We asked, you answered. Our lasted community-engagement focused newsletter posed a question to our lovely readers: What is your biggest skin care concern? (Not sure what we're referring to? Sign up for our newsletter.)
The response we got was striking. Over 500 emails poured in from our readers, asking about everything from diet and skin, to rashes, to their children's skin, and just about everything in between.
While we are still working on getting back to each and every one of you, we're sharing responses from our five contest winners here. We thought you might find something in common with other members of the ASC community, whether it be a lifestyle choice, a skin concern, or a solution that works for you.
What is your biggest skin care concern?
safety for the whole family
My biggest skin concern is two fold and revolves around taking care of myself and taking care of my family. A skin care product for me has to be carefully crafted and free of synthetic fragrance and also has to work well enough to fight the effects of aging on my thirty-something skin. Since I have Two young daughters who love to play “makeup” with mommy, anything I put on my face has to be safe for them as well. That's why I appreciate companies like Annmarie. They are planning for not only the future of their company but the future of every family they serve.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart .
Julie C. from Alexandria, VA
We think it's beautiful that Julie's daughters factor into her decision to only use safe & chemical free ingredients! That type of mindset is really missing in the beauty industry and it's refreshing to hear that from one of our customers.
being environmentally conscious
My concern is very much environmental factors/stressors for our skin – herbicides, pesticides, perfumes, scented..everything it seems!! And the list goes on & on! Although even as do believe the sun is a factor to stress/aging – I’ve also learned how skin cancer is affected by our diets! Which makes so much sense (even though I believe sunscreen is still important..there in believe not just any sunscreen will do. Annmarie sunscreen not only works well, made with quality ingredients but it smells awesome.
Kathy G. from Donahue, IA
We love this sentiment, because environmental factors are at the top of mind for us when we formulate new products. Our Sun Love Natural Sunscreen is a great option if you are looking for sun protection but you're concerned about the amount of chemicals in sunscreens on the market.
Additionally, our Probiotic Serum with Tremella Mushroom is one of our favorite skin-reviving formulas, protecting the skin from the elements and environmental stressors using olive leaf ferment.
I struggle with finding balance for my combination skin. Some parts are very dry, and some parts are so oily, with clogged pores. Keeping my skin clear without getting dehydrated is quite the feat!
Danielle L. from Minneapolis, MN
This is a super common problem for combination skin! The Citrus Mint Cleanser is a great fit for combination skin that runs oily and gets clogged pores, as it contains oil balancing herbs such as neem, rosemary, and lemon balm.
We also recommend trying our Herbal Facial Oil for Normal & Combination Skin for moisturizer— it's light enough for the oilier areas and moisturizing enough for the drier areas. Also check this resource for more on combination skin.
My biggest skin concern is keeping my skin hydrated and keeping those fine lines (and maybe not so fine lines) at bay. I turn 44 years old at the end of the month, so I’m starting to notice those lines a little more than I used to. Summers in the Bay Area here in Northern California are quite dry, so that takes a toll on my skin sometimes (body and face).
Amanda W. from Mountain View, CA
We're in Northern California too, so we know all about those dry summers. If you're looking to hydrate this season, we recommend adding our Aloe Herb Cleanser, Neroli Toning Mist, and Wild Fruit Serum into your regimen.
All of those products contain aloe vera juice amongst other hydrating factors which will give your skin the boost it needs. The Wild Fruit Serum in particular deeply rejuvenates the skin with the use of plant cells, it's packed full of antioxidants and can help reduce the look of fine lines & wrinkles.
My biggest summer concern is sun damage and fine lines. Trying to find a good light moisturizer for the warm, humid months.
Sun Love is definitely a fantastic way to prevent your skin from getting damaged this summer, it has an SPF of 20 and some really moisturizing oils in the formula, like pumpkin, hemp, and sunflower seed.
Sun Love is best used as a stand-alone moisturizer on freshly cleansed skin during the day, and then at night you can apply any serum and/or facial oil you'd like.
How can i win?
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