Prai’s Meno-Soothe skincare range for menopause

Cathy Kangas is a beauty industry icon and an animal rights activist, as well as the founder of her range Prai, a bestselling brand at QVC. The recently-launched Meno-Soothe line has been specifically developed for menopausal skin, and it combines Cathy’s passion for cruelty-free and ultra-efficacious beauty products that address common complexion issues women can experience in midlife and beyond.

Cathy, what inspired you to create the Meno-Soothe range?

We’re a pro-ageing midlife skincare brand so it was incredibly important to address the biggest change your skin will go through during the perimenopause and menopause. I felt like everyone was sweeping it under the carpet and making it a taboo topic, why not get it out there – bring it into a more positive light?

We know that for the first four to five years of menopause, we lose up to 30% of collagen and yet nobody was talking about it. So, I said, ‘why don’t we lead on this area and really address something that isn’t for a 20 year old?’ The response has been phenomenal.

Which key ingredients were you keen to include?

It was really important to me that the ingredients were cooling, reviving and moisturising. We chose Syn-Coll, which is a tripeptide and helps to boost collagen production. The Cool Complex contains Cloudberry Seed Oil and Centella Asiatica to maximise collagen and hydration. The Coolact in the Meno-Soothe Serum provides an ice-cool, calming sensation to the skin and of course, hyaluronic acid is in the Sleep Mask, Sleep Creme and Cleanser for moisture and plumping! We’ve also used Sepicalm in the Meno-Soothe Moisturiser to ease redness and amplify radiance. I’m very proud of the whole collection!

What do you feel women can do to help promote self-care in menopause?

It’s so important to take a holistic, 360 degree approach to your wellbeing and self-care in menopause. Make sure you’re eating nutritious food, getting enough sleep, breathing in fresh air and taking regular exercise. As well as readdressing your skincare regime, all of these things can help improve how you’re feeling inside and out.

Are there any other hero Prai products you’d recommend to support menopause symptoms?

I’d definitely also recommend our award-winning Ageless Throat & Decolletage Creme. It helps to firm, lift, tone and hydrate the skin on the neck and decolletage. Women often say when they hit menopause that they ‘age overnight’ and ageing on the neck can become much more visible. This magic cream really addresses those signs and acts very quickly, in as little as 7 days.

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We understand there’s a lot of information out there on the menopause. You can read through the NICE guidance on menopause management, as well as the NHS overview on the menopause.