What brand do you feel you can rely on for skincare?

I trust Aveeno a lot; their products (particularly ones designed for eczema)
have always worked well for me, and I’ve been using their products since I was a kid. I find that most products from brands like Clinique, Drunk Elephant, Kiehl’s, Shiseido, and Tatcha have worked well for me.

— Christine
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Aveeno, Cetaphil, The Face Shop, Belif, and Fresh are one I’ve been relying on for the past few years for both me and my siblings.

Cereve. It’s recommended by dermatologists and has no fragrance. I’m in the process of getting rid of everything else. Also Timeless Skincare. The vitamin C serum has been very effective for me.

Yes to Timeless! Their Co-Q 10 serum is also very good. But I agree that if push came to shove, I could probably live on CeraVe alone (and I love my skin care!)

Paula’s Choice and Cera Ve are my go-to for complexion care. I like Neutrogena, too, but you have to be willing to research which products are actually worth it. For body care, I haven’t found a holy grail lotion that really helps in the Northern Michigan winters, except for some hand-made creams that my friends have gifted me!

Belif. – both Aqua & True Moisture bombs, the new eye bomb cream, oil cleanser. Also, Laneige. If its Korean, I’ve been using it and LOVING IT, especially after spending nearly $500.00 in Drunk Elephant products that have literally done NOTHING after 6 months of using it.

Jan Marini; I had an esthetician recommend it in 2009 without pressuring me by giving me 3 weeks worth of samples, which I used and then stopped using. 2 weeks later after my skin regressed, I swapped over to the entire skin care line and haven’t looked back. The funny thing is I try other things occasionally and always go back; while I may not notice the effects while using the line, I *definitely* notice the deterioration effect when I stop using it.

Two recent discoveries that have become permanents now, It Cosmetics moisturizers, Farsali oil, and Pacifica face washes. Both work beautifully for my skin. Differin has been an absolute game changer for me and I will probably never stop using it! These are the only products I’ve been using for about 8 months now and my skin hasn’t looked this good probably since I was a teenager.

Cetaphil was my necessity in life when I had eczema, so when I started really getting into skin care I used quite a bit of it. As far as brands I rely on now- Drunk Elephant and Glossier.

Tatcha, La Mer, and Jack Black are my staples and have been for a bazillion years. LOL Although Jack Black is “a man’s product”, good products are good products and shouldn’t be passed over just because they’re supposedly for men. I also use a prescription retinoid in an emollient and soothing base that I get from my dermatologist.

I’m a fan of Paula’s Choice products, for skincare and bodycare; even their shampoo and conditioner are great! My skin never looked better and I always have Paula’s Choice products in my routine.

Fresh, Dermalogica, and Formula 10.0.6 all make a good range of products. Mario Badescu and Murad for acne products that don’t strip my dry skin. Simple makes a good line-up, but I can’t seem to find anything other than micellar water and makeup removing wipes these days.

Sunday Riley, Tatcha, Nuxe and Mahalo. I like Dr. Dennis Gross for certain key products. Fom the drugstore I like Cerave and Olay. I think Olay is often overlooked and they have some products in their Regenerist anti-aging line that work well for me.

As a fellow eczema sufferer, and just having sensitive skin in general, I also love Aveeno products designed for use by those of us who have these problems, Christine. Very soothing, healing skincare!
I’m also a huge fan of First Aid Beauty (FAB), products by The Ordinary (shame that their CEO lost his mind, though), and Hada Labo. All of what I’ve used from these brands has not only been very effective, but has never bothered my temperamental skin. I’ve also fallen in love with singular products from a few companies that soothe and treat my skin: Sunday Riley UFO, Ole Henrikson Truth Serum, for example.

Oily, aged, dehydrated: Paula, Cosrx, sprinkling of the Ordinary; liked the small sizes of DE, some Belif and Laneige samples also worked well. Derm today: only new Rx is gabapentin/neurontin for the pain. Back to Mometasone for the inverse psoriasis…such a bloody plague. There’s the fun skincare journey, and the not such fun.

Another vote for CeraVe, Paula’s Choice, and Aveeno. Whish is also one of my go-to brands for body butter, as well. Their lavender body butter is one of the few scented products that I’ve finished completely and bought again.

Cerave and Paula’s Choice, with Neutrogena right behind. I’ve really liked all SK-II products I’ve tried, but because of cost it’s really like 1 main product and 2 samples I’ve tried so far — not a “most reliable” yet. Same with Jack Black — I’ve liked all I’ve tried but so far it’s just a couple of products.

Shiseido, La Roche Posay, Pixi, Clinique, Clarins, Origins, Tatcha, Vasanti and Jouviance….a pretty long list of favourite skin care brands that I rely on.

I swap my skincare products all the time, but there are a few that I love:
Swisse – argon oil, cleanser
Goodness – from NZ – chia seed oil
Olay Regenerist – daily moisturiser with SPF 30, night cream
And I always have a tub of Cetaphil’s moisturising cream handy too.
For serums and night time moisturisers, I swap around.

I have to be very careful as I have sensitive skin that’s become pretty heightened due to medications so I can only use certain brands (and not all of their line of course) due to that. So if you need gentle brands, this is a decent list for you.

Affordable brands: CeraVe, Cetaphil, The Ordinary, La Roche Posay

More High-End ones: First Aid Beauty, Origins, Kiehls, Farmacy

Some brands I’ve only tried deluxe samples of (aka anything luxury because I’m not going to shell out that money) that have worked out for me are Sunday Riley (CEO moisturizer, the sample lasts for months!), Tatcha (a few of their moisturizers, cleansing oil, and their powder cleansers), Ole Henriksen (Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub), and Drunk Elephant (Lala Retro Whipped Cream, the mini of which also lasted as long as the CEO one did).

All DMK all the time. Started using his products about 3 years ago and I have never ever strayed. I used to be a serial product changed, always trying new brands and new products but now I have zero interest in anything else.

Cetaphil gentle cleanser as 2nd cleanse, Cerave p.m. moisturizer(for the peptides), primarily Drunk Elephant skincare line (LOVE!), Dr. Dennis Gross eye serum,

Honorable mention for Paula’s Choice 2% BHA liquid and Lip and body balm as longtime loves.

New love for Sunday Riley Juno Oil at night in addition to whatever I’m using.

Origins and Kiehl’s haven’t let me down yet, and I swear by my Collistar acids – although I’m sure you’d be able to find alternative options with other brands that are just as good.

There are also some Estée Lauder products I love, but I cannot always justify those prices to myself and my suffering back account.

I tend to default to Boots’ No. 7 range for skincare, since they typically offer all their products in a formula suitable for oily skin. They also last forever, which makes them worth the cost as far as I’m concerned.

I used to use the Bioré charcoal cleanser as well when my acne was particularly bad, although I haven’t turned to it as much recently since my skin seems to have calmed down a lot.

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