Nearly 6,000 women enter menopause every day in the United States, and the effects it can have on skin can be frustrating, especially when combined with uncontrollable physiological effects like hot flashes and fatigue. From blemishes to dullness, these five topicals (and one tool) address hormonal shifts at the skin level to help you feel a little bit brighter inside and out.
Dr. Zenovia Hormonal Dermatology Advanced Retinol Night Repair Treatment ($72) gives skin the phytoestrogen and antioxidant support needed for repair—it also reduces the appearance of acne scars.
Emepelle Serum ($175) contains nonhormonal MEP Technology that revitalizes perimenopausal and menopausal skin lacking estrogen for a major radiance reboot.
The botanical blend of sulfur, spearmint oil and paprika in Epionce Purifying Spot Gel ($40) stops blemishes from getting worse and prevents new ones from forming, all without drying out the skin.
When hormonal downswings cause elastic fibers to weaken, Korres Meno-Reverse White Pine Up-Lift Sculptor ($78) helps temporarily firm the cheeks, jawline and neck for a more defined look.
Seven phytoestrogen extracts give this intensely nourishing Me-NO-Pause Moisture Cream ($25) its restorative powers that improve skin elasticity, hydration and other signs of aging over time.
Not your average gua sha stone, the stainless steel Pause Well-Aging Fascia Stimulating Tool ($115) is designed to stimulate collagenproducing cells in the skin to enhance tone and elasticity.
The proprietary mix of hyaluronic acid and growth factors in Caire Theorem Serum Boost ($56) is clinically proven to strengthen and smooth skin in just four weeks when used twice a day—in clinical trials, skin firmness improved up to 200 percent.
Are hot flashes driving you crazy? The tiny, discreet The Good Patch Hot Flash ($56 for 16 patches) helps you squash them before they start with its combination of black cohosh, menthol and 15 milligrams of CBD that releases over the course of 12 hours. Fans say the patches are especially helpful during the night when hot flashes can interrupt sleep, or on long flights.