4 Hidden Skincare Gems for Women Over 40

Although aging is a natural part of a woman’s life, there are still ways to keep your skin looking fresh and youthful.  READ: 10 Skincare Essentials for Women in Their 40's And according to experts, it all starts with what you apply on your face every day for glowing results. “The most important part of your beauty routine every day after removing impurities is to put a protective, plumping barrier layer of plain moisturizer against your skin,” explains Dr. Jessica Krant, assistant professor of dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York. “This helps the skin protect itself from environmental damage, prevents moisture loss through evaporation, and keeps surface cells juicy and translucent to keep that glow of youth shining through when light hits your skin," she says. "It plumps up fine lines and wrinkles that can virtually disappear with the right moisturizer alone, whether it contains any fancy anti-aging ingredients or not.” “Especially during sleep at night, the time when skin tends to dry out most, a layer of moisturizing cream can kickstart your morning with a ready-to-go glow,” adds Krant. READ: Going Skin Deep on Anti-Aging for Your Hands Fortunately, there are plenty of products to choose from — but did you know some of the best ones are little-known secrets? Not anymore! Check out our picks for the most fabulous skincare products for women over 40:

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    SOVERAL Angel Balm

    The Times calls this a “true hero product” for a reason: SOVERAL's Angel Balm is made from 100 percent organic ingredients, and it can function as both a deep pore cleanser and regenerative mask to soothe problem areas. It comes with two facecloths too, which help rejuvenate the skin and scrub away any dullness without leaving your features dry. $73, net-a-porter.
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    Rodin Olio Lusso Face Oil

    Around your 40s, it's common for your skin to produce less oil, making it feel dryer and stripped of moisture, so it’s that much more important to make sure you use a facial oil to hydrate your features, plumping up fine lines. This award-winning product (namely, Allure Magazine's 2012 Best of Beauty Award) has 11 essential oils, such as argan, jojoba and jasmine, which will provide your skin with a full dose of lasting hydration. RODIN recommends you apply a few drops to a clean face morning and night. $150, oliolusso.com.
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    Patricia Wexler M.D. Dermatology Intensive 3-in-1 Eye Cream

    The delicate skin around your eyes is very sensitive and thin, and a crucial area to keep well hydrated. Just as its name implies, this eye cream lifts, firms and fight wrinkles for smoother, radiant skin. If that's not enough, consumers also found that it effectively reduces dark circles. $34.80, Amazon.com.
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    TONYMOLY Peach Anti-Aging Hand Cream

    Unfortunately, aging affects more than just the skin on your face — it also appears on your hands. It’s essential to protect your mitts by using conditioning products to keep them as moisturized as possible, and this anti-aging hand cream does exactly that. It contains adenosine, which is a potent anti-wrinkle ingredient that helps improve your skin’s elasticity, and its peach and apricot extracts — as well as its adorable packaging — will brighten any room. And did we also mention it's super budget-friendly? $6.60, Amazon.com.
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