5 Things You Need to Know About Moisturizing Mature Skin

Whether you have oily, dry, or combination skin, it’s a fact that your skin becomes drier as you age, which, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), can increase the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Yikes! It’s safe to say that dry skin isn’t a sought-after trait for anyone, but it can seem unavoidable if you have mature skin. That’s where moisturizer comes into play. Moisturizing daily traps water in our skin, giving it a more youthful appearance, per the AAD. But keeping mature skin hydrated is a whole different ball game than your teenage skin care routine. Not sure where to start? Read on to learn five things you need to know about moisturizing mature skin (including how to find the best moisturizer for aging skin).


First thing’s first: That moisturizer you’ve been using since high school? It’s not going to benefit your aging skin. Rather, you’ll want a moisturizer that works overtime to make up for the decrease in moisture that comes as skin matures. Take your pick from one of our best moisturizers for aging skin, below.

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Moisturizer Fragrance Free: This daily anti-aging moisturizer is formulated with Pro-Retinol and centella asiatica to repair the skin barrier and resist visible signs of aging like wrinkles and skin firmness. The formula is paraben-free, fragrance-free, and dye-free.

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Face + Neck Fragrance Free: This face and neck cream is also formulated with Pro-Retinol and centella asiatica. The moisturizer helps to smooth, firm, and hydrate areas of your skin that can be prone to visible signs of skin aging, like wrinkles and loss of elasticity. 

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Anti-Aging Moisturizer Fragrance Free: This anti-aging moisturizer is formulated with three of the top proven anti-aging ingredients: Pro-Retinol, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid. The moisturizer works to visibly reduce wrinkles and firm and brighten skin in one week, leaving skin feeling softer, smoother, and plumped with hydration.

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone Fragrance Free Face Moisturizer: As skin matures, its ability to renew surface cells slows down. This can cause a buildup of dead cells on the surface of your skin—hiding its natural pink tone. This anti-aging moisturizer is formulated with imperial peony and LHA to gently exfoliate dull skin and stimulate surface cell renewal every day, reviving skin’s natural pink tone. 

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Honey Day Cream: Oh honey! This creamy face moisturizer is formulated with nurturing oils and manuka honey extract, enveloping skin with a soft, silky layer of non-sticky hydration. The rich cream penetrates the skin's surface layer effectively to restore comfort and nourishing moisture to mature, very dry skin.


The sun’s rays make our skin age more quickly, per the AAD. No thanks! If you’re looking to tackle two anti-aging musts with one product, looking for an anti-aging moisturizer with SPF. Consider one of the following. 

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Day Lotion SPF 30: This anti-aging face moisturizer is formulated with Pro-Retinol, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and broad-spectrum SPF 30! The face lotion works to reduce wrinkles and firm and brighten skin in just one week. Sounds pretty great, right? 

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone SPF 30 Sunscreen Face Moisturizer: Remember how we mentioned skin loses its natural rosy tone as it ages? This moisturizer for mature skin works to restore that while also providing sun protection with broad-spectrum SPF 30. You’ll be left with smooth, more radiant skin in no time! 

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer SPF 30: This moisturizer is formulated with glycolic acid, vitamin C, and broad-spectrum SPF 30. In just one week, the daily face cream will reveal brighter skin, help correct uneven skin tone, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.


Moisturizer isn’t the only skin care product you need to keep your aging skin hydrated! Even the best anti-aging moisturizer needs a partner in crime—a hydrating face serum, to be specific. Enter the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum, which absorbs quickly to replenish hydration immediately and visibly reduce wrinkles in two weeks for visibly plumped, youthful-looking skin. Layer it onto your mature skin after cleansing and before moisturizing. 


Yes, there is a right time to moisturize. Aside from moisturizing morning and night, you should apply a moisturizer onto slightly damp skin, as this will allow your face cream to absorb better. When possible, layer on your hydrating skin care products (AKA your hyaluronic acid serum and face moisturizer) after air-drying your face until it's just a little damp.


Last but not least, it’s important to know that the delicate skin around your eyes needs moisture too. Here are our best eye creams for mature skin. 

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone Anti-Aging Eye Brightener: This anti-aging eye cream has a unique whipped texture that instantly blurs to help visibly correct dark circles. Immediately, you'll notice that the eye area looks smoother, brighter, and more awake.

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Manuka Honey Eye Gel: This ultra-gentle eye gel is formulated with manuka honey extract and nurturing oils. The cooling formula and de-puffing rollerball wand work together to cushion mature, very dry skin with nourishing moisture. In one week, puffy bags appear reduced, dark circles appear brighter, and eyes look more youthful. 

Next up: Now that you have the breakdown on moisturizing aging skin, pair this knowledge with the complete regimen we go through in our article, Your Skin Care Routine for Mature Skin.