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Product Advice Facial Care

There is a lot of information in my blog about what does and does not work in the field of skincare. Information about such things as fine ingredients that really can improve the skin. Or about substances which you should avoid. About loose claims and indecipherable mock Latin. About the various skin types and complaints which come about from using incorrect, or the incorrect use of, cosmetics. But even with sufficient knowledge of ingredients, ingredients lists and your own skin, finding the right products is still a mammoth task.


Useful summary

To answer the requests of many, I have put together a useful summary of products which I can recommend. I won’t claim that it is a complete list. And I have definitely not been able to fully test all of the products. Sometimes my recommendations are for the most part based on a ‘safe’ ingredients list. Tips and new skincare products to review are also therefore very welcome.

By the way, don’t forget to read the corresponding blogs with more information about how to use. Because that is just as important.


Purely mild; suitable for sensitive skin

All of the products I advise below have one thing in common: they are extremely mild for the skin. Which means: that they do not contain any irritating ingredients. That makes all of the named products automatically suitable for sensitive skin.

I have also at times made a distinction in the product recommendations between a more dry skin and oilier skin. But in some cases, e.g. the Toner, the products are actually good for both skin types. That also relates to the rest of your skincare.

Do you not know exactly what your skin type is? You can if necessary first do a skin analysis here so that you know which ingredients and products suit your skin.

Good luck with your choice!



Use in the morning and evening.

You’ll find more information about the following products (e.g. INCI ) in : ‘Help with Choosing Your Cleanser’. There is more information about the product type in: ‘The Cleanser’.

These Cleansers are most suited for normal to dry and/or sensitive skin:


Do you also have acne and/or Rosacea?

Use a homemade Cleanser of Tea Tree Oil (for example by Chi) & Jojoba Oil -> afterwards rinse off and cleanse with a mild cleanser.


These Cleansers are most suited for normal to oily skin, but can also easily be used if you have dry skin which is not so sensitive.  

  • Cleanser (normal to oily skin) by Dr. Jetske Ultee
  • Face Cleanser by Decubal
  • Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser by Paula’s Choice
  • Fash Wash Lotion by Neutral
  • Liquid Facial Soap Extra Mild by Clinique

 (Last updated April 2017)


Use in the morning and evening.

You’ll find more information about the following products in: ‘Help with Choosing a Toner’. There is more information about the product type in: ‘The Toner’.

It’s only useful to apply a Toner if it contains effective ingredients which do not irritate.  And I can tell you, such a product is not so easy to find!

These Toners are best suited for a somewhat oily or agitated skin due to the mostly soothing ingredients:

These Toners are best suited for a normal to dry skin, due to their hydrating and restoring ingredients:

(Last updated April 2017)


STEP 3 | EXFOLIANT (peeling)

Use in the evening.

You’ll find more information about the following products in: ‘Help in Choosing Your Exfoliant’. There is more information about the product type in: ‘The Exfoliant’.

For the (somewhat) oily skin with impurities such as blocked pores:

  • Exfoliant 1% Salicylic Acid by Dr. Jetske Ultee*
  • Oil Control Gel by Neostrata*
  • L.C. Raspberry Glycolic Night Serum by Drunk Elephant
  • Clear Days Ahead™ Oil-Free Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment & Moisturizer by Philosophy*

For the (somewhat) dry skin, perhaps with some sun damage and/or which shows flaking, but which is not very sensitive: 

  • Exfoliant 8% Glycolic Acid by Dr. Jetske Ultee
  • Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel Exfoliant by Paula’s Choice
  • Glycolic Acid 10% Hydrating Gel by Peter Thomas Roth
  • Resurface Ultra Smoothing Cream by Neostrata
  • L.C. Raspberry Glycolic Night Serum by Drunk Elephant

* =  Also suitable for very sensitive skin, whether dry or oily.

 (Last updated April 2017)



Use in the morning and evening.

You’ll find more information about the following products in: ‘Help in Choosing Your Moisturizer’. There is more information about the product type in: ‘The Moisturizer 1′ and ’The Moisturizer 2’.

These Moisturizers are most suited for dryer or sensitive skin types:

  • Moisturizer (normal to dry skin) by Dr. Jetske Ultee
  • Repair Cream by Dr. Jetske Ultee
  • Antiredness Calming Cream by Eucerin
  • Hydrating Cream by Cetaphil
  • Toleriane Riche by La Roche-Posay
  • Total Effects 7 in One Anti-Ageing Cream (no perfume) by Oil of Olaz
  • Ultra Red-Action Moisturiser by Ultraceuticals
  • Regeneration Firming Day Cream by Dado Sens

These Moisturizers are most suited for oilier and/or mixed sensitive skin types:

  • Moisturizer (normal to oily skin) by Dr. Jetske Ultee
  • UltraSensitive Calming Cream (normal to mixed skin) by Eucerin
  • Pigmacare Skin Tone by Louis Widmer
  • Ultra Hydrating Lotion by Ultraceuticals

(Last updated April 2017)



Use during the day.

You’ll find more information about the following products in: ‘Help in Choosing Your Sun Cream’. There is more information about the product type in: ’A Good Sun Cream?’

Face (small packaging):

  • Suncare SPF 15 by Dr. Jetske Ultee
  • Suncare SPF 30 van Dr. Jetske Ultee
  • Sun Fluid Anti-Age SPF 30 by Eucerin
  • Rosaliac UV Rich SPF 15 by La Roche-Posay
  • SPF 50 Emulsion no perfume by Avene

Body/face (large packaging):

  • Suncover SPF30 – Body & Face by Dr. Jetske Ultee
  • Allergy Protection cream gel SPF 25 by Eucerin
  • Anthelios dermo-pediatrics SPF 50 by La Roche-Posay
  • Sun mild (sensitive skin) SPF 30 by Biodermal
  • Sollotion SPF 30 by Derma
  • Very High Protection Sun Lotion Bebe SPF 50 by Mustela

(Last updated April 2017)



Use as needed.

Sometimes your skin needs some extra care. For example when you skin is extremely dry, because of the weather or due to too much cleansing. Or if your skin is irritated or overly sensitive. Maybe you suddenly have spots. You can then use these extra care-products on top of your basic skincare ritual:

  • Vitamin A Serum by Dr. Jetske Ultee (skin ageing, enlarged pores, pigmentation)
  • Repair Cream by Dr. Jetske Ultee (dry and irritated skin areas)
  • Benzoyl Peroxide from the pharmacy (acne)
  • Combination of tea tree oil & jojoba-oil (acne, rosacea)
  • Vaseline (dry skin)
  • C-Firma Day Serum by Drunk Elephant (skin ageing, pigmentation, agitated skin)


This is obviously a small selection from the enormous supply of cosmetics. Do you use another product? Then why not send us a reaction. And remember to send the ingredients list as well, so that my team and I can have a look and possibly add it to this list.

I would love to receive feedback on the listed items here anyway. I have been far from able to (extensively) test all of the products myself. Some of the items have been purely reviewed on the ingredients.

If you want to then share your experiences with these brands and products. Then we can all benefit.


All the best and I hope this product advice helps you, regards Jetske.
(Dr. Jetske Ultee-Research Physician Cosmetic Dermatology)

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