Skin and Hair Changes during Menopause

Each woman has her own menopause story, but on average women reach menopause between the ages of 45 to 55. As we move into peri menopause, the skin can become flaky and dry - due to a slowdown in the production of lipids, dehydrated as skin loses its ability to hold water, and a decrease in collagen production.

Hormonal changes, especially the decline of oestrogen, can cause your hair to lose volume and length. Oestrogen is a hair-friendly hormone, and its reduction means that new hair becomes thinner and more brittle as it grows. Some women also report experiencing hair loss during menopause.

Menopause is life changing and finding products that are suitable for menopausal skin and hair can be difficult. But there's no need to despair, Vichy has developed a range specifically designed to meet the needs of your skin and hair during this transitional phase.

What’s the best skincare routine to support your menopausal changes?

Neovadiol Vichy Menopause

The focus during this transitional phase should certainly be on hydration and incorporating lipids into your skincare routine. Start by cleansing your skin to remove dirt and impurities and create a perfect base for your next skincare steps. Start by boosting the hydration levels morning and night and protect your skin from environmental aggressors with Vichy's 89 Hyaluronic Acid Hydration Booster, the perfect first step to protect, hydrate and strengthen the skin's barrier function.


Nourish and protect the skin applying a moisturiser on top, specifically formulated for menopausal skin. We recommend using Neovadiol Rose Platinum range (link to collection), a collection enriched with natural origin beeswax and minerals to restore your skins radiance and colour. Neovadiol Rose Platinum Day Cream works to restore plumpness, density and radiance back to slackening skin. Its nourishing formula instantly makes even fatigued faces look revitalised, with rosy mineral pigments and mother of pearl to revive dull and lacklustre complexions.


For the skin around your neck apply Neovadiol Phytosculpt Neck and Face Contour to tighten, firm and lift neckline and facial contours.


Complete your skincare routine with Vichy Neovadiol Rose Platinum Eyes, a targeted treatment designed to combat the signs of ageing on the skin such as wrinkles, eye bags and dark circles.


What can you do for menopausal hair loss?


We all know the most common symptoms of menopause, such as hot flushes, but not everyone knows that menopause can affect the hair too. Discover Vichy's Dercos Energising range, recommended by dermatologists to reduce the appearance of hair loss and intensively nourish hair to restore its radiance.


Dercos Energising Shampoo
is designed to reduce the rate of hair loss and maintain the density of thinning hair due to hair breaking. Enriched with patented molecule Aminexil, Vitamins B3, B6 and Provitamin B5, the dermatological shampoo reinforces and protects to leave your hair feeling nourished and revitalised. Follow with Vichy Dercos Densi-Solutions Thickening Hair Mass Concentrate, a treatment enriched with antioxidant resveratrol and vitamin E to promote thicker hair in just 6 weeks.