Collagen is a big buzzword when it comes to anti-aging skin care, and for good reason. Lauded for its ability to boost elasticity, hydration and firmness, it’s a bit of a cure-all for signs of aging. After 50, practically every expert will instruct you to infuse collagen somewhere into your skin-care routine, although it’s also helpful in your 20s, 30s and 40s. To help slim down your selection, we’ve rounded up the best collagen creams for skin over 50.
Algenist GENIUS Sleeping Collagen Moisturizer ($98)
Perfectly suited to plump and smooth the look of a lackluster, uneven complexion, this vegan formula infuses skin with nutrients overnight, so you wake up with dewy, bouncy skin. The patented alguronic acid, exclusive active vegan collagen, skin-mimicking ceramides and mary thistle work overtime while your skin recuperates during sleep.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream ($132)
This widely beloved blue jar houses a top-tier anti-wrinkle moisturizer. Consumers swear by the product, with 100 percent noticing immediately improved skin hydration and 95 percent saying it is the best anti-aging cream they’ve ever used.
Moon Juice Cosmic Cream Collagen Protecting Moisturizer ($58)
A woodsy aroma with hints of rose accompanies this out-of-this-world moisturizer. The formula is packed with adaptogens like ashwagandha, schisandra and silver ear mushroom to nourish skin. It melts onto skin like butter and helps fortify the skin barrier, protecting collagen from oxidative stress.
St. Ives Moisturizer Collagen & Elastin Renewing ($6)
The biggest bargain on this list, St. Ives, may be a good place to start your collagen cream journey. A benefit to this product is that it features both collagen and elastin to double down on hydrating and plumping skin for a younger-looking complexion.
Peter Thomas Roth FIRMx Collagen Moisturizer ($88)
Peter Thomas Roth is known for how well his smoothing, firming and tightening products work and this moisturizer is no different. It’s packed with seven forms of collagen-supporting ingredients for firmer, smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Face Moisturizer ($30)
For those seeking a straightforward, fragrance-free collagen cream, this drugstore purchase is a great option. It features vitamin B3+ and collagen peptide for 24 hours of lightweight hydration. After a couple of weeks, you’ll notice fewer visible fine lines and wrinkles.
Sisley Paris Night Cream with Collagen and Woodmallow ($225)
This night cream is formulated to help make tired, mature skin look fresh and youthful. It contains a high concentration of soluble collagen to help combat visible signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines.
PCA SKIN Collagen Hydrator ($53)
This hydrating moisturizer is best for those with dry, mature skin seeking a boost in both collagen and moisture. It works to smooth and firm skin while improving moisture retention.
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