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What to look for in skin products and what to avoid

Posted on 10 June 2020

What to look for in skin products and what to avoid

It’s easy to blow through your paycheck by stocking up on the latest skincare products you saw hyped up on Instagram. But how do you know what products are best for your skin and will give you the best outcomes — and which products just have great marketing? Here are some guidelines to follow when looking for new skincare products.

Cleansers are a must!

Cleansing is the one, most important step in your skincare routine. Cleansers with glycolic or salicylic acid are great for all skin types. Salicylic acid is lipophilic, meaning it likes oil, so it gets into the pore to the sebaceous follicle and pulls oil out. People with dry or extra-sensitive skin have to be very cautious with how they cleanse — but they still do need to do it. Elements like pollution and makeup left on the skin can be toxic — and that speed up aging. For that, we suggest using Body Merry’s gentle exfoliating cleansers


If you don’t moisturize, your skin loses its luster. You’re more prone to wrinkles being noticeable, and you’re not replenishing your skin’s barrier. Body Merry’s Super C-22 Moisturizer is a great middle-ground lotion for all skin types. Loaded with 22% vitamin C and blended with hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and CoQ10, our lightweight daily moisturizer cream is a hydrating and nourishing formula that brightens your skin, reduces redness, inflammation, hyper-pigmentation, spots (sun or age) and fine lines to give you a more radiant and balanced looking complexion.

General list of Ingredients to avoid in skincare products:

  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Added fragrances
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and/or Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
  • BHT
  • Lead
  • Formaldehyde

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