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Top 10 VANICREAM SKIN CARE PRODUCTS - Dr Dray

Dr. Dray – Top 10 Vanicream Skin Care Products

Dr. Dray – Top 10 Vanicream Skin Care Products

 

Looking for simple yet effective skincare? Look no further! Dr. Dray has you covered with some of the best products offered by Vanicream. We all love cute packaging, I am no exception, those cute, colorful bottles with attractive patterns and sparkles, oh yes! Gimme it! However, it is more important to compromise on the bottles and focus on the product that is inside the bottle. All that glitters is not gold, and that is the lesson that we learn again and again by watching dermatologist Dr. Dray’s videos. Prefer to see Dr. Dray’s original video? Click Here for the link.

Some of the best skin care products seem to be found in the simple packaging that we often overlook because they are not shiny enough. Vanicream with its plain but neat blue and white packaging is one such skin care brand that is but should not be overlooked. Dr. Dray recommends some of the best skincare products offered by Vanicream.

Note: The inserted images from amazon are for your benefit and mine. They give you a better idea of the products I talk about; and if you use my link to make any purchase, I make a small commission from Amazon as part of their Amazon Affiliates Program.

Top 10 Gems by Vanicream as Recommended by Dermatologist Dr. Dray

 

1. Vanicream Z Bar

This is a cleansing bar that helps with dermatitis, rosacea etc. It is gentle, anti-inflammatory. This nondrying cleanser can be used daily for any skin type.

8 Best Oil Cleansers and Cleansing Balms – Recommended by Dr. Dray, Click Here! 

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2. Vanicream Antiperspirant

Most antiperspirants can be drying and irritating. Most of them have fragrance which is something that leads to a lot of allergic reactions. This antiperspirant by Vanicream is safe to use. Use it to your arm pits at nighttime before going to bed, not in the morning. This reduces sweat from the arm pits by trickling down to your skin. The rate of sweat outpour is minimum at night, which is what makes this product work.

3. Vanicream Aluminum Free Deodorant

This is a good option for people who are easily irritated by aluminum. This deodorant is an aluminum free, gel formula. This is moisturizing and helps remove sweat off the surface of the skin. It will not reduce sweat outflow like the Vanicream Antiperspirant.

4. Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream

This is a thick moisturizing cream for regions with dry weather. People with extremely dry skin, rosacea, or eczema will benefit the most from this moisturizing cream. This cream will probably not work for you if you live in humid regions, because it is pretty heavy. Like any other body moisturizer, this one can also be used on the face, but keep in mind that it is a very thick formula, so the effectiveness of this as a face cream, will depend on how dry or oily your skin is.

Top 10 Moisturizers recommended by Dermatologist Dr. Dray – Click Here! 

5. Vanicream Lotion

This product is a water-based lotion, more fast absorbing. It is more light weight than the moisturizing cream. This makes it more suitable for skin maintenance. It will not help as much for specific skin conditions that can be addressed by the thick cream. However, this is a good lotion to maintain hydration levels in your skin, and for daily use.

6. Vanicream Daily Facial Moisturizer

This has hyaluronic acid, a humectant that helps hold on to water in the skin. Ceramides can also help reduce some of the burden of UV damage from the sun. This product adds a healthy glow to the skin. Great to use in the morning underneath your sunscreen.

7. Vanicream Facial Cleanser

This a low risk, gentle cleanser. Reduces the dirt, pollutants from the skin. This cleanser is good for people with sensitive skin or eczema.

8. Vanicream Gentle Body Wash

Dr. Dray warns against using too much body wash, however it is still important to wash your body on areas with skin folds, and to remove sweat, dirt and for people with specific skin conditions. This is a no nonsense body wash that is a good one to try out.

I have a post about Top 10 Dr. Dray recommended Body Washes and Body Bars. Click here for that! 

9. Vanicream Lip Protectant Sunscreen

This mineral sunscreen for the lips, will leave a white cast but it is a good one. Lips are skin, and like all other skin, lips need sun protection too. The white cast fades quickly and will give a pinky glow to your lips. It can also be used on your eyelids to protect those delicate babies from the sun too!

