Menopause, commonly known as ‘the change’ normally begins around 45 years of age and signals the end of female menstruation and fertility.
The reduction in oestrogen levels leads to a number of unpleasant side effects such as irregular periods, hot flashes, mood swings, weight gain, tiredness, greasy and spotty skin (yes, those teenage years will be back!) and vaginal dryness. So, with wrinkling skin, age spots, cellulite and sagging, it’s all pretty much downhill from here! Who says life begins at 40?
In the cosmetics field, Menopausal skin is a relatively untapped market sector and products marketed for this age group often focus on wrinkles and age spots. However, we know that products for this category need to offer much more. Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL) increases due to the skin having a more mono-directional structure rather cross-hatched. Epidermal thickness also decreases due to lower Collagen and Elastin levels resulting in more saggy and wrinkled skin. So in summary, it is vital to select efficacious moisturising actives to restore the skin barrier as well as treating spots, wrinkles and the effects of gravity (Collagen boosting activity), alongside age spots.
Our anti-ageing range of product for the menopause.
Our age spots range of product for the menopause.
Our energy range of products for menopause.
Our hot flushes of products for menopause.
Our hydration range of products for the menopause.
Our problematic skin range of products for the menopause.