The world of skincare is fun, but it can also seem daunting: we're inundated with product launches, which makes it hard to decide when to save or splurge. While more expensive isn't always means better, there are several high-quality products on the market that can transform your skin. With the vacations in full swing, there's no better time to indulge in some fine skin care.
Before you spend your hard-earned money on a skincare product, ask yourself a few questions: What are your goals? What is your budget? How likely are you to be consistent with your routine? Knowing the answers to these questions is crucial to be able to allocate your budget.
No matter what product you choose, research is important. Looking for products with powerful, active, evidence-based ingredients that penetrate the skin well will help you feel better and save you money on cosmetic expenses.
So what's worth considering? Sunscreen, vitamin C, chemical exfoliants and retinol, to name a few. So that some may call it a skin care follyI consider it an investment in a healthier, brighter you. Coming up, find ten dermatologist-approved skin care products worth spending money on this holiday season.
Ferulic serum EC
Dermatologists around the world are touting the benefits of SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic Serum for good reason: it is clinically proven to fight free radical damage and provide photoprotection. It also contains 15 % of L-ascorbic acid, which helps stimulate the collagento brighten the skin and improve the appearance of fine lines.
Transparent SPF UV
A Sunscreen you actually Wear is the skin care product the most important one you should invest in. This one is a light water-based cream formulated with zinc oxide, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and lactic acid. The formula versatile protects your skin from sun damage and moisturizes and exfoliates. It is safe to use for sensitive and acne-prone skin and does not leave a white cast.
This thick, rich exfoliating cream contains a blend of AHAs and BHAs. Together, these acids exfoliate and firm the skin on different levels. With the addition of vitamin C and squalene oil, this cream also brightens skin tone and boosts hydration.
SunForgettable brush on the shield
Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, this product contains broad spectrum SPF 50, making it ideal for daily touch-ups. In addition to zinc and titanium dioxide, which are physical sun blockers, it also contains iron oxide, an essential ingredient that fights melasma and hyperpigmentation. It is easy to apply, wearable and comes in different shades, making it suitable for all skin tones.
Revision skin care
DEJ Eye Contour Cream
Some may argue with me on this, but a good eye cream is worth the investment. This one contains a blend of peptides that improve the appearance of fine lines and protect against free radicals. In as little as four weeks, you may notice a visible improvement in the wrinkles under your eyelids and on your eyelids, but, of course, consistency is key.
Revision skin care
C+ Corrective Complex 30
This product combines 30 % of THD ascorbate, the most stable, fat-soluble form of vitamin C, with a powerful blend of antioxidants. These ingredients enhance skin radiance, prevent hyperpigmentation and protect skin from environmental aggressors. After 12 weeks of use, most users report visibly brighter, firmer skin and a more even tone.
Skin Recovery Serum
This soothing serum is packed with vitamin B5, cica and amino acids, designed to calm the skin and strengthen the skin barrier. It is beneficial to have on hand after a dermatological procedure such as chemical peel, microneedling or laser treatment.
Retinol Complex 1.0
For dermatologists, retinol is the gold standard in anti-aging. By increasing the rate of skin cell regeneration, this retinol refines skin texture, reduces the appearance of fine lines and improves discoloration. It contains 1.0 % of retinol, so it is best for those pre-conditioned to retinol treatments. It also contains an antioxidant complex to help even out skin texture and minimize skin irritation.
Eryfotona SPF 50+
This lightweight, non-greasy mineral sunscreen contains broad spectrum SPF50+ coverage. It also contains iron oxides, which help protect against blue light and prevent melasma and hyperpigmentation. Vitamin E and DNA repair enzymes also give this product extra protection against sun damage. Most people find that this lightweight formula blends well and leaves a silky finish.
Defense against discoloration
This hydroquinone-free formula contains kojic acid, tranexamic acid and vitamin B3 to reduce the appearance of skin discoloration and improve skin radiance. It also contains 5 % of HEPES, a synthetically derived acid that helps exfoliate skin evenly.