10. Vanicream Mineral Sunscreen

This water-resistant mineral sunscreen also leaves a cast like any other water-resistant mineral sunscreen. You can always use a tinted moisturizer or foundation on top if the white cast bothers you. This leaves your face feeling shiny, so if you like that, this is a good one to try out. Safe to use around your eyes, this sunscreen is very moisturizing, and you will not have a problem with sunscreens drying your skin out. If you notice that sunscreens sting or burn you, do try this one out.

Top 16 Sunscreen recommendations by Dr. Dray – Click here! 

Wrapping Up

Vanicream has several other wonderful products but this is Dermatologist Dr. Dray’s top 10 list, so not every product makes the cut. The ten products mentioned here are her favorites and worth trying out.

DERMATOLOGIST DR. DRAY’S AM & PM SKINCARE ROUTINES – STEP BY STEP (with Product Recommendations)

DERMATOLOGIST DR. DRAY’S AM & PM SKINCARE ROUTINES – STEP BY STEP (with Product Recommendations)

DERMATOLOGIST DR. DRAY’S AM & PM SKINCARE ROUTINES – STEP BY STEP

 

Dermatologist Dr. Dray recommends keeping skincare routines minimalistic, less is more when it comes to skincare, however, it is crucial to never be stingy with sunscreen. The essential skincare products are necessary to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy. Let’s be honest, when it comes to skincare, most of us just wing it, which is why it is useful to see what a board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Dray not only recommends to her clients, but also follows herself every day.

If you prefer the video format, here is Dr. Dray’s original skincare routine video. 

Dr. Dray’s PM Skincare Routine

In general, we are tempted to ignore skincare at night and focus more on our morning skincare routine. It is important to remember that our skin rests, rejuvenates and heals itself at night, when our whole body, mind and soul are at ease. Hence, it is a better practice to concentrate more on your nighttime skincare routine than the daytime skincare routine. Likewise, dermatologist Dr. Dray has a more elaborate PM skincare routine.

Note: The inserted images from amazon are for your benefit and mine. They give you a better idea of the products I talk about; and if you use my link to make any purchase, I make a small commission from Amazon as part of their Amazon Affiliates Program.

Now let’s get into it!

1. The Double Cleanse Method – Step 1 – Cleansing Oil, Cleansing Balm

People seem to think that cleansing the face is not necessary at night if you do not wear makeup. However, hopefully you are wearing a sunscreen, and reapplying it throughout the day. Sunscreen needs to be cleansed too. It is invisible, but it is still makeup, it is still cosmetic, and it needs to be washed off before you get into bed at night.

Dermatologist Dr. Dray prefers nighttime showers, and before getting in the shower she uses an oil cleanser to break up the film of water-resistant sunscreen from her face. This will also help makeup wearers disrupt the film of makeup, dirt, or sweat from the skin as well.

A lot of people gravitate to using makeup wipes, makeup removers, micellar water, and the likes but Dr. Dray prefers using a cleansing oil, because using the other methods will require you to rub the skin a lot more than using a cleansing oil. Being gentle on your skin is the best thing you can do for it to make it look healthy and happy forever.

The Cleansing Oil Dr. Dray uses and recommends is the Neutrogena Body Oil. Yes, body oils are safe to be used on your face as well. It is oil, and that is the main thing to remember here.

If you are interested in other Cleansing Oil and Cleansing balm recommendations by Dr. Dray, click here. I have an entire blog post dedicated to her top favorite Cleansing oils and Cleansing balms. Pick your favorite and move on to Step 2.

Click here for some Neutrogena Favorites by Dr. Dray

 

2. The Double Cleanse Method – Step 2 – Cleanser

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Dr. Dray gently rubs the cleansing oil on her face and neck, getting the mascara off, sunscreen off, and then runs her face under the shower. This process will remove most of the stuff from your skin. This is followed by step 2, which is to wash your face, and the remaining cleansing oil on your face with a gentle cleanser. The one dermatologist Dr. Dray recommends is the CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser. Just spread it on your face neck, in gentle circles and that is all the exfoliating your skin requires. No need for the extra scrubbing or exfoliants.

