I love when things are made easy! I’ve never been the best in school, but I certainly dominated in gym class. It’s not that I’m not smart, but I never really felt that the education I was receiving was catered towards my learning style. And I mean, how could the educational system cater to every child’s needs? I get it! But for me, I really like when things are written out clearly, put into laymen’s terms and the ‘teacher’ regardless of the subject and setting, let’s me see it in the easiest way possible! I feel like a lot of y’all can relate. I get all riled up at work when folks complicate the hell out of things… don’t overthink it right!?
But I’m not here to get on a soap box about how I learn best, but rather why I think it’s really important to explain skincare concerns & topics in the easiest way possible! We’re all learning in life (myself included) and it has always been my goal to explain things as easily as I can with the best intentions. So that’s why I decided it was time to focus on major skincare concerns and provide an ingredient that I think (& skincare professionals think too) that are MOST helpful to you. So while there are TONS of ingredients on this green earth per your skin concern, I wanted to make it easy and just highlight my favorites!
…. you may notice a trend – hint: ACIDS!
Skin Condition: Dry Skin
Best Ingredient: Hyaluronic acid
….my second favorite are Ceramides
Favorite Product: First Aid Beauty Cream
Skin Condition: Aging Skin
Best Ingredient: Retinoids
Favorite Product: SkinMedica Retinoid
Skin Condition: Acne
Best Ingredient: Salicylic Acid
…. for acne, I think you’ve got LOTS of types of acne so we’ve got to include a couple more ‘best’ ingredients on our list
Benzoyl Peroxide (not the best for all types of acne), Azelaic Acid, Retinoids & BHAs/AHAs
Favorite Product: Aczone (prescription)
Skin Condition: Dark Spots
Best Ingredient: Vitamin C (Absorbic Acid)
Favorite Product: Triple C Liquid Lightning
Skin Condition: Melasma
Best Ingredient: Kojic Acid
Skin Condition: Dull Skin
Best Ingredient: Glycolic Acid
Favorite Product: Glytone Rejuvenating Mini Peel
Skin Condition: Rosacea
Best Ingredient: Niacinamide
Favorite Product: Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer SPF 30
Skin Condition: Large Pores
Best Ingredient: Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)
Favorite Product: Drunk Elephant TLC Sukari Babyfacial
Have a major skin concern that’s not listed above? Let us know and we can send you over our suggested ingredients and favorite products!