Vol.1, No.8

Home facial skin care product reviews

A review of some great facial skin care products that can be purchased and used at home.

Home facial products
Photo Credit: Kaycee Craig
Taking care of your skin is an important part of maintaining overall health. Many people consult a professional such as a dermatologist or a spa, but most of us would prefer to utilize our own skincare treatments using products we can purchase and use at home. There is a great deal of excellent products available on the market today, many just as effective as those used by licensed doctors, and much less expensive.

Neutrogena is one of the very best when it comes to skincare, and their new line of products called Advanced Solutions has something for everyone. One of the most popular items available is the Advanced Solutions Facial Peel. The peel contains special ingredients that stimulate new cell growth on the face. Simply apply the product, allow it to sit on the skin for approximately 10 minutes, then massage into the skin using circular motions and rinse with cool water. It is recommended to use the peel once a week and you will see glowing, smoother skin. Another great product for those who suffer with acne is Neutrogena's Advanced Solutions Complete Acne Therapy System. The system includes a scrubbing cleanser, daytime anti-acne lotion with sunscreen, and an overnight lotion. If used together, you should have clearer skin within a matter of a week or two. The new line from Neutrogena also includes an at home microdermabrasion kit, and a powerful line of facial moisturizers.

If all natural products are what you're looking for, try some of Kiss My Face's line of facial care products. Most of their items are all or at least 65% organic. Try their pore shrinking masque which contains ingredients such as dandelion, rosemary, lemon balm, and tea tree oil just to name a few. Kiss My Face also makes great facial and body soaps using olive oil to give your skin a healthy glow. Their line of moisturizers is also quite popular, and contains many different natural oils and fruit essences, depending upon the type of lotion you choose. The lines range from skin firming to extra moisturizing, and range in a variety of great smells such as peaches and cream or olive and aloe.

Aveeno is another great company that makes wonderful products for the skin. Their cleansing bars are extremely popular and come in formulas made for all skin types. The balancing bar is for combination skin, while the moisturizing bar is for dry skin, and the clear complexion bar is for oily skin. One of the trademarks of Aveeno is that many of their products contain natural oatmeal which is known to have an exfoliating effect on the skin. Try Aveeno's toners and body lotions as well for a wonderful cleansing experience.

Most drugstores carry several lines of skincare products for you to buy and try at home. Clean and Clear, Cetaphil, Phisoderm, and Eucarin are also popular lines. Be sure to look at the labels to determine what formulas are right for your skin type. Choosing a product that will not dry out your skin or make it too oily is important to be aware of, especially when searching for your own personal skin care regimen.

If your skin is acne prone, there are many great manufacturers that produce acne clearing and acne sensitive products. Biore is a great choice for people with this problem. Try their Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser or their Warming Anti-Blackhead Cream Cleanser. Both are great for clearing up pores and ridding them of harmful bacteria. Noxzema is another popular choice for fighting blemishes.

There are hundreds of great products that can be purchased yourself for treating your skin at home. With a little experimentation and perhaps some trial and error, you're sure to find the skincare products that are just right for your skin. It is recommended that you stick with one brand for all your needs (i.e. cleansing, toning, and moisturizing), because they tend to use similar formulas in most products and you do not want to "confuse" your skin. Eventually, you will find the perfect at home solution to any of your skincare problems without having to spend a fortune.