New winter to spring skincare products for women over 60

Just like the seasons, the beauty routines of women over 60 need to adapt to changes in light and atmosphere, and to changes in our skin over time. With spring around the corner, it’s time to adapt our beauty routines to warmer weather, lighter clothes, longer light, and being outdoors more.  Here are a few of the products we are considering as we transition into spring. Some were clearly made with the 60+ woman in mind.

Consider double duty products: sunscreen and moisturizer in one

If you haven’t been wearing sunscreen during the winter, now is the time to start.  With the advent of spring, it’s key to include sunscreen in your daily skincare routine.  Make it the first thing you put on your face.  If you are using moisturizer, wait 30 minutes after you apply sunscreen before applying your moisturizer.

Or use one of the new moisturizing mineral sunscreens below that do double duty as moisturizer and sunscreen. They effectively combine two steps (moisturizer and sunscreen) into one, to save us valuable time as we prep in the morning.

Sun Bum Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer

Sun Bum daily mineral sunscreen moisturizer

Sun Bum’s unique blend uses antioxidant-rich banana, wild rosella and niacinamide to create a moisture barrier on the skin, to restore hydration and protect against daily stressors. Find it on

MD Solar Sciences Mineral Moisture Defense

This lightweight, “barely there” sunscreen has an invisible matte finish and is perfect for wearing under or over makeup. Find it on

Oars + Alps 100% Mineral Anti-Aging Face Moisturizer with SPF 30

Oars + Alps 100% mineral anti-aging moisturizer works triple duty to keep skin hydrated, protect from the sun and defend skin against signs of aging. Find it on

Check out the new water-based creams

Barrier creams, also called occlusives, tend to be heavy and oily to prevent evaporation of water from the skin.  If you are in a spring mood and would like to try something lighter (but still very effective), water-based creams are all the rage now.

They work by using water as the prime ingredient to attract other water-attracting humectant ingredients. This helps to achieve hydration from within the skin as opposed to sealing in moisture from the outside as heavy barrier creams do. They are particularly good if you find that occlusive creams cause your skin to break out from time to time.

Tatcha The Water Cream

Tatcha skin cream

Tatcha’s lightweight, clarifying water cream provides nutrient-rich, balanced hydration and pore-refining botanicals for healthy aging and smooth, balanced skin, without leaving skin sticky or greasy. Find it on

Saturday Skin Waterfall Glacier Water Cream

Experience the power of Korean skincare with Saturday Skin’s Waterfall Glacier water cream. It penetrates deeply to provide intense hydration and nourishment for a youthful glow. Find Find it at or

Coats Triple Moisture Water Cream

Coats Triple Moisture Water Cream

Coats Triple Moisture Water Cream is infused with Vitamin E and Signal Tripeptides to protect the skin from environmental aggressors. Polyglutamic acid, which holds four times the amount of water as hyaluronic acid, instantly hydrates skin without being sticky. Find it at

Try this concealer/translucent powder technique

The light, bright atmosphere of spring brings your skin into focus.  If you are still trying to cover flaws with heavy foundation (which never works) try this technique. It requires only concealer and translucent powder.

You may already have concealer that you use to camouflage dark under-eye circles. This is not the concealer you will use for this as it will be too light for your face.  Buy a good concealer that matches the skin on your face perfectly.

Using your magnifying mirror, dot and pat the concealer only on problem areas, such as redness, veins, and sunspots.  (Concealers typically come with a doe foot applicator which makes it easy for you to target problem areas.) Then dust translucent powder (also called setting or finishing powder) all over your face to reflect light.

Unlike powder foundation, translucent powder has no color; its purpose is to give your skin a smooth, light-reflecting finish. A light-reflecting finish makes your skin look smooth and youthful. The result is a flawless fresh look that is difficult to achieve with foundation alone.

e.l.f. Perfect Finish HD Powder

e.l.f.’s clean powder fills in fine lines and blurs imperfections for a flawless finish. Find it at

Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS Flawless Translucent Finishing Powder

Juice Beauty’s ultra-fine loose powder provides sheer, luminous coverage, setting and perfecting makeup as it evens skin tone with plant-derived Phyto-pigments. Find it at

Mary Kay Translucent Loose Powder: All Skin Tones

Mary Kay translucent powder

Translucent and sheer, this universal powder is every woman’s perfect shade. Its all-new formula contains light-scattering properties to help soften the appearance of imperfections for a skin-perfecting finish. Find it at

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Full Coverage Concealer

Concealer for women over 60

A hydrating, lightweight full coverage under eye concealer that covers imperfections without creasing or caking. It is infused with skin-loving ingredients to provide up to 24 hours hydration in a natural matte finish. Find it at


NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

NARS wintere to spring women over 60

NARS creamy concealer if formulated with natural ingredients like aloe vera and chamomile to provide a radiant, flawless finish. Find it at


Milani Conceal + Perfect Longwear Concealer

Milani Conceal + Perfect

This creamy, full coverage, water-resistant makeup conceals instantly and lasts up to 12 hours. Its vegan liquid formula contains Vitamin E to help replenish skin’s moisture for coverage that lasts. Find it at

Consider swapping out bottled products for bars

There is a trend now to buy shampoo and conditioner in bar form.  It reduces our consumption of plastics as well as the number of unpronounceable ingredients that manufacturers can put in liquids but not solids.  Bars are also much safer for travel–no leaks or TSA restrictions.  Bars contain concentrated ingredients so their unit cost for actual cleansing ingredients is lower, in contrast to bottled products that are mainly water.

And if you are reluctant to switch to bar products, consider these Amazon reviews from women who tried the Viori conditioner and shampoo bars: “I am 10000% a customer for life. These bars are going to last forever, they smell good, and my hair is the happiest it’s ever been. Don’t EVER stop making them!!”

Viori Conditioner Bar

VIORI conditioner bar

Viori offers bar soaps and conditioners for all types of hair.   “I cannot stop raving to anyone who will listen how much I believe in this product!! From day 1 of using it I noticed results. My hair is shinier, thicker, stronger, softer; my scalp feels clean & clear but also hydrated. I love running my fingers through my scalp.” Need we say more? Find it at

Viori Citrus Yao Shampoo Bar 

Viori citrus bar shampoo


Viori’s clarifying rice water shampoo bars are crafted with rice water, essential vitamins, and nourishing oils to moisturize, strengthen, and rejuvenate your hair. Find it at

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