Simple Skincare

Discovering the right regimen does not have to be complicated. With so many cleansers, serums, and skincare tips, you may ask yourself how to build the right kind of skincare routine. Skincare by Sydney makes exploring the massive world of skincare painless.


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Moisturizers are so important for all skin types if you are using a medical-grade skincare routine. Treatments for acne, skin discoloration, and wrinkle prevention can all cause dryness and irritation.

Oily skin can become more oily if anti-oil products are used but the skin barrier is not properly maintained.

In my experience the best moisturizer for most people is Neutrogena Hydroboost gel-cream. It has Dimethicone as the second ingredient, which gives it a wonderful whipped texture and smooths pores. It is especially great in. the AM before tinted spf or make-up . It is advertised for extra-dry skin but works well for all skin types. Actually, some dry/normal-dry or combo skin needs an extra moisture at night.

EltaMD PM Therapy is my recommendation for the winter months or those needing extra moisture.

Moisturizers are a good place to talk about hyaluronic acid because it helps moisturize and plump the skin by attracting water. It is actually naturally occurring in our skin and joints, but decreases as we gain years of life.

The active form is listed as sodium hyaluronate on the ingredient list.

Hyaluronic acid is an important ingredient for improving appearance of aging skin.

Another reason I love the Neutrogena Hydroboost is it has hyaluronic acid in it! It is not as concentrated as other products. Like with all active ingredients, cheaper versions will have sodium hyaluronate further down on ingredient list so less concentrated. The most potent form of any ingredient is in the form of a serum.

The Skinceuticals HA Intensifier is recommended for those treating for signs of aging. I like to use it around eyes/cheekbones, forehead, mouth in AM.

It's important to note that hyaluronic acid does not lend long term effects like other ingredients mentioned. It is for hydration and short-term plumping of skin although it is subtle.

For oily skin, the Effaclar Mat Mattifying Moisturizer is a great option, especially in the AM.


Did you know? There are not that many ingredients in skincare.

The marketing and different mixtures = the expansive skincare market.

When I create a #customskincare routine, I’m grouping ingredients in the right concentration and vehicle (serum v moisturizer) for YOU, your skin and goals.

I don’t get excited about a product until I turn it around and check out the active ingredients👏🏼

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Repeat, and make it a daily habit.

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I’m really thankful @thriveglobal brought this official day to my attention. For some positivity, check out the full article… there’s a quote from yours truly:

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You remind me that KINDNESS is CONTAGIOUS.

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