Here are top CeraVe products recommended by Dr. Dray.

 

3. Body Wash


Now that we have the face covered, the next step is the rest of your body. Dr. Dray recommends cleansing your body specifically in areas you have skin folds, or areas that are soiled or sweaty, or body washes that are targeted towards skin conditions like acne, rosacea, etc. Typically, body washes have too much soap, which is not ideal for the skin, as it strips the skin of its natural moisturizers and causes dryness, irritation, and in some cases, even allergies.

The body wash Dr. Dray recommends is another gem by CeraVe. The CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser. Yes, it is okay to use face washes as a body wash. Peroxyl’s Benzoyl Peroxide Wash is another recommendation. Benzoyl Peroxide is anti-inflammatory, anti-acne. Just apply this to your skin folds, leave it on for a few minutes and rinse it off. The anti-bacterial properties will also help with body odor.

The CeraVe body wash is also a great one!

Wondering which other body cleansers and bar soaps Dermatologist Dr. Dray recommends? Do not worry! Here is a list of her top picks!

 

4. Body Moisturizer

Next, Dr. Dray does not use towels to dry herself. She uses a cotton tee shirt to wrap her hair up while still in the shower, this makes sure that most of the water from the shower has dripped off. On the damp skin, she uses a moisturizer or a lotion. Moisturizers work best when applied to the skin while it is still damp. Always, always follow a body wash with a body moisturizer.

Here are some other amazing moisturizer recommendations by Dr. Dray.

5. Facial Moisturizer

After moisturizing the body, Dr. Dray gets out and stands on a bamboo bath mat, which makes quite a difference. A bamboo bathmat makes a huge difference, as they do not harbor mold, they last a lot longer and are easy to clean. This is where she follows up with a facial moisturizer. The one she recommends is Cetaphil Redness Relieving Night Moisturizer.

Here are some of Dr. Dray’s top Cetaphil Products for skincare.

 

6. Lip Ointment

After moisturizing the face and the body, Dermatologist Dr. Dray recommends a lip ointment. Yes, Lips are skin and need some love too. CeraVe Healing Ointment is a good one for anybody with lips. You can use it on any part of your body that is dry, like elbows and knees.

 

7. Retinols and Tretinoin

This step is not for everybody, but if you are someone who uses retinols, or Vitamin A, this is when you should apply it. It is best to put these on at night, as many forms of Vitamin A degrade with exposure to sunlight. Tretinoin is prescription only, but there are over the counter products as well. Differin Gel is the most popular one of those. Neutrogena’s Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream is another great product.

If you are looking for a list of Dr. Dray recommended retinols, click here!

 

8. SLEEP – Non-Negotiable

Last but not the least is going to sleep. Sleep is the most important step that helps your skin. Adequate sleep is a must for good healthy skin. 8 hours of high-quality sleep is highly recommended.

 

Dr. Dray’s AM Skincare Routine

 

AM SKINCARE ROUTINE STEP 1  – SUNSCREEN

As mentioned before, Dr. Dray’s morning skincare routine is not as elaborate as her PM skincare routine. This is simply because, our favorite dermatologist is quite busy in the morning and does the bare minimum. She does not wash her face in the morning, and just starts the day with the most important part of skincare. SUNSCREEN!

Washing your face in the morning is not necessary but it depends on personal preference. If you like washing your face in the morning, go ahead.

Dr. Dray encourages everybody to film themselves while wearing sunscreen, just so you know which parts you usually forget to put sunscreen on – around the eyes, nose, neck, sides of the face are areas that are usually skipped.

A Few Great Sunscreens to Try

1. Image Prevention Daily Ultimate Protection SPF 50

Combination sunscreen, meaning it has a mineral active ingredient and some chemical active ingredients for maximum protection.

2. Coppertone Defend & Care Oil Free SPF 50

This one is water resistant, so it is perfect for hot and humid days.

