When it comes to choosing a skincare product, there are so many to choose from… a cleanser, serum, a treatment, a different face mask product and more. It can start to feel confusing if you are not sure what you should be using for your skin to achieve the best results. If you have ever found yourself feeling overwhelmed by the abundance of skin care options, Aloette’s own Dr. Hadley King, an award-winning, New York City Based dermatologist, is here to help! Dr. King has been featured on Good Morning America and in publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Women’s Health, Refinery 29, Men’s Health, Elle, Good Housekeeping, Self, and more! Dr. King is an advising dermatologist here at Aloette, and this week she is popping in our blog to help you find the right products for your skincare concerns. Let’s begin!
If you have been struggling with dull-looking skin that needs a good refresh, Restorative Enzyme Peel Exfoliating Gel is for you! This non-invasive 60-second miracle peel gently smooths and exfoliates with zero downtime. Created with a combination of natural fruit extracts such as grapefruit, cucumber, papaya and pineapple, plus Aloeganic Aloe Vera, this Restorative Enzyme Peel is a great option for those who are dealing with dull skin. Here is Dr. King’s reasonings for how enzymes work well for gentle exfoliation:
“Enzymes are a great choice for exfoliation for those with sensitive skin who cannot tolerate Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids. They provide a gentler way to exfoliate and brighten the skin,” says Dr. King. “Most of the enzymes used in skincare come from fruits and vegetables, such as pineapple, papaya and pumpkin. These Proteolytic Enzymes help to break down proteins—including Keratin Proteins in the outer layer of our skin. This helps dead skin cells slough off, leaving the skin smoother and softer and decreasing discolorations.”
As one of Aloette’s bestsellers, this Exfoliating Gel is a great choice for those who are craving an exfoliation for their skin to reveal a healthy looking, hydrated glow.
If you find that your skin needs some extra TLC this Fall due to dryness, Nutri-Hydrating Mist Daily Replenishing Face and Body Spray is a great solution! This convenient spray can travel with you in your purse to spray your skin anytime you feel that you need some extra moisture to quench your skin. Here is Dr. King explaining the importance of skin hydration:
“Keeping the skin hydrated makes it look more plump and improves barrier function. The Nutri-Hydrating Mist contains humectants such as Glycerin and Aloe to hydrate the skin, as well as Shea Butter to support the skin barrier and help to lock in moisture,” says Dr. King. “Vitamin B5 also helps to boost moisture in the skin, and Vitamins C and E have antioxidant properties to help protect the skin from damage from free radicals. Retinyl Palmitate, a Vitamin A derivative, helps to stimulate collagen production. And Silk Amino Acids also help to preserve moisture in the skin.”
Keep this Daily Replenishing Face and Body Spray with you at all times to help replenish your skins moisture levels whenever you need an extra boost.
For eyes that appear to be wrinkling with stubborn lines that won’t seem to go away, Line Control Eye Gel may be the skin care hero you’ve been looking for. This age-defying eye gel delivers plumping hydration and help firm the appearance of the delicate skin around the eyes while helping to diminish the look of dark circles. Dr. King highlights the ingredients in Line Control and their benefits here:
“Eye creams should be hydrating and moisturizing, and they can have multiple additional benefits as well, depending on their ingredients. This Aloette eye gel contains humectants like Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate, emollients like Phospholipids to support the skin barrier, and occlusives like Shea Butter to lock in moisture,” says Dr. King. “It also contains Licorice Root extract and Kojic Acid to help diminish dark circles, as well as Vitamin C and Vitamin E, which are potent antioxidants that work well together to help protect the skin from damage from free radicals.”
While the microbiome is definitely a buzz word in the skincare community right now, it is important to keep your microbiome balanced to reduce the look of uneven texture. Beauty Biome Microbiome Complex Serum is a great addition to your skincare routine to help balance the look of your complexion while helping to boost your skin’s barrier function. Here is Dr. King going in depth about why it is important to keep your microbiome balanced:
“We are learning more about the important role that the microbiome plays in skin barrier function and conditions like acne, rosacea and eczema… studies have shown that the microbiome directly influences skin, specifically in the formation of inflammation and acne,” says Dr. King “Some skin diseases, including acne and eczema, are associated with an altered microbial state; reversion of this state may help prevent and/or treat the disease.”
Beauty Biome is a perfect addition for both a morning and evening skincare routine to help keep your microbiome balanced for a more even-looking complexion.
Whenever you are battling with a problem with your skin, it can be frustrating to try to find a product that does not make the problem worse. Visible Aid Skin Restoring Cream provides targeted relief from sunburns, insect bites, blemishes and other skin problems. With soothing and good-for-your-skin ingredients like Aloeganic Aloe Vera and vitamin E, Visible Aid is a good product to have on deck whenever blemishes or other minor skin problems occur. Dr. King agrees that Aloe Vera and vitamin E are helpful ingredients in Visible Aid here:
“Aloe vera hydrates the skin and has soothing, anti-inflammatory properties as well. Vitamin E has potent antioxidant properties that help to protect the skin from damage from free radicals,” says Dr. King
If you periodically find yourself dealing with problem-prone skin, Visible Aid is a beneficial product to have to help soothe the skin.