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The Best Skincare Products for Your Face

28 Jun 2018

Every type of skin requires its own personalised skincare routine. With the right arsenal of ingredients, each product should make your skin look and feel soft, smooth, and elastic. Let this handy guide help pick out your next bottle of cleanser and pot of moisturiser, all tailoured to your skin's specific needs.

 

Cleansing

SKIN TYPE KIND OF CLEANSER TOP INGREDIENTS
Sensitive or acne-prone Liquid or oil Natural ingredients like aloe vera or argan oil to prevent irritation
Dry, flaky, uneven Wash and exfoliant Shea butter or other hydrating products and exfoliants to get rid of dry skin
Oily Foam or clay Ingredients that have oil-absorbing properties like charcoal for deep cleaning
Combination Micellar water Glycerin, which hydrates and washes away makeup and dirt
Mature Cleansing balm or rich cream Anti-aging properties like vitamin C and nourishing elements

Moisturizing

SKIN TYPE KIND OF MOISTURIZER TOP INGREDIENTS
Sensitive or acne-prone Lotion or balm Products labeled "non-comedogenic" to prevent pore clogging
Dry, flaky, uneven Ointment or cream Oils for ultimate, non-greasy hydration and nourishment
Oily Gel Ingredients with high water content for hydration without clogging pores
Combination Lotion and oil A thick moisturizer and a water-based oil for two formulas that treat dryness and oiliness
Mature Cream or serum Anything with the compound retinol, which promotes skin renewal and collagen production

Woman pouring face toner onto a cotton pad

Toning

SKIN TYPE TONING FORUMLA WHAT IT DOES
Sensitive or acne-prone Exfoliating ingredients like as lactic and glycolic acid Can help avoid future breakouts without causing irritation
Dry, flaky, uneven Soothing ingredients like chamomile or oatmeal Strips away makeup and dirt while hydrating dry skin patches
Oily Gentle and natural ingredients only, stay away from formulas with alcohol Removes dirt, makeup, and excess oils without stripping skin
Combination Gentle, non-alcohol-based astringents Targets oily skin without irritating dry areas when applied to T-zone
Mature Formulas with anti-aging ingredients like vitamin C Cleanses and helps fight free radicals

Secret weapons for all skin types

Serums

These super-concentrated oils are designed to thoroughly penetrate the skin, which boosts the effectiveness of their vitamins, minerals, and other ingredients.

Masks

Often whipped into lathers or concentrated into rich creams, masks linger on top of the skin over the course of several minutes as they fight skin imperfections. Their powerful formulas may irritate skin with overuse, however, which is why a mask is a once-in-a-while treat instead of an everyday indulgence.

Woman applying skincare product underneath her eyes

Chemical Peels

A peel literally peels off the top layer of your skin, where trouble areas such as fine lines, acne scars, and discoloured spots tend to lurk. Once the offending layer has been removed, your skin automatically regenerates a fresh set of skin cells that can reveal a smoother, more even complexion.