 

3. Eucerin Daily Hydration Cream SPF 30

This is a great choice for the body, areas that are exposed to the sun should also have sunscreen, so do not forget that. It is a good idea to wear sun protective clothing, hats, sunglasses, etc. for maximum protection from the sun.

 

4. Eucerin Daily Hydration Hand Cream SPF 30

Sunscreen needs to be reapplied throughout the day, so here is another option to protect your hands. This hand cream is moisturizing and has SPF in it, especially after washing your hands.

5. Vanicream Lip Protectant

Lips are often overlooked, but lips are skin and need sun protection. This one is a great one that Dr. Dray highly recommends.

Looking for a list of sunscreens suggested by Dr. Dray, click here for the post!

 

AM SKINCARE ROUTINE STEP 2 – MASCARA

This one is not skincare related, but since we are talking about Dermatologist Dr. Dray’s morning routine, I felt the need to mention it. She uses a mascara, as the only beauty product, and recommends Maybelline’s Colossal in the shade Glam Black.

Wrapping Up

Different skin, different requirements, but seeing what a board-certified dermatologist does to ensure her skin is taken care of is useful. You can add or subtract the steps according to your preference but if you take one thing away from this post, it should be that sunscreens and moisturizers are crucial, and must not be ignored. The rest can follow.

Stay safe and keep your mind and skin calm!

The best aveeno products - Dermatologist Dr. Dray

Top 11 Aveeno Products – Recommended by Dermatologist Dr. Dray

DR DRAY RECOMMENDATIONS – TOP 11 AVEENO SKIN CARE PRODUCTS

 

You know a brand is wonderful, when a board-certified dermatologist, like Dr. Dray uses and recommends it. Aveeno uses colloidal oatmeal and oats in all its skincare products. Oats are proven to be useful in the treatment of a lot of different skin conditions.

The Benefits of Oats in Skincare

  1. Oats are rich in Lipids: Help in nourishing skin barrier.
  2. Oats contain antioxidants: Useful in reducing inflammation and irritation.
  3. Oats have a natural cleansing property to them: Useful for people with sensitive skin, as oats cleanse the skin without stripping the skin barrier.
  4. Oats are rich in compounds that soothe inflammation, irritation.
  5. Oats reduce symptoms of itch.
  6. Oats are also great to incorporate into your diet.

Note: The inserted images from amazon are for your benefit and mine. They give you a better idea of the products I talk about; and if you use my link to make any purchase, I make a small commission from Amazon as part of their Amazon Affiliates Program.

Looking for the most essential skincare products? Find out what the 5 holy grail products are for Dermatologist Dr. Dray. Click here for the list!

The Best Aveeno Products as Recommended by Dermatologist Dr. Dray

1. Aveeno Soothing Colloidal Bath Treatment

This is to be put in the bath, this product is phenomenal for people with eczema or those battling poison ivy. It does not sting; it is soothing and gently cleanses the skin. Alternatively, this bath treatment can also be used as a face mask, just soak one of the packets into some water and use it as a face mask. It can be used before shaving as well. It lathers the skin and helps soften the skin.

Dermatologist Dr. Dray recommendations

 

2. Aveeno Therapeutic Shave Gel

Since we are talking about shaving, let’s talk about this fantastic shave gel by Aveeno. This is fragrance free, which is hard to find in the wonderful world of shaving. The ingredients in this will help you avoid knicks and bumps while shaving.

3. Aveeno Moisturizing Bar Soap

This affordable bar soap can be used on the face, the body and it is a mega gentle cleanser that can be used by people with sensitive skin as well.

4. Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash

If you prefer body washes to bar soaps, this is a good option for you to try. This cleanses, soothes and reliefs itchy skin. This body wash is gentle enough to use as a face wash.

Dr. Dray Recommendations

5. Aveeno Ultra-Calming Nourishing Night Cream

Moisturizing is a crucial step in anybody’s skin care routine. This moisturizer by Aveeno is a good one to check out if you have very dry skin, or mature skin.

