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Skincare ingredients you NEED in your routine

We’ve put together a list of our TOP and most-loved skincare ingredients, or as we also like to call them … MIRACLE WORKERS! Here’s what you should be looking out for in a product

VITAMINS

There’s so many and each one has their own little power source and benefits but here’s our favourites:

Vitamin A

Found in forms of Retinol and Retinoic Acid to encourage healthy cell and collagen production. Vitamin A also stimulates fibroblasts to ensure skin is firm, fine lines are smoothed and dark spots are faded. Combining Vitamin, A and Vitamin C products together into your skin care regime delivers an even more perfected complexion.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an antioxidant and works to neutralize free-radicals. As well as reducing pigmentation, Vitamin C is relied upon for its’ anti-ageing properties – it boosts collagen production which ultimately leaves the skin looking firmer and more radiant. Not to mention it’s super anti-inflammatory power too; acne and rosacea sufferers claim their skin is calmer after using a Vitamin C derivative.

Vitamin E 

Often referred to by its’ formal name; Tocopherol has a very beneficial effect at assisting in the prevention of premature ageing. As well as protecting skin from environmental damage and free-radical harm, it’s also extremely moisturising also helping to prevent TEWL.

ACIDS

We could discuss the power of natural acids for hours on end but for now, we’ve selected the best ‘cannot-live-without’ acids!

AHAs

AHA or in its proper form, Alpha Hydroxy Acid; are natural substances found in fruits (Glycolic acid derived from sugar cane) and milk-based products (Lactic acid derived from milk). They act as an exfoliant to break down the glue-like layer that adheres the dead skin cells to the skin, this reveals that smooth and soft complexion we look for after exfoliating.

BHAs

BHA’s or Beta Hydroxy Acid comes in the form of salicylic acid which is derived from the Willow Bark Tree. This acid works much deeper into the dermis to flush out any impurities and unclog pores. As they do not have humectant properties, BHA’s will soak up additional oils without stripping the skin of its moisture and are mostly suited to acne and oily prone skin.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid is a natural substance found within the body, it can hold 1000 times it’s own weight in water, making it a great humectant. It will improve skin hydration and production of collagen, fight free radicals, maintain skin elasticity, and even has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that aid wound healing.

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By HC MedSpa
7th June 2019

 

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