From serums and creams to masks and ointments, choosing the best skincare products can be overwhelming, especially when you don’t know what you’re looking for or where to start. When selecting skincare products, it is essential to look for products that are designed to work well for your specific skin type. It’s often easier to use products you’re familiar with because someone you know uses it or it has a cult following on social media, but that’s not always the best route. Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all skincare solution. Unless you happen to have the exact skincare needs, what works for your best friend won’t necessarily work for you.
It is crucial to take a little extra time and do the research to find the right skincare products with the right ingredients for your skin type. It’s also important to know your skin’s needs. Are you struggling with acne and blemishes? Looking to reduce visible signs of aging? Trying to find the best sun care products? Whatever your specific skincare need might be, along with your skin type, determines the best products to use.
Normal skin is not too dry and not too oily but is often a combination of both in different areas. Your skin is classified as combination if you experience oiliness and shine in your T-zone a few hours after washing while the rest of your face (cheeks and along the jawline) can look and feel normal or even dry.
Dry skin makes the skin look and feel rough, itchy, flaky or scaly. The location where these dry patches form varies from person to person. It’s a common condition that affects people of all ages. Dry skin, also known as xerosis or xeroderma, has many causes, including cold or dry weather, sun damage, harsh soaps, and overbathing. Neostrata’s products for dry skinemploy a Smart Amphoteric Complex gradual release delivery system to help maximise skin tolerability while using high concentrations of AHAs. These products exfoliate the surface skin cells revealing the healthy and vital layers beneath.
Oily skin, a condition that is frequently caused by hormonal ups and downs and genetics and warm, humid environmental conditions, can leave your skin shiny all the time. While it’s tempting to tackle oil by over-cleansing and drying out your skin, it can send sebum production into overdrive. Oily skin still needs hydration, and products that contain salicylic acid can significantly reduce oil and blemishes.
Sensitive skin is defined as having heightened sensory responses to chemical, environmental or even social triggers. If you have sensitive skin, you’re more likely to experience stinging, itching, burning, dryness, redness or breakouts. It’s essential to use a skincare regimen that lets you care for your skin with gentle, non-comedogenic formulations and well-tolerated antiaging ingredients like our PHAs.