Instant Dryness Rescue
YourGoodSkin’s Instant Dryness Rescue is a middle-of-the-road facial moisturizer that’s not long-lasting as claimed and is a poor choice to “rescue” dry skin. It’s an OK option for all skin types except very dry, but your skin deserves more than just “OK”.
We love that this pump-dispensed moisturizer is fragrance free and packaged to keep its light- and air-sensitive beneficial ingredients stable during use.
The brand includes some proven skin-softening emollients including shea butter and jojoba oil, but it’s disappointing that the skin-drying type of alcohol is more prominent than most of the antioxidants.
Ultimately, despite a seemingly low price (we write “seemingly” because most facial moisturizers offer at least one ounce of product, and here you’re only getting half that amount), this isn’t worth strong consideration over today’s best face moisturizers.
- Contains skin-softening emollients.
- Packaged to keep its light- and air-sensitive ingredients stable.
- Fragrance free.
- Not a long-lasting, rich enough “rescue” for most cases of dry skin.
- Skin-drying alcohol is more prominent than most of the antioxidants.
This Instant Dryness Rescue instantly soothes dry skin & provides long lasting relief. Skin looks calm & feels instantly comforted.
Launched in 2017, YourGoodSkin is the result of an alliance between UK pharmacy mega-brand Boots and American drugstore giant Walgreens. According to company lore, YourGoodSkin is the result of years of development and research involving scientists, dermatologists, and thousands of members of its target audience—women looking for skin care products to address their specific concerns.
In fact, the brand says it surveyed thousands of women and had them test the products before they went to market. This resulted in over 20 products claiming to address a wide range of skin concerns, from dryness to acne.
Consumer testing before finalizing products for launch can deliver some helpful insights and valuable feedback, but a brand’s scientific understanding of what skin needs to improve—and what it doesn’t need—carries even more weight than anecdotal evidence.
YourGoodSkin gets more right than wrong, and it’s certainly a value-priced collection. While there aren’t any true anti-aging powerhouse formulas in the mix, there are some decent moisturizers for those on tighter budgets.
The brand excels at cleansers and makeup removers, with even a couple of top-notch scrubs included; this category is where we recommend directing your time and attention.
The biggest misstep YourGoodSkin makes is in its approach to treating acne and oily skin. Nearly every product designed for these concerns relies heavily on an old-school, irritating approach that includes drying alcohol, fragrance, and even sulfur, all of which can serve to make oily skin and acne worse.
For more information on YourGoodSkin, visit https://www.yourgoodskin.com/.
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