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The Moisturizer to Use, Based on Your Skin Type

A dermatologist weighs in on how you can find the best moisturizer for you.
The Moisturizer to Use, Based on Your Skin Type

How do you find the best moisturizer for your skin? “That’s one of the questions I’m asked the most in my practice,” says Clinique Derm Pro Dr. Michelle Henry, a board-certified dermatologist based in New York City. “It’s also the hardest question to answer because everyone needs something different. What works for one person with dry, dull skin isn’t best for someone who has oily skin and large pores.”

The key is to look for one that has the right level of hydration for your skin type, as well as ingredients that treat your main skin concerns. “Clinique iD is revolutionary in that you can customize your moisturizer to give your skin exactly what it needs,” says Dr. Henry. “It helps take the guesswork out of searching for the best facial moisturizer because you can create it yourself.”

Clinique iD makes it easy for you to create your own moisturizer through a simple three-step process:

1. Pick the best hydration base for your skin type.

Don’t know your skin type? Dr. Henry advises: “Skip applying moisturizer in the morning, then see how your skin feels by mid-day. Does it feel dry, oily, or somewhere in between? That’s your skin type.”

If you have dry skin, choose the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+. It has a silky formula that helps deliver skin-strengthening hydration. If your skin leans towards oily, try the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. It’s an oil-free lotion-gel that doesn’t make your skin feel greasy and helps control sebum production throughout the day. For something more lightweight, choose the Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly—it’s great for all skin types.

2. Pick the best active cartridge concentrate for your main skin concern.

Assess your skin. What do you want the moisturizer to treat? Here’s the active cartridge concentrate based on your answer:

Pores & Uneven Texture. Reduces the look of pores and helps smooth rough skin with alpha hydroxy acids.

Irritation. Provides instant soothing relief to delicate skin; helps visibly reduce redness with probiotics with continued use.

Fatigue. Helps re-energize and revive your skin’s glow with stimulating ingredients like taurine and caffeine.

Uneven Skin Tone. Brightens skin with ingredients like Japanese Angelica root extract and vitamin C.

Lines & Wrinkles. Helps re-plump skin and smooth fine lines with peptides like whey protein.

3. Combine them.

Just slip the active cartridge concentrate into the hydration base bottle to create your own custom moisturizer. The packaging is designed to give you a precise dose of hydration and treatment in every pump: 90 percent hydration base, 10 percent active cartridge concentrate.

To learn more about Clinique iD, follow Clinique on Facebook and Instagram and drop by any Clinique counter to let experts treat you to a complimentary Hydrators For Healthy Skin You-Time Service. Shop Clinique products on Lazada.

This article is sponsored by Clinique.