Skin Care

Skin Care Products are abundant. There are literally thousands of Skincare options to select from, including skin care categories like Antifungal's, Skin Lotions, Skin Creams, Protective Barriers, Protective Films, Protective Powders, Skin Ointments and Skin Cleansers. Selecting the Best Skin Care Product for your specific needs can be a little easier by using the Skin Care Review or the Skin Care Rankings and summaries provided below. Another important factor for selecting skin care products is the ingredients.

An Skin Care Ingredient List of some of the most important compounds included in skin care formulas is also provided below. Trust is a significant part of Skin Care Product Selection. Consumers tend to remain loyal to brands that have demonstrated effectiveness. Up-seating brand loyalty for Skin Lotions, skin creams and Skin Cleansers is extremely difficult. When consumers do break from brand loyalty, they are most likely to examine the specific Skin Care Ingredients to ensure that certain items are included in the formula. Antioxidant rich formulas with green tea extract, alpha-lipoic acid, vitamins B3 and E, and vitamin C ester are highly sought. Other highly sought ingredients include retinol, alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA), beta-hydroxy acid (salicylic acid), acai oil, CoEnzyme Q-10 (CoQ-10), caffeine, hydroquinone, kojic acid, hyaluronic acid, copper peptide, neuropeptides, pentapeptides, polyenylphosphotidyl choline (PPC), alpha-lipoic acid, and dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE).

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Skin Care Reviews

Top Skin Care Products in each category below are provided to help you get an idea of the most popular skincare products by sales volume. High sales volumes are indicators that many have tried a particular skin product and found it worthy of repurchasing. Although getting into the top five is a tremendous feat for any skin care product, it does not necessarily mean that the top ten is actually the Best Skin Care Product. New products are always under development with new ingredients and new combinations to help cleanse and protect or treat skin. Someone buying a skin care product in a specific category for the very first time should consider starting with a skin care product that is ranked in the top ten. Getting into the top ten indicates a product that is effective for a lot of people and therefore is more likely to also work for you. When you choose to explore other products outside the best sellers, you may want to purchase smaller size products to find the product that provides you with the best results. When finding the best skin care item for your specific needs, if is more economical to move up to a larger, economy size version of the product.

Top 10 Skin Care Brands (sales)

  1. Olay
  2. Avon
  3. L’Oréal
  4. Neutrogena
  5. Nivea
  6. Lancôme
  7. Dove
  8. Estée Lauder
  9. Biore
  10. Shiseido

Source: Brand Finance, Top 50 Cosmetics Brands 2012, Brandirectory.

Skin Care Rankings

Selecting between a skin lotion or a skin cream is largely based upon the skin type and situation. Skin Creams usually have more oil and are thicker than Skin Lotions. Creams work better for drier skin and for colder weather. Lotions are best for people with sensitive skin or certain conditions like eczema. People that have oily skin or significant hair often benefit more from skin lotions.

Best Skin Lotions

  1. Cetaphil Skin Lotion
  2. Eucerin Professional Repair
  3. Gold Bond Ultimate Softening Shea Butter
  4. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula
  5. Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer
  6. Carmex Healing Lotion
  7. Aveeno Anti-Itch Lotion
  8. Burt’s Bees Apricot Baby Oil
  9. Curel Daily Moisture
  10. Nivea Smooth Sensation

Best Skin Creams

  1. Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum
  2. Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum
  3. Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream
  4. Eucerin Eczema Relief Body Crème
  5. Neutrogena Health Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream
  6. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
  7. Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector
  8. Estee Lauder Idealist Cooling Eye Illuminator
  9. Nivea Crème
  10. O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Cream

Best Skin Cleansers

  1. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash
  2. Cetaphil RESTORADERM
  3. Eucerin Skin Calming Dry Skin Body Wash
  4. Olay Foaming Face Wash for Sensitive Skin
  5. Neutragena Fresh Cleansing
  6. CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser
  7. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser
  8. Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips
  9. Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Gel Facial Wash
  10. Pond’s Original Fresh Wet Cleansing Towelette

Best Skin Ointments

  1. Eucerin Aquaphor Healing Ointment Advance Therapy Skin Protectant
  2. Eucerin Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment
  3. B&C Skin Tight Ointment
  4. Mushatt’s No. 9 Psoriasis Skin Ointment
  5. Lucas Papaw Ointment
  6. Dr. Christopher’s Comfrey Ointment
  7. Vermont’s Original Bag Balm
  8. DermaMed Moisturizing Ointment
  9. Gehwol Salve for Cracked Skin
  10. Kerasal One Step Exfoliating Moisturizer Therapy

Best Antifungal Care

  1. Home Health Antifungal Lotion
  2. Baza Moisture Barrier Antifungal Cream
  3. Southern Zoomer 100% Pure Tea Tree Oil
  4. Defense Soap
  5. Dr. G Clear Nail Antifungal Treatment
  6. Lotrimin Ultra Antifungal Cream
  7. Bergamot Natures Greatest Secret
  8. SAL3 Salicylic Acid and Sulfur Soap
  9. Assuage Foot Scrub
  10. Dr. Bronner Magic Pure Castile Bar Soap Organic Tea Tree

Best Natural Skin Care Products

  1. 80 Acres Olive Oil Lip Balm
  2. Viva Labs #1 Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  3. Kora Organics Luxurious Rosehip Oil
  4. Queen Bee 100% All-Natural Organic Eye Cream
  5. Juara Candlenut Body Creme
  6. J. R. Watkins Body Scrub
  7. Tracie Martyn Enzyme Exfoliant
  8. Seventh Generation Boosts Natural Skin Serum
  9. 100% Pure Facial Scrub
  10. Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel

Sources for best selections: Consumer Research, ConsumerSearch, Amazon and PaulasChoice.

Skin Product Ingredients

The ingredients in skin care products are what matter most in product selection. People with sensitivities and allergies should review the ingredients carefully. What ingredients to look for in skin care products are listed below alphabetically.

Skin Antioxidant Ingredients

  • Alpha-lipoic acid
  • Caffeine
  • CoEnzyme Q-10 (CoQ-10)
  • Green tea extract
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin E,
  • Vitamin C ester

Skin Conditioner Ingredients

  • Acai oil – smoothes wrinkled skin.
  • Alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) – exfoliates skin to reduce age spots, pigmentation and fine lines. May irritate people with dry skin.
  • Alpha-lipoic acid – anti-aging, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
  • Beta-hydroxy acid (salicylic acid) – exfoliates skin and treats acne.
  • Copper peptide – stimulates collagen and elastin production to firm and soften skin.
  • Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) – anti aging compound that is anti-inflammatory and improves skin tone.
  • Hyaluronic acid – anti-aging compound useful for smoothing skin.
  • Hydroquinone – a lightening agent used for age spots.
  • Jojoba oil – hydrates skin and restores moisture.
  • Kojic acid – used for treating pigment problems and age spots.
  • Neuropeptides – hydrates skin, improving tone and texture.
  • Pentapeptides – hydrates skin and is a less expensive option for neuropeptides.
  • Polyenylphosphotidyl choline (PPC) – a moisturizer that soothes dry skin.
  • Retinol – promotes collagen production and improves skin tone, color and signs of aging.