Post by Flying Pigs on Mar 3, 2020 23:05:47 GMT
I often read Sali’s column in The Guardian and gave this moisturiser a go after reading this...
One of my most commonly requested columns is on skincare for 50+ skin, yet I rarely oblige: my recommendations should apply to all ages. What categorises us is not age, but our evolving skin type and condition, and the same solid skincare principles apply to all humans. Whether you’re 18 or 80, a good vitamin C serum gives glow, a retinol will treat wrinkles, acids still clear and exfoliate, an oil will condition skin, SPF will shield it, moisturiser will protect.
Despite all this, there is one type of face cream targeted (in the west at least) exclusively at mature skins, that is worthy of your specific attention: the rose-tinted moisturiser. The thinking here is as simple as it sounds. Take a good quality cream from your “anti-ageing” skincare range for customers over 50, add subtle, rosy-toned pigments, and instantly dismiss dullness and sallowness without the aid of makeup, by imparting a perky glow of health.
My favourite is IT Cosmetics’ Confidence In A Cream Rosy Tone (£39 for twice the usual size, 60ml). I’m not generally one for skincare by a makeup-first brand, but the original untinted version was such a wonderful surprise that I couldn’t wait to try its rosy sister. The quality of the cream is excellent, particularly if you’re a foundation wearer, as it gives exactly the kind of bouncy, unsticky and unpeeling base that makeup likes best. The tint does as promised, livening up cheeks and dark circles, without the sickly, calamine pink you may fear.
I bought some and really like it.