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Selecting the Best Skincare Products and Companies


Selecting the Best Skincare Products and Companies


We are all looking for the same thing: healthy, smooth, and gorgeous looking skin. I mean, who doesn’t want that? And it’s not just us ladies who like soft skin that makes us look younger, guys (Mark for example!) want their skin to look good too! With the explosion of social media, there are hundreds (maybe even thousands!) of skincare products out there to choose from. The question becomes: which ones are the best skincare products?


It is so important that, to keep our skin healthy, we take care of it using products that will help and not harm. Sometimes a product will claim to be natural and good for your skin, when in actuality it is causing more damage. Stress no more, we are here to help! Below we discuss the best skincare products, their ingredients, consumer reviews, and a value for money rating. Here are the best skincare products that you KNOW you can trust!


(Note: Our ratings of each skincare company and product is based on the VALUE, not specifically the cost of the product. We feel that if the product achieves the desired results with minimal effort, safety and minimal side effects, it will score high.)


 

Arbonne Clear Future Acne System

Product Use:

Arbonne is a commonly used and well-known skincare company that works to target clearing and taking care of acne related conditions. The skincare products are specifically focused on acne, acne marks, oily skin, and acne scarring. The product uses a number of natural ingredients that works towards clearing up that damaged skin. The Arbonne product uses a system (4 different steps), requiring you to use various products to get the best results.


Ingredients:

Clarifying Wash Acne Medication:

Salicylic Acid (1%).Alfalfa, dandelion leaf, licorice root, peppermint, orange peel, mallow flower, wild pansy, hops extract, vitamins A, C and E.

Clarifying Toner Acne Medication:

Salicylic Acid (0.5%). Hazel, alfalfa, dandelion leaf, licorice root, orange peel, orange fruit, mallow flower, hops extract, sugar cane, sugar maple, lemon fruit, vaccinium myrtillus fruit/leaf, lactic acid, vitamins A and E.

Clarifying Lotion Acne Medication:

Salicylic acid (1%). Alfalfa, dandelion leaf, licorice root, orange peel, mallow flower, wild pansy, mulberry, hops extract, vitamins A, C and E.

Acne Spot Treatment Acne Medication:

Salicylic Acid (2%). Rosa roxburghii fruit extract, lycium barbarum fruit extract.

Skin Support Dietary Supplement:

Resveratrol, Coenzyme Q10, saccharomyces boulardii (probiotics), zinc, vitamins C and E, gugglesterone, grapeseed extract, rosemary extract.


Reviews:

We rated these skincare products 7/10. Based on consumer reviews, we summarized that the product resulted in some happy customers and others that were not so satisfied. If your focus is on price point, this skincare solution has a fair value for the product you are getting. 


Some concerns based on the product usage was centered around the system (4 steps) and usage of the product:

  • The system turned people off because it was time consuming
  • Some stated that the system made areas of concern worse as well as dry
  • Some individuals experienced bad reactions to the product.


Alternative Product Suggestion from Reviews: 

Skincerity By Nucerity

 

Clinque Acne Solutions™ Clear Skin System

Product Use:

The Clinque Acne Solutions™ Clear Skin System is a 3-step system that works to clear damaged skin related to acne. All of the products have a number of ingredients (as you can see below) to target these trouble areas. Although there are mixed reviews, the high number of ingredients can cause problems related to sensitivity. 


Ingredients:

Clarifying Cleanser - Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam: 

Salicylic acid (2%). Water, glycerin, butylene glycol sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, sucrose, disodium phosphate, arginine cocoate, laminaria saccharina extract, cola nitida (kola) seed extract, caffeine, algae extract, mentha piperita (peppermint), sea whip extract, peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone, sodium hyaluronate, ppg-6 decyltetradeceth-30, lactobacillus ferment, stearamidopropyl dimethylamine, longifolene, acetyl glucosamine, capryloyl glycine, perilla aldehyde, 10-hydroxydecanoic acid, polyquaternium-7, beta-caryophyllene, phospholipids, sodium stearate, sodium salicylate, disodium edta, phenoxyethanol, chloroxylenol

Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion: 

Salicylic acid (1.5%). Water, alcohol denat., nylon-12, butylene glycol, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel), laminaria saccharina extract, caffeine, sucrose, glycerin, acetyl glucosamine, sorbitol, sea whip extract, barium sulfate, 10-hydroxydecanoic acid, silica, disodiom edta, benzalkonium chloride

Acne Solutions Clearing Moisturizer Oil-Free: 

Benzoyl peroxide (2.5%). Water, cyclopentasiloxane, butylene glycol, ceteareth-20, dimethicone, sucrose, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, hordeum vulgare (barley) extract, acetyl glucosamine, lactobacillus ferment, poria cocos sclerotium extract, laminaria saccharina extract, polymethyl methacrylate, gentiana lutea (gentian) root extract, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seedcake, saccharomyces lysate extract, astrocaryum murumuru butter, acrylamide/sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate copolymer, myristyl alcohol, glycerin, zeolite, algae extract, linoleic acid, 10-hydroxydecanoic acid, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, caffeine, cholesterol, tocopheryl acetate, bisabolol, longifolene, polysorbate 80, sodium hyaluronate, beta-caryophyllene, propylene glycol dicaprate, capryloyl glycine, quaternium-22, mentha piperita (peppermine), perilla aldehyde, perilla aldehyde, caprylyl glycol, isohexadecane, xanthum gum, disodium edta, chloroxylenol, phenoxyethanol, titanium dioxide.


Reviews:

We rated these skincare products 6/10. Based on the price point alone, this product is a mid-range price. There were a number of positive and negative reviews. The consumer concerns included:

  • The 3-step process was time consuming
  • Many ingredients heightened the chance of reactions
  • Some users found that the product worsened areas of concern
  • Some consumers reacted badly to the product


Alternative Product Suggestion from Reviews: 

Skincerity By Nucerity


MaryKay Clear Proof® Acne System

Product Use:

MaryKay is a commonly known skincare product provider. Compared to the other best skincare products available, this product falls slightly lower than the others due to price, reviews, and value. The product works to repair acne, acne scaring and marks, as well as oily skin using a 4-step system.


Ingredients:

BENZOYL PEROXIDE 5g in 100g; SALICYLIC ACID 2g in 100mL; SALICYLIC ACID 2g in 100g, arctiumlappa root extract, butylene glycol, citric acid, cocamidopropyl betaine, cystoseira amentacea/caespitosa branchycarpa extract, disodium EDTA, DMDM hydantoin, epilobium angustifolium flower/leaf/stem extract, ethylparaben, glycerin, methylparben, phenoxyethanol, propylene glycol, propylparaben, sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate, sodium chloride, triethanolamine, water


Reviews:

The MaryKay Clear Proof® Acne System is rated at a slightly lower score of 5/10. The price point on this product is fair, when not taking into consideration the value. As with any product, the reviews were mixed, some swear by the product and others saying it made their condition worse. Customers were concerned about the following:

  • The 4-step system was time consuming
  • Some reported that areas became worse after use
  • Some consumers reacted badly to the product


Alternative Product Suggestion from Reviews:

Skincerity By Nucerity


Murad Acne Starter Kit System

Product Use:

The Murad Acne Starter Kit System is a skincare product that targets acne, acne scaring and marks, and oily skin. The system is 4-steps including a cleanser, acne clearing solution, oil control product, and a clarifying mask. 


Ingredients:

Clarifying Cleanser:

Active Ingredient: Salicylic Acid (1.5%) 

Other Ingredients: 

Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Methyl Gluceth-20, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Butylene Glycol, Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Silver Citrate, Menthol, PEG-150 Distearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch Octenylsuccinate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Polysorbate 80, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Methylisothiazolinone, Limonene, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Leaf Oil, Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Fragrance (Parfum) <

Acne Clearing Solution:

Active Ingredient: Salicylic Acid 0.5% 

Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Emulsifying Wax NF, Cyclohexasiloxane, Panthenol, Capryloyl Glycine, Hydrolyzed Linseed Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract, Bisabolol, Retinol, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Farnesol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Pentylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Lecithin, Alcohol, Sclerotium Gum, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Linalool, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil

Sensitivity test for a new user: Apply the product sparingly to 1 or 2 small affected areas during the first 3 days of use. If no discomfort occurs, follow directions as stated on the label.

Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++:

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate (7.50%) Zinc Oxide (3.00%) Ensulizole (1.00%)

Other Ingredients:

Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Phospholipids, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, Farnesyl Acetate, Panthenyl Triacetate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Extract, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Capryloyl Glycine, Sarcosine, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Acrylates Copolymer, Magnesium Carbonate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Dicaprylyl Ether, Niacinamide, Yeast Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Algae Extract, Corn Starch Modified, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Panthenol, Zinc Gluconate, Caffeine, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Biotin, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Aminomethyl Propanol, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

Clarifying Mask:

Active Ingredient: Sulfur 4.0% 

Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Kaolin, Bentonite, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide, Polysorbate 20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Zinc Oxide, Talc, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Dicaprylyl Maleate, Salicylic Acid, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantoin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Camphor, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil


Reviews:

The rating we gave this product was a 6/10. The product price point is in the fair range, although ratings of success were not as high. Although there were reviews of both kinds, the high number of complaints were regarding:

  • The time-consuming 4-step system
  • High number of ingredients heightened the chance of negative reactions to the product
  • Some reported areas of concern worsened during product use
  • Some consumers reacted badly to the product


Alternative Product Suggestion from Reviews:

Skincerity By Nucerity


Proactive+

Product Use:

 Probably one of the most well-known skincare products is Proactive. This product has been marketed heavily via the media but doesn't mean it is the best choice for the condition and the consumer. The product works to repair acne and acne scaring and marks. Although there are few ingredients, it is important that the ingredients in skincare products promote HEALTHY skin, not just clear up the blemishes at the cost of creating other damage.


Ingredients:

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5%, Salicylic acid 0.5%


Reviews:

Despite the high awareness and promotion of this product, it is rated a 5/10. This product had a higher number of successful results, however, the numerous complaints led to a LOT of unhappy customers. Many consumers report that there are a number of better options available. Customers reported the following concerns while using the product:

  • 3-4 step system daily that was too time-consuming
  • Bleaching of towels, pillowcases, and household items
  • Discomfort (dry, burning, and redness of the skin)


Alternative Product Suggestion from Reviews:

Skincerity By Nucerity

 

SkinCerity by NuCerity

Product Use:

Last but not least, and of course my personal favorite (although Mark says I might be biased), is NuCerity! This product works to reduce acne scars, acne, stretch marks, antiaging, eczema, psoriasis, fine lines, and scars. The product has few ingredients – works towards clearing acne and improving damaged skin NATURALLY.


Ingredients:

Skincerity:

Acetone, Fluoropolymer, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Acrylic Polymer, Water, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Fragrance.


Reviews:

 This product is rated a 9/10. Unlike many of the other best skincare products available, Skincerity was the one that had the least number of complaints and issues. Customers found that it was an easy 1 step system (unlike most other skincare products), and was great for decreasing blemishes and hydrating skin. The only concern consumers seemed to have with the product was: 

- The medicinal smell that occurred within the first 3 seconds of application (although the smell then changed to a nice green apple smell).


Alternative Product Suggestion from Reviews:

SkinCerity Renew


When selecting a skincare product, you want to choose one that will promote healthy skin. Many of the skincare products available to us are actually harmful. Sure, they may repair the problems on the outside of the skin, but you also want your skin to be healthy on the inside! As you can see, one of the best skincare products is the SkinCerity product by NuCerity. It is the best not only because it is a natural product that targets a number of skin conditions (rather than one), it also has AMAZING reviews, and continues to do so. If you are looking for the best skincare products to get your skin back to health, consider trying NuCerity first! You won’t be disappointed!



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