You may have noticed that certain skin care products work wonders for your bestie but has no effect on your skin. That’s because each of us have different skin types and the ingredients that work for someone else may not have the same effect on your skin. If skincare ingredients written at the back of the packaging confuse you, we’re about to put your confusion to rest.

To get to the core of this problem and find answers on skincare ingredients we spoke to consultant dermatologist Dr. Mrunal Shah Modi and here’s what we found...

Is there any ingredient that should be avoided by all skin types?
 

Is there any ingredient that should be avoided by all skin types?

“Yes, there are two ingredients which should be avoided no matter what skin type you have, they are – Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Amonium Lauryl Sulfate.

Which skincare ingredients should be included and avoided by those with dry skin?
 

Which skincare ingredients should be included and avoided by those with dry skin?

Avoid: Salicylic Acid and AHA because it will dry your skin further.

Include: Hyaluronic acid, mango butter, shea butter, cocoa butter, glycerine and cerammide.

Which skincare ingredients should be included and avoided by those with oily skin?

Avoid: Beeswax, vegetable wax, mineral oils because they will clog your pores and further worsen it.

Include: Retinol, salicylic acid, glycolic acid and hyaluronic acid.

Which skincare ingredients should be included and avoided by those with sensitive skin?
 

Which skincare ingredients should be included and avoided by those with sensitive skin?

Avoid: Formaldehyde and fragrances

Include: Oat meal, coral oat meal, shea butter, mango butter and hyaluronic acid.

Which skincare ingredients should be included and avoided by those with extremely sensitive skin?

Avoid: Petrochemicals and fragrances

Include: Hyaluronic acid, oat meal and honey extract