6. Aveeno Calm+Restore Oat Gel Moisturizer

Heavy moisturizers scare you off? Then dermatologist Dr. Dray has a great recommendation for you. Dr. Dray raves about this moisturizer by Aveeno. This will work for you if you have oily skin and prefer a gentle, light weight moisturizer. It is soothing, absorbs quickly and does a great job moisturizing your skin. This has oat oil in it, which adds more lipids into the skin. This product is the one to try out if you have sensitive skin and fear trying new products.

This one is also rosacea friendly!

7. Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Facial Moisturizer: SPF 30

No Dr. Dray favorites video is going to be without a sunscreen recommendation. After all that is the most important part of your daily skin care routine, or at least it should be. Are you still not using a sunscreen? What are you waiting for? Have oily, greasy skin and think that you do not need sun protection? Think again! This was me two years ago, and trust me, it is better to start sunscreen today than tomorrow. Do not trust me? That is fine too…Just trust a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Dray.

I know I went on a little tangent there, okay back to the product. This is a mineral sunscreen, it has a cast, so if you have a deeper skin tone, that is something to keep in mind. It is non greasy, does not make your skin shiny, it is good for acne, eczema, rosacea, and other dry skin conditions. Oh and it is a moisturizer as well! Always a plus!

You can never have enough sunscreens, it is always required in your skincare routine, looking for the best sunscreen recommendations? I have a post about that – Top 16 sunscreens as recommended by dermatologist Dr. Dray. 

8. Aveeno Repairing Cica Hand Masks and Aveeno Repairing Cica Foot Masks

These are great to soak your hands or feet into it. Great for a spa night. Great to relax while watching Netflix. Great to gift others or use yourself when you need a relaxed night at home.

9. Aveeno Cracked Skin Relief

This one is a dupe to the Cica Hand and Foot Masks. A more environment friendly option. Just apply this to your hands and feet, and put on some cotton socks, or gloves for super soft, hydrated, and happy skin.

10. Aveeno Eczema Therapy Daily Moisturizing Cream

This has colloidal oatmeal and ceramides. This is a great cream for maintaining skin barrier, it is good for everyday moisturizing. Can be used on the face as well as the body. There is no niacinamide, so if you are someone who finds that niacinamide stings your skin, this is a good product to try out. Gentle, hydrating, soothing and effective. Dermatologist Dr. Dray often recommends this to people with eczema.

11. Aveeno Eczema Therapy Itch Relief Balm

If you find that your skin barrier is greatly impaired. If you have red, peeling, itchy, oozing skin, a balm is a great option to try out. These conditions happen when there is an eczema flare, or suffering from wind burn, or too many cosmetic peels. Irritated skin requires a balm or an ointment. A greasy balm option like this one is a fantastic choice for extremely dry skin conditions.

This can be used on the face, neck, hands, feet, basically anywhere on your body.

 

Wrapping Up – Great for Diabetics as well!

Another thing worth mentioning is that while helping people with eczema, rosacea, these products are also suitable to people with diabetes. People with diabetes are prone to slow wound healing, and poor circulation, especially in the lower parts of the body. Feet, particularly are prone to dryness in diabetics. So it great to consider using a thick moisturizer on the feet, like the Aveeno Eczema Balm, and put on socks to protect your feet, and do a happy dance!

These posts are for skin care enthusiasts who prefer to read, but if you would rather watch the video format, here is dermatologist Dr. Dray’s original video about The Best Aveeno Products. 

Dr. Dray Recommendations

Top 11 Neutrogena Skin Care Products – Recommended by Dr. Dray

Top 11 Neutrogena Skin Care Products – Recommended by Dr. Dray

 

Hello beautiful people! Our favorite dermatologist Dr. Dray strikes again! Neutrogena is one of the biggest skin care brands in the United States, and across the world. Neutrogena has been around for several decades and most of us have at some point or another used at least one of the products offered by the brand. So, it is great that Dr. Dray dermatologist came up with some of the best skin care products by Neutrogena, this would help you next time you are looking for some amazing skin care products to add to your daily routine.

