There are several factors to consider when determining which skincare products you’ll need for the summer. First, the goals you have for your skin. The second being what skin type you have. So, how do you find the best skincare products for you?
Ultimately, you’re most likely going to just have to keep trying products until you find the ones that gives you the glowing result you want. But the good news is that by trying different products, you’ll get to know your skin better and which ingredients work best for you. The three most important products when it comes to daily skincare is: Cleansers, Toners and Moisturizers. Below are a few of our favorite skincare products to try, all recommended by dermatologist.
Best Cleansers, recommended by dermatologists
Cleansers remove dirt, oil and dead skin cells – without damaging or irritating the skin. It’s especially important to cleanse your skin every night, but it’s also important in the morning as well to remove any toxins your skin eliminates during the night. Here are a few of our favorites to fit any budget.
CeraVe’s Hydrating Facial Cleanser with Ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid, available at Ulta for $14.99
CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser with hyaluronic acid cleanses and helps restore the protective barrier of dry skin with three essential ceramides. This rich, hydrating cleanser has a lotion-like consistency. It gently cleanses and removes dirt, oil, and makeup without leaving skin feeling tight or dry. It was developed with dermatologists and provides 24-hour hydration and leaves skin feeling soft and comfortable with a non-greasy feel.
Exuviance Age Reverse BioActiv Wash Antiaging Foam Cleanser, available at Ulta for $41.50
Exuviance AGE REVERSE BioActiv Wash is a foaming facial cleanser and wash with Polyhydroxy Acids and Botanical extracts and has been a favorite brand of estheticians and dermatologists for years. The soap-free formula infused with botanical extracts of Aloe, Rose, Chamomile, Rosemary and Cucumber effectively cleans and removes makeup. Skin is clear, smooth and prepped for the maximum benefits of the Age Reverse regimen. It is designed for all skin types.
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, available at DermStore for $66
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm gently yet effectively dissolves dirt and makeup to refresh and revitalize your complexion. Formulated with elderberry, starflower and a unique optimega oil blend, it protects and fortifies your skin. Padina pavonica, mimosa and rose flower waxes cleanse and soften, restoring elasticity and tone for a smooth, supple feel and youthful, radiant look.
Best Toners, recommended by dermatologists
A toner’s job is to refresh your skin without stripping it of its natural moisture. It also prepares the skin to absorb your post-cleansing moisturizer and any other skin treatments that you apply after.
Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion, available at Ulta for $18
Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion is a gentle, medicated liquid exfoliator which reduces excess oil and shine, mattifies skin, and unclogs pores. It’s dermatologist and allergy tested and formulated for acren-prone skin. The exfoliating ingredients sweep away dead surface cells and reduce excess oil that can lead to breakouts.
Dermalogica Ultracalming Mist, available at Ulta for $39.00
Dermalogica’s UltraCalming Mist is a soothing, hydrating facial toner spray that quickly relieves sensitivity while helping to calm redness, stinging and aggravated skin. The soothing, hydrating, lightweight lavender mist quickly relieves inflammation and discomfort.
Fresh, Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner, available at Ulta for $62.00
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner is a non-stripping formula that minimizes pores & increases hydration with hyaluronic acid & real rose petals. This best-selling, alcohol-free formula has an unmatched amount of rose power: toning rose fruit extract, soothing rosewater, nourishing rose oil, and real floating rose petals. It hydrates and clears skin of leftover impurities, leaving it silky soft and prepped for the products you apply after.
Best Moisturizers, recommended by dermatologists
Moisturizer creates a barrier between your skin and the climate, including cold, dry air that can further dry out skin. Moisturizing also helps to rehydrate and enhance the capacity of the skin to hold water.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer UV SPF 30, available at Ulta for $19.99
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer UV SPF 30 with sunscreen provides all-day hydration and prebiotic benefits for the skin barrier. This lightweight lotion face moisturizer provides all-day hydration to leave the skin feeling smooth. It’s not only ideal for your face, but also neck and hands.
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, available at Ulta for $89.00
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is an anti-wrinkle moisturizer that is clinically proven to improve hydration, leaving skin looking and feeling firmer and more radiant. Experience the award-winning anti-aging day cream that is giving people the confidence to go makeup-free. Since its launch in 2003, Pro-Collagen Marine Cream has been globally recognized for its gel-cream texture, skin-loving formula and clinically-proven results.
Olay Regenerist Retinol24 Night Moisturizer, available at Ulta for $39.99
Indulge your skin with Olay Regenerist Retinol24 Night Moisturizer featuring vitamin B3 + retinol complex to work wonders while you sleep. Olay Regenerist Retinol24 Night Moisturizer penetrates deep into skin’s surface layers. This fragrance and dye free moisturizer absorbs quickly and goes deep into your skin’s surface layers so you wake up every morning to younger-looking, radiant skin.
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