If you’ve always wanted beautiful skin, look no further. We have the ultimate guide to best skin care products for all skin types that will teach you how to love your skin and achieve that amazing complexion.
It’s natural to want beautiful skin. Any woman who says that having the best skin possible is not important is lying. The problem, though, is that wanting beautiful skin is easy, while achieving it can be much harder. It needn’t be though.
This guide will give you ideas on some on the best skin care products that you can use, along with some homemade recipes you can have fun with at home. Why are natural products the best skin care products for your skin? Because these can do wonders thanks to the nutrients enriched properties they possess.
Your skin is considered to be normal if it’s not oily or dry, and tends to feel equally balanced. The best way to care for normal skin is to use gentle but effective skin care products that nourish the skin and ensure that your skin continues to act in a normal way, while protecting against signs of aging and other damage. Here are some of the best skin care products for normal skin type that you can buy in the store or make them yourself.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser
This is one of the best skin care products for normal skin because it thoroughly cleanses without making the skin feel overly dry. Not only does it remove and dissolve excess oil, dirt and debris, but it is PH balanced to maintain the skin’s natural balance.
The natural ingredients consist of apricot kernel oil which is high in vitamin E. This is effective for moisturizing and softening the skin, as well as maintaining elasticity. It also contains avocado oil, which contains vitamins A, D and E and potassium, helping to restore moisture and squalane, a botanical lipid that easily absorbs into the skin to restore moisture balance.
Lush’s 9 to 5
Made with almond oil; which refreshes the skin, and dove orchid, this product is known for its soothing properties. This cleanser nourishes and brightens the skin while removing dirt and all traces of makeup.
Lemon and Honey
Try two teaspoons of honey and a teaspoon of lemon. Apply to your skin, leave to dry and then rinse. Honey is a natural antioxidant, which slows down aging. It also has antibacterial properties. Lemon has naturally occurring enzymes that removes dead skin and brightens your complexion. The best skin care products are actually hidden in your fridge!
Kiehls Ultra Facial Toner
Like the cleanser, its main ingredients consist of apricot kernel oil, avocado oil and squalene. This toner helps to refine the skin’s surface and remove dirt while hydrating and soothing the skin.
Lush’s Breath of Fresh Air
This product is exactly as it sounds—as if fresh air has been captured and placed into a bottle to breathe new life into your skin. With a remarkable blend of mineral-rich carrageenan seaweed extract, rose, which tones up and balances the skin, and patchouli oil acting as an astringent, this toning water refreshes, calms and cools the skin, soothing away the stresses of the day.
When choosing the best moisturizer for normal skin, you need something that will hydrate and soften. Here are some ideas for you to try:
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
This cream is a favorite among celebrities like Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz and Olivia Palermo. It promises you 24 hours of hydration.
The key ingredient is antarcticine, a glycoprotein sourced in Antarctica, great for hydrating the skin, protecting it from extreme cold temperatures and shielding it from damaging free radicals. It also includes desert plant extract, which is high in potassium. This provides immediate moisture, and can hydrate your skin in the driest conditions.
Lush’s Magical Moringa
Think rosehip oil from South America, Moroccan argan oil and moringa from Ghana and you get the miraculous mix of Magical Moringa from Lush. This rich, nutritious blend will leave your skin feeling velvety soft, and gets bonus points for being able to hold your foundation in place to make it last longer.
While moisturizers act as a protective barrier for the outer layer of skin, the molecules in a serum are smaller, allowing the active ingredients to get into the deep layers of the skin to do its magic for you.
Intelligent Nutrients Anti- Aging Serum
This is by far one of the best skin care products that contains a super-certified organic antioxidant called intellimune that helps our cells live longer. It also restores the skin’s collagen and elastin production while it reduces redness and plumps the skin to fade the appearance of fine lines. This serum is great for normal skin as the formula consistency is very light and absorbs into the skin quickly without leaving a residue.
Your beauty is literally in your hands when it comes to face masks, so try one of these:
Apple and Honey Mask
You’ll need to blend:
Apply it all over your face, leave for about 20 minutes and wash off. This sweet number will leave your skin feeling soft and supple.
Oatmeal, Yogurt and Honey Mask
Mix everything together, apply it and leave for 10 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. This mask will leave your face feeling really clean and will exfoliate dead skin and debris, leaving the skin feeling refreshed and smooth.
Get any type of clay (from maybe an art and craft shop). Mix:
Apply and leave to dry. Wash off with lukewarm water. This mask is great for firming and making the skin smooth.
Lush’s Ocean Salt – Alcohol Free Scrub
Get an ocean clean with this invigorating scrub that removes dead skin and gives you smoother skin. It contains a refreshingly invigorating blend of lime oil, grapefruit, salt and coconut oil. The alcohol free scrub is better at preventing irritation on your face.
Oily skin occurs when the oil glands in your skin produce excess oil. This causes the pores to enlarge to accommodate the excess oil. As a result, the pore lining thickens and can become blocked. This is why those with oily skin tend to be more prone to acne.
If you have oily skin, you’ll recognize the following about your skin:
Traditionally, the best skin care products for oily skin that professionals recommend tend to be chemical based. However, there are some natural-based products that will be just as effective.
Use a gentle, water-soluble cleanser twice daily that rinses off without leaving any form of residue.
Neal’s Yard’s Palmarosa Face Wash
This face wash is actually one of the best skin care products for oily and combination skin. It gives a good, deep clean to remove impurities without stripping away natural oils, so you should not experience over drying.
Origins Never a Dull Moment
With key ingredients like bitter orange flower, grapefruit peel oil, eucalyptus leaf oil and other nutrient-enriched ingredients, this creamy dermatologist and ophthalmologist-tested cleanser gets rid of dull, dead skin cells and removes dirt, debris and makeup. It leavies the skin feeling fresh and radiant without stripping or drying the skin.
Turmeric, Chick Pea Flour and Milk Powder
Popular YouTube Vlogger Himani Wright recommends this brilliant homemade cleanser for oily skin that deep cleans, fights acne and keeps the skin hydrated. You will need:
Mix together and apply to your face avoiding the eye area. Wash off with warm water and then splash your face with cold water. You can also watch her video:
Neal’s Yard’s Purifying Palmarosa Toner
This toner has the benefit of being a gentle astringent that will cleanse and remove any extra makeup and debris left after cleansing. It contains alpine willow herb, which tones the skin, and mahonia, which clarifies and helps to balance excess oils. It leaves the skin feeling refreshed, revitalized and rejuvenated. It has an added bonus of minimizing pores.
Origins’ Zero Oil Pore Purifying Toner with Saw Palmetto & Mint
This is an invigorating toner with saw palmetto, which is great for clarifying the skin, mint to cool it and a gentle salicylic acid, too: minimise pores, reduce shine and remove excess oil.
Tea Tree Oil and Water
– 1 Oz Filtered/Distilled Water
– 1 Drop 100% Australian Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is great for oily skin because it able to cut through dirt and grease, and has medicinal and antibacterial properties. Popular YouTube Vblogger Naty Midnight recommends this mix.
This is the part that can sometimes be tricky because, while you want to moisturize, you also need something that will keep your face matte without over drying it. Here’re are the best skin care products that moisturize oily skin without blocking the pores and making it more oily.
Neal’s Yard’s Purifying Palmarosa Daily Moisture
This is brilliant at getting the right balance. It’s a lightweight, easy to apply formula of Palmarosa, alpine willow herb and elemi, which all help balance excess oils, purify and nourish the skin.
Origins Make a Difference Plus Rejuvenating Treatment
This is a hit with its lightweight, oil-free mixture. The active ingredients of Rose of Jericho, lychee and watermelon complex keep your skin comfortably hydrated.
Aloe Vera, Almond Oil and Coconut Oil
Aloe vera can moisturize skin without leaving it greasy. It is also anti-inflammatory and contains antioxidants and vitamins E and C. Almond oil contains fatty acids, which work as an emollient on the skin; it also absorbs excess oil so your pores don’t become blocked. Coconut oil also has fatty acids as well as vitamin E and anti-inflammatory properties.
To make this moisturizer, mix:
Aesop’s Oil Free Hydrating Serum
This is a lightweight aloe vera-based serum boosted with vitamins B and C and antioxidant-enriched ingredients. Its key ingredients work deep into the skin’s layers to leave it smooth.
Banana Face Mask
Mash or blend these ingredients, apply and leave for about 15 minutes then rinse with warm water.
Fuller’s Earth Face Mask
This is effective in removing extra shine, oiliness and greasiness. Here’s how to do it:
This mask can be applied two to three times a week.
Scrubbing is very important for those with oily skin because it gets rid of dead and flaky skin, which helps to unclog the pores. Here is a good one:
Orange and Brown Sugar Scrub
Mix the ingredients together and apply the scrub to your face and neck gently for about 4-5 minutes. This scrub will exfoliate dead skin from your face and remove excess oil. Use once or twice a week.
