Best Skincare Routine for your 40’s

We all go through different stages in life including our skin.  It’s important to change up your routine to fit the changes your skin is going through too.  As I stop to think about all the important benefits we should be incorporating into our routines, this is what I narrow it down to.  I also think I need to say that I am a particularly simple person and get turned off by long boring redundant routines.   Whether you are a beginner or a skincare aficionado this routine will be effective and manageable in the long term.

Cleanser with benefits


anti aging facial cleanser

Hydropeptide cleansing gel is an ultra-gentle face wash and makeup remover that will cleanse away impurities while protecting the lipid barrier of your skin. Foaming peptides allow for a moisture-rich lather without the use of parabens or sulfates.

Moisturizer with antioxidants

moisturizer with antioxidantsSkinCeuticals Daily Moisture works to hydrate and nourish skin while reducing the appearance of enlarged pores. Formulated with nutrient-rich algae extracts and a blend of botanical extracts, this daily moisturizer protects skin and leaves it feeling soft and smooth without any greasy residue. Made for oily, combination, and normal skin types, this moisturizer helps to balance oil production while providing the optimal amount of moisture to refine pores.

Mineral sunscreen


Elta MD UV Physical is equipped with one of the highest concentrations of zinc oxide available on the market, this formula provides UVA/UVB protection for the face. This physical sunscreen has a lightweight formula that quickly absorbs into the skin while a tinted color also helps to prevent white marks and streaking upon application.

-The universal shade blends seamlessly into any skin tone, giving the face a youthful and radiant glow

-Water-resistant for 40 minutes

-Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals and prevent premature signs of aging.

Vitamin C

the best vitamin c serumRevisions C+ Correcting Complex reveals a brilliant glow, a more even skin tone, and a more youthful appearance. Infused with a patent-pending MelaPATH® technology that illuminates, refines, and rejuvenates, C+ Correcting Complex 30%® defends and corrects the skin-damaging effects of free radicals generated by Urban Dust and High Energy Visible light (HEV or blue light).

Non-irritating retinoid


The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% is a water-free formula containing 0.5% retinol. This Oil-like serum (anhydrous) is great for experienced users of pure retinol products looking for solutions for textural irregularities + signs of aging.

Hyaluronic Acid or HA

the best hyaluronic acidPaula’s Choice HA Booster is an ultra-concentrated hyaluronic acid serum that supplies vital, long-lasting moisture for skin that looks undeniably plump, hydrated, and supple. Great for normal, dry, combination, and oily skin. Helps treat fine lines and wrinkles, dryness, and dullness.


Eye cream or gel

best anti aging eye cream

Neocutis Lumière Firm Illuminating & Tightening Eye Cream targets dull and aging skin surrounding the eyes. A blend of growth factors and proprietary peptides boost collagen production, encouraging firmer, smoother, and more resilient skin without the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Caffeine helps reduce under-eye puffiness, while vitamin C delivers antioxidant protection.

Exfoliant pads


the best anti aging exfoliating face pads

Elemis Resurfacing Facial Pads has a Patented Tri-Enzyme Technology: helps to effectively break up the layer of dead cells that accumulates on the skin’s surface without compromising its delicate moisture barrier

Lactic Acid: This naturally occurring Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) gently exfoliates whilst helping to improve skin texture and tone

Probiotic Ferment Complex: Helps support the skin’s renewal process by helping to promote the physical shedding of dead skin cells, resulting in more radiant, revitalized, and brighter skin

Hyperpigmentation cream or serum


hyperpigmentation serumThe Inkey List Tranexamic Acid lightweight serum, a nighttime formula that targets hyperpigmentation, uneven patches, and dark spots, visibly brightens the complexion and leaves you with a more even-looking skin tone. Great for normal, dry, and oily skin types.  Helps treat dark spots and uneven texture.

-Tranexamic Acid 2%: Reduces the look of hyperpigmentation.
-Acai Berry Extract 2%: Promotes an even-looking skin tone.
-Vitamin C Derivative 2%: Visibly brightens skin tone.

Skin tightening facial tool

the best stainless steel guasha tool

Sacheu Gua Sha Stainless Steel is used in Chinese medicine for tissue healing, it is a powerhouse of a beauty tool that promotes overall skin health and includes a travel pouch for your convenience.

-Drains lymph fluids from the face, enhancing your natural contour

-Relieves tension from furrowed brows and clenched jaw

-Relieves overactive facial muscles to prevent dynamic wrinkles

-Lifts and firms skin over time

-Anti-bacterial – As opposed to jade and rose quartz, stainless steel is non-porous, which prevents bacteria build-up that can transfer to your skin

-Self-cooling – Naturally cold to the touch, you don’t even need to put it in the freezer

-Eco-friendly – Our tools are made with recycled material and are 100% recyclable, and our beautiful packaging is made with recycled cardboard

-Durable – stainless steel guasha will not break if dropped and is a tool that will last forever

I know how hard it can be to find skin care products that work well.  I hope you find this helpful…if you have any questions please don’t hesitate.


*Disclaimer, I am not a doctor, dermatologist, aesthetician, or esthetician please consult a professional before trying anything new or any skin care products.  I am recommending these products based on my personal experience and results as a woman in my 40’s.

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