As much as we love beauty products, it’s exhausting keeping up with everything new. For instance, should we continue using our Clinique acne bar when there’s a thriftier and better-reviewed release on the market? Should we upgrade our anti-aging regimen every few months? And which brands should we trust?
Most people’s skin care regimens tend to focus on preventing breakouts and fine lines, but buying separate products for each of our skin anxieties is a total hassle. What if we told you we could narrow down your exhausting bedtime routine and introduce you to some skin care products that tackle multiple issues at once? Products that work on breakouts and also deal with fine lines, wrinkles and dryness. It sounds too good to be true, but they totally exist. Here are the must-have items for battling both acne and aging.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare
DRx Blemish Solutions Clarifying Mask With Colloidal Sulfur, $28 at Sephora
This mask doesn’t just give you plump and younger-looking skin, it also works overtime to draw out impurities, sebum and oil. It contains retinol to increase skin elasticity and licorice root extract that has anti-inflammatory properties. Try it as an overnight mask or a regular 10-minute mask.
Blemish + Age Defense, $92 atSkinCeuticals
If you have a generous budget for your skin care regimen, go for this multitasking wonder. It fights aging skin and breakouts simultaneously. The oil-free serum has salicylic acid to prevent excess sebum production, which in turn controls breakouts and post-acne blemishes. It also gives you smoother skin and a more even skin tone.
Time Release Acne Cleanser, $39 at Amazon
If you need to invest in a cleanser this winter, let it be this one. This versatile product clears out grease and oil-based impurities and fights acne. But it doesn’t dehydrate your skin or strip away its natural oils. This cleanser also has water-attracting hyaluronic acid and fruit extracts to diminish fine lines and wrinkles while keeping your skin hydrated.
Kate Blanc Cosmetics
Vitamin C 20% Serum, $9.99 at Amazon
Everyone should have a vitamin C serum as part of their skin care regimen. This particular one by Kate Blanc doesn’t just give you even, smooth and supple skin, it also tightens and refreshes thanks to organic jojoba oil, green tea and shea butter.