Besides considering your skin type, there are a few other things to keep in mind when buying a moisturizer. Finding the right one for you will save you a lot of trouble in the long run. So here are more shopping tips that derms gave me:
Check the ingredient list: “The ingredients are ranked in order of concentration/strength, so your first five ingredients should be one of these listed: humectants, occlusives, and emollients,” says Ife Rodney, MD, FAAD, of Eternal Dermatology and Aesthetics. “In terms of products to avoid, you want moisturizers to be paraben-free, perfume-free, sulfate-free, and phthalate-free.”
Look for multifunctional products: Kathleen S. Viscusi, MD, FAAD, FACMS, co-founder and partner at Dermatology and Surgical Specialists of North Atlanta (DESSNA)always advises his patients to look for multitasking products, especially those that contain SPF protection.
Expensive does not mean better: Instead of prioritizing a moisturizer with a lavish price tag, Rodney recommends choosing the product with the best combination of ingredients for you.