Dry skin is a very common skin type. It is caused by a lack of water in the uppermost layer of the skin. A number of different factors can cause your skin to become dry. This can be anything from weather changes to temperature or hormonal changes.
If you have dry skin, you will notice that your skill will appear dull and flaky and can even crack. You may also experience rough or dry patches, sensitivity, red or tight itchy skin—all of which can be very frustrating and hard to manage on a day-to-day basis. The good news is it is manageable.
Here are a few of the most popular and the best skin care products along with some homemade ideas, which can work wonders for dry skin
Aveeno’s Positively Radiant Brightening Cleanser
Aveeno is a brand that makes some of the best skin care products for dry skin. This cleanser helps to improve skin tone, texture and clarity. This oil free, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic formula has soy extract, which moisturizes as it lifts away dirt, oil and makeup, leaving your skin looking brilliant.
This is like heaven in a jar. It’s actually suitable for all skin types, but particularly great for dry skin because it’s non irritating and made of key natural ingredients like beeswax, honey, essential oils, rose water and iris flower extract. All of these soothe the skin as it cleans to remove make up and residue from your face, leaving it feeling amazing.
Cucumber, Oatmeal and Yogurt
Oatmeal and yogurt nourish and deep cleanse dry skin while the cucumber works its way into your pores to soothe the skin.
Rose Water Toner
Mix this together in a little spray bottle, and apply over your face with some cotton wool.
Lemon Juice Toner
Apply with cotton wool all over your face.
Milk and Coconut Water Toner
Apply with cotton wool, allow to dry and then rinse off with lukewarm water.
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion
This promises to improve your dry skin in just one day. It is an absolute must have for brand ambassador Jenifer Aniston who always looks flawless. Made with colloidal oatmeal and rich emollients, it prevents and protects dry skin for 24 hours and leaves skin naturally healthy looking. It also has the added bonus of being fragrance free, non-greasy and non-comedogenic, so it won’t irritate the skin or block the pores.
Natural Beauty Blend for Dry skin
Mix together, and place in a little jar for ease of use. These oils can also be used separately or in different combinations.
Olive oil contains antioxidants and fatty acids that can soothe and condition dry skin. Almond oil is an excellent source of vitamin E, which is good for your skin’s overall health. It is non-greasy so easily absorbed in the skin. Like olive oil, coconut oil has a good amount of fatty acids that help the skin to retain moisture.
You don’t need to apply that much because a little goes a long way, and they all absorb easily without the worry of the pores becoming blocked. These oils are also very popular among A-listers like Mila Kunis, Emma Stone and Sophia Loren.
The high protein content in oatmeal allows it to leave a protective barrier on the skin. With this ingredient you can make one of the best skin care products for dry skin, since it prevents water loss and maintains moisture. Oatmeal also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that are great for your skin’s long term health.
To make your face mask, mix:
Apply this to your face and leave for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water. Repeat once a week.
Honey and Avocado Mask
Honey is loaded with antioxidant, antimicrobial, and humectant properties that help to lock in moisture. It also has essential vitamins and minerals that help to improve your skin’s health. Avocado is packed with fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that help to improve the skin. It is also very high in vitamin A, which maintains and repairs the skin.
To make your mask, mix:
Apply to your face, and leave for 15 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. Apply this hydrating face mask once or twice a week.
Lush’s Full of Grace
Gracious to dry skin, this is a deeply moisturizing facial serum that glides onto your face, leaving it feeling quenched. Its nutritious formula feeds the skin with ingredients, such as: portobello mushrooms, which protect the skin; chamomile blue oil and calamine powder, which calms the skin and controls greasiness; murumuru butter, which moisturizes and rose petals, which condition and soothe.
Olive Oil and Brown Sugar Scrub
Mix together and apply to your face using light, circular motions for a few minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water and splash some cold water on afterwards.
Combination skin happens when you have two or more different skin types at the same time. This means that there might be some parts of your face that feel dry, while the center part—nose, chin and forehead—may feel oily. What you’ll need is gentle products that won’t irritate the skin. Here are the best skin care products for you.
Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
This plant-based cleanser with naturally active ingredients such as eucalyptus and cocoa butter has a two-phase action. Deep clean with the cream for phase one. Then, polish off the cream with the muslin cloth to gently remove dead skin.
