What's My Skin Type? How To Care for Your Skin Type

While browsing online, standing in the beauty isle of your favorite retailer, or the waiting room of your physician or spa, it can be so difficult to choose what products are best for your specific skin type. Will this make me break out? Will it crease into my fine lines and wrinkles? At Colorescience® we’ve tried to make things as simple as possible for you by streamlining our product line and creating solutions targeted towards each skin concern. Whether you’re dry and aging, oily and acne-prone or dealing with dark spots and sun damage, we have an ideal regimen for you in just three easy steps.


Dry/Aging Skin Routine

If your skin is dry and you’re dealing with those lines and wrinkles that seemed to appear overnight, you’ll want to focus on incorporating hydration and anti-aging ingredients into your treatment and cosmetic products.

During your twenties and thirties, you probably reached for products with oil-free on the label and mattifying powder foundations. Retire your old mindset and give your thirsty skin the nourishing ingredients it’s asking for with our Anti-aging Serum and Tint du Soleil™ SPF 30 UV Protective Foundation.

Colorescience® Collagen Boost is a clinically tested, 3-in-1 treatment that features not just one, but ten peptides to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Tint du Soleil is a lightweight, nourishing liquid foundation filled with antioxidants and ceramides to help improve your skin as you wear it. “I am not a makeup person, but Colorescience is all that I use. I don’t use any other makeup or sunscreen,” says Dr. Kristen Jacobs, MD, Ooh La La.

Everyone, every single day of the year, needs to reapply their sunscreen every two hours and as directed. Our Brush-on Sunscreen SPF 50 makes it so effortless and never looks dry or cakey on the skin. “When you apply sunscreen you want to layer your products, and that’s where the Brush-on Sunscreen makes is so easy for reapplication,” says Dr. Elizabeth Arthur, MD, Helendale Dermatology.


Oily/Acne-prone Skin Routine

Whether you’re in your teens or even your thirties, you may still be dealing with an oily, blemish-prone complexion. Begin your routine with a mattifying primer and use a powder foundation that won’t aggravate your skin concerns.

Colorescience® Mattifying Perfector SPF 20 Sunscreen helps absorb oil and immediately blurs skin imperfections with a universal, neutral tint. While it controls shine, it doesn’t dry out the skin or leave it looking flakey. “It helps with the shine. It gives you a matte finish,” Dr. Shari Topper, MD, Derm Partners of Boca.

When you’re suffering from blemishes, all you want to do is find something to cover them up, but you don’t always think about the consequences. With our Natural Finish Pressed Foundation™ SPF 20 you don’t have to worry about exacerbating your acne-prone skin or looking like you’ve applied ten layers of foundation. “The Pressed Foundation is one of my personal favorites. It feels like you’re wearing nothing, but it covers and is healthy makeup for your skin. You’ll notice an improvement in your skin over time,” says Nicole Hogue, NP, University of South Florida.

“We all have a natural beauty and makeup is not supposed to cover that up. Yes, I am a physician, but I am also a woman and I want my natural beauty to shine. Colorescience helps me achieve that,” says Dr. Elizabeth Arthur, MD, Helendale Dermatology.

The ideal solution for both oily skin and sunscreen reapplication is our Brush-on Sunscreen SPF 50. You can keep the brush in your purse or in your car to quickly swirl on top of makeup every two hours. It keeps the skin looking matte, yet luminous all day long. “You don’t have to compromise. You can have amazing sunscreen with beautiful makeup. Colorescience does it all,” says Product Specialist Carly Summers, Roseville Dermatology.


Hyperpigmentation Skin Routine

When it comes to dark spots and discoloration from sun damage, it’s so important to incorporate sun protection into all steps of your routine. This will help keep the problem from getting worse and even more importantly help prevent skin cancer! Our three step regimen provides immediate coverage, helps minimize the look of discoloration over time and protects your skin from future damage.

Colorescience® Even Up Clinical Pigment Perfector® SPF 50 is clinically tested to diminish the appearance of skin discoloration over time, while its light tint immediately blurs dark spots. “I’m extremely impressed with Even Up. Instead of just having a sunscreen, they’ve made a product that also combats hyperpigmentation and redness over time. You also get color correction at the same time. I used it on a regular basis. It’s a great all-in-one. I honestly believe every single patient should be using it on a daily basis,” says Dr. Dean Vistnes, MD, Skin Spirit.

Like an eraser for your skin imperfections, Colorescience® Corrector Palette includes five color correcting shades to camouflage, conceal and enhance-in-one. It allows you to spot correct without looking like you’re wearing a lot of makeup. “Of course my wife uses Colorescience daily. She uses Even Up, she uses the foundations, and I use Colorescience because it’s a great sun protection and is so convenient,” says Dr. Jeff Birchall, MD, Dermacare of Rancho Bernardo.

Reapply, reapply, reapply! We can’t repeat this enough. Especially for those with sun damage, it’s so important to keep a Brush-on Sunscreen with you and apply it every two hours during the day. “I had a lot of brown spots and a lot of sun damage from my youth and over the last several years of protecting my skin with Even Up and the Sunforgettable Brush, a lot of the brown spots have faded away and my skin is much smoother,” says Chandra Prasad, MD, JCMG Laser & Vein Center.