What Does Renée Rouleau Think About OTHER Skin Care Lines?

I’m often asked…”Renée, what do you think of (name of skin care line)?

While I don’t give specific comments on other lines than my own skin care line, for the most part, I don’t feel as though there are any bad lines out there. (Well maybe there’s a few that I think aren’t very good.) It’s just a matter of whether a product is appropriate for your skin type–or not. The biggest problem that I see with other skin care lines is the very limited selection of products in each line. How can a skin care line that only has 15 products cater to every type of skin? It’s impossible, trust me.  What if a line says that it’s for all skin types? Nonsense.

I discovered long ago that there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all when it comes to your skin. You also can’t limit your skin to the standard—dry, normal and oily skin types that so many companies continue to cater to. Dry, normal and oily only refers to how much or how little oil your skin produces and for most people this, is the least of their concerns…

My line is catered to the individual needs of your skin which is why I have nine skin types. And by using products that are right for your type of skin, you’re sure to get the results you’re seeking, and for most, this is healthy, clearer, glowing skin. So if the line you are using or are considering using isn’t catered to the unique needs of your skin, that I would say it will be difficult to get results.

Which skin care products are right for you? See our nine skin types and get products recommended.

I am also picky about what ingredients people should let touch their skin since ultimately the results from your skin care products will come down to what’s inside the jar or bottle.  Here is my  list of recommended skin care ingredient no-no’s.

No matter what skin care line you use, you should avoid the following skin care ingredients. Check your ingredient labels!

  • Mineral Oil & Petrolatum (pore-clogging and suffocating to the skin)
  • SD Alcohol 40 and Denatured Alcohol (the “bad” alcohols commonly found in toners. They are extremely drying)
  • Isopropyl Myristate & Isopropyl Palmitate (may encourage blackheads)
  • Synthetic dyes (can be a skin irritant)
  • Synthetic fragrances in our skin care products (the #1 cause of allergic reactions to products. Avoid products containing the word “fragrance” or “parfum” on the ingredient listing)
  • Sodium or Ammonium Laureth/Lauryl Sulfate (commonly found in gel cleansers and are extremely drying and irritating to the skin)
  • Apricot kernels, or seed/shell powders (naturally made particles found in facial scrubs can scratch and irritate the skin causing bacteria to spread)

All of the Renée Rouleau skin care products DO NOT use the above ingredients. Note: Many of my products are paraben-free too.

Concerned about ingredients? Read: Five Skin Care Ingredient Myths You Need to Know

Read: How Do Renée Rouleau Products Compare to Other Skin Care Lines?

Note: If you are using a product that works for you (even if it does have one of the above ingredients), and you love it, then that’s really all that matters. Happy skin = healthy skin.

Watch: VIDEO: What’s Your Skin Type?

Read: How to Donate Your Gently-Used Beauty Products

Read: How Can I Lessen the Amount of Chemicals I Use On My Sensitive Skin?

Read: When is okay for your products to tingle?

Read: Inexpensive products vs. expensive products. Which are better?

Read: Is the Clarisonic Brush Harmful or Helpful to the Skin?

Which skin care products are right for you? See our nine skin types and get products recommended.

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