SkinMedica vs SkinCeuticals: Which is Better?

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If you’re also finding it difficult to choose between SkinMedica and SkinCeuticals, you’re not alone. Aside from the fact that the brands have similar-sounding names, their products are also quite similar. 

Which explains why a lot of people are finding it a little hard to choose between them. The other thing is that both brands are quite good if you’re looking for excellent skincare products. 

And since no one is looking to buy both brands at the same time (based on my own experience), it’s just right to compare similar products from each brand. This way, we’re able to see which is better. 

In this article, I’ll be reviewing and comparing the Skinceuticals Daily Moisturize Pore-minimizing Moisturizer and SkinMedica Ultra Sheer Moisturizer. 

Keep reading for all the main benefits of both moisturizers:

SkinMedica vs Skinceuticals: Which is Better?

Skinceuticals: Brand Review

Skinceuticals is one of SkinMedica’s top competitors. Their slogan “advanced skincare backed by science” perfectly captures the essence of their brand.

Each formula is designed and researched by a team of scientists who are paving the way for skincare. Skinceuticals boast products that are innovative and new to the market, making waves in the beauty industry.

They offer products for every part of your skincare routine or individual needs. Compared to SkinMedica, their prices are lower all around.

So, if you’re trying to get a good, affordable alternative to the TNS Essential Serum, you can trust Skinceuticals. You definitely get what you pay for in terms of effectiveness and volume, but trying before you buy isn’t really an option with this brand.

Skinceuticals Daily Moisturize Pore-minimizing Moisturizer

SkinMedica vs SkinCeuticals
Skinceuticals Facial Moisturizer

This moisturizer is designed for normal and oily skin that suffers from the unsightly appearance of pores.

The lotion is light and contains moisturizing properties that help moisturize the skin around the face. It can be used on normal, oily, or combination skin for varying conditions such as aging, acne, dehydration, and so on.

Since it’s light, it shouldn’t leave oily residues and the skin can lap it up quickly.

It also doesn’t have any scent so it’s suitable for those who suffer from an allergic reaction to the fragrance in facial moisturizers. Aside from this, it can also nourish the face, leaving it smooth and fresh.

moisturizer is formulated with Brazilian sea algae, which laces the skin surface with amino acids, proteins, and essential minerals. So, if you want a well-nourished and cool appearance, you should try this product.

The only disadvantage I see from the moisturizer is that it’s quite expensive. It’s even more expensive than the facial moisturizer from Obagi. So, if you’re looking for a budget cream, this may not be for you.

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SkinMedica Ultra Sheer Moisturizer

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SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum

 The SkinMedica Ultra Sheer Moisturizer is formulated for oily to combination skin.

If you have skin that gets oily easily leading to breakout, you need a gentle lightweight moisturizer like the Ultra Sheer to keep the breakouts in place.

Because it’s light enough, it can go under your makeup and won’t feel heavy. It’s also doesn’t feel oily or leave a sticky feeling after using it.

If that’s important to you, then this might be worth a try. The moisturizer also doesn’t have a thick smell to it, it’s actually neutral and you can use it during the day or at night.

Since this isn’t a heavy moisturizer, it may be used in the day since it’ll easily and quickly absorb into your skin.

In addition to all of that, the moisturizer can keep your body and skin moisturized and supple without feeling super greasy.

As you might have imagined, the moisturizer is designed to help restore your skin’s hydration and moisture balance.

You can use it daily as mentioned before after your toning, cleansing, and other treatment products. One thing is that this moisturizer is most suitable for oily skin types and may not work well with dry or other types of skin.

There is also no restriction on how long you can use it. As long as your skin still needs some improvement, you can continue to use it or stop when it’s expired. 

SkinMedica vs Skinceuticals: Final Words

There are a lot more products from SkinMedica and SkinCeuticals. The two products reviewed here are just to serve as a sample of what you should expect from both brands. 

From the above, you can see that a more robust catalog is available with Skinceuticals. There are lots of products to choose from, which makes it easier to get the most suitable product for your skin.

But that doesn’t mean you should push SkinMedica backward. They also have a decent collection. All you have to do is look! They’re both good brands, other than the fact that each has strengths and weaknesses.

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