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How to Shop Like a Skin Care Insider

Ever looked at the rows and rows of cosmetics on a shelf and wondered how on earth you were meant to choose between them? 

You’re not alone – the skin care world can definitely be baffling! 

If you want to ensure that you always make the best choices, here are some tips on how to shop like a true skin care insider. 

Know Which Ingredients to Look For

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different skin care ingredients out there, and each product will feature its own unique combination of some of these. 

You should never buy a skin care product without looking at the ingredient list first, and making sure that it contains the ingredients you need. 

Which ingredients does your skin need?

This all depends on your skin type, as well as the skin issues you are trying to treat. 

Here are some helpful ingredients for each skin type, but don’t forget that there are so many more equally powerful ingredients out there: 

  • Dry Skin – look for products containing: urea, hyaluronic acid, ceramides, vitamin E, antioxidants, glycerin and sunflower seed oil 
  • Oily Skinlook for products containing some of the following: salicylic acid, retinol, niacinamide, clay, hyaluronic acid, tea tree oil
  • Combination Skin – you will need to treat the dry and oily parts of your skin separately. Use some of the ingredients mentioned above for each of those skin types on the corresponding parts of your face 
  • Normal Skin – you are lucky enough to be able to experiment with a wide range of different ingredients. The next section, on ingredients that are best avoided, will be more relevant to you 
  • Sensitive Skin – look for gentle ingredients such as: chamomile, oatmeal, arnica extract, cucumber seed oil, shea butter, calendula extract and honey 
  • Mature Skin – beneficial ingredients include: ceramides, hyaluronic acid, retinol, green tea, caffeine, peptides and vitamin C 

It is so important to understand how different ingredients will affect your skin. For example, if you have dry skin and use a product designed for oily skin, this will only end up drying your skin out even further, since this action is required by oily skin types. 

Of course, if you are trying to target specific skin concerns, then you need to make sure that the product you are choosing contains ingredients that are able to do just that. 

Here are some beneficial ingredients for some of the most common skin concerns: 

  • Acne – look for oil-absorbing and bacteria-destroying ingredients, such as: salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acids, benzoyl peroxide, clay, tea tree oil, sulfur and charcoal 
  • Hyperpigmentation – look for skin lightening and brightening ingredients, such as: kojic acid, retinoids, vitamin C, azelaic acid, niacinimide, and mandelic acid
  • Fine lines and wrinklesbeneficial ingredients include: retinol, tea extracts, antioxidants, fatty acids, and peptides
  • Facial redness – look for anti-inflammatory ingredients such as: squalane, niacinimide, ceramides and hyaluronic acid 

Know Which Ingredients to Avoid

Another reason as to why you should always look at the ingredient list before purchasing a new skin care product is so that you can make sure that the product does not contain any harmful ingredients. 

Woman reading label on cosmetic product

You are probably thinking…

Why would a product designed for the largest organ in my body contain harmful ingredients? 

Well, certain ingredients are often necessary for different reasons. For example, preservatives are required in order for a product to have a longer shelf life, but these preservatives can sometimes be quite harmful. 

Here are a few ingredients that you are best off avoiding: 

  • Parabens – from methylparaben to butylparaben, there are so many different chemicals that fall under the paraben umbrella. All of them should be avoided, as parabens are known for mimicking estrogen in the body and disrupting the way in which the body’s natural hormones work. They have also been connected to breast cancer and fertility problems 
  • Phthalates – these have been banned from many children’s products. Even if you aren’t a child, phthalates can still cause endocrine disruptions, along with birth defects 
  • Fragrance – the term fragrance can refer to hundreds of different fragrant chemicals, meaning that if a product contains a fragrance, you won’t ever really know which chemicals have actually been used 
  • BHA and BHT – both of these are synthetic antioxidants that act as a preservative, but have been linked to the development of cancer, as well as liver damage 
  • Sodium Lauryl or Laureth Sulfate (SLS and SLES) – these have been linked to skin irritations, a disruption in sebum production, allergies and cystic acne

Make Sure that the Packaging is Suitable

Packaging can often sway people when it comes to deciding whether or not to buy a product, but this is often for the wrong reasons.

Rather than opting for a product due to its pretty and attractive packaging, you need to be basing your decision on a few other factors instead…

To begin with, you want your skin care to be packaged in a container that does not allow too much air to enter within it each time it is opened. 


Because oxygen degrades the majority of skin care ingredients, rendering them less effective each time they are exposed to oxygen. 

This means that a pump or tube dispenser would be better than a tub.

Unfortunately, oxygen isn’t the only thing that can affect the quality of skin care products…

You also need to be cautious of how much light the packaging allows in. Just like oxygen, light will degrade a number of ingredients, especially active ones. For this reason, dark colored, opaque packaging is so much more beneficial than light or transparent packaging. 

