Best Skin Care Routines for All Ages


Whether you’re fresh-faced or older and wiser, knowing how to care for your skin at each stage of your life is the key to complexion confidence. We wanted to bring you a guide focused on each decade to give you some tips on how to look after your skin and radiate positivity at any age. We asked Vanda Serrador, Facialist and Body Care Expert for The Body Shop how to care for your skin at each stage of your life.


In your teens and early 20s, skin is young and versatile. Your skincare routine at this stage is often as simple as cleansing, toning and moisturising, in order to combat debris.

Blemished, oily skin, however, can benefit from products enriched with tea tree oil, targeted gels or a more intricate cleansing routine. Try our powerfully cleansing, imperfection-reducing Tea Tree range, infused with Community Trade tea tree oil sustainably sourced from the foothills of Mount Kenya.


Tea Tree is fabulous for battling blemishes and oily skin, making it ideally suited for teens.


“Elasticity and hydration of the skin are at their peak in your 20s, but from 25 onwards, elasticity starts to drop. I find that most women in their 20s don't hydrate themselves enough, which leads to fine lines and wrinkles – especially around the eyes.

I always recommend women in their 20s to start investing in good skincare products to reduce and prevent signs of premature ageing, maintaining their youthful and healthy-looking skin as long as possible.
Opt for lightweight serums or lotions to hydrate your skin. Since you may have just left the years of teenage breakouts, you will want to keep them at bay and not use heavy creams that may clog your pores. You may still be enjoying late nights with friends. Make sure you are obsessed with cleaning your skin before you go to bed!”


Our 100% vegan Drops of Youth™ collection contains three potent plant stem cells to target the first signs of ageing and help protect against pollutants, leaving skin looking smoother and feeling healthier.


Youthful skin has an abundance of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. As the years go by, these start to decrease. After the age of 30, our skin loses about 1% of collagen a year. Smoking, unmanaged stress and a sedentary, unhealthy lifestyle can speed up the process.

In this decade you may start to notice fine lines around your eyes or even on your forehead. You may also notice your skin becoming more uneven in type and tone, with a mix of dehydration on the cheeks and jawline and oily on the T-zone.

This is the time to invest in an anti-ageing skincare range. Your skin will benefit from formulas that help to firm its appearance. Using oil products in your 30s can help support skin renewal as it nourishes the cells, adding hydration to help keep skin plump and supple.


Our Oils of Life™ collection is infused with three precious seed oils from around the world known for their revitalising and repairing properties on the skin – black cumin seed oil from Egypt, camellia seed oil from China and rosehip seed oil from Chile.

IN YOUR 40s & 50s

During your 40s and 50s the skin loses its elasticity and wrinkles are easier to set in. As you age, you experience a drop in Estrogen causing the skin becomes pale, dry, thin and fragile. Estrogen is a natural anti-inflammatory so you may find the skin looking and feeling flushed, red and blotchy.

However it is possible to help counteract this hormonal change through healthy clean eating and gentle exercises. Here are some tips to ensure your skin feels firmer, less sensitive, and hydrated. These steps can help keep your skin glowing and while reducing some signs of aging.


Inspired by traditional Chinese medicine, our Roots of Strength™ firming and shaping range is infused with 3 potent, subtly spicy root extracts, and is proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Roots of Strength™ Routine

Our first 100% vegan, firming and shaping collection inspired by traditional Chinese medicine. Known for their curative power and hence used since ancient times in Traditional Medicine, we have selected from all over the world 3 potent invigorating roots able to bring their strengthening and firming properties to the skin, each acting at a different layer, Ginger, Ginseng and Ruscus Root.