With many skincare products vying for your attention, it’s hard to choose what will work best for you. Often we have many different brands in our repertoire depending on our skin type. Sometimes you select a product based on recommendations from your friends and family. More often than not, we choose something based on the price — either something low cost if we are on a budget or something really exorbitant because we think more expensive means a better product. But this is not always the case. So how do you choose the right skincare products?
What to Consider When Choosing Your Skincare?
It’s okay to have multiple brands in your cabinet, but you may find greater results purchasing a skincare kit that covers all your needs in one line. Building a skin care routine can be an epic endeavour, but we are here to help! If you’ve been thinking of trying out a new skincare line, we share what to look out for when choosing the right products for your personal needs.
What is your skin type?
Not all skincare products are designed for every skin type. Don’t know your skin type? We give a rundown on the different kinds of skin and how to care for them. But if you are ever in doubt, we recommend seeing a dermatologist. If you have sun-damaged skin or premature wrinkles, you will need to use a different skincare line than someone with dry or oily skin. So the first step is to determine your skin type and make sure you are buying products that support your skin.
What are your goals or skin needs?
Depending on your skin type and your goals, you may not need every single product in a skincare line, or you might need to add more specialised products. Not everyone needs fancy anti-ageing serums or daily exfoliation. Or if you have really dry skin, you’ll need to account for extra hydration. So when you are building the perfect skin care routine, there are many factors to consider. You can make a lot of trial and error, but that could cost thousands and take years to find the perfect formula. Again, we recommend seeking a professional’s help if you haven’t found a skin care routine that works for you.
Has the product been tested?
A product can make all sorts of claims, but has it been tested to prove it can live up to its claims? Do dermatologists recommend the product line because they know it works for their patients? It’s easy to burn a hole in your wallet with products that don’t do anything for your skin. The goal with a good skincare line is to provide results and keep your skin healthy, no matter the cost. You may need to upgrade to medical-grade skincare products because those have been tested for efficacy. Drugstore brands contain much fewer active ingredients, so you aren’t going to get the same results.
What Is ZO Skin Health…and Why Is It All the Rage?
If you’ve done a deep dive into the skin care world, you’ve heard of ZO skin health products. ZO skin health was created by world-renowned dermatologist Dr Zein Obagi who has been treating skin for over 35 years. He takes skin care to a whole new level with advanced science and cutting-edge skin care technology. In 2016, ZO skin health became the number one medical skincare brand in the EU.
ZO skincare products are based on innovations of the skin care principles of cleanse, tone, protect and treat, taking your personalised skin care type into account with different products that target your goals. Obagi believes that to have the best at-home skin care routine you must combine that with professional skin treatments in the clinic like peels and laser resurfacing procedures. If you are having problems with your skin, consider visiting an authorised ZO dermatologist to see if medical-grade skincare is right for you.