Try Before You Buy

No matter how tempted you may be to purchase a full-sized skin care product, you are always going to be better off trying that specific formula first. 

Many brands will offer in-store testers, but always ask whether they also have small sample-sized versions of the product for you to take home and try. This way, you can incorporate the product into your existing skin care routine and get a much better idea as to how it works with your skin. 

Woman sniffing and testing out a beauty product

Buying online? 

Many brands offer customers the chance to purchase sample-sized products online, meaning that you can easily try before you buy a full-sized version. 

Don’t forget…

When trying a new skin care product for the first time, always perform a patch test first. 

What is a patch test? 

It basically means applying the product to a small part of your skin and then waiting for 24 to 48 hours. If your skin reacts negatively to the product, then it is best to find this out with a small part of skin, rather than your entire face. This is especially important if you have sensitive skin that is prone to irritation.

Don’t Believe Any Miracle Claims

Found a product that promises to banish all of your wrinkles in a matter of weeks? 

If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is…

Regulations are lacking when it comes to the cosmetic industry, meaning that it is quite easy for companies to splash false claims all over their packaging. 

This is a trap that so many people fall into, simply believing what the packaging says rather than looking into the product a little deeper.

How do you know whether a claim is true or not? 

You have a couple of options…

Firstly, take a look at the ingredient list. As mentioned earlier, a product needs to contain specific ingredients in order to target various skin issues. If a product promises to help with wrinkles but doesn’t contain any anti-aging ingredients, then you immediately know not to believe these claims. 

You can also look into the brand a little further…

Make sure that the brand is a reputable one, and don’t forget to take a look at online reviews as well. These can be quite telling when it comes to learning more about the way in which a product works. Of course, everybody’s skin is different, so you will never know how a product will work on your skin just from reading reviews, but these are still good for learning about how true the claims that a product makes are. 

Know When to Invest

The price of a product is often a deciding factor when it comes to whether or not that specific product is purchased. 

While there may be so many effective, high end skin care lines out there, not everybody wants to spend a huge amount of money on their skin. 

This is when it pays to be smart about which products you invest in…

When you are looking for a product to target specific skin concerns, and need it to have a good concentration of active ingredients, this is the time to splurge. Many of these potent ingredient are quite costly themselves, which is why the price of certain products are bumped up. 

For example, retinol is such a powerful anti-aging ingredient, but using this at an effective concentration in a formula can make that product quite expensive. However, using a product that contains a miniscule amount of retinol is pretty much pointless, making this an ingredient worth spending some money on. 

On the other hand, some products, such as cleansers, don’t remain on the face for very long. So long as you make sure that the cleanser you pick doesn’t contain any harmful ingredients, then this is an area where you can likely save quite a bit of money. 

One more thing to keep in mind when it comes to the price of a product…

Just because a product is accompanied with a high price tag doesn’t necessarily mean that it is an effective product. Once again, you will need to check out the ingredient list to make sure that the formula contains ingredients that justify its high price tag. 

Buy Your Skincare Products from the Right Places

Found a great deal on Amazon or eBay for your favorite skin care products? 

Don’t be tempted by this! 

Even if it states that the manufacturer is the actual brand itself, you still shouldn’t believe this outright. 

Many of the skin care products sold online on websites such as those are from third party sellers. 

What’s wrong with that? 

Well, you never quite know where the product has actually come from. Even if it isn’t a fake, which is highly likely since there are so many fake products circulating around out there, you still won’t know how the product has been stored by the third party seller. If they have kept it in unsuitable temperatures or exposed it to high amounts of light, this immediately means that your product won’t last for as long as it otherwise would have. 

Wondering why a third party seller would store a product in the wrong environment? 

Because they don’t have the same responsibilities as the original manufacturer when it comes to ensuring that a product is delivered to you in the best condition possible. 

Many companies also forbid their products from being sold on third party sites for this very reason, as third-party sellers making alterations to skin care products is also an increasing problem. 

So, where should you be buying your skin care products from? 

Saleswoman trying to sell a cosmetic product to customer

Ideally, directly from the brand itself, whether this may be in-store or online. You can also speak to your dermatologist about the various products sold through them, as not only will those be original products, but you will also be able to get some advice on the best ways in which to use those products on your skin. 

Buying skin care products can be tricky, as there are so many different aspects to this that you need to be aware of. By taking into consideration everything from ingredients to packaging to price, you will be able to shop like a true skin care insider the next time you set out to buy yourself some new products. 


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    January 3, 2019 at 1:54 am

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    January 3, 2019 at 2:15 am

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    January 3, 2019 at 2:16 am

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    January 3, 2019 at 2:41 am

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    January 3, 2019 at 2:43 am

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    January 3, 2019 at 2:43 am

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    January 3, 2019 at 2:55 am

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    January 3, 2019 at 2:56 am

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    January 3, 2019 at 2:58 am

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    January 3, 2019 at 2:59 am

    Very helpful information! Thank you so much!

