How to Find the Perfect Cream
Creams can make or break your skin, as if you don’t get this part of our routine right, they can break you out, irritate, keep you feeling dry, or let you age prematurely by not reaching deep enough in the skin to stimulate your collagen.
Creams are essential to skin health, and great because they’re so versatile. They help your skin to retain moisture, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and can help give a beautiful glow. Aside from hydration, medical‑grade creams contain amazing actives that can help lighten pigmentation, repair your skin, and more.
Let’s dive into the 10 amazing creams I have in my Skin Saint line so you can figure out what’s best for you!
Great for: Aging, Dry, Combination, Redness
Looking for a thicker cream to really pack in the moisture? This antioxidant moisturizer combines the strongest antioxidants to help reverse and prevent visible aging changes, as well as make dry skin a thing of the past. Peptides and brighteners visibly improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and age spots.
- Helps provide protection from UV as well as many pollutants that contribute to premature aging
- Brightens skin and evens skin tone, making it an excellent moisturizer to help combat hyperpigmentation
- Firms and hydrates skin with advanced peptides
Great for: Aging, Dry
This cream is an absolute must-have! This ‘Fountain of Youth’ moisturizer refines your skin as it moisturizes, and turns back the clock. This cream helps stimulate elastin, smooth fine lines, tighten, firm, and fortify moisture-deficient skin. It stimulates, protects, and extends the life of the skin’s stem cells, which promote a younger-looking appearance. You’ll see that it also increases the skin’s ability to absorb and maintain moisture for less noticeable fine lines and wrinkles!
- In 42 days see an increase in elasticity by 25% and firmness by 28%
- Strengthens cohesion between layers of the skin for a firmer appearance
- Preserves and maintains the lipid barrier for smoother, softer skin
- Increases keratin production to protect damaged or stressed skin
Great for: Oily, Combination, Redness
This gel-cream is formulated to improve the appearance of blemish-prone or sensitive skin, while it stops aging. A clarifying cocktail of Niacinamide, Azelaic Acid, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, and Alpha Arbutin improves skin texture, tone, and red blotchiness. Niacinamide boosts collagen synthesis and the production of ceramides to help the functional and structural integrity of the skin barrier.
- Targets and relaxes muscle contractions that cause the expression of wrinkles
- Reduces the severity of fine lines
- Lighten and brightens dark spots for anti‑aging results
- Helps stop the growth of skin bacteria that causes acne and keeps pores clean
Great for: Dry, Combination, Pigment, Sensitive
Reclaim your glow with my Brilliance cream! Elevate skin clarity and resilience with this melanin inhibiting and rejuvenating cream. Powerful illuminating peptides and actives balance and regulate clarity. This silky cream also contains stem cells, which offer cellular longevity-enhancing benefits.
- Inhibits the production of melanin that causes dark spots and age spots
- Illuminating peptides balance and ignite clarity and uniformity of tone
- Improves skin texture and protects collagen from wrinkles
- Promote even pigmentation
Great for: Sensitive, Reactive, Dry, Combination, Redness
Protect your skin with the one and only Defencell Cream. This desensitizing cream offers exceptional hydration and skin conditioning benefits to those who experience sensitivity, redness, and feelings of tightness. A peptide‑rich formula contains a wide range of natural source actives, which focus on typical concerns that result from diminished barrier function, environmental aggression, and allergenic‑prone skin.
- Soothes skin, decreases redness, and relieves itch associated with sunburn, scratches, bug bites, etc.
- Maintains skin health and activates the reabsorption of bruising
- Regulates skin’s oil production
Great for: Post Procedural, Dry, Compromised, Sensitive
Does your skin need rescuing? I’ve got you! This specially formulated cream contains cactus and yeast extracts with special low molecular weight peptides to significantly reduce irritation caused by AHAs and Retinoids. The formula works by down-regulating the most important signaling molecule enzymes in inflammation, leaving you with soothed skin and less redness and irritation. Coconut extract restores the skin’s barrier function to help the skin retain its natural structure.
Pro tip: use with your acids or retinoids after they have fully absorbed for at least 5 minutes.
- Increases skin’s moisture level by 150% after 24 hours and 95% after four weeks
- Reduces stinging and irritation from AHAs and retinoids
- Increases firmness and elasticity
- Decreases Trans‑Epidermal Water Loss by 17%
- Contains smart sugar that improves cell communication for reducing stinging from AHAs and retinoids and increases Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF)
Great for: Aging, Pigment
Make your dreams come true with my Saint C Dream Cream! This intensive brightening cream is a treatment cream that can be used under a moisturizer, or used as a stand alone product for your neck, chest, hands, and legs. Contains 20% L‑ascorbic acid to even out skin tone, lessen age spots and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Brightens and evens skin tone by preventing and reversing the appearance of photo‑ and environmental damage
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production
- Increases skin smoothness and luminosity
Great for: Aging, Elasticity, Dry, Combination
This unique and creative formulation, containing a synergetic anti‑aging technology, featuring human growth factors, a peptide complex, antioxidants and other skin‑restorative ingredients. These combat against signs of aging, enhance the production of collagen and elastin, and rejuvenate the skin. Ascorbic acid inhibits the tyrosinase activity, protects against UVA/UVB damage and reduces melanin synthesis by up to 80% Other elements also replenish the skin’s fatty acids needed to hydrate the skin, leaving it soft, smooth and restoring its youthful appearance.
- Powerful antioxidants and radical scavengers protect the skin surface lipids from oxidative stress and strengthen the skin barrier function
- Smooths and blurs the appearance of vertical wrinkles after only 7 days
- Tripeptide complex present uniquely mimics the human body’s own mechanism to produce collagen
- Up to 76% increase in collagen level within the skin
- Improves overall appearance of skin complexion and firmness
Great for: Aging, Dry, Combination, Sensitive
Enjoy this superfruit antioxidant right cream that contains age-defying peptides and skin conditioning agents. Recommended for most skin types, this lightweight moisturizer helps to firm the dermal scaffold, stimulate collagen synthesis and boost resilience. This powerful moisturizer contains the highest naturally occurring vitamin C and offers anti‑bacterial, anti‑viral, anti‑fungal, and anti‑inflammatory benefits.
- Boosts elasticity, firmness, and radiance of skin for a more youthful appearance
- Stimulates collagen and strengthens connective tissue
- Packed with antioxidants to limit the production of free radicals, which damage skin cells
Try It Yourself!
Ready to give these beauties a try? Head over to theskinsaint.com to find them all! And don’t forget my amazing kits like the one below if you’re looking for a more comprehensive routine.