What should you look for in your skin care products? Here is a quick list below and reasons why these ingredients are good for your skin. These ingredients help revive skin’s surface, providing long-lasting hydration which will keep your skin smooth, plump.
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Salicylic Acid
- Glycolic Acid
- Amino Acids
- Fatty Acids like Omega 3
- Sodium Hyaluronate
- Sodium PCA
Hyaluronic Acid helps reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. It helps retain moisture to the skin, creating a plumping effect. When the skin isn't busy fighting for hydration, it can increase cell production which leads to smoother, plumper skin cells.
Blackheads Kryptonite is Salicylic Acid. This ingredient is ideal for blackheads, but it can dry out your skin if overused. If this happens, the best thing to look for is a cleanser/face wash with this ingredient.
Glycolic Acid is the best for exfoliation, effectively removing the outermost layer of dead cells, revealing brighter, fresher skin. Products that contain Glycolic Acid are used often to treat scarring, skin discolorations and signs of fine lines and wrinkles.
Amino Acids help build dermal density, increase skin brightness, provide defenses from environmental hazards and improve skin hydration. Amino acids also have wonderful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Fatty Acids, like Omega 3, helps your skin produce lipids which are natural moisturizing oils that keep your skin hydrated. Foods such as avocados, salmon, flax seeds, chia seeds, soybeans, walnuts and many others contain these fatty acids.
Cholesterol improves the appearance of elasticity, aids in hydration and overall skin barrier function.
Sodium Hyaluronate helps to fight skin dryness. It has incredible hydrating benefits that address a number of skin concerns caused by a lack of moisture in the skin.
Ceramides help create a barrier to prevent permeability. This locks moisture into your skin, which helps prevent dryness and irritation. It may also help protect your epidermis from environmental damage.
Glycerin helps in treating oily skin conditions, like acne, skin infections, wrinkles and fine lines. It works with emollients and oils to make dry skin feel amazingly soft and supple while strengthening the skins precious moisture barrier.
Glycosaminoglycans are an excellent ingredient for increasing overall hydration and serve to provide moisture for other skin components; i.e. Collagen. glycosaminoglycans may also inadvertently supply anti-aging benefits.
Sodium PCA increase the water content of the top layers of the skin by drawing moisture from the surrounding air. They also enhance the appearance and feel of hair, by increasing hair body, suppleness, or sheen, or by improving the texture of hair that has been damaged physically or by chemical treatment.
Sphingolipids, which have biological and structural functions in epidermis, are importantly involved in the maintenance of the skin barrier function and regulate cellular processes such as proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis of keratinocytes.
Knowledge is power! And the more you know, the better you will look and feel. Here is a list below of all our products that contain these ingredients.
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