Face creams for Men and Women
At LAB OF THE NORTH, we spend countless hours in the lab developing the best face creams for men and women. We constantly keep up to date on the latest science and innovative ingredients. We do this to stay ahead of the curve to stay current - and so that we can delight you with the best products for your skin.
A great example of our work with innovative ingredients is the use of bakuchiol in our face creams. Bakuchiol is a natural and better alternative to vitamin A, also commonly known as retinol. Face creams with vitamin A are otherwise incredibly lauded - and with good reason, because retinol is a gold-standard ingredient in skin care.
But there is a general problem with vitamin A in face creams and skin care: Retinol often causes irritation and redness, and it’s also UV-sensitive. This means you shouldn't use products with vitamin A in daylight as it can damage your skin. Bakuchiol is a much gentler ingredient - it doesn't cause irritation and redness and isn’t UV-sensitive either. With bakuchiol, you get all the great properties of vitamin A/retinol but without the negative consequences. What’s more, research shows that bakuchiol is also more effective than retinol - face creams with bakuchiol are not only healthier, but they are also more effective.
Our face creams for men and women contain healthy and proven-to-work active ingredients for the skin: Vitamins, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, fatty acids like omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9, shea butter, squalane, zinc-PCA, and many more skin-conditioning ingredients. These are like vitamin pills for your skin which helps adding all the nutrients it needs.
The ingredients in our face lotions have a nourishing effect and support a properly balanced skin pH. The beauty creams work their magic on every skin type: they make dry skin less dry, oily skin less oily, pigmented skin less blotchy, and are fortifying for irritated and acne-prone skin. Most skin problems you might be experiencing come from improper skin balance, and LAB OF THE NORTH’s creams are made to help your skin regain that balance.
HYDRATING FACE CREAMS FOR DRY AND SENSITIVE SKIN
If you're struggling with dry skin, it's because your skin is dehydrated and lacks moisture. Fortunately, it's easy to treat with a good hydrating face cream for dry skin, which adds and encapsulates all the moisture your skin needs. In general, all skin types benefit from moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, which is found naturally in the body - including in your eyes - and can bind moist a thousand times its own weight.
Hyaluronic acid is used in all our face creams, and for boosting your skin with moisture, we highly recommend our hydrating Anti-Wrinkle Serum, which contains three different types of hyaluronic acid. Hydrated skin is healthy skin, and that goes for summer and winter - this is why you should use a moisturizing face cream for dry skin all year round. Hydrated skin also produces a beautiful glow, making you look healthy, fresh, and perky. Therefore, you should always make sure to use a hydrating face cream with hyaluronic acid - and other products to boost hydration.
NOURISHING FACE CREAM FOR OILY SKIN
It can be uncomfortable to walk around with oily skin that in many cases looks like you're sweating. That's why many people are frantically trying to get rid of their oily skin, without actually understanding the reason behind this issue. Just as with dry skin, having oily or combination skin means your skin lacks balance, and more specifically - nourishment and fats.
However, oftentimes people do the opposite of what their skin is asking for and stop using a face lotion at all, thinking that the cream will only make their skin oilier. And that’s far from reality! The skin will only become more oily if you don’t use the face cream, as it starts to lack the necessary nourishment. Also, your skin produces more oil and becomes imbalanced if you consistently dry it out, either by using drying cleansers or by using the wrong skin cream that doesn't moisturize your skin enough.
As a result, the skin goes into defense mode and starts producing oils to fight the dryness. In the long run, this can clog the pores and cause skin problems - this is why it's crucial to continue to use the right face cream for oily skin so that it gets the nutrients it needs. You'll see your skin getting healthier and less oily, as you provide the fatty acids and nutrients it's asking for.
TREATING FACE LOTIONS FOR IMPURE SKIN
It's perfectly normal to have blemished skin from time to time - there are many factors that contribute to this. Fortunately, in the majority of cases, unless you have a skin condition, you can get rid of your blemished skin with our 3-step routine to use morning and night.
The first step is a good facial cleanser, which makes sure to deep cleanse your skin of free radicals like pollution, dust, dirt, sweat, and dead skin cells that naturally accumulate on your skin throughout the day. If you don't use a face wash and only clean your face with water, you won't dissolve the oil, which will make the face cream you use less absorbable. This might cause your pores to clog, and that's when the impurities in your skin start to appear.
The next step is a good facial serum that moisturizes your skin and infuses it with active ingredients in very high concentrations. The last step is to use a good face cream for sensitive and impure skin that also provides moisture, good vitamins, antioxidants, and all the nutrients your skin needs - and at the same time regulates your sebum production. Both of our face creams for acne and pimples do just that.
FIRMING FACE CREAM WITH ANTI-AGING PROPERTIES
Few people realize it, but you should actually start using anti-aging products when you're in your mid-20s. That's when your collagen and elastin production starts to weaken - a trend that only intensifies with age. Early use of anti-aging face creams, and other anti-aging products like a good serum, will help you stay ahead of the curve and stimulate your skin's natural elastin and collagen production.
Both our face creams contain ingredients with firming anti-aging elements, but it’s our night cream that is particularly good for wrinkles and fine lines, and also works as an eye cream. It’s good to start using our anti-age face creams at a relatively early age, but no worries - the creams also have a proven effect on mature and older skin. However, the sooner you start to use anti-ageing face cream for wrinkles, the better you’re off - and the more tightened your skin will be.
GENTLE FRAGRANCE-FREE FACE CREAMS FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
All our face creams are developed to be natural and gentle. They are all fragrance-free, as we are very concerned about using the most soothing ingredients. You can be 100% confident in using our products and face lotions, which are generally hypoallergenic.
This does not mean that our face creams are chemical-free: skin care is chemistry, and is developed and produced in a laboratory. The reality is, if you want products that work, you can't avoid products with chemicals in them. But that doesn't mean these products are harmful - quite the contrary. There is extensive scientific evidence for all LAB OF THE NORTH products, just as there is evidence for the effectiveness of all ingredients that we use.