Choosing The Best Skin Care Brands

65With so many skin care brands available nowadays, choosing the right skin care products can be a daunting task. If you are serious about maintaining healthy skin, you will take the search for the skin care products seriously. Do not take chances with your skin by using products that you do not know anything about. But how you can you know which ones are the best when each one claims to be the best on the market?

How To Choose

  1. Analyze Your Skin

Before you start visiting cosmetic shops to look for the right skin care products to use, it is very important to determine your skin type. When you buy the beauty products, you need to make sure that they are not going to have bad side effects on your skin. The basic types of skin include oily, dry, normal and combination. There are a number of ways to determine the skin type, including the degree of moisture and oil in the skin, the size of your pores and the sensitivity of the skin to irritants. shutterstock_483357289

Apart from knowing your skin type, it is also important to find out if you have any significant sensitivity to irritants from the environment. You could have sensitive skin if beauty or hygienic products sometimes cause your skin to itch, burn, sting or break out in a rash. In that case, you will need to go for skin care brands that make beauty products for sensitive skin and are hypoallergenic. They should be free from fragrances and dyes.

Apart from catering to particular skin types, some of the best brands also make skincare products that can improve specific, treatable skin conditions. So you need to figure out if there are any skin problems you might be trying to prevent or correct, and then look for the right products that address those problems. For example, if you have acne, dark spots, wrinkles or signs of aging and you would like to address them, you should look for specific products that have been formulated with ingredients that address those problems.

Also keep in mind the complexion of your skin when looking for the skin care products. You will need to determine whether your skin is fair, medium, dark or light and then choose products that match the complexion. It is also a good idea to think about the degree of sun protection the beauty products you are buying should provide.

  1. Narrow Down Your Optionsshutterstock_335365781

After taking enough time to analyze your skin, you will need to narrow down the skin care brands to a select few. To be able to do this easily, you will need to know your budget or how much money you are willing to spend for your skin care needs. The prices of skin care products can vary greatly from one brand to another. The range can be anywhere from a few dollars to hundreds or even thousands of dollars. To make things easier when selecting the skin care brands that are affordable within your means, you figure out the minimum as well as maximum amount you are willing to spend.

Since your skin is a very important organ of the body, you want to make sure that only high quality skin care products are used on it. You may want to go easy on the price and focus more on the quality of the skin care products that are manufactured by the brands you will select. If you have to buy the cheapest products on the market because of budgetary restrictions, be sure to research them carefully and make sure that they will not have any bad or negative side effects on your skin. shutterstock_584480026

As you narrow down your options, you will also need to decide whether to use synthetic or organic skin care products. Synthetic skin care products are made from ingredients that are grown with chemical fertilizers or pesticides. As a result, they may have harmful effects to your skin. Organic skin care products on the other hand are made from all natural materials that are not genetically modified. They do not have potentially harmful chemical ingredients and are manufactured using environmentally sound and ethical production standards. The use of the word “organic” on labels of skin care products is highly regulated by the USDA, so it should not be hard for you to distinguish between organic and synthetic products.

Make sure that you get to know the active ingredients that have been used in the skin care products made by the brands you are considering. You need to make sure that the ingredients have been clinically tested and proven to be effective. A good skin care line should have at least 5 to 15 percent of effective and safe active ingredients. Vitamin A, B, C and E are some of the most important active ingredients to look for in the skin care products you will choose.

  1. Choose A Skin Care Lineshutterstock_593380475

Once you have done your home homework about your skin type and narrowed down your options when it comes to the skin care brands you prefer, the next thing you will need to do is choose a skin care line that meets your needs. You will need to ask for recommendations from friends, experts or doctors to make things easier for you. List pros and cons of the products provided by the skin care brands you have on your list. The pros and cons should cover things such as how the products make your skin feel and look, any side effects you may experience, and so on. Reading online reviews can help you know more about the skin care brands you are considering. Only choose products that most people are satisfied with if you do not want to be disappointed.

The following are some of the top skin care brands to choose from if you are looking for the right products to use on your skin.


a) Avon

This is an American international manufacturer of beauty products that deals in personal care, beauty and household categories. It is a multi-level marketing company. Avon products are sold in more than 100 countries worldwide. Every day, it brings beauty to the lives of people all over the world. For over 130 years, it has proudly stood for beauty, optimism and innovation.


b) Olayshutterstock_595426394

Olay is an American skin care line and one of Procter and Gamble’s multi-billion dollar brands. It strives to understand more about the skin’s biology and makes use of a large portion of their resources to conduct research and develop products that benefit people greatly. In August 2016, this company launched a new innovative tool that they called the skin adviser. It is designed to help people find the right skin care products for their skin type.


c) Arbonne International

Arbonne skin care products are made of premium botanical ingredients. The company creates personal care and wellness products that will not only enhance your skin, but also your body and mind. To make sure that they continue releasing cutting-edge skin care products, they work closely with scientists across the world. At Arbonne Institute of Research and Development that belongs to this company, exploration and development of scientifically advanced and botanically based proprietary formulas is done to make sure that they meet exacting standards for safety, quality and sustainability. shutterstock_593974502

Final Verdict

While the above steps may look tedious and time consuming to some people, you should follow through with them if you do not want to take chances with your skin. Once you have found the skin care brand that meets your needs, go ahead and purchase its core products, for instance moisturizers, cleansers and toners. If you are satisfied with what core products are doing for your skin, you can go ahead and add extras to address your specific needs, for instance masks, exfoliants, serums and treatments.