Trying to find the right skincare products for your skin type can sometimes be a bit of a ‘hit and miss’. I’ve asked myself many a time: is this product worth the cash? Will it really give me the results it promises? It’s easy to see how you can end up feeling a little intimidated and overwhelmed by the sheer volume of product choices out there. I mean, where does one even begin? Well, with Dermastore, we think!
TBH the customer reviews on Dermastore (or anywhere else for that matter) are actually a really good place to start, too. If I’ve learned anything during my career as a beauty journo, it’s that it’s always worth checking out what other shoppers are raving about — because if a product boasts loads of glowing comments and regularly sells out, then you know you’re probably on the right track.
So, I’ve compiled a list of a few top products on Dermastore with glowing ratings so that you can add the best of the best to your cart.
Try These 10 Dermastore Products That Customers Love:
1. Huxley Deep Cleansing Foam
I personally love this K-beauty brand and I’m using a few of the Huxley products at the moment… this cleanser being one of them. This rich, creamy foaming cleanser will give your pores a deep (gentle) clean… without stripping skin of its natural oils. The key ingredient — Sahara Prickly Pear Seed Oil — contains unique phytochemicals which are super moisturising and it smells amazing!
Best for: Normal or combination skin
Rave review: “I have been using this cleanser for about a month now and I am obsessed! Just the tiniest amount foams up into a creamy rich lather for a full face cleanse, and the product washes off exceptionally well. You are left with skin that feels squeaky clean but soft and nourished to the touch (the perfect balance between giving you a really deep clean without stripping your skin dry) The mild scent is a bonus for me as it adds to the luxurious feel this product brings. It is gentle enough to use as a morning cleanser and works perfectly as the second step in a double cleanse evening routine. Definitely a favourite from the Huxley range.”
Shop Now: Huxley Deep Cleansing Foam, R420
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2. Avène Thermal Spring Water
This hydration mist has a serious following and is often touted as a ‘must-have’ product by beauty gurus around the globe. The low mineral content and neutral pH in this product hydrates, calms and soothes skin, making it perfect for all skin types (even overly sensitive ones). It’s great post-workout when your skin needs a bit of a ‘refresh’.
Best for: Dry and sensitive skin
Rave review: “This is an absolute must-have. No matter your skin type or concern. This product is just so soothing & refreshing.”
Shop Now: Avène Thermal Spring Water 150ml, R195
3. NeoStrata® Bionic Face Cream
Rich ✔️Creamy ✔️Intensely hydrating ✔️This occlusive cream has a bit of a Vaseline-like consistency to it, which helps lock in moisture and protect irritated skin (a solid product choice if you have a compromised skin barrier). You can also use it as a corrective night cream during dry winter months when skin becomes extra dry.
Best for: Dry and sensitive skin
Rave review: “The transition from winter to spring can be tough on my skin, it gets irritated, dry and may even start flaking around the most sensitive areas. This product is great for moisturising my skin (especially overnight) and soothing irritated areas on my face, making the transition between seasons much easier.”
Shop Now: NeoStrata® Bionic Face Cream, R755
4. SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque
The Phyto Corrective Masque contains botanical extracts of cucumber, thyme and olive to soothe, hydrate and reduce redness. Its intensive cooling and calming properties make it a great masking option if really battle with dry or reactive skin.
Best for: Red, Rosacea-prone skin
Rave review: “This is a miracle product. I’ve suffered from skin rashes and rosacea flare-ups due to very sensitive skin for 3 years and this product together with the B5 Hydrating Serum completely healed my skin in only 2 days. It is unbelievable! My skin is totally transformed. It’s smooth, calm, hydrated and glowing and all the redness is gone. I wish that I discovered this wonderful product sooner.”
Shop Now: SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque, R1 320
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5. Heliocare Gelcream Colour Brown SPF50
This creamy gel sunblock offers broad-spectrum SPF protection and despite the fact that it’s a gel it doesn’t have a ‘goop-y’ consistency at all. It’s really great for covering tiny imperfections and is a good choice for anyone who suffers from or is worried about pigmentation.
