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Serums to Combat Dry Skin During Menopause


Serums to Combat Dry Skin During Perimenopause, Menopause and Beyond

One of the most pivotal moments in life is menopause and, in the years, leading up to it, known as the perimenopause, the body goes through significant change. This is down to hormone levels chopping and changing until they reach a steadier and new balance after menopause. Unfortunately, unbalanced hormones are linked to a myriad of issues from mood swings to achy joints, hot flushes, facial hair and, menopausal skin experiences plenty of changes too.

Hormones and the skin

Fluctuations in hormone production as the body changes results in periods of hormone imbalances which can lead to many skin issues. Too much testosterone and/or progesterone pushes up oil production and can lead to blemishes, this is what tends to happen around puberty, but can cause menopausal acne too. Oestrogen is key to the natural production of collagen and collagen is affectionately known as the scaffolding of our skin. When collagen levels naturally decline around the menopause, the result is more significant signs of ageing, including sagging skin, wrinkles and lines.

Why skin is dry and sensitive

Due to the natural hormonal changes of perimenopause and menopause, the body begins to produce less oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone. This affects the skin’s ability to produce oil, leading to skin that feels and looks dry. You might notice that dehydrated skin feels tight after washing, flakes, feels rough or is uncomfortably itchy. Natural skin renewal which gets rid of dull, older skin cells also slows down around this time, leading to rougher, duller looking skin. Dark spots and hyperpigmentation on the skin's surface can also accelerate due to these same hormonal changes. 

Kiehl’s skincare is packed with the active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and retinol that will support your skin throughout this tumultuous time. You can receive guidance from a Skin Pro via an instore or online consultation, to discuss any skin issues such as your skin type.

Active serums can help

Serums are an important part of an efficacious skincare routine and can help support skin with the effects of menopause, as they are packed with active ingredients. As you begin to see skin changes around menopause, it is well worth introducing a powerful serum to help improve skin tone, boost collagen production and pull hydration deeper into the skin. Always apply your serum to clean skin, applying it on top of dirt, makeup or debris is a waste of powerful and expensive ingredients as they won’t be able to be efficiently absorbed. Our Ultra Pure Serums deliver one targeted high potency active with a minimalist formula that contains 10 ingredients or less. Try our Ultra Pure High-Potency Serum 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid to help replenish skin hydration. Our Ultra Pure High-Potency Serum 9.8% Glycolic Acid works to visibly refine skin texture and minimise the appearance of pores. While Ultra Pure High-Potency Serum 5.0% Niacinamide helps to visibly reduce oil and minimise the look of imperfections.

How to build a serum into your skincare routine

Reach for a gentle cleanser every morning and evening and follow with a toner, then apply the all important serum, wait a few minutes and top with a rich, hydrating moisturiser like Ultra Facial Advanced Repair Barrier Cream to seal in the goodness.


Midnight Recovery Concentrate Moisturizing Face Oil
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If you need to naturally hydrate and plump skin overnight, then reach for our 99.4% natural Midnight Recovery Concentrate. A silky oil blend that instantly soaks into dry skin, relieving that uncomfortable tight feeling immediately. Formulated with passionflower which helps to support natural collagen, this oil combats skin dryness, visibly reduces fine lines, refines skin’s texture and boosts radiance overnight.

Daily Refining Milk-Peel Toner

Daily Refining Milk-Peel Toner

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Looking to fight the signs of ageing fast? Then go for our Retinol Fast Release Wrinkle-Reducing Night Serum, a powerful blend that penetrates up to 15 surface layers deep into the skin. Experience visible reduction of fine lines in as little as 5 days, and visible improvement in deep wrinkles in 2 weeks.

Retinol Fast Release Wrinkle-Reducing Night Serum
Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum
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If you have more sensitive skin, but still want to use powerful anti-ageing ingredient retinol, then we recommend Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum. This potent blend offers all the anti-wrinkle benefits of retinol AKA vitamin A, with no irritating side effects that can be typical of retinol products. You’ll also find peptides and ceramides to help promote surface skin cell turnover, all while strengthening the skin barrier function.

Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Cream for Face and Neck
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If skin is starting to lose firmness and feel slack, then reach for our Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate. This ultra-hydrating serum is ideal for dehydrated skin, as it locks moisture into the skin and helps to plump up the skin too. It works on mature skin, to smooth the appearance of fine lines and improve the look of uneven skin texture with a blend of glycerin and our unique epidermal hydration filler.

Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate
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The eye area shows fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration earlier, due to its delicate nature, so turn to our Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing & Dark Circle-Diminishing Vitamin C Eye Serum. This vitamin C enriched formula contains powerhouse ingredients - peptides and hyaluronic acid, and helps to visibly correct lines, crow’s feet and under eye dark circles for a fresher, brighter-looking eye area.

Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Cream for Face and Neck
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Though we can't help combat all the effects of menopause, we can help to keep some of the skin related menopause symptoms in check. Skin hydration is really key at this time of life, so keep your moisturiser and hyaluronic acid close and always use SPF as sun sensitivity can increase too. 

Vital Skin-Strengthening Hyaluronic Acid Super Serum
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