Thank you so much for joining our community and taking the skin type assessment. Your contributions will help others avoid adverse skin reactions. Below are recommendations for your personal skin type.*


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This skin type is smooth, ageless skin, the envy of all other types that struggle with oiliness, skin sensitivities, and/or wrinkles. While you have great genes and beautiful skin, it is still important to avoid sun exposure as it can cause wrinkles. To protect your beautiful skin you should avoid sun exposure, wear sunscreen, use moisturizers and non-drying products, drink plenty of water, don’t smoke, eat a healthy diet rich in antioxidants (from fruits and vegetables), and avoid drying environments (e.g. chlorine pools, hot rooms, cold winds, dry climates, steam baths, and facials). Your skin type could still be prone to non-melanoma skin cancer.


While your resistant skin may have a solid skin barrier, it is important to preserve it and hydrate it.

Avoid drying out your skin by:

Skin Care IQ will help you find good products and ingredients for your skin.
  • Avoiding chemicals like detergents that foam that can strip away fatty acids.
  • Avoiding water immersion for long periods (e.g. long, hot baths, chlorinated pools, ocean sports).
  • Apply moisturizer immediately after baths or showers to hold in water. 
  • Look for moisturizers with humectancts (e.g. hyaluronan and glycerin) to draw in water and occlusives to hold the water in and prevent evaporation.

Applying sunscreen regularly when outdoors is important. Avoid sun exposure for several reasons:

Say no to bad things for your skin like smoking, sun exposure, and a poor diet.
  • UV rays from the sun produce reactive oxygen species and inhibit skin enzymes that produce key components of the skin and damage the skin barrier inhibiting the skin’s ability to hold in water.
  • Sun exposure reduces hyaluronic acid (a water-attracting molecule) and collagen (a protein that gives strength and tightness) in the skin.
  • Sun exposure, especially without application of sunscreen, increases chances of developing non-melanoma skin cancer.

Ingredients to look for:


  • Beeswax
  • Dimethicone
  • Grape seed oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Lanolin
  • Mineral oil
  • Paraffin
  • Petrolatum
  • Propylene glycol
  • Soybean oil (contains genistein)
  • Squalene


  • Alpha hydroxy acids (lactic acid, glycolic acid)
  • Glycerin
  • Hyaluronic acid (HA)
  • Propylene glycol
  • Sorbitol Sugars (saccharides)
  • Urea

To improve the skin’s barrier:

  • Aloe vera
  • Borage seed oil
  • Canola oil
  • Ceramide
  • Cholesterol
  • Cocoa butter
  • Colloidal oatmeal
  • Dexpanthenol (pro-vitamin B5)
  • Evening primrose oil
  • Fatty acids
  • Jojoba oil
  • Niacinamide
  • Olive oil
  • Safflower oil
  • Shea butter
  • Stearic acid

Ingredients to avoid:

Can increase dryness:

  • Acetone
  • Benzyl alcohol
  • Denatured alcohol
  • Ethanol
  • Ethyl alcohol
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Methanol
  • Specially denatured alcohol

Can increase dryness:

  • Detergents that foam vigorously (can strip skin of protective lipids)

This list was adapted from Baumann, Leslie. The Skin Type Solution: Are You Certain That You Are Using the Optimal Skin Care Products? 2010. Random House Publishing Group.

*The recommendations provided here are meant only as guidelines and are not exhaustive of the types of ingredients to use or avoid. These guidelines are not meant to replace any advice from a physician. If you have persistent skin concerns, we recommend seeking a doctor’s advice.

Take the skin assessment again when you experience a change in your skin. If you experience a reaction to a product, please let us know by emailing us at [email protected]