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The Best Skin Products According to Dermatologists | CNN

2020-10-22T22:52:03.615Z

Unlike fashion, the beauty industry relies on a mix of marketing, trends and real science to keep you looking your best | CNNE Underscored | CNN



Unlike fashion, the beauty industry relies on a mix of marketing, trends, and real science to keep you looking your best.

And while it can feel very luxurious to spend a lot of money on a skincare product, sometimes the best product for you is not the one with the highest price.

"You don't have to spend a lot of money on skin care products," confirms Dr. Elyse M. Love, noting that most dermatologists use drugstore products in their own skin care routines.

Still, the reasons behind triple-digit costs vary widely: 'Sometimes it's because an ingredient is difficult to formulate, sometimes it's because the product has undergone extensive clinical testing, sometimes it's because the product delivers an ingredient. active with less irritation, and sometimes it's purely marketing.

We're all in favor of indulging, but it helps to know when you need to drop some money on a product, and when the more affordable option will work just as well.

"Certain ingredients like botanical extracts and antioxidants like vitamin C tend to cost more, so many products that contain these ingredients are more expensive," says Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in the Department of Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Hospital.

He regularly recommends brands like Aquaphor and Cetaphil, which he says are staple brands for many dermatologists.

"There are many products available right at your local pharmacy that can perform as well if not better than the competition, which cost twice the amount," he says.

Go ahead and take a look at the affordable under $ 20 skincare products that dermatologists recommend by name.

Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner with Witch Hazel ($ 6.54, originally $ 10.51; amazon.com)

"This toner combines glycolic and salicylic acids to help remove dirt, oil, and dead cells from the skin's surface to brighten the complexion and minimize the appearance of pores," says Zeichner.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gentle Cleansing Gel ($ 7.64; amazon.com)

"My favorite winter cleanser is Neutrogena Hydroboost cleansing gel," says Love.

"Provides adequate cleaning without peeling the skin."

Aveeno Oatmeal Face Mask with Soothing Pumpkin Seed Extract ($ 7.48; amazon.com)

"Aveeno Pumpkin Oatmeal Mask is a great option for hydrating and protecting inflamed skin," says Zeichner.

"Colloidal oatmeal has anti-inflammatory properties, while pumpkin seed oil is rich in emollient oils to soothe the skin."

L'Oréal Paris Derm Intensives Vitamin C Serum ($ 21.20, originally $ 23.99; amazon.com)

"This is a great antioxidant," says Zeichner.

"Contains 10% vitamin C in a stabilized delivery system to help brighten and even skin tone."

Dove Body Wash ($ 8.18, originally $ 12.09; amazon.com)

According to Love and Zeichner, this body wash is a favorite.

"Its hypoallergenic formula uses ultra-gentle cleansers along with the same type of moisturizing ingredients found in traditional creams," says Zeichner.

Differin Gel Acne Spot Treatment for Face With Adapalene ($ 12.88, originally $ 14.99; amazon.com)

Differin's Vitamin A Acne Treatment is one of Love's favorite skincare products under $ 20.

Eucerin Advanced Repair Lotion ($ 8.97, originally $ 11.99; amazon.com)

Love also recommends this no-frills body lotion, which has more than 4,000 5-star reviews.

Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Lotion ($ 7.43, originally $ 9.99; amazon.com)

"This product contains triple purified petrolatum in a non-greasy, easy to spread lotion to help hydrate and protect dry skin," says Zeichner.

CeraVe Therapeutic Hand Cream for Dry Chapped Hands ($ 10.99; amazon.com)

Love recommends CeraVe hand cream because it is packed with hyaluronic acid, a hydrating molecule that can support up to 1,000 times its weight in water.

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Facial Moisturizer ($ 19.99; amazon.com)

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"I also love La Roche-Posay Double Repair for dry skin," says Love.

Niacinamide-rich moisturizer has over 4,000 5-star reviews on Amazon.

Eau Thermale Avène Thermal Spring Water Facial Mist (US $ 18.50; amazon.com)

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"I love Avène products for patients with sensitive skin," says Love, who recommends this facial mist to keep your face fresh and hydrated throughout the day.

Eau Thermale Avène Micellar Lotion Cleansing Water ($ 19.40; amazon.com)

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Avène Micellar Water is great for removing makeup without stripping skin of its natural moisture barrier, according to Love.

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser ($ 11.90, originally $ 15.99; amazon.com)

"Brands like Cetaphil are a staple for the dermatologist," says Zeichner, who recommends it for patients with sensitive skin.

"It has a long tradition of being an effective, well-tolerated and affordable option for our patients."

And we can personally attest to the greatness of its cleanser, which leaves skin still hydrated after morning and night washing.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Pink Grapefruit Acne Face Wash ($ 5.96, originally $ 7.78; amazon.com)

"My favorite oily skin cleanser is Neutrogena Grapefruit Salicylic Acid Wash," says Love.

"Only the smell already makes me happy."

Aquaphor Lip Repair Ointment ($ 3.97; amazon.com)

And if chapped lip season is already underway, Zeichner recommends Aquaphor as a no-frills yet effective option for hydrating lips.

See also our selection of the best hand creams according to dermatologists.

Note: The above prices reflect the price at the time of publication of the article.

Source: cnnespanol

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