5 Clean Beauty Essentials That Are Amazing for Aging Skin

Written by: Matigan King


Published on: September 7, 2022


Reviewed by: Huckleberry

Fashion editor: Kitchen Mouse


Our skin can be so beautiful as we age. While various factors—sun damage, gravity, and slowing fat, elastin, and collagen production—can cause wrinkles, sagging, dark spots, and unevenness, taking care of your skin can make a dramatic difference in the way it looks, feels, and ages. Here, five rules to live by (and five incredible clean skin essentials).

  • 1

    Sunscreen Every Day

    True Botanicals Skin Barrier Sun Shield SPF 30, goop, $65

    Sun exposure is one of the most powerful factors in the premature aging of the skin, and all-mineral sunscreen is the closest thing there is to a miracle youth-preserving cream. This featherlight moisturizing one protects as it nourishes skin with sea buckthorn, squalane, and pea peptides.

  • 2

    Vitamin C Every Morning

    goop Beauty GOOPGLOW 20% Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid Glow Serum, goop, $125/$112 with subscription

    Sun, pollution, and other environmental factors can impact your skin’s tone, color, and texture over time. Antioxidant vitamin C helps combat these effects and even helps protect against further damage; in this works-for-every-skin-type brightening serum, there’s hyaluronic acid, too, for smooth, glowy, moisturized skin.

  • 3


    goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Dark Spot Exfoliating Sleep Milk, goop, $98/$89 with subscription

    Paired with a good night’s sleep to help take advantage of the body’s natural repair processes, this silky, time-released AHA serum delivers impressive clinical results with potent acids, soothing jojoba and aloe extracts, and hydrating squalane to resurface, retexture, and luminize skin.

  • 4


    goop Beauty GOOPGENES All-in-One Nourishing Face Cream, goop, $98/$86 with subscription

    Our skin loses sweat and oil glands with age, rendering it more prone to dryness. This clinically proven ultrahydrating moisturizer—made with powerful peptides, plant ceramides, botanicals, and nourishing squalane—plumps, firms, and locks in moisture.

  • 5

    Take Extra Care around Your Eyes

    goop Beauty GOOPGENES All-in-One Nourishing Eye Cream, goop, $55/$50 with subscription

    The delicate skin around the eyes is often the first area to show signs of the reduced collagen and elastin production that can accompany aging. Active ceramides and botanicals power this clinically tested eye cream, helping firm, lift, and even minimize the look of crow’s-feet.