Menopause can affect any woman who has menstruated at some point in her life. There are signs and symptoms that take a toll on the skin in different ways. There are so many things that are affected when a woman starts experiencing menopausal symptoms: DCSI offers services and other knowledge about ways to handle menopause symptoms that affects the skin. Since the hormones change, the skin can be completely different from what the person is used to. These symptoms include:
  • Increased dryness
  • Loss of elasticity
  • Skin sagging
  • Wrinkles
  • Higher skin sensitivity 
The professionals in our offices are here to put together tips and products for the best skincare for menopausal skin. Women will start to notice symptoms around the age of 40 or so, as their skin becomes noticeably dryer, plus there is a steady decline in elastin. 

Menopause Skincare Products

Many patients ask what the best skincare is for menopause. Generally, our answers are about what the skin needs. Whether it is retinol or other intense active ingredients to benefit or improve the skin, here is some additional advice from our experts about how to approach menopausal skincare. 


As menopause starts to affect women, their skin can start to dry and become itchy and sensitive. Estrogen levels start to fall significantly after menopause, often resulting in dryness, redness, sensitivity, and lack of elasticity. Moisturizer for menopausal skin should provide extra hydration to the skin.  Examples of hydrating serums:
  • CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion
  • Omnilux CLEAR
  • Paula’s Choice 10% Azelaic Booster
  • Scientis Casper’s Intensive Pigment Corrector 
  • PAUSE Well-Aging Detox Serum

Use Retinol

Starting retinol earlier in life is always a great idea, but that doesn’t mean that it’s too late to start it if you are starting to experience menopause symptoms. Retinols work to alter the way aged cells behave. It helps them act in a more youthful way. The cells start to regenerate and do so at a faster rate. At first, they can dry to the skin. If it is the first use, it is best to gradually introduce it into the routine with a retinol-based night cream. Also, look for soothing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and niacinamide.  Examples of retinol for menopausal skin:
  • Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum
  • Retinol Complex Serum
  • La Roche-Posay Retinol B3, an Anti-Aging Serum for Sensitive Skin
  • Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum
  • Paula’s Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment


These are great products to help with collagen after menopause. Peptides stimulate collagen production while also boosting skin elasticity. They are fragments of proteins that are the building block of the skin that work as messengers between cells and trigger them to build more collagen and elastin.  Examples of peptides:
  • Peach & Lily Peptide Pro Firming Moisturizer
  • Bliss Bright Idea Vitamin C + Tri-Peptide (Collagen Protecting & Brightening Serum)
  • Kopari Tri-Peptide Lip Cloud
  • Youth to the People Triple Peptide + Cactus Hydrating + Firming Oasis Serum
  • The Inkey List Collagen Booster Firming Peptide Serum


Another way to help with the elasticity of the skin is by applying phytoestrogens. They are a molecule that can be found in the reproductive part of the plant that can mimic the effects of estrogen. This is effective in helping replenish lost elasticity in the skin. They have anti-aging benefits that help make women look more radiant and help delay sagging skin. Many anti-aging products, more often than not, will have phytoestrogens in them:
  • Anti-Aging Intensive Moisturizer
  • Age-Balancing Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA +++

Calming Products

Since hormone levels often change throughout menopause, a hot and clammy complexion is sometimes triggered. Incorporating calming skincare products and face mists can be extremely helpful in the middle of a hot flash or if you are dealing with redness. Keeping a refreshing and hydrating mist by the bed will prove helpful if you tend to wake up in the middle of the night with hot flashes or feel flushed.  Examples of calming products:
  • HPPY Skin Calming Face Mask
  • Sweaty Faace 100ml Skin Detox Face Mask
  • Milk Makeup Cooling Water
  • No7 Menopause Skincare Instant Cooling Mist

Contact DCSI Today

If you have any further questions or other skin concerns, you can make an appointment or contact us today. Our professionals are here and ready to help address the best skincare for menopausal skin concerns.