Skin care ingredients to look out for when buying your home care
4 Jun 2017
Skin care ingredients can be like trying to decipher a mystery code and are downright confusing. It seems that across borders there is no one single legislation, resulting in brands using highly scientific terms, whilst others opt for the more user-friendly approach. Regardless of which words are on any label, these are the five must-have ingredients in any home care regime according to medical aesthetics doctors.
Skin care ingredients for restoration and rejuvenation
Retinol or Retinoids: These are various forms of vitamin A. They are highly active and their actions include unclogging pores, boosting collagen to reduce fine lines, and speeding up cell turnover to even out discolouration and smooth the skin texture. This is your anti-ageing buddy!
Hyaluronic Acid: Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance which occurs in the skin. It has the capacity to attract and hold vast amounts of moisture in the skin. Over time it replenishes the skin to enhance a healthy look and feel. The result? Plumper, more youthful look.
Glycolic Acid: Alpha hydroxy acid works by separating dead skin cells that accumulate and stick together as we get older. It speeds up the cell turnover and as a result, it makes our skin appear rosy with a radiant smooth glow. Simply using glycolic acid every day, will help keep your skin looking young and radiant, because it reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
Nature’s skin actives
Vitamin C: When you hear the word antioxidant, Vitamin C is sure to follow. Vitamin C undoes the damage done by our harsh environment and sun and results in an even skin tone and complexion.
Niacinamide: This ingredient is great for UV protection and hyperpigmentation repair, it also has anti-inflammatory properties. As a result, it decreases redness and allows the skin to look more calm and even-toned.
It makes no sense to invest valuable time and money in products which are inactive, ineffective and therefore make no difference to your skin whatsoever. Always see the help and guidance of a professional aesthetics doctor or skin care therapist. The results will ultimately speak for themselves.