Yogurt contains alpha hydroxy acid, which helps to lift dead skin, leaving your skin feeling soft and moisturized. Natural yogurts are best to use for this. Use about ¼ cup of natural yogurt.
Liz Earle’s Instant Boost Skin Tonic
This gentle and alcohol free toner contains active ingredients, such as aloe vera, which revitalizes and softens, and calendula, chamomile, cucumber and vitamin E to soothe and refresh the skin.
You can buy a ready-made blend of rose water from your local health shop or pharmacy, or make your own at home. Here’s what you need:
Soak the rosebuds in the water for around 1-2 hours and strain. Use it after cleansing your skin by either spritzing it on your face with a spray bottle or applying with some cotton wool. This should be stored in the refrigerator and used within one week of making it. Rose water is good for balancing the skin, soothing and hydration.
Liz Earle’s Skin Repair Moisturizer
This is rich in avocado, borage plant oils that work with the skin’s natural oils to effectively moisturize, protect and soothe. It is hands down one of the best skin care products for combination skin.
Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E Oil and Almond Oil
Avocado and Coconut Oil Mask
This mask will hydrate, and get deep into the skin to work magic for you.
Origins’ Renewal Serum with Willow Herb
This is a revolutionary serum that promises to restore skin in five different ways. It will de-stress with Persian silk tree, smooth roughness with chestnut seed extract, delete dullness with the magical willow herb, shrink pores with algae (yes algae; it helps to reduce oil so the pores won’t become enlarged) and minimizes flaws.
Sea Salt and Olive Oil scrub
Sea salt is one of nature’s best products for every skin type, since it has the benefit of exfoliating, detoxifying and cleansing. The honey in this mask captures the water and seals it into your skin while the olive moisturizes it.
Here’s what you need to mix together in order to make this glorious scrub:
Apply it to your face in circular motions, and rinse with warm water then cold water. Repeat once or twice a week.
Sensitive skin should be handled with great care because using the wrong things can irritate it. The skin becomes sensitive when its natural barrier function is compromised. This causes moisture loss and allows irritants to penetrate the skin’s surface.
The best way to care for sensitive skin is to keep things simple and as natural as possible. Here’re the best skin care products for your skin type. Having used these products myself, I can definitely recommend them for sensitive skin.
Rituals Sensational Soft Cleanser
This is an amazing cleansing gel that consists of calming botanical extracts like aloe vera and sunflower seed oil, which are gentle on your skin. It melts into an oil and then changes into a lotion once it touches the skin and you start to cleanse.
Aloe Vera and Rose Water Cleanse
You’ll need some aloe vera gel, or if you can scrap the gel from the inside of an aloe vera plant, that’s even better. For the rose water, you can make your own by getting some rose buds and soaking them in hot filtered or distilled water for an hour or two, then straining the water off.
Mix the aloe vera and the rose water together and apply to your face, then rinse with lukewarm water followed by cold water. You may want to keep it refrigerated in a jar. Discard the contents within one week of making.
Rituals Ultra Calming Facial Toner
This contains calming botanical extracts like aloe vera. It is an ultra-mild formula that is alcohol free, cleanses and softens the skin—the ultimate finish to your cleansing ritual.
Marigold and Chamomile Toning Water
– 1 Cup Marigold
– 1 Cup Chamomile
Soak in hot water for an hour or two and then allow to cool completely before using. Apply to your face with cotton wool and refrigerate. Use within a week of making.
Rituals Sensitive Day and Night Cream
These are two separate products: one for day and the other for night. They both contain calming botanical extracts, and have a high aloe vera content that make them ideal for hydrating the skin and strengthening the skin’s barrier function.
Use either a shop bought gel or the inside of the plant itself.
Milk and Honey Mask
If the royals of Egypt used it, so can you. Mix:
– ¼ Cup Milk
– 2 TS Honey
Apply to your face for about twenty minutes. Rinse with warm water or milk, or clean off with a warm flannel.
Rituals Sensitive Skin Serum
This ultra-concentrated serum works wonders for your skin. It works deep into the skin’s layers to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, improve the skin’s tone and texture and get rid of skin discoloration. Like the other best skin care products in the sensitive range, it contains calming botanical extracts, and has a high aloe vera content.
