If you’re looking to address signs of ageing without breaking the bank, then you need to top up your stash with products from The Ordinary. The hero brand that we’ve relied upon for years is the perfect addition to your mature skin routine. Whether you’re looking for a mature skin serum with retinol, you have oily skin, suffer with pigmentation, or want to top up with hydration, there’s a product for you. So, trust the reviews and take the plunge — here’s The Ordinary skincare routine for mature skin.
Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
Unfortunately, hyperpigmentation happens naturally as we age, resulting in dark spots and uneven skin. This potent gel-like serum contains alpha-arbutin, a brightening active that diminishes pigmentation by inhibiting melanin production. Hydrating hyaluronic acid has also been added to moisturise and plump. When used daily skin will be noticeably clearer, smoother and brighter.
1) Retinol 0.2% In Squalane
Arguably one of the most powerful anti-ageing ingredients, retinol is a hard-working fine-line-fighter. You’ll find 0.2% of it contained in this waterless squalene solution which visibly reduces wrinkles, improves skin tone and texture and reduces all other visible signs of ageing. Use once daily at night and be sure to apply SPF the next morning, as retinol increases your skin’s sensitivity to UV exposure.
2) Ascorbyl Glucoside Solutioin 12%
Over time our skin loses its radiance and becomes dull. Antioxidant vitamin C brightens your base and helps get your glow back. What’s more, it possesses anti-ageing benefits that help to restore a youthful complexion. Unlike pure L-Ascorbic acid, Ascorbyl Glucoside is a much gentler, water-soluble derivative of vitamin C, so is more suitable for those with sensitive skin.
3) Multi-Peptide + HA Serum
Peptides are one of our biggest obsessions, thanks to the whole host of benefits they offer to our complexion — particularly mature skin. Peptides feature many anti-ageing benefits, such as increasing skin hydration and elasticity, smoothing out wrinkles in the process. This serum features five peptide technologies, along with amino acids and hyaluronic acid to infuse the skin with hydration and bounce, leaving a fresh, youthful finish that you can’t get enough of.
4) 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
Rosehip oil has been used for centuries because of its impressive ability to improve overall skin health. Organic and cold-pressed, this 100% pure formula feeds the skin with linolenic acid, antioxidants, vitamin A and essential fatty acids, all of which contribute towards younger-looking skin. Because it is an anti-inflammatory, it also works wonders on sensitive and irritated skin types.
5) Matrixyl 10% + HA
Elastin and collagen are the building blocks of a youthful complexion and are one of the first things that needs extra support as our skin ages. This supercharged serum harnesses the power of two types of 10% matrixyl to minimise fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid also increases moisture levels in the skin, leaving it plump and smooth.
6) Glycolipid Cream Cleanser
The power of a good cleanser should never be underestimated, particularly when mature skin can need a little more TLC. Mature skin doesn’t retain hydration as easily, which is why it’s important to use ingredients that are gentle and non-stripping, so as not to compromise the skin barrier. This cream cleanser does exactly that. Glycolipids cleanse the skin by lifting away impurities whilst protecting the natural pH balance, meaning your skin won’t feel stripped, dry, or irritated.
7) Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane
The difference between retinols and retinoids? Retinoids are often more powerful, meaning you’ll experience results faster. The benefits of retinoids for mature skin are almost endless — think reduced fine lines and wrinkles. The squalane element of this serum stabilises the formula and makes it water-free, which means less irritation for your skin, particularly if it’s sensitive.
8) Multi-Peptide Eye Serum
Around the eyes can be one of the first places to show signs of ageing, including fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet. The peptides in this eye serum will leave you looking freshed face and reduce the appearance of fine lines in just a few uses. Enriched with peptides and a whole host of hydrating ingredients, this serum also works to reduce puffiness, dark circles, eye bags, and signs of tiredness.