Note: The inserted images from amazon are for your benefit and mine. They give you a better idea of the products I talk about; and if you use my link to make any purchase, I make a small commission from Amazon as part of their Amazon Affiliates Program.

 

Neutrogena’s Top 10 Skin Care Products

Lets just get right into it:

1Clear Face Break-Out Free Sunscreen SPF 30
2Sensitive Skin Face Liquid Sunscreen SPF 50
3Oil Free Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin
4Norwegian Formula Hand Cream (Fragrance Free)
5Hydro Boost Extra Dry Sensitive Skin Hyaluronic Acid Gel Cream
6Oil Free Acne Wash
7Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream
8Body Oil Light Sesame Formula
9Anti Residue Shampoo
10T/Salm Therapeutic Shampoo

1. Neutrogena Clear Face Break-Out Free Sunscreen SPF 30:

This chemical sunscreen is ideal for us oily skin, acne prone people. It is fragrance free. This product also has an SPF 50 version, but Dr. Dray mentions the SPF 50 burns her skin, but probably if your skin is more tolerant you could give that one a try. This non-greasy, absorbent formula is great for people who are weary of using sunscreen because it makes them feel like a frying pan.

Dr. Dray recommended sunscreen

 

If you use only one skin care product, let it be a sunscreen!

 

2. Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Face Liquid Sunscreen SPF 50:

The first one is a chemical-based sunscreen, while this one is a mineral sunscreen. It has SPF 50 and great for people with more sensitive skin. The ingredients in this sunscreen do not burn or sting your face. It is water resistant, it is not super drying, it is safe to use around your eyes. Yes, your eye lids need that beautiful SPF protection as well! It is light weight.

Unlike chemical sunscreens, this one leaves a white cast on the face. People with deeper skin tones might not enjoy that. However, it is great to use under makeup. It has a matt finish, and the white cast will be covered with makeup.

 

3. Oil Free Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin:

This product can be used for anybody with oily, acne prone skin. It is fragrance free, non-greasy. Dr. Dray recommends this to patients who use topical acne medications that can be drying. It prevents dryness and irritation. Give it a try.

 

4. Norwegian Formula Hand Cream (Fragrance Free):

Do not forget your hands, we are all dealing with dry hands, especially with the increase in use of hand sanitizers and washing of hands. You need to moisturize those hands! This hand cream absorbs quickly, it has a thick consistency, and it will provide a heathy hydration to those over washed hands.

5. Hydro Boost Extra Dry Sensitive Skin Hyaluronic Acid Gel Cream:

Like I said, if you are going to use one skin care product, let it be a sunscreen, and if you are going to add a second product to your skin care routine, it needs to be a moisturizer.

This product is instant hydration for your skin. Dr. Dray suggests using this product under your eyes, as an eye cream. It can be used under other moisturizers as a spot treatment for areas that require more focused hydration. It can temporarily help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. You need a tiny amount of this, so this jar will last you a long time. Use it on your neck as well.

 

Looking to include Retinol to your skincare routine? Here is a list of top 5 retinol products, recommended by Dr. Dray. 

Dr. Dray’s Honorary Mentions 

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream:

Dr. Dray recommends using body moisturizers, sunscreens on the face as well. It is usually more value for money. This is one such product.

 

Hydro Boost Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Serum:

The ingredients in this product are great and worth a try.

 

6. Oil Free Acne Wash:

This product has salicylic acid, which is an excellent ingredient for those with acne prone, oily skin. I have used and loved this product. However, after watching Dr. Dray’s video I realized the correct way of using this is to leave it on the face for a few minutes before rinsing off.

This cleanser will work well even if you do not have acne, it helps exfoliate the skin, and helps with enlarged pores as well. Of course, like any other skin care product to be effective, you need to be consistent with it. Yes, yes CONSISTENCY, adding a dash of that to my cart. 2021, lets do it!

Note that this product has fragrance in it, but as Dr. Dray dermatologist points out. Fragrance is more problematic when using leave on products, like moisturizers and sunscreens. If you are going to wash the product off, a little fragrance will not do you harm, so it is okay to have fragrance in cleansers.

