We all know that menopause can be daunting. From hot flushes to forgetfulness and migraines, a whole host of symptoms can take their toll on the mind and body when you’re reaching the perimenopausal stage. And to top it all off, the hormone imbalance that occurs during the transition can also impact your skin.
As the level of oestrogen in your body drops, the creation of lipids and ceramides (which capture moisture) does too. Because it’s losing oestrogen’s firming effect, skin also becomes less equipped to fight off external aggressors like air pollution and harmful UV rays. So it makes sense that some of the most frequently reported symptoms by women experiencing menopause are skin dryness and sensitivity.
It’s not uncommon for women to adapt their skincare routine to combat these new challenges. Created in collaboration with a cohort of more than 7,000 menopausal women, No7s new menopause skincare range is made up of ingredients that target the skin concerns linked to menopause, including dull and sensitive skin. No7 has also enrolled all 1,600 of its beauty advisors in ‘Skin School’, an award-winning training programme that equips them with the skills to confidently consult customers on their changing skin needs - meaning your money is carefully spent on products that’ll help control your specific skin concerns.
Ready to browse the four-product collection? Step right up…
With a cooling roll-on applicator, No7’s Menopause Skincare Instant Radiance Serum contains hydrating hyaluronic acid for visibly firmer and more radiant skin in 1 week.**
A dreamy mixture of hyaluronic acid, collagen peptide technology, No7’s overnight cream applies nourishing lipids and ceramides with intelligent collagen peptide technology for deeply moisturised and visibly refreshed skin.
Concocted with sensitive skin in mind, this moisturiser is ideal for combating menopause-induced dryness. Containing niacinamide, the SPF30 cream provides 72 hour hydration, as well as protection from UV damage.
Designed to bring the cool and calm to hot, flushed skin, this cooling mist combines organic rose water and glycerin for instantly cooled skin that looks more radiant.
* Key visual signs that the collective range targets: dull skin, fine lines, lack of firmness, lack of firmness, uneven skin tone and sensitive skin
** Consumer study
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