  • Adriana Pena

    January 3, 2019 at 3:05 am

    Wow! So much information! I didn’t even know there were different kind of ingredients for different type of skin. I never check. I usually just grab a product that I think it’s good. Now I will be cautious.

  • Diana Davidson

    January 3, 2019 at 3:09 am

    Thanks for the information.

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    January 3, 2019 at 3:10 am

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    January 3, 2019 at 3:15 am

    Thank you for provide ingredients that should be avoided.

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    January 3, 2019 at 3:18 am

    This is great information. I seem to have a few of these issues and I know many others that have some sort of skin condition

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    January 3, 2019 at 3:21 am

    One can never have too much information. It makes it so much easier to shop when you are overwhelmed.

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    January 3, 2019 at 3:24 am

    Great info. Thank you

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    January 3, 2019 at 3:26 am

    Great insightful information. Thank you

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    January 3, 2019 at 3:32 am

    Thanks for all the tips

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    January 3, 2019 at 3:33 am


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    January 3, 2019 at 3:34 am

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    January 3, 2019 at 3:35 am

    Very good information.

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    January 3, 2019 at 3:44 am

    Lots of great information. Thanks

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    January 3, 2019 at 3:47 am

    Great information to know especially when it comes to products putting on our body.

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    January 3, 2019 at 4:00 am

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    January 3, 2019 at 4:02 am

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    January 3, 2019 at 4:12 am

    Very informative

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    January 3, 2019 at 4:18 am

    This is good info. I have acne prone skin, so annoying.

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    January 3, 2019 at 4:21 am

    Awesome products, good for sensitive skin

  • Mellionie Rogers

    January 3, 2019 at 4:29 am

    Thanks for the awesome tips. Will definitely try them out.

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    January 3, 2019 at 4:30 am

    Love this post

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    January 3, 2019 at 4:36 am

    Thanks for all the info I get so overwhelmed in beauty stores with all the product and this info is gold!!

  • Cherie

    January 3, 2019 at 4:38 am

    Love learning new information!

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    January 3, 2019 at 4:46 am

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    January 3, 2019 at 4:51 am

    I need this, my skin is extremely dry!

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    January 3, 2019 at 4:54 am

    Great info!!

  • Lanie

    January 3, 2019 at 5:05 am

    I always check ingredients and try to learn about what is in the skincare I use. Thank you for the article.

  • Anita Jude

    January 3, 2019 at 5:15 am

    Love all the info about skincare products

  • Nicole Acuna

    January 3, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Thanks for posting this helpful info!

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    January 3, 2019 at 5:35 am

    This was some great information and I learned so much.

  • Dana Smith

    January 3, 2019 at 5:47 am

    Great info, thanks!

  • Lori Mahan

    January 3, 2019 at 5:50 am

    This was a great read with information that actually tells me something real and not just try to convince me to buy their product. I was amazed and shocked that some of this stuff would be in products still. Thank you for this much needed information. Now I feel like I know what I am doing,

  • Linda Nao

    January 3, 2019 at 5:54 am

    Great read! Helps me know what to look for and what not to look for in my skin care products. Clear and healthy skin is my new years resolution. Thank you for the information to kickstarting my goal 🙂 #HappyNewYear

  • Maxine Crawford

    January 3, 2019 at 5:54 am

    Great info!!

  • Janice Santillo

    January 3, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Great info on the ingredients to look for in skin products. With so many products on the market it can be overwhelming

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    January 3, 2019 at 6:12 am

    Very smart ideas.

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    January 3, 2019 at 6:22 am

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    January 3, 2019 at 6:23 am

    Thanks for the information!!

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    January 3, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Thank you for the awesome tips!!

  • Rhonda Stefani

    January 3, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Very helpful and good information, especially in one place I can bookmark and refer back to. Which ingredients are most helpful or particularly to avoid are great to know. Thank you!

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    January 3, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Great info

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    January 3, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Very insightful information!

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    January 3, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Great post and nice tips!

  • Helen Hodgson

    January 3, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Wonderful advice, especially what to look for and avoid. The last time I went for a moisturiser I left the shop with nothing – there was too many and I couldn’t figure out which to buy ! I’m better informed now – thank you. Happy New Year x

  • April F

    January 3, 2019 at 8:27 am

    From the brand itself, if you can.

  • Barbara Lima

    January 3, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Buy the product directly from the brand.

  • Donnie Johnson

    January 3, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Nice to know

  • Maddie

    January 3, 2019 at 10:44 am

    Best tips I’ve heard in a long time.

