The difference between cream and a skin care product is not always obvious.
When choosing a cream, the skin care products you purchase should be formulated with a higher percentage of hydrating ingredients, which are antioxidants and retinoids that act as natural moisturizers and protect the skin from the sun.
The skin care creams you purchase can also be formulated to contain an additional emollient that absorbs moisture and improves the appearance of skin.
However, you should be aware of the fact that the skin-care products you use are often made with a base made up of a variety of ingredients that can cause irritation and damage the skin.
A few examples of products that are likely to cause irritation include glycolic acid, sodium lauryl sulfate, propylene glycol, glyceryl stearate, butylene glycerin, polysorbate 80, and aloe vera.
Skin care products can also contain preservatives and artificial ingredients that might cause irritation.
If you’re considering using a skin-protecting product, it’s a good idea to make sure that the ingredients are labeled properly, and that you read the ingredients label carefully before using the product.
You should also always test products for ingredients before using them.
To help you decide whether a product is suitable for you, the Skin Care Blog offers a simple guide to skin care ingredients.
To learn more about products, you can also consult the Skin Health section of the Cosmetic Surgery Center of Excellence.