What Products are Good for My Skin Type?
Cut back on the guesswork and follow our founder Harvard dermatologist-backed advice.
For Oily Skin
Look for products containing lactic acid, citric acid and panthenol. “Lactic acid is excellent for oily, sensitive skin and for treating oiliness and acne in more deeply pigmented skin types,” says Dr. Macrene. "Citric acid is a relatively weak alpha hydroxy acid that I employ in the office for acne peels. It will not actually cause peeling unless used at higher concentrations or long exposure times, yet works well for acne. Panthenol, also known as vitamin B5, is effective for sebum control. I formulated my High Performance Cleanser is formulated with citric acid, panthenol, and green tea extract,to gently yet effectively cleanse, reduce sebum and redness, while maintaining perfect skin balance."
For Dry Skin
Reach for products with hyaluronic acid, but be aware that you need high-grade scientifically-proven forms like the ones Dr. Macrene has selected in order to get results. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, which means it keeps your skin hydrated and plump. As we age, our skin loses hyaluronic acid content which needs to be replenished. Rather than inject hyaluronic acid into the skin with a needle, Dr. Macrene, who is also a world renowned practicing dermatologist, has spent decades working on delivery systems for hyaluronic acid topically.
“I’ve microencapsulated hyaluronic acid for delivery into the skin with the High Performance Face Cream and Lip Filler. If you apply these products twice a day every day throughout the years regardless of age you may replenish and maintain high levels of hyaluronic acid in your skin." says Dr. Macrene.
For Sensitive Skin
Dr. Macrene suggests products containing sunflower extracts and coco-derivatives for those whose skin is red, flaky or irritated. NewBeauty's 10th Annual Beauty Awards honored MACRENE actives' High Performance Face Cream with the award for best moisturizer for sensitive skin. Formulated with essential fatty acids from sunflower extracts and non-comedogenic lipids from jojoba, olive and coco-derivatives, the High Performance Face Cream aids in skin restoration and helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.