LIVING M – OUR SKINCARE PHILOSOPHY
A SKINCARE RANGE FOR MENOPAUSE
Living M skincare is a range that has been developed to specifically target the hormonal skin changed caused by menopause. Hormonal changes affect our bodies in so many different ways, our skin included. As oestrogen and progesterone decline, the effect on our skin can be dramatic. So many of us don’t link these changes to the menopause, assuming their skin symptoms are the result of simply ageing. Understanding how our hormones affect our skin is at the heart of what we do at Living M and it’s the key to healthy, great looking skin in menopause.
WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR SKIN IN MENOPAUSE
30% of collagen is lost in the first 5 years of menopause due to declining levels of oestrogen. As a result skin becomes drier, thinner and less radiant. Our skin barrier starts to weaken leaving skin prone to increased sensitivity and inflammation. Hormonal fluctuations can also trigger breakouts and flushing. In menopause our skin is confused – dry, irritated, and lacking in radiance on the one hand but breaking out in spots on the other. It can be hard to know how to treat one symptom without aggravating another. We wanted to create a skincare range that would target the unique, often conflicting, needs of skin in menopause.
LIVING M - OUR SKINCARE PHILOSOPHY
1. A SIMPLIFIED (BUT NOT SIMPLE) SKINCARE ROUTINE.
From the very beginning we wanted to create a simplified skincare regime that won’t overload your skin using multi-benefit products containing the very best active ingredients to target the effects of hormonal skin changes. It can be really tempting when you see changes in your skin to try all the latest products and layer lots of different ingredients adding more steps in your skincare regime. We know from personal experience this isn’t the best approach in menopause. Using lots of different products can overload your skin, causing more problems than it solves. Layering lots of different products and ingredients can be a recipe for breakouts, inflammation and increased dryness – exactly what you are trying to avoid. As your hormones change, your skin becomes much weaker and prone to sensitivity, so simplifying your routine is a must.
2. WE AVOID IRRITATING SKINCARE INGREDIENTS.
We don’t use any filler ingredients and avoid all known irritants like fragrance, essential oils and drying alcohol. Because your skin is more prone to sensitivity and dryness as you approach menopause, it’s important to avoid anything that is likely to irritate skin and make it even drier – exactly what you are trying to avoid. Changing hormone levels cause our skin barrier to weaken, so products that you have been happily using for years can suddenly start to aggravate your skin. Living M Skincare has been formulated without any ingredients that are known to irritate skin such fragrance, essential oils, drying alcohols, and sulphates. These ingredients are in many skincare products, but they should be avoided in menopause.
3. ALL OUR PRODUCTS ARE MULTI-BENEFIT FOR MAXIMUM RESULTS
Multi-benefit products are designed to target multiple skin concerns at the same time, saving you time and money. This is so important to us. It’s also better for the environment – using less product is more sustainable and means less waste. Multi-tasking skincare products are ideal for menopausal skin which can have many and often contradictory needs. Skin can be super dry but breaking out at the same time, flushing and sensitive but in need of powerful actives to combat the effects of accelerated collagen loss. We have developed products specifically to target the hormonal skin changes caused by the menopause. So Collagen Boost Moisturiser increases collagen production, restores lost hydration, boosts glow and deeply nourishes. Our Quench and Soothe Serum tackles hormonal breakouts, boosts glow, soothes irritation and intensely hydrates. Super A Retinol Sleep Cream delivers all the transformative effects of retinol as well as strengthening your skin barrier. Using less, higher quality well-formulated products is also better for the envirnoment as it creates less waste.
4. WE USE THE RIGHT ACTIVE INGREDIENTS AT THE RIGHT LEVELS.
In menopause you need clinically proven active ingredients that will make a real difference to skin but not cause irritation. There has been a trend in recent years for high strength single ingredient products. The truth is you DON’T need to use super high strength percentages to get the best results. In fact, in menopause, it can be irritating to skin to use super strong actives. Living M skincare has been developed with the right actives carefully balanced to complement one another at optimum levels for menopausal skin. So you can be confident you are getting the right level of hyaluronic acid, retinol, niacinamide and peptides to make a real difference to skin in the best possible combination without risking irritation.
Our simplified menopausal skincare routine for maximum results - The Menopause Skin Solution Set targets the visual signs of oestrogen and collagen loss. Featuring an expertly blended trio of must-have products in an easy to use 3 step routine for morning and night. These three multi-benefit products give your skin everything it needs to save you time and money.
The Menopause Skin Solution Set contains Quench & Soothe Serum (35ml), Collagen Boost Moisturiser (50ml), Super A Retinol Sleep Cream (50ml) RRP £100.00 (Usually £125 when bought separately). Click here to find out more.