The Best Cleansers For Every Skin Type, According to Derms
Sometimes picking the perfect skin care can feel a lot like bad online dating. We can read online all day long about a cleanser, even admire all of key points on splash pages and maybe scour the comments for rave reviews, but we won’t really know exactly how it works until we can get our hands on it in person. And even then, someone else’s perfect cleanser may not work the same way for us, especially if our skin type differs. Never fear, we—along with some of the country’s top dermatologists—did the hard work and broke down cleansers by what’s best for different skin types. So go ahead, swipe right on these cleansers.
What Derms Say: “Foaming cleansers are safe for most skin types, except for sensitive skin patients, as these cleansers may cause some irritation,” says Dr. Chang. Washington D.C. dermatologist Noëlle S. Sherber, MD even recommends as part deux of a double-cleansing routine.“Foaming cleansers are an excellent choice for the second step in double cleansing (which is an oil-based cleanser followed by a water-based cleanser).”
What They Recommend: Replenix Fortified Cleanser
Hard-Working Retinols That Are Great for Sensitive Skin, According to Dermatologists
“I love Replenix Retinol with green tea (prices vary). And, if you’re looking for something over the counter, then ROC retinol.” —Blacksburg, VA dermatologist Dr. Aleksandra Brown
The Fast Fix: Body-Firming Cream
Applying a cream with retinol, peptides and collagen-stimulating ingredients to your knees (and beyond) every night will help prompt your body to create new collagen for firmer, smoother skin. “…alternate a retinol body lotion with a topical exfoliating lotion for problem areas,” says Dr. Kaufman. “This helps dry skin by hydrating it, boosting collagen and exfoliating the stratum corneum, …” Our pick: Replenix All-trans-Retinol Smoothing Body Lotion Summer/Fall 2017
Dr. Mayoral, Age: 55 “How I fight the signs of aging”
“Sun protection is of the utmost importance to me. I always wear Replenix® Serum, which has green tea extract in it, which makes sunscreen work better. At night I use retinol — my favorite is Replenix® Retinol.”
With one of the highest concentrations of green tea polyphenols available, Replenix® CF Green Tea Treatment blends antiaging effects with antioxidant protection. The cream also offers anti-inflammatory effects, and it’s safe to use post-procedure, as well as on all skin types and conditions, including rosacea and acne.