 87% (8/10) of women felt more in control of their menopausal skincare journey***

Whether you’re looking for something new to incorporate into your routine or you’re wanting to start afresh, why not consider trying the No7 Menopause Skincare collection? Featuring the Protect & Hydrate Day Cream, Instant Radiance Serum, Nourishing Overnight Cream, Firm & Bright Eye Concentrate and the rose-scented Instant Cooling Mist, the range is expertly designed to target visual signs^ of reduced oestrogen and collagen, while helping to target six signs^^ of menopausal skin, delivering benefits such as firming, hydrating and soothing skin – we could go on…

Try: Olay Collagen Peptide 24 MAX Moisturiser With Collagen Peptide and Niacinamide

• Size: 50ml

• Fragrance free

• Dermatologist tested

• Free of synthetic dyes

Give skin the love and attention it deserves with this nourishing moisturiser from Olay, specially formulated to target multiple signs of menopause on the skin. Enriched with collagen peptide and niacinamide and supercharged with 50% more hydrating ingredients, skin is left with a healthy-looking glow for up to 24 hours while working wonders over time to smooth skin’s texture and restore its protective barrier.

Try: Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity Rosé Day Cream SPF30

• Size: 50ml

• SPF30 protection and UVA filter

• Suitable for all skin types, including mature skin

Ready to wake up to a rosy and radiant complexion? This one pot wonder blends both high and low molecular hyaluronic acid to visibly plump deep wrinkles while the new collagen-elastin complex gets to work to re-energise collagen production and increase skin elasticity. But the benefits don’t stop there – Eucerin’s patented ingredient, Thiamidol helps to reduce the appearance of age-spots too, while the UVA filter protects against UV-induced premature skin ageing and the deepening of wrinkles.

Try: Efamol High Strength Pure Evening Primrose Oil

• Size: 30 x 1000mg capsules

• Free from diary and lactose

• Contains no artificial preservatives or colours

• Trusted by 1,000s of women every month

If you want to take care of your skin from the inside out, consider trying evening primrose oil. This one from Efamol helps support beautifully nourished and smooth looking skin. How? The unique evening primrose seeds are grown in New Zealand and the Netherlands and are combined with added vitamin E to help protect cells from oxidative stress. This, combined with added vitamin E helps protect cells from oxidative stress.

Food supplements are intended to supplement the diet and should not be substituted for a varied diet or healthy lifestyle.

Manage bladder weakness

A drop in oestrogen can cause the pelvic floor muscles to relax which can lead to bladder weakness during the menopause. If you do experience this from time to time, try to remember that you’re not alone and it’s a completely normal (if a little inconvenient!) part of the journey. You may want to consider trying exercises that can help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles but for those little leaks, whether they’re from laughing or sneezing, it’s a good idea to always have some liners or pads on hand, whether you’re at home or on the go.

Try: TENA Lights Sensitive Ultra Pads Normal

• Size: 16 pack

• 0% fragrance and dyes

• Safe and kind to sensitive skin

• Paper packaging

Looking for light leak protection without irritating sensitive skin? Enriched with a skin caring emulsion known to help limit friction and created with 0% fragrances or dyes, these Ultra Pads from TENA help keep little leaks locked away while caring for skin. With triple protection against leaks, odour and moisture, rest assured that these kind-to-skin pads deliver a soft, secure and dry feeling.

Support your health & wellbeing

A lot can change both physically and mentally as you enter your menopause journey so it’s important to take steps to look after you and nurture your mental wellbeing. Our advice? Remember what brings you joy and what makes you feel like you. While we can’t stop the natural progression of the menopause, there are things you can do that are designed to help support during the menopause, one of them being taking daily nutritional support that's specific to menopause.

