Main menu Open search menu

The Best Skincare Products for Your Face

BY: Groupon Editors | May 31, 2018

Woman applying moisturizer in the mirror

Every type of skin requires its own personalized skincare routine. With the right arsenal of ingredients, each product should make your skin look and feel soft, smooth, and elastic. Let this handy guide help pick out your next bottle of cleanser and pot of moisturizer, all tailored to your skin's specific needs.

Cleansing

SKIN TYPE KIND OF CLEANSER TOP INGREDIENTS YOUR PRODUCT
Sensitive or acne-prone Liquid or oil Natural ingredients like aloe vera or argan oil to prevent irritation CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
Dry, flaky, uneven Wash and exfoliant Shea butter or other hydrating products and exfoliants to get rid of dry skin Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Face Wash
Oily Foam or clay Ingredients that have oil-absorbing properties like charcoal for deep cleaning Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash Cleanser
Combination Micellar water Glycerin, which hydrates and washes away makeup and dirt The Beauty Foundry Micellar Water
Mature Cleansing balm or rich cream Anti-aging properties like vitamin C and nourishing elements Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

Moisturizing

SKIN TYPE KIND OF MOISTURIZER TOP INGREDIENTS YOUR PRODUCT
Sensitive or acne-prone Lotion or balm Products labeled "non-comedogenic" to prevent pore clogging Burt's Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturizer
Dry, flaky, uneven Ointment or cream Oils for ultimate, non-greasy hydration and nourishment Olay Regenerist Deep Hydration Cream
Oily Gel Ingredients with high water content for hydration without clogging pores Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel
Combination Lotion and oil A thick moisturizer and a water-based oil for two formulas that treat dryness and oiliness CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion
Mature Cream or serum Anything with the compound retinol, which promotes skin renewal and collagen production Passport to Organics Anti Aging Cream

Woman pouring face toner onto a cotton pad

Toning

SKIN TYPE TONING FORUMLA WHAT IT DOES PRODUCT
Sensitive or acne-prone Exfoliating ingredients like as lactic and glycolic acid Can help avoid future breakouts without causing irritation Alba Botanica Acnedote Deep Clean Astringent
Dry, flaky, uneven Soothing ingredients like chamomile or oatmeal Strips away makeup and dirt while hydrating dry skin patches Burt's Bees Brightening Toner with Daisy Extract
Oily Gentle and natural ingredients only, stay away from formulas with alcohol Removes dirt, makeup, and excess oils without stripping skin Thayers Witch Hazel Rose Petal with Aloe Vera
Combination Gentle, non-alcohol-based astringents Targets oily skin without irritating dry areas when applied to T-zone Face Rose Water Toner
Mature Formulas with anti-aging ingredients like vitamin C Cleanses and helps fight free radicals Passport to Organics Vitamin C Toner

Secret weapons for all skin types

Serums

These super-concentrated oils are designed to thoroughly penetrate the skin, which boosts the effectiveness of their vitamins, minerals, and other ingredients. Here are the best serums to add to your collection:

Masks

Often whipped into lathers or concentrated into rich creams, masks linger on top of the skin over the course of several minutes as they fight skin imperfections. Their powerful formulas may irritate skin with overuse, however, which is why a mask is a once-in-a-while treat instead of an everyday indulgence. Here are our favorite masks for your at-home spa day:

Woman applying skincare product underneath her eyes

Chemical Peels

A peel literally peels off the top layer of your skin, where trouble areas such as fine lines, acne scars, and discolored spots tend to lurk. Once the offending layer has been removed, your skin automatically regenerates a fresh set of skin cells that can reveal a smoother, more even complexion. Check out these top-selling chemical peels: