Hearing the word ‘acid’ in conjunction with a skincare routine may sound counter-intuitive, but acids can be excellent for your skin and should be a part of a solid routine. The trick to choosing the best acid for you is to focus on the skin concern you want to address. Yes, it really is that easy.
Choosing the right SPF is really important and a number of factors should be taken into account – your skin type, the sun conditions and the amount of time you plan to be out. Skin that is not used to the sun is less able to protect itself so a higher SPF should be chosen. Under the influence of UV rays, the skin begins to thicken and starts producing melanin. This process can take 10-20 days, so use extra protection while your skin is adjusting to the sun. Be aware that there’s a difference between SPF 50 and SPF 50+. An SPF 50 is tested to be exactly that but a 50+ must achieve at least an SPF 60 to get that all important "+" sign.
If you’re a woman of a certain age, then your introduction to acids in skincare was probably that infamous episode of Sex And The City when Samantha Jones tries a “freshening chemical peel” and ends up with a raw, red face that genuinely frightens children and causes Carrie to compare the results to “beef carpaccio”.
Dr. Dennis Gross, Co-Founder Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare
Beauty trends are ever evolving, especially within skincare. New technology breakthroughs, ingredient discoveries and delivery systems are constantly advancing. So, when a product has been around for a long time, it generally means it is something unique and special that can stand the test of time.