Try: Pura Collagen balance Advanced Female Health Formula Raspberry & Garden Mint

• Size: 224g

• Naturally flavoured with raspberry and garden mint

• GenM approved

• Gluten, diary and lactose free

Pura Collagen balance is a unique, innovative formula that combines a powerful blend of ingredients to provide nutrition support during the menopause journey, including the bioactive collagen peptide, FORTIBONE®. This combines with vitamin C which supports normal collagen formation, vitamin B6 which contributes to the regulation of hormones and vitamin B12 which contributes to the reduction of tiredness, fatigue and normal cognitive function.

Food supplements are intended to supplement the diet and should not be substituted for a varied diet or healthy lifestyle.

Try: Health & Her Perimenopause Multi-Nutrient Support Supplement

• Size: 60 capsules

• Supports wellbeing during perimenopause in 9 ways

• Vegan-friendly†

• Gluten free

• No added preservatives or artificial colours

As your body gradually makes the transition into perimenopause, help support your mind and body with the UK's No.1 Perimenopause supplement?± Formulated by expert nutritionists, these supplements are designed to support your wellbeing during the perimenopause in nine ways – yes you heard us right. Each capsule contains a variety of nutrients such as vitamin B6 to help support hormone regulation, vitamins B6, B12, C and magnesium which contribute to normal psychological function and iron and zinc which contribute to the normal function of the immune system, to name a few.

Food supplements are intended to supplement the diet and should not be substituted for a varied diet or healthy lifestyle.

Try: Vitabiotics Menopace Original

• Size: 90 capsules

• Suitable for vegetarians

• Free from gluten, gelatine, yeast and lactose

• No artificial colours or preservatives

Developed for all-round daily support during the menopause, these multi-functional supplements are packed with 22 nutrients and soya isoflavones. This includes vitamin B6 which contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity, thiamine (vitamin B1) which contributes to a normal heart as well as vitamin D and magnesium which contribute to the maintenance of normal bones – it’s the No.1 menopause supplement brand; for a reason.††

Food supplements are intended to supplement the diet and should not be substituted for a varied diet or healthy lifestyle.

Try: Cleanmarine MenoMin

• Size: 60 capsules

• Ideal for perimenopause and menopause

Scientifically formulated to support hormonal regulation during the perimenopause and menopause, these capsules from MenoMin are made up of omega-3 and a multivitamin blend to provide daily nutritional support. Containing vitamin B6 which contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity, vitamins B12 which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and Omega 3s DHA which contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function, these small but mighty capsules are one to consider for your bathroom cabinet.

The The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250mg EPA and DHA.

Food supplements are intended to supplement the diet and should not be substituted for a varied diet or healthy lifestyle.

Whatever your menopause journey looks like, know you don’t have to do it alone. 

Need a little more support? Visit our Menopause Health Hub for advice, support and our top product recommendations.

*Via improved hair anchorage.

**In a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, clinical trial 60 volunteers (50% male / 50% female, 18-65 years) suffering from hair thinning received treatment over a period of 16 weeks with either Nioxin Anti-Hair loss Serum (n = 30) or a placebo (identical, but without the actives, n = 30). The study provided the proof that in eight weeks Nioxin Ultimate Power Serum increases hair anchorage by measuring the resistance of the hair to traction, hence, staying on the scalp longer.

***Consumer studies after using full range

^Visual skin signs that the collective range targets: dull skin, dry skin, lack of firmness.

^^Key visual skin signs that the collective range targets: dull skin, dry skin, fine lines, lack of firmness, uneven skin tone, and sensitive skin.

†Contains no animal-derived ingredients or by-products.

††Circana, All Outlets, Women’s Health client defined Perimenopause category, Value Sales, 52w/e 13 May 2023.

±UK's No.1 branded manufacturer in vitamins, minerals and supplements and the UK's No.1 menopause supplement brand. Source: Nielsen GB ScanTrack Total Coverage. For claim verification write to: Ad Validation, Marketing Department, Vitabiotics Ltd., 1 Apsley Way, London NW2 7HF.