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20 Derm Recommended Products We Love For Redheads

You've probably caught these dermatologists on your FYP

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One of the best things to come out of social media? Access to beauty and skincare information. It’s easy to find product reviews, recommendations, and how-to-use videos for just about any product you can imagine. Sometimes it can be hard to know which reviews or recommendations you should listen to, and that’s why we love following dermatologists online for skincare recommendations. 

Without seeing your skin and doing an in-person analysis of what you need, dermatologists can only recommend things they think might work for the majority of people. This means they usually opt for recommendations that are sensitive-skin safe — which we love! Of course, the best way to get a product recommendation is by visiting your dermatologist in person, but if you are looking to try some new skincare check out these products derms love and we do too: 

1. Cleansers

Redheads often have fair and sensitive skin, which can be more prone to irritation and sun damage. A good cleanser tailored to their specific needs can help maintain skin health, prevent breakouts, and protect against environmental stressors.

Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser

Aveeno Calm + Restore Nourishing Oat Face Cleanser

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Fragrance-Free Hydrating Gel Facial Cleanser with Hyaluronic Acid

CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser

First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Face Cleanser


CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser: $18

2. Moisturizers

Redhead skin can be prone to dryness and sensitivity. A good moisturizer can help hydrate and nourish their skin, prevent moisture loss, and provide a protective barrier against harsh elements, keeping their complexion healthy and radiant.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Water Gel Daily Face Moisturizer

Vanicream Daily Facial Moisturizer With Ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Daily Repair Moisturizing Cream

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream

Cerave Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM + PM 

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Water Gel Daily Face Moisturizer: $15

3. Sunscreens

Redheads should look for sunscreens with broad-spectrum protection to shield against both UVA and UVB rays. Opt for SPF 30 or higher and seek out formulations specifically designed for sensitive skin to avoid irritation. Physical blockers like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are often gentler on delicate skin. Testing a small patch first can help ensure compatibility.

EltaMD UV Clear Tinted Face Sunscreen, SPF 46

EltaMD UV Clear Face Sunscreen, SPF 46

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-In Milk Body & Face Sunscreen SPF 60

BLUE LIZARD Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide 50+

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair UV SPF 30 Moisturize

EltaMD UV Clear Tinted Face Sunscreen, SPF 46: $41

4. Serums + Treatments

Redheads can benefit from serums and treatments that address their specific skin concerns, such as sensitivity, uneven skin tone, and sun damage. Look for products containing ingredients like vitamin C for brightening, niacinamide for soothing and evening out skin tone, and hyaluronic acid for hydration. Additionally, antioxidants like green tea extract can help protect against environmental stressors. Always patch test new products and consult with a dermatologist for personalized recommendations.

La Roche-Posay Pure Vitamin C Face Serum with Hyaluronic Acid & Salicylic Acid

Paulas Choice–SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid Salicylic Acid Exfoliant

Vanicream Vitamin C Serum

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Niacinamide Dark Spot Serum

Olay Regenerist Retinol 24-Night Moisturizer

Paulas Choice--SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid Salicylic Acid Exfoliant: $35

Rock it like a Redhead! 


READ: What Causes Sensitive Skin and How Redheads Can Care for It

READ: Why All Redhead Men Should Have a Skincare Routine + How to Start One