 

A word of Advice –

Salicylic Acid Cleansers should not be used around your mouth, eyes, or neck. The skin in those areas is more sensitive and it can cause irritation.

 

7. Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream (The Fragrance-Free Version):

Are you looking for a good over the counter retinol for anti-aging purposes? Neutrogena makes one of the best products in this category, that will help reduce the look of wrinkles and fine lines. They have one with fragrance, but as mentioned, this is a leave on product, so go for the fragrance-free version.

This product has an instant brightening, hydrating and smoothing effect. It is a retinol so over time you will notice peeling and some irritation as a side effect, long term use of this product will subside the peeling and irritation.

Do not use around the eyes!

8. Neutrogena Body Oil Light Sesame Formula:

This fragrance-free oil is great to use as an oil cleanser to remove water resistant sunscreen and that pesky mascara, that refuses to go without a few eye lashes. This oil will help with that problem. This product is also great for people with dry skin, just put a few drops of this oil to the bath water and it will help anybody with eczema or dry skin.

 

Hair Care Products – Top 2 by Neutrogena

 

9. Neutrogena Anti Residue Shampoo:

This is a clarifying shampoo, to be used once a week. This shampoo is perfect for people who use a lot of hair care products, like gels, mouses, creams, dry shampoo. I would say it is a fantastic shampoo for us curly haired girls, our curls just need that gel! Hence, also a good clarifying shampoo that will help take care of that product build up.

 

10. Neutrogena T/Salm Therapeutic Shampoo:

This shampoo is great for scalp care. This shampoo has 3% salicylic acid and is great for anybody who has an oily scalp, scalp dandruff, bumps in the scalp or build up on the scalp. Do not use it on the hair strands, lather it to the scalp, massage it in, let it sit for a few minutes and wash it off. You do not need to apply this product down to the rest of the hair.

Both the hair products are safe for color treated hair.

11. Neutrogena Stubborn Marks PM Retinol Treatment:

This is a new retinol product in the market. Dr. Dray recently recommended this in one of her instagram posts as one of the best drugstore retinol products. The sustained action retinol in this Neutrogena product is a slow release encapculated retinol, that is clinically tested on actual patients. This one gets a thumbs up by our favrite dermatologist and one worth trying if you’re looking for an affordable retinol product.

Wrapping Up

Dr. Dray videos are great for anybody who wishes to improve the skin, and well, who does not want beautiful skin?! Here is her original video. The point of these blog posts is simply to spread her word, and to help anybody who prefers to read, it is useful to have all the info on one page. Feel free to take a screenshot of the table that I have on this page. You can refer to it next time you are looking for some amazing skin care products that actually work.

Looking for ways to have a more relaxed year? I have a post about this, these are 7 areas to focus on for peace of mind. 

Wishing everybody a very happy, healthy and a stress free 2021!

Dr. Dray's Must Have Amazon Products for Sensitive Skin

Must Have Amazon Products for Sensitive Skin – Recommended by Dr. Dray

Must Have Amazon Products for Sensitive Skin – Recommended by Dr. Dray

 

Are you afraid to try new products because you never know what your skin might hate and act out in anger at your experimentation? Do you frequently deal with acne flare ups, inflammation, bacterial infections, fungal infections, Rosacea, eczema?

Well my friend, you have sensitive skin, but do not worry, I have you covered! Well, YouTube’s favorite dermatologist Dr. Dray has you covered, and I am happy to be a messenger. After all, good skin is your right, and good skin care a requirement.

Here I am with another helpful blog about skin care must haves, straight from Dr. Dray’s YouTube Channel. These products are specially designed for people with sensitive skin. All products mentioned in this post are hypochlorous sprays. It is not bleach!

Hypochlorous is a compound that our immune system makes and uses to kill bacteria, viruses, and fungal infections. According to Dr. Dray this compound is used to sterilize hospitals and ironically is absolutely safe to use on the skin, not only is it great to kill bacteria, but it is also non-irritating and gentle enough for sensitive skin or rosacea prone skin. It does not burn or sting, it is anti-inflammatory, it helps people with acne and will not dry out your skin, like benzoyl peroxide does.

