One for All
While the company that produces your favorite cleanser may recommend following with their toner, treatment products and moisturizer for best results, you don't need to feel chained to one company. There is a clear marketing motive for companies to tell you that their products must be used together. While there is the certainty that the products will work well together and won't cancel each other out when you stick to one brand, you don't have to throw out your favorite moisturizer because its label doesn't match the rest of your skincare.
Use What Works
Instead, you can pick and choose your favorite products across many brands. There are just a few things to keep in mind. First, be sure that you are selecting skin care that is appropriate for your skin type. If you have oily skin, stay away from the thick, oil-based moisturizers! And make sure to pick products that feel good to you and your skin, as this ensures that you'll actually use it! If you do have concerns about ingredients canceling each other out, do a quick check of DermTV.com, as Dr. Schultz has covered many of these cases.
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