It’s no secret that the route to good skin is via the right skincare. Whether you choose from products that contain harsher chemicals and are able to target and treat your skin issues at the core, or those that tout an all-natural appeal, with their short and simple ingredient list, thus treating your skin in a gentler manner entirely depends on your needs and concerns.
No matter which choice you prefer, dermatologist Dr Melvin Ee, makes a point in this video when he says that with everything in the market today, it’s always best to choose products with simpler formulations.
Whatever your skin type might be, your best bet would be to opt for a skincare product that contains the least amount of ingredients with a focus on being fragrance- and oil-free, and noncomedogenic. This lowers the possibility of it irritating your skin or the exacerbation of your skin problems. Skincare products like Cetaphil’s skincare range are great examples as they tout a simple formula that has been known to give great results and is trusted by dermatologists around the world as a brand that truly works due to its fast-absorption rate and gentle formulation.
But if you’re still overwhelmed by your skincare regimen’s ingredient list, here’s a good rule of thumb to go by: take note of the type of ingredients in a product. The simpler they are the better. That way, you’re assured the product has been formulated to give the best results and with a low probability of containing ingredients which your skin may be sensitive or allergic to.