Trend worthy skincare ingredients you need to buy
Ever wonder how skin experts survive the heat and sweat without seeming to sweat about it? Going with the flow of the cold winter breeze and chapstick season without thrashing?
Every skin type is unique and flourishes with a different set of ingredients. Dermatologists and aestheticians are no exception to that.
Here’s a list of ingredients THE EXPERTS USE!
The creme de la creme of the glow-getters, the ultimate hydrators, and the even-toners.
✓ Protects ✓ Moisturizes
Prevents Sundamage and UV exposure
(Allows additional active ingredients to work effectively)
What is it? A good SPF is the holy grail of all skincare and cosmetic products. If you don’t invest your time and money in sunscreen, any other active ingredients layered are a futile effort. Contains physical or chemical filters, or a combination of both to prevent UVA/UVB damage to the skin.
Apply As the final layer in your daily AM routine and reapply every two hours
✓ Brightens & Tightens ✓ Anti-aging ✓ Protects
Treats Hyperpigmentation, premature aging, and acne-prone skin
What is it? A potent antioxidant that nourishes, hydrates, and protects skin as it fights and reverses the signs of aging. Helps to soothe and diminish redness and inflammation. Vitamin C decreases the formation of free radicals resulting in UV-protected skin and minimal cellular damage
Apply AM or PM
✓ Gently exfoliates ✓Unclog pores ✓ Smoothes out wrinkles ✓ Clearer complexion
Treats Hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, fine lines, Uneven skin tone
Retinol is the A-list anti-aging ingredient that helps normalize the physiology of the skin to make it more healthy and radiant.
It enables the skin to Resurface and Rejuvenate for a clearer-looking complexion.
Apply PM (Always follow with SPF during the day)
✓ Soothes ✓ Hydrates ✓ Plumps ✓ Restores
Treats Wrinkles, Unhealed wounds, Skin elasticity
What is it? A naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan, a moisture maker that helps restore the skin to its natural hydration and beauty.
Deeply moisturizes without the oily feel.
Smoothes, tones, and restores the elasticity of the skin
Reached deep into the dermis layer of the skin to mix with, attract, bind, and maintain water.
The Catch? It’s the most risk-free, non-comedogenic, suitable for all skin types, fast-absorbing skincare ingredient ever!
Apply AM and PM
Peptides (also listed as Palmitoyl)
✓ Clears breakouts ✓ Improves skin barrier ✓ Firms
Treats Exhausted skin, Improves skin elasticity, eases inflammation, and repairs damaged skin.
What is it? Peptides act as building blocks for new collagen and elastin fibers. These fibers in turn build up our skin’s elasticity and add to tissue firmness. Peptides have various types, functions, and uses in the body (read in our next blog). They are the building blocks for enzymes and hormones, and also a source of energy for the cells. Peptides remind the skin to make more collagen – giving your skin its BOUNCE.
Apply AM and PM
✓ Boosts hydration ✓ Strengthen ✓ Repairs ✓ Clarifies
Treats Enlarged pores, excess sebum formation, environmental damage, uneven skin tone, loss of skin volume
What is it? A gentler alternative to vitamin C – Niacinamide is a type of vitamin B3, that acts as an anti-oxidant and a barrier protector that enables and stimulates the synthesis of ceramides within the skin. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
Apply To maximize its benefits, apply niacinamide after applying a moisturizer. AM and PM
Watch out for PART II….