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The Simple Daily Skincare Routine Every Woman Over 50 Needs
A simple skincare system for mature women that addresses your skin concerns and fits your budget? It’s not a fairy tale anymore!
Jill Nystul • October 28, 2021
I have been on quite the journey over the past few years while trying to figure out the best way to care for my maturing skin, and I’m guessing that most of you have encountered many of the same obstacles that I have along the way.
I already know that many of you share my skin concerns, because a few weeks ago, more than 75% of you told me you’re concerned about things like dark spots, hyperpigmentation, sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles.
"More than 75% of you told me you’re concerned about things like dark spots, hyperpigmentation, sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles."
Many of you have probably run into the same obstacles I have while trying to address those concerns, like expensive products that don’t fit your budget, or inexpensive products that don’t deliver results. Maybe you’ve felt overwhelmed by the sheer number of options out there because you didn’t really know what to look for—I know I have!
I couldn’t be more excited to tell you all about the solution I arrived at, because I think it will prove as useful to you as it has been to me!
So let’s start at the beginning. I’d like to give you a little bit of background about my relationship, or lack thereof, with my skin and the concept of skincare over the years. As many of us are around the same age, I’m sure you’ll be able to relate!
My Fraught Relationship With Skincare
I’m highly embarrassed to admit that as a California girl growing up in the 70’s, the only two skin concerns I had were getting rid of pimples and maintaining a "glowing" tan. It never even crossed my mind that all that sun exposure might not be great for my skin in the long run. I'm also embarrassed to admit that I didn't start regularly removing my makeup before bed until I reached adulthood!
By the time I reached my 40th birthday, I had a much better knowledge of the dangers of sun exposure and was feeling increasingly concerned about the state of my skin. I vowed to be more purposeful in my skincare efforts from then on, but that turned out to be much easier said than done.
Finding the right products was proving difficult on two fronts. The first issue is that I was never really taught how to care for my skin, so I had no idea what products I should even be using, let alone where to get them. The second issue was that skincare products for aging skin all seemed to be targeted for specific issues, but it seemed like I was expected to know how to mix and match them on my own!
Everywhere I’ve turned for advice, I’ve either been told to try a product that was $195 for one measly ounce (true story!), or that I could find products just as effective at the drugstore for $20. Confused and uncertain, I found myself wishing I had a fairy godmother who could wave her wand and conjure up exactly what I needed, but no such luck.
"I found myself wishing I had a fairy godmother who could wave her wand and conjure up exactly what I needed."
All I really wanted (and I’m sure many of you can relate) was a simple skincare system that addressed my skin concerns and fit my budget. But a few months ago, since I still had yet to find what I was looking for, I decided I would have to take matters into my own hands.
Introducing Timeless By Jillee, a Complete Skincare System By and For Mature Women
In classic Jillee fashion, I decided that since I couldn’t find the skincare system I was looking for, I would have to make it myself. So I am very proud to introduce you to Timeless by Jillee, a complete system of skincare products designed specifically for aging skin.
With just five products in total, this system not only addresses the most common age-related skin concerns, but it’s also simple, streamlined, and sensibly priced.
Here’s a brief overview of the five debut products in the Timeless by Jillee collection:
My Nourishing Oil Cleanser features 10 naturally derived oils, including avocado, marula, and rosehip, that help to gently melt away makeup and impurities. This oil cleanser is the perfect start to my nighttime routine, because it dissolves makeup more effectively while nourishing and adding moisture to my skin at the same time.
Oil cleansing is also the first part of the new “double cleansing” method I’ve been using, which I’ll go into more detail about shortly.)
The second part of my nightly “double cleanse” is my Purifying Daily Cleanser. Featuring soothing botanical extracts like cucumber and white willow, this water-based cleanser gently washes away any makeup residue that may be lingering on my skin after oil cleansing.
The one-two punch of an oil cleanser and a water cleanser leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed, not at all dry or tight like some of the cleansers I’ve tried in the past.
My Illuminating Vitamin C Serum harnesses the power of citrus stem cells to help visibly improve firmness and tone. Vitamin C is great for aging skin as it helps to restore brightness and radiance and can help promote a more even skin tone.
This serum is great to use in the morning for an instant glow that looks great under makeup.