Best for: All skin types
Rave review: “Absolutely in love with this product. I’ve tried various sunblocks from the Heliocare range including the fluid, mineral, aero gel and more! But this specific one is honestly the best for my medium-toned, dry and textured, Indian skin. It will leave you glowing with a dewy and flawless look. It covers tiny imperfections really well and it is honestly perfect for using as a primer before your foundation. Couldn’t emphasise anymore how amazing this sunblock is.”
Shop Now: Heliocare Gelcream Colour Brown SPF50, R380
6. pHformula VITA B3 Cream
This vitamin-infused, light-textured moisturiser is basically a skin miracle. From tackling dullness, dehydration and dark spots to improving skin texture and tone… this little tube does it all! It contains Niacinamide (vitamin B3), which is a cell-communicating ingredient that prevents and reverses the visible signs of ageing.
Best for: All skin types
Rave review: “Oh THIS cream!! It felt like my skin sucked the Niacinamide in the product right up…It’s amazing! Skin feels soft and plump…and extremely hydrated…will most definitely repurchase!”
Shop Now: pHformula VITA B3 Cream, R975
7. Lamelle Vita-C Lipid Serum
Vitamin C has been shown to help improve signs of skin ageing leaving you with a brighter, glowing complexion. This serum contains a lipid-soluble derivative of good ‘ol Vitamin C so it won’t irritate more sensitive skin types.
Best for: All skin types
Rave review: “IN LOVE! I’ve been wanting to try this amazing product and I’m so glad I did. It has been absolutely brilliant for my micro-needling/dermapen recovery. Its subtle, absorbs well, smells Devine and is so worth the price!”
Shop Now: Lamelle Vita-C Lipid Serum, R930
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8. SBR Repair Cream
If you suffer from psoriasis, contact dermatitis, eczema or have a compromised skin barrier, this cream will offer you sweet relief. It contains a high concentration of Ceramide 3, Free Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Mineral oil, and Glycerol to hydrate severely dehydrated skin and lock in moisture. PS: it works wonders on cracked heels, hand eczema and dry, cracked lips, too!
Best for: Dry and damaged skin
Rave review: “I have suffered the most awful couple of months with eczema on my eyelids – to an extent that they were wrinkling right up and every ‘sensitive’ eye cream would burn like crazy. Enter SBP Repair. Within a few days, the barrier was completely restored. Suffice to say that this has become my new eye miracle cream!”
Shop Now: SBR Repair Cream 30g, R160
9. Vice Reversa Pimple Patch
Think: micro-needling… but in the form of a tiny patch that looks similar to a small plaster. Each Vice Reversa Pimple Patch neutralises and flattens pimples before they can fully develop, thanks to the 360 microscopic pyramid-shaped needles made from crystallised active ingredients (like salicylic acid and green tea extract).
Best for: Blemish-prone skin
Rave review: “I normally get a few small pimples after shaving, and I used them on a few spots, have to say great results, and instant. A true winner. Worth every cent.”
Shop Now: Vice Reversa Pimple Patch, R380
10. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo +
This cream has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties making it the perfect zit-zapper for acne-prone skin. It is a mattifying lightweight cream and absorbs into skin really quickly.
Best for: Oily, blemish-prone skin
Rave review: “There are very few things in this world that blow my mind, this is one of them!!! This product is fantastic, I have very red, acne-prone skin with a lot of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, this product has evened out my skin the redness has cleared up as well as the random pimples I have. The consistency is quite nice its lightweight and absorbs really nicely into the skin, its perfect for oily skin because it doesn’t leave the skin feeling “heavy” or greasy. After the application of this cream, my face is instantly matte and is very soft to the touch. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT !!!”
Shop Now: La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+, R300
Check out more Dermastore products at dermastore.co.za