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Facial Cream Selection Guide: Recommendations for Anti-Aging, Hydration, and Repair

October 31, 2020
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Achieving a radiant and glowing complexion is a beauty goal shared by many, and selecting the correct face cream plays a pivotal role in this pursuit. The market is brimming with various skincare products, each claiming to offer the coveted luminosity. To help you navigate this sea of choices, we explore the key ingredients contributing to glowing skin and recommend some of the best face creams to achieve that coveted radiance.

What Is Facial Cream?

Facial cream is an indispensable product in skin care products. It has the same effect as lotion. Its function cover the skin’s surface to form a protective film.

It can effectively replenish and lock in moisture. It can also block harmful substances in the air, repair fine lines on the skin, and deeply activate the skin.

What Is The Difference Between Cream And Lotion?

What Is The Difference Between Cream And Lotion?

Creams and lotions are the same thing, but they are in different states. Although their appearance is different, they are essentially the same thing. Both creams and lotions can be made into moisturizing or refreshing versions. And in terms of manufacturing, there is absolutely no manufacturing rule that the ingredients of facial cream are better than those of lotion. The shape and moisturizing degree have nothing to do with each other. The change in the shape of the cream is just a process issue.

What Is The Difference Between Day Cream And Night Cream?

The Difference Between Day Cream And Night Cream

1. Day Cream – Protection, Isolation

The functions of day cream are divided into different products. In addition to repairing, moisturizing, anti-wrinkle, and skin tightening, the most prominent feature is that it can protect the skin from damage caused by the environment (such as ultraviolet rays and air pollution). Judging from the ingredients of day creams currently on the market, most stay within the protective and isolation functions of day creams because most of these products contain SPF or UV filters, which are suitable for use before going out during the day.

2. Night Cream – Repair and Nourish

Deeply moisturizing night cream, full-effect repairing night cream, and the good names of various night creams are enough to illustrate the multi-functional functions of night creams. They have the tasks of repairing, nourishing, whitening, etc.

Because it is designed according to the skin condition when sleeping at night, the nourishment and concentration of ingredients are more “nutritious” and finer than day cream, making it easy for the skin to absorb fully. It can quickly repair tired skin at night, eliminate fatigue, and make the skin look more tired. Youthful skin that feels soft, smooth, and tender returns.

How To Use Facial Cream Correctly

After conditioning your skin with lotion, apply the cream on five parts of the face: cheeks, forehead, above the nose, and chin, and then spread it gently little by little.

This puts less burden on the skin and applies it evenly to the entire face. In areas with severe dryness, you can first use a lotion layer and then layer the cream for better results.

How to Differentiate Your Skin Type:

1. Dry Skin:

  • Skin feels tight.
  • Quickly experiences flakiness during seasonal changes.
  • Fine lines around the eyes and mouth.
  • Prone to wrinkles due to dryness.
  • The texture feels dry to the touch.
  • Lacks radiance and elasticity.

2. Combination Oily Skin:

  • The T-zone (forehead, nose, chin) is prone to oiliness.
  • Other areas may be dry, especially in autumn and winter.
  • Pores are more noticeable in oily regions.
  • Occasional small pimples along the jawline.
  • Uneven oil secretion across the face.

3. Oily Skin:

  • Skin surface frequently appears oily.
  • Enlarged pores.
  • The texture feels rough to the touch.
  • Prone to frequent breakouts.
  • Noticeable blackheads on the nose.
  • Makeup tends to come off quickly.

4. Normal Skin:

  • Skin looks fine-textured, smooth, and supple.
  • Balanced sebum and moisture production.
  • Skin feels elastic.
  • Fine pores.
  • Rare occurrences of redness or sensitivity.
  • Less prone to acne.

5. Sensitive Skin:

  • Thin outer layer of skin.
  • Quickly develops redness and itching.
  • Prone to red blood vessels.
  • Reacts to stimuli with redness and itchiness.
  • Often experiences minor rashes during seasonal changes.

Understanding your skin type is crucial for selecting appropriate skincare products and routines tailored to your needs.

What Kind Of Facial Cream Do You Need?

First, assess your skin type and then choose a moisturizer based on your needs.

1. Dry Skin: Prioritize hydration.

2. Oily Skin: Opt for a lightweight, oil-control formula to maintain a balanced water-oil ratio. If dealing with acne-prone oily skin, select a refreshing product that aids in acne repair.

3. Sensitive Skin: Look for products that focus on repair and soothing.

4. Normal Skin: Aim to maintain your current skin condition through proper cleansing, hydration, and strict sun protection.

5. Combination-Oily Skin: Consider products containing salicylic acid, which has antibacterial properties that can help alleviate facial acne. This is particularly suitable for combination-oily and acne-prone skin (use with caution for sensitive skin).

6. Combination-Dry Skin: Opt for products infused with lavender, known for its calming and soothing effects. Additionally, focus on targeted moisturization for different areas of the face.

Understanding your skin type and its specific requirements is essential for selecting the right skincare products. Tailor your choices based on individual needs, and follow a consistent skincare routine to achieve optimal results.

Recommended Facial Creams For Different Purposes (Hydration, Repair, Anti-Aging)

1. Hydrating Face Cream:

Recommended Product: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is a lightweight formula that delivers intense hydration without a greasy feel.

Key Features: Enriched with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, it rapidly replenishes moisture, keeping the skin supple and hydrated.

neutrogena hydro boost water gel

2. Repair Face Cream:

Recommended Product: La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5, a soothing balm enriched with panthenol and shea butter for repairing and calming sensitive skin.

Key Features: Infused with panthenol and shea butter, it provides a calming effect, aiding in the repair of sensitive skin and promoting overall skin health.

la roche posay cicaplast baume b5

3. Anti-Aging Face Cream:

Recommended Product: Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream, a moisturizer with advanced anti-aging ingredients like niacinamide and amino peptides.

Key Features: Packed with advanced anti-aging components such as niacinamide and amino-peptides, it helps enhance skin elasticity and diminish signs of aging.

olay regenerist micro sculpting cream

If you wish to customize a face cream for your own brand, feel free to contact Xiran Skincare. We have extensive experience and a professional team capable of tailoring high-quality face cream products according to your needs and brand philosophy. Whether you are looking for hydration, repair, or anti-aging, we can provide personalized solutions for you.

Whether you are a newly established startup or a brand with some market recognition, Xiran Skincare can offer a customized face cream solution to help you succeed in building a unique and outstanding skincare series for your brand.

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