Brown Sugar, Honey and Oatmeal Scrub
– ½ Cup Brown Sugar
– ¼ Cup Oatmeal
– 2 TS Honey
Mix together, and apply to your face in gentle circular motions, then rinse off with lukewarm water
While you can’t control internal factors that cause aging, you can do a lot externally to combat the signs of it. The most common signs tend to be: fine lines, brown marks, smile lines, crow’s feet and wrinkles. Here are some of the best tips:
Here are the best skin care products you just have to try:
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
This is one of the best skin care products that fights wrinkles. It is said to have amazed women across the globe with its results. You apply it at night and wake up looking like a million dollars with noticeably younger looking skin by morning. It replenishes moisture levels and recovers the skin’s radiance and softness through its blend of 99.8% natural ingredients.
Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Serum
You couldn’t ask for more than a multi-action serum that reduces signs of tiredness and lackluster in the skin, and reduces the long-term appearance of wrinkles.
Cheap and effective, Vaseline is cherished by many of Hollywood’s finest like Frieda Pinto, Rachel Bilson, Tyra Banks, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Rowland, Alek Wak, Jennifer Aniston—the list could go on. Use it on your eyelids and under your eyes to keep wrinkles at bay.
This is also known as hyperpigmentation. It occurs when you have differences in the color of your skin tone or patches on your skin. It can be caused from a number of things, such as overexposure to the sun, injury, acne scarring and reaction to certain medications. Try these gentle but effective homemade remedies:
Lemon Juice and Honey
Mix lemon juice from one lemon with 2 tablespoons of honey. Lemon is a natural bleach that is great for treating skin discoloration. The honey balances the acidic properties in the lemon so that the skin stays moisturized. This is great for normal, oily and dry skin, but don’t use if your skin is sensitive.
This amazing plant can be used on all skin types and is particularly kind to sensitive skin. Aloe Vera works to smooth over old skin cells and help new ones to regenerate.
Acne is a very common skin condition where blackheads, whiteheads and pus-filled spots present itself on the skin. It usually starts at puberty but tends to clear up for most people by the late teens or early twenties but can persist for longer.
Here’re some of nature’s best skin care products that you can use without fear of irritation or clogging your pores.
Tea Tree Oil
This is one of nature’s best skin care products that has disinfecting and soothing properties, and when used properly, does not strip your skin of its natural oils and cause over dryness. You use this by applying a little to some cotton wool or the end of a cotton bud and applying it directly to the affected area. It’s great for normal, oily and combination skin.
This can help treat acne in a gentler way and is particularly good on sensitive and dry skin.
A brighter complexion is possible if your skin is dull. Improving things like your diet, lifestyle and daily skincare habits are a few things that you can do to brighten up your skin. Here are the best skin care products for you.
Origins Modern Friction
To make life easy, Origins has designed these simple-to-use pads to leave skin radiant and instantly brighter. Made with fruit acid and rice bran extract, it will ease away the dullness and brighten your skin.
Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective White Skin Brightening Exfoliator
This extraordinary exfoliator promises to improve skin clarity and diminish skin irregularities and dullness.
A number of things can cause dark circles under your eyes, including: dry skin, mental or physical stress, lack of sleep and bad diet. Whatever the cause, you can minimize and manage with the best skin care products specifically designed for the delicate skin under your eyes.
Almond, Coconut and Vitamin E Oil Elixir
This is very beneficial for the delicate skin around your eyes and one of the best skin care products completely natural-based. Regular use will help to reduce dark circles under the eyes. You’ll need:
Cucumbers have skin-lightening properties, and a soothing and refreshing effect. You can prepare them by cutting a cucumber into thick slices and putting them in the refrigerator to chill for about 30 minutes. Place the slices on your eyes for about 10 minutes, then wash with cool water.
The tannins in tea that contain caffeine and antioxidants can be highly advantageous for getting rid of dark circles and puffiness under the eyes by shrinking the blood vessels and reducing fluid retention.
What you’ll need to do is chill two used teabags in the refrigerator for about half an hour. This can be green or black teabags. Use one teabag for each eye and leave it on for around 15 minutes; wash with cool water. This can be done once or twice a day for maximum effect.
The information in this guide should have given you enough ideas to enable you to identify what are the best skin care products that will workwonders for your skin type. By using these products and maintaining a good daily routine, you should get one step closer to that dream of perfect, radiant, beautiful and glowing skin. Enjoy.
Khardine is a content writer and contemporary author. She has a passion for writing anything about beauty, fashion and films. She is also a fitness fanatic and loves eating great food, with a particular interest in pizzas. When she's not writing you can find her ice skating , in a Samba class or shopping till she drops.
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