The star in my Wrinkle Recovery Night Serum is retinol, one of the top ingredients recommended by dermatologists for aging skin. I’ve tried a number of retinol products over the years that were too harsh for my ultra-sensitive skin, but this serum is much gentler thanks to the addition of soothing chamomile and carrot extracts.
Put it on before bed to promote skin renewal and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while you sleep.
Last but not least, my Ideal Daily Moisturizer uses aloe vera and hyaluronic acid to instantly hydrate dry skin and lock in moisture. I don’t like heavy or greasy moisturizers, and this one is neither—it’s light and absorbs quickly.
This moisturizer is a great last step for both morning and night, helping to lock in moisture and any other products you’ve used to maximize their effectiveness.
While you could pick and choose individual products based on your primary concerns, I highly recommend putting the whole system to the test.
Here’s how I use them as part of my simple morning and evening routines:
How To Use The Timeless By Jillee System
In The Morning
Step 1: Cleanse
Since my skin is so dry, I prefer not to use a cleanser in the morning. Instead, I just wipe my face with a cloth dampened with warm water, just to remove any sweat and freshen up a bit.
If you have normal or oily skin, my Purifying Daily Cleanser would make an ideal first step for your morning routine.
Step 2: Day Serum
After freshening up, I apply 2 pumps of my Illuminating Vitamin C Serum to my fingertips and gently massage it onto my face, neck, and chest. It feels nice on my skin and smells great too—the citrus aroma acts like an instant energy boost.
Step 3: Moisturizer
I finish off my morning skincare routine by applying a nickel-sized amount of my Ideal Daily Moisturizer to my face and neck.
These simple steps leave my skin feeling soft, hydrated, and ready for makeup application.
In The Evening
Step 1: Oil Cleanser
I start my evening routine by applying 2 pumps of my Nourishing Oil Cleanser right onto my dry, makeup-covered face, then I gently massage it into my skin for about a minute. (Sometimes I’ll get my hands wet in order to get a good lather going.)
Then I remove both my makeup and the oil cleanser with one of my One Fresh Face Microfiber Makeup Remover Cloths. I love the extra exfoliation I get from the microfiber cloth. I just dampen a cloth with water and wipe my skin in gentle circular motions to help lift the makeup and dirt off.
Step 2: Purifying Cleanser
Next, I finish off the double cleanse with my Purifying Daily Cleanser. I dispense one pump into my wet hands and rub them together to create a lather, then I rub it onto my face. When I’m confident I’ve cleansed my whole face thoroughly, I rinse off and pat my face dry with a clean towel.
Step 3: Night Serum
After cleansing, I apply 2 pumps of my Wrinkle Recovery Night Serum to my face and neck and let it soak in for a minute. A little goes a long way with this stuff, which makes it a good value for the money.
Step 4: Moisturizer
Finally, I finish off my nightly routine by applying my Ideal Daily Moisturizer over my face and neck. It helps seal in the serum so it can work its magic overnight and leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturized.
I’m not the kind of person who can stick to complicated or fiddly routines, but I’ve had no problem using this system consistently! I feel confident that the products are addressing my skin concerns and my routines are simple and something I can stick with for the long haul.
Jillee's results after 8 months of daily use
What You’ll Get From Using Timeless By Jillee
One of my favorite sayings about getting older is that "beauty has no expiration date." Beauty is timeless, a realization that inspired the name of my skincare line. Because all I really want—and what I think most mature women want—is to feel like the most beautiful and confident version of myself that I can be in this moment.
My goal in creating these products was to provide women like me with simple tools that will help us be our own kind of beautiful. The Timeless by Jillee system replaces the confusing world of skincare with clarity, and the anxiety of not knowing which products to use with certainty.
"The Timeless by Jillee system replaces the confusing world of skincare with clarity, and the anxiety of not knowing which products to use with certainty."
I feel confident that I've accomplished these things with Timeless by Jillee. No product or system is capable of giving you dramatic overnight results, but this system can give you the confidence of knowing you've taken a big step in the right direction. You can finally tell yourself (and your skin), “I’ve got this!” and really mean it!
This is skincare you can take pride in. And when your friends or family ask what your secret is, you’ll be able to tell them, “I’m using simple, affordable products with ingredients that work—no gimmicks necessary!”