A beauty-savvy babe like you knows—the secret to healthy skin lies in consistent, daily care. What’s less obvious, though, is how to choose a routine that suits your particular skin type. Because we believe gorgeous skin is the best accessory ever, we’re here to take the guesswork out of your daily regimen. Below, your prescription for glowing, radiant skin, according to your skin type.
If you have oily skin, there’s always a temptation to choose harsh, drying cleansers. Unfortunately, over-drying will just exacerbate the problem. Instead, choose a cleanser that cuts the oil without leaving skin stripped. We love PAULA'S CHOICE Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser. Enriched with aloe, the gentle formula creates a creamy lather that whisks away grease and impurities without overdrying.
Toning is an essential step for oily skin. Look for an alcohol-free toner that has ingredients like witch hazel—an all-natural additive that offers an astringent effect without drying out your skin. Our go-to? ARCONA’s cranberry-infused Triad Pads.
Oily gals, let’s get one thing straight—your skin’s oil production does not warrant skipping moisturizer. In fact, skin actually gets more oily when it’s dehydrated, because it tries to overcompensates for lost moisture. With this in mind, pick a light, water-based formula that hydrates without adding surface shine. We love FIRST AID BEAUTY’s Skin Rescue Oil-Free Mattifying Gel.
Retinol is amazing for oily skin, since it helps your pores look smaller and tighter over time. Allies of Skin’s sleep-in mask contains a gentle, stabilized form of Retinol that helps brighten skin, clear breakouts and fade hyperpigmentation and dark spots.
Similarly to sensitive skin, aging complexions require a gentle cleanser that won’t strip skin of its natural lipids. We love 37 Actives High Performance Anti-Aging Cleansing Treatment for its ability to gently cleanse while treating skin with over 12 anti-aging ingredients.
Pro tip: if you have aging skin, don’t neglect your neck and decollete while cleansing. It’s an oft-forgotten spot, and is typically the first indicator of age.
To smooth fine lines and prevent future ones from forming, reach for ARgENTUM’s la potion infinie. The gentle formula is 95% natural, yet powerful enough to take on our deepest lines and wrinkles. It uses a potent combination of Silver Hydrosol and DNA HP to stimulate skin's natural cellular renewal process, leaving it firmed, hydrated and youthful-looking. The best part? Unlike harsh retinoids, la potion infinie is super gentle and non-irritating.
A weekly glycolic treatment, like Alpha-H’s Liquid Gold, will reveal fresh, glowing skin and leave your complexion rejuvenated. A toner, exfoliator and serum in one, this multitasker yields gradually lessens the visibility of fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, blackheads, blemishes, pigmentation, scarring and redness. In fact, there's not much Liquid Gold can’t do...
To really amp up your anti-aging regimen, consider adding a tool. One of our Obsession-Worthy picks, ZIIP acts as a personal trainer for your skin, boosting radiance, enhancing lymphatic drainage, killing acne bacteria, and accelerating cellular repair. It’s pretty much all the benefits of clinical treatments, sans clinic.
Normally, we associate a good cleanser with that squeaky clean, scrubbed feeling—but, if you have dry, delicate skin, that sensation isn’t necessarily good. For those with sensitive or reactive complexions, opt for a creamy, non-foaming cleanser, like Ren’s Gentle Cleansing Milk. The skin-friendly formula whisks away grime without stripping skin of the good oil—a.k.a. the stuff that makes you dewy and glowing.
If you have sensitive skin, find a moisturizer that doesn’t contain synthetic fragrances, which can cause irritation and allergic reactions. You can’t go wrong with Skyn Iceland’s Pure Cloud Cream, which expertly hydrates, soothes, pampers, and protects severely dry, sensitive skin.
Once a week—or whenever your skin needs a little extra love—reach for this ultra-soothing mask from Bioderma. Perfect for irritated, inflamed skin, it helps put out any fires by delivering intense hydration and healing.
Sourced from the medicinal springs in Avène, France, Avène Thermal Spring Water is known for its ability to treat atopic dermatitis. Backed by over 300 clinical studies, this multitasking mist soothes redness and calms irritations ranging from eczema to general sensitivity. Use it daily as a toner, or stash in your purse for those mid-day moments when skin feels extra stressed.
The benefits of adding a high-tech device to your routine are undeniable—from blurring fine lines to warding off breakouts, a tool is an easy way to supercharge your skincare routine. Whatever your concern, rest assured, we have the right tech for your skin type.