Makeup shopping can be a lot of fun, but when it comes to skincare, trying to decide which moisturizer or serum is best for our skin can be quite frustrating! New products are released every day, but are they worth a try? I skimmed through the latest releases and found five that certainly are:
PURITY OF ELEMENTS RADIANCE FACE SERUM ($60.00)
This serum features a blend of rose hips, honey, and sweet almond seed extract that moisturizes skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is also infused with pretty much any antioxidant you can think of, such as vitamin E and green tea, and even a small amount of vitamin A, to help keep wrinkles at bay. Available at Nordstrom.
DERMA DOCTOR KP DUTY DERMATOLOGIST FORMULATED AHA MOISTURIZING THERAPY FOR DRY SKIN ($90.00)
Suffering from dry skin? This moisturizer features a blend of glycolic acid, green tea extract and urea to help exfoliate, calm and hydrate it. It makes skin soft and smooth, improving the appearance of dry patches. And can be used all over your body, hands and feet included. Available at Derma Doctor.
PAULA’S CHOICE RESIST 25% VITAMIN C SPOT TREATMENT ($55.00)
This powerful spot treatment enriched with 25% stabilized vitamin C (ascorbic acid) promises to get rid of stubborn brown spots and post acne marks anywhere on your face, neck, and body. And like that weren’t enough, it can improve the appearance of deep wrinkles as well. Its texture? Silky smooth. Available at Paula’s Choice.
INDEED LABS RETINOL REFACE ($24.99)
Retinol is one of the most effective ingredients in the fight against premature aging. It can really reduce wrinkles, but it works very slowly. In the meantime, the serum is also infused with dimethicone, a silicone that can temporarily fill in fine lines and wrinkles, making them look smaller. And all without suffocating skin. The formula is pretty basic, so I would recommend it only to young women looking for their first, and affordable, retinol serum. Available at Ulta.
DERMA DOCTOR PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY AGE SPOT ERASER & SKIN BRIGHTENER ($60.00)
Hydroquinone is the most used skin-lightening agent in skincare, and there’s a reason for that. It works really well. But not everyone likes it. If you want to try an alternative treatment, why not give this lotion a go? It is infused with Azelaic Acid, licorice and mulberry extracts, all of which have been proven to treat hyperpigmentation. They’re not as potent skin-lighteners as hydroquinone, though, so it may take longer to see an improvement. Available at Derma Doctor.
Are you going to try any of these products?