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5 Best Skincare Ingredients that Will Dramatically Improve Your Skin

5 Best Skincare Ingredients that Will Dramatically Improve Your Skin

5 Best Skincare Ingredients that Will Dramatically Improve Your Skin

One thing that never goes out of style is taking care of your skin. Glowing and healthy skin is a dream for many and can be achieved through a good skincare routine. The addition of certain skincare ingredients in your skincare routine could prove beneficial-nothing harsh but just some skin-loving goodies that could get your skin to the best version of itself. Your skin would thank you for this favour!

Let’s discuss the skincare ingredients that will help you get your desirable skin.

Skincare Formulation 101: Ingredient Categories – Courtesy of Kenna
  1. Hyaluronic Acid:

Is your skin thirsty or shows signs of dehydration? Then hyaluronic acid is the go-to ingredient to add to your skincare routine. Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in your body in the joints, skin, and eyes. When applied to the skin, it locks moisture into the skin. Hyaluronic acid absorbs into the skin faster than other humectant agents and is known for its plumping properties. That is why it is a major component of lip fillers. It can also be used as a makeup base and has proven anti-aging benefits. It can be safely used with other skincare ingredients.

  1. Vitamin C:

Vitamin C is an antioxidant and speeds up collagen and elastin production in the skin, keeping your skin cells healthy. Your body contains high concentrations of vitamin C in the epidermis and dermis but these concentrations fall with age, excessive sun exposure, and exposure to pollutants.

UV rays from the sun result in hyperpigmentation and collagen damage. Here vitamin C comes into play and inhibits the enzyme that produces melanin in the skin and boosts collagen production. Vitamin C serums or moisturisers can be applied under makeup as they can provide protection from sun rays and help even out skin tone and texture.

  1. Retinoids:

Retinoids have been the talk of the town owing to their anti-aging properties. Retinoids reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The retinoid family includes retinoic acid, retinol (Vitamin A), and other retinoid derivatives. Apart from their anti-aging properties, retinoids also reduce pore size and can be the best skin ingredient for people with oily skin. Shrunken pores ultimately lead to reduced oil production and acne. 

  1. Niacinamide:

Believe it or not, niacinamide had properties of skin magic! It is a powerhouse of wizardry. It has anti-aging properties with reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, calming redness, fighting discoloration or pigmentation, and brightening tone. Moreover, it locks moisture into your skin, builds proteins and works as a protecting agent from various environmental toxins and pollutants.

  1. Ceramides:

Ceramides are lipid molecules that help retain moisture within your skin. These molecules hold the skin cells together and form a barrier that holds moisture within the skin and plumps the skin. Ceramides are naturally produced within your skin but their production decreases with age, exposure to environmental toxins, and harsh chemicals. Ceramides also help shield your skin from environmental pollutants.

See Also
Glycolic Acid vs. Salicylic Acid: Pros, Cons, and Which One is Better for You?

How to Combine Vitamin C, Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid

References:

COATES, H. (2020, May 31). The 5 Active Ingredients You Actually Need In Your Skincare Routine.

How to Layer Active Ingredients

Courtesy of Beauty Within
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