Estrogen is a powerful hormone and the effects when its levels change are far-reaching. That’s what happens during menopause. Estrogen does a runner. And then, suddenly, you seem to have someone else’s hair and your skin is just not what it was. Plummeting levels of estrogen and the changed ratios of the different hormones in your body will affect your skin and hair dramatically. Estrogen impacts collagen, moisture and hair growth. And that’s not all—there’s the hot flashes and uncomfortable sex. Well, we are not wrinkle warriors for nothing and we can take these on, too. Here are the most common menopause beauty problems and the Five Best products to combat them.
Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Prime
Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Prime ($138). Osmotics is tackling menopause head-on with this multitasking serum formulated specially for women over 40. It’s packed with powerful anti-agers that target signs of hormonal aging, such as thinner and drier skin, increased fine lines and wrinkles, and loss of firmness and elasticity. The impressive ingredients include a “triple strength” copper peptide, which is also in the Cooling Mist ($38), a firming tetrapeptide, an epidermal growth factor and artichoke leaf. For women whose skin is even more unpredictable than their emotions, Prime is just the thing.
AQ Skin Solutions Vaginal Rejuvenation System
AQ Skin Solutions Vaginal Rejuvenation System ($199 in the shop). If sex is starting to make you think of 40 grade sand paper then Vaginal Rejuvenation is for you. Atrophic Vaginitis, or Dry Vagina Syndrome, is a condition common among perimenopausal and postmenopausal women, and is characterized by a thinning and inflammation of the vaginal walls due to a decline in estrogen. AQ uses growth factors to communicate repair signals to cells of damaged tissue in order to foster efficient, rapid healing. Used twice a week, sore and torn vaginal cells should start to heal and you can look forward to being back in the saddle. So to speak.
Truth Vitality Advanced Complex
Truth Vitality Advanced Complex ($59 in the shop). The first menopausal symptom that I was personally aware of was dry, thinning hair. After a while, I noticed my hairline receding a little. Hmm, widow’s peaks. My journey to find a solution led me to create a copper peptide-based hair serum. Truth Vitality Advanced Complex is a natural solution for healthy hair growth and reduced shedding with a proprietary complex of copper peptides and vitamin B. The first prototype was tested on 125 members of the Truth In Aging community, with 70% saying it worked for them. I, of course, have used it ever since about 3 times a week.
Kat Burki Beauty Elixir
Kat Burki Beauty Elixir ($42). Hot flashes? Dry, out of sorts skin? Get cool, calm and comfortable with Kat Burki Beauty Elixir. It refreshes skin with bursts of lavender and aloe vera hydrosols. Raw grapefruit seeds and camu camu berries soothe and hydrate while methylsufonylmethane (MSM), a sulfur compound that occurs naturally in some plants, enhances tissue pliability and encourages the reparation of damaged skin. Colloidal silver is helpful for acne and blemishes, and R lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant that works by containing free radicals.
Moana Instant Lifting Mask
Moana Instant Lifting Mask ($106). Dry and sagging skin gets a lift and a regenerative boost from honey and botanicals from New Zealand plants. The key ingredient is glycans. These aid communication between cells and our natural reserves of them diminish or weaken as we age. Moana’s glycans come from a red seaweed indigenous to New Zealand. The nice thing is that you’ll get some instant gratification for dull-as-dishwater skin. Recommended for those that want their all natural products to actually work.