Skin care is important – here you will get important tips.

Skin care is important – here you will get important tips.
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Celebrity cosmetician Candace Marino told Business Insider which products you should use after the age of 30.

Retinol is the “gold standard for anti-aging” and can help with acne, says Marino.

The beautician also believes that “neck cream is the new eye cream” – and that you should start using it sooner than you think.

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Hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, tretinoin—if these terms don’t ring a bell, you’re definitely not on skincare TikTok. The popular app is now full of clips about anti-aging tips and tricks. Trying to figure out the right routine for you might feel harder than chemistry class back in the day.

But please, put your phone away. Candace Marino, a celebrity esthetician, explained in an interview with Business Insider what she believes is the most common mistake when starting an anti-aging routine: “putting together a routine based on TikTok or influencers.”

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“Skin is our largest organ and should be respected as such,” says Marino, whose clients include Kourtney Kardashian and Miranda Kerr. Researching beauty products online is fun, but what worked for your favorite influencer may not necessarily be good for you.”

She recommends consulting with an aesthetician or skincare expert to develop a customized routine, but there are three products she thinks everyone should be using once they turn 30.

Daily sun protection is a matter of course

Everyone should wear sunscreen every day, says Marino.

Everyone should wear sunscreen every day, says Marino.
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“SPF is the most important anti-aging product that everyone should use every day,” says Marino. “Without SPF, you’re wasting money on all other skin care products. That’s like spending money on a Ferrari and not insuring it.”

Marino’s “absolute favorite SPF” is iS Clinical Extreme Protect SPF 30, which she says is a “three-in-one product.” “It’s packed with antioxidants that protect the skin. It’s incredibly hydrating, and it has SPF 30,” she explains. Her other favorites include Jan Marini Antioxidant Daily SPF 33 and Supergoop Glowscreen SPF 40, which she describes as an “instant glow in a bottle.”

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Retinol can help against both skin aging and acne

Retinol is worth the hype.

Retinol is worth the hype.
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Retinol is mentioned a lot on skincare TikTok – and it’s worth the hype, says Marino. “Retinol is the gold standard for anti-aging and also an effective anti-acne ingredient,” she tells BI. “Many women in their 30s experience acne for the first time due to hormonal changes. Retinol speeds up cell turnover and thus prevents accumulation in the pores, which clogs them and causes acne.” Marino recommends the “SkinBetter AlphaRet Overnight Cream” for “any first-time retinoid users and anyone who wants to keep their skin youthful.”

“This was the first retinol I’ve ever been able to use,” she says. “This formula is as effective as prescription tretinoin, without all the side effects.” Marino is also a fan of Jan Marini Age Intervention Duality MD, her favorite retinol for acne. “It’s retinol plus benzoyl peroxide – two superstar ingredients for treating and preventing acne,” she says. “I’ve never seen a product that clears up acne faster.”

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You should start using a neck cream sooner than you think

According to Marino, using a good neck cream can help

According to Marino, using a good neck cream can help “prevent the formation of deep wrinkles.”
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“Neck cream is the new eye cream,” says Marino. “I recommend starting before you see the first signs of aging on your neck.”

“With the advent of social media, many women complain about phone neck,” she added. “Using a good neck cream helps strengthen the tissue and prevent the formation of deep wrinkles and sagging skin.” For Marino, the best neck cream on the market is Skinbetter’s Techno Neck Perfecting Cream.

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“This neck cream increases the tissue’s uptake of nitric oxide, which improves blood flow to the area – which guarantees a tightening effect,” explains Marino. “My clients use this cream for the first time and call me three days later and say, ‘I swear, I see a difference.'”