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Here is another post about some of Dr. Dray’s best Retinol recommendations 

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1. SkinSmart Antimicrobial Facial Cleanser

Amazon Products for Sensitive Skin - Dr. DrayAs mentioned above this facial cleanser is a hypochlorous spray and can help with many skin conditions. I have named a few below. It is also helpful, especially now that many people are dealing with acne caused because of masks, just spray some on your face and you are good to go on the go.

Do you wear makeup? These products can also be used on your makeup brushes to disinfect them. Our makeup brushes, as useful as they are with our makeup application, are also magnets to viruses and bacteria. Frequent washing of makeup brushes is a must, and after washing, spray  this product on them to get rid of any remaining bacterial on your makeup brushes, that might cause skin problems on contact.

In a nutshell, this product will help you if you are dealing with any of the following skin conditions:

  • Face or Body Acne: Even though it says facial cleanser on the bottle, it is still safe to use on your body.
  • Rosacea
  • Eczema
  • Skin Inflammation
  • Bacterial Folliculitis

2. SkinSmart Antimicrobial Daily Foot Cleanser

As the name suggests this hypochlorous foot spray is great for foot hygiene. Dealing with smelly feet? Here is the answer to that! The most common reason for smelly feet is sweat, it can be trapped between the toes due to socks, or shoes or simply warmer temperatures.

This foot spray helps get rid of the bacteria that causes the feet to sweat and in turn reduces the odor that is caused by that sweat. Dr. Dray also says that this spray will help with fungal infections on feet or toenails. It is not a treatment for foot fungus, but it helps to spray this consistently on your feet to reduce fungal infections.

Dr. Dray recommends keeping this SkinSmart Antimicrobial Foot Cleansing spray in your gym bag and spraying it on your feet before you put on your shoes and socks to disinfect your feet.

If any of these products are unavailable on amazon, just purchase the SmartSkin Facial Cleanser and feel free to use it for all sensitive skin needs. The ingredients are all the same, with different packaging! 

 

3. SkinSmart Antimicrobial Eczema Therapy

Dr. Dray recommends this brand to her patients and viewers but she also enlightens us that while the packaging is different for various products they offer, and they market the different products to different consumers with various skin conditions, it is good to know that the ingredients are the same for all the products they offer.

This means that if you purchase the SkinSmart foot spray, it is perfectly fine to use it on your face, or body. Likewise, if you buy the SkinSmart Facial Cleanser, it will work just the same on your feet, arms, legs, makeup brushes, body.

 

The targeting different consumers is simply good marketing sense, after all, people will eczema are always looking for products with the word written on the label.

Hence, this product by the brand is also available. I suppose seeing the word on the product packaging also helps psychologically. It is like assurance that we are reaching out for the correct product for our skin care needs.

Basically, what I am saying is, this product is like The Flash, he could be The Flash from Earth 1, Earth 2 or Earth 30, he will still be the super hero destroying all the super villains, namely all skin conditions in this case.

P.S: I apologize for my super hero anologies!

4. SkinSmart Antimicrobial Wound Therapy

Here it is, another great product by the brand that focuses on skin injuries. It can be sprayed on wounds to disinfect them; the spray removes the bacteria and helps them heal better. Just a reminder that all products have the same ingredients, they all work the same, they are all effective and give the promised results.

It is up to you, which packaging you prefer, and which label attracts you more, but do not be afraid to use them for all sensitive skin needs.

 

Wrapping Up 

These spray products are fantastic to take with you on the go and do not have easy access to bathrooms. Going camping? Just put one in your bag to spray on yourself and those with you.Even if you do not have skin conditions, I would buy this product just to spray on all my makeup brushes and kill that pesky bacteria! It is a great non-toxic addition to your skin care requirements.

Stress is a major cause for skin problems, especially inflammation and acne, I have several posts that will help you relieve stress and anxiety and bring you a step closer to peace of mind. Find them here!