As we age our skin tends to get drier, more fragile and looser, and it’s impossible to completely escape—have you ever heard of a thing called gravity? While we can’t hit pause on our skin at age 20, we can rewind it a few years with the right products. When we think about aging, we often focus on the face, but the skin on our body takes up much more surface area. We’ve rounded up the best body lotions for skin over 50 to firm, hydrate, fortify and “lift” skin everywhere, from the arms to the buttocks.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Aging Body Cream ($27-$240) Black Bath Bomb
This anti-aging cream is infused with exciting ingredients like pure glacier water, purslane and white almond and elderberry blossom. Together these ingredients leave skin feeling smoother, firmer and more elastic. Purslane is the star ingredient here, as it helps reduce visible signs of aging.
Paula’s Choice Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment ($29)
This body treatment meets moisturizing body lotion will help gently transform the appearance of aging skin. Mid-strength retinol helps firm the look of skin and diminish the appearance of uneven skin tone.
Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus Fragile Skin Therapy ($49)
If you’ve found that your skin is growing more fragile as you age, this formula is here to help. This treatment helps strengthen skin on arms, shins and other fragile areas, helping visibly improve the appearance of thin, crepey skin.
If you’ve been looking for a lotion that “fights the force of gravity for tight, firm, resilient skin,” look no further. This body concentrate helps firm and lift loose, sagging skin. It’s formulated for use on many of the common problem spots like the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, knees and upper arms.
OSEA combines the hydration of a lotion and the anti-aging benefits of a serum in this balm. Alaria seaweed improves skin elasticity, while a combination of passion fruit, coconut, acai, and babassu oils boost hydration and glow.
U Beauty The SUPER Body Hydrator ($128)
A novel formulation of ingredients helps this product deliver hydration for up to 48 hours. While using the hydrator, you’ll also notice skin looks visibly renewed, brighter, smoother and more youthful.
The hyaluronic acid and ceramides in this lotion will help give skin a surge of hydration. While hardworking, the formula is gentle, lightweight and oil-free, so it won’t leave a film or irritation behind.
Augustinus Bader The Body Cream ($185)
Since it is The Body Cream, there’s no surprise it’s making an appearance on this list. It promises to help reduce the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks and pigmentation by smoothing and firming skin. Augustinus Bader reports that 98 percent of people noticed their skin felt firmer.
Olay Firming & Hydrating Body Lotion with Collagen ($12)
This bargain buy packs a nutrient-rich formula featuring collagen and Olay’s Vitamin B3 Complex, which was developed specifically to help tighten and plump skin while combatting fine lines.
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