Skincare products recommended on TikTok
I recently complained that skincare products don't list their dosages. Several of you responded with companies which do list dosages. Here is a table comparing them.
If you just want me to tell you what to do
Here are the products I bought. They are basically the cheapest set of products which has closed the recommended dosages of the four best tested ingredients.
The affiliate links give me a 1% commission. I of course appreciate you using them, but I also provide non-affiliate links, and the recommendation isn't based on affiliate fees.
The articles cited below list 4 ingredients as having been well studied, some others as seeming promising, and one that I included despite being speculative. Data comes from manufacturer's website. If the manufacturer made multiple products with a given active ingredient, I chose the one closest to the common dose.
I do not believe that any of these products have had their concentration certified, and presumably some of them are substantially misrepresenting their products, similar to nutritional supplements. If you know of a product which does have independent certification, please let me know about it.
Products and quotes come from the following articles:
McCook, John P. "Topical products for the aging face." Clinics in plastic surgery 43.3 (2016): 597-604.
- Catherine K. Huang, MD, Timothy A. Miller, MD, The Truth About Over-the-Counter Topical Anti-Aging Products: A Comperhensive Review, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Volume 27, Issue 4, July 2007, Pages 402–412, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asj.2007.05.005
Previously recommended products
These other products are used on half my face for seven months in this trial. They obviously worked for me so I have some endorsement for them, but they aren't very upfront about their dosage, which makes me less enthusiastic.
- Total Nutrition Night Repair Complex
- Andalou Naturals Hyaluronic DMAE Lift and Firm Cream
- TRULA VICT Facial and Neck Organic Serum
(Affiliate links, but I didn't get any payment etc. from these companies.)