  • Belinda Hughes

    January 3, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Thanks for the great information especially about the ingredients.

  • Nancy fiorenza

    January 3, 2019 at 11:59 am

    wow some great tips I must try these thank you

  • cleo

    January 3, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Great tips and info

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    January 3, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Very informative with answers I needed!

  • LLTang

    January 3, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Good article. Thanks ofr the tips.

  • Liz Kilcher

    January 3, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    useful info, thanks much!!1

  • kim

    January 3, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Thank you for telling us how to know to tell if something should be researched more before buying.Also I didn’t know about the third party buyers.

  • Anna Violette

    January 3, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    This is really good information. When you are searching for products how can you find out percentages? I was always told that for aging rehtinol works well but only at 5% or greater. What is the best way to find out percentages when purchasing beauty products? Thank you!

  • Karen Bellomy

    January 3, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    I am always looking for new products that actually work thanks so much for sharing

  • Natasha Rodriguez

    January 3, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Great tips! Thank you for sharing!

  • Gabrielly

    January 3, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Great tips. Thanks for sharing.

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    January 3, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Learn something everyday, THANK YOU!!

  • Lisa Marshall

    January 3, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Some of this information I was aware of. Sometimes difficult to find pure, organic cosmetics. Not always readily available.

  • Christy K

    January 3, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Great info!
    Now I know what to look for and avoid when buying skincare products.

  • jgross

    January 3, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    such great information!

  • heather havlin

    January 3, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Skincare is so important in the winter months, living in a cold climate!

  • Donna Bailey

    January 3, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    Very helpful article. I will remember this when I shop. Thank you.

  • Kristi Kellberg

    January 3, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    I have sensitive, red skin and it is so important that I read labels and try the product on a small patch of skin before
    applying to my skin. This article told me everything I need to look for in a product. Thank you!

  • Jaye Thompson

    January 3, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Handy lists of ingredients to look for and to avoid!

  • Aimee Trader

    January 3, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Very helpful to know what skin type you are before you shop for quality skin care items 🙂

  • cheryl wong

    January 3, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    thx for the much needed info

  • Debbie Welchert

    January 3, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    Wow what a lot of great tips. A lot of them I didn’t know. Now I can shop for skin care products and really know what I am looking for. Thank you….

  • Cathy Oppedisano

    January 3, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Better to buy what’s made with these considerations in mind rather than something that you’re not sure about.

  • Vee Tharpe

    January 3, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    I would to use the products that you have for mature skin

  • Christina Jensen

    January 3, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    This was so helpful and informative. There are SO many products out there, I never knew which one was right for me. It was often intimidating and I would end up not getting anything. Now I feel more confident that I’ll be able to get the right face cream for me.

  • Adrienne Florence

    January 3, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    A lot of information for me to learn what goes on my skin and educate myself on what I put on my face.

  • Sheila F

    January 3, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Great tips by skin type. Love your packaging design

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    January 3, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    gonna try these sounds great

  • Joyce McDaniel

    January 3, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Thank you so much for this valuable information.

  • Iris

    January 3, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    This is a great article. Thanks for the information

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    January 3, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Love the skin tips

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    January 3, 2019 at 8:28 pm


  • Stephanie

    January 3, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Thank you for how indepth this article is in explaining what really makes a good skin care option

  • Lisa

    January 3, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    So helpful! Thank for the information.

  • Alicia S Hewitt

    January 3, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Thank you for the information. I learned a lot!

  • Pam Flynn

    January 3, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    My dry skin craves this to feel and look better.

  • Miha

    January 3, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Very useful information. Thank you!

  • Trinity Rosario

    January 3, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Love this info! It’s hard for me to find the right skin products that have the ingredients I want and need and doesn’t have the stuff I don’t want or need.

  • Noorsyahidah

    January 3, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Thank you for the informative advice on the importance of ingredients to look out for in skincare products.

  • sandra

    January 3, 2019 at 11:47 pm

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    January 5, 2019 at 2:36 pm

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    The pump style dispenser also means you have greater control over how much product you are using. I prefer my costlier skincare products to come in drops or pumps.

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    I have combination skin and really have a hard time with keeping it in shape.

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    January 27, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    Thank you for sharing what ingredients to avoid when looking for products. It was very helpful!

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    Thanks for the great info!

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    How wonderful and Helpful!

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    January 29, 2019 at 12:13 am

    I have combination skin so it makes it difficult to get the best products for my skin! It depends on the time of the year and the temperature it is on which products i need to use and how i need to apply them.

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    January 29, 2019 at 1:37 am

    Thank you for the information, I have oily skin and nothing seems to help. Hoping this does!

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    Great explanation – I never knew what to look for, but now I do.

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    I have combination skin and it’s also changed due to age. I’m 54 now, trying to figure out what I need again!

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    Thank you for the information.

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