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April 15, 2023
More is better. Go big or home go home. These are the types of adages that have become gospel in the selling of most products today, including skincare. There is a time when high concentration skincare works, and there are times when a high concentration of an active ingredient may too much for your particular skin type.
So, let me ask you a quick question before we get started. Have you ever used a skincare product from the drugstore that was touted as having a higher concentration of a “active ingredient” only to find that your skin breaks out or becomes irritated when you use it? Most of us have, so there is no shame in raising your hand for that question.
The key to the concentration level of any product is to make sure it matches with your particular skin type. We want the highest possible concentration that will deliver the best results. For skincare, that means removing age spots, protecting the skin, and fighting back against Father Time as much as possible WITHOUT irritating your skin.
For an easier understanding, think about how much salt you put in your sauce. With no salt, it tastes bland. It gets better as you approach the optimum level, but if you go too heavy on the salt, the sauce becomes inedible. Only in skincare, rather than tossing the sauce out and starting over, you could irritate your skin and get the exact opposite if what you desired.
Know Your Skin Type
The type of skin you have plays a significant role in the concentration levels your skin can handle. For instance, dry and sensitive skin care types cannot handle the high concentration actives that oily skin can handle. The former have more fragile skin barriers, which could result in red, irritated skin that we discussed prior.
Sometimes Less is More
When you are buying skincare products, rather than focusing on high concentrations, look at the formula and how the skincare products perform. For instance, if you have a skincare product that releases over time, it may be more ideal for dry or sensitive skin than for oily skin.
We should also note, the formulations and concentration of skincare ingredients also impact the pricing, which is why you may seem some MD formulated skincare that costs significantly more than what you are able to get at your local CVS. Chances are, the MD formulated skincare are for very specific skin types rather than one-size-fits-all formula that most of these bigger brands try to satisfy.
To see the Mao Radiance complete skincare line, please click here. And, if you have any questions about the products that would work best for your specific skin type, please feel free to use our contact form and a member of our team will get back to you.