You must have heard the term ‘active ingredient’ multiple times in a conversation with a skincare enthusiast. Active ingredients in skincare products make or break the product’s effectiveness. Skincare products without active ingredients only act as a moisturizer for your skin and keep it hydrated. Active ingredients come into the picture only when you want to solve a specific skin concern. There are two types of active ingredients – plant-based ingredients that are naturally derived from the nature without changing their chemical properties such as squalene, bakuchiol, manuka honey, green tea extracts and many more. Synthetic ingredients are those that are developed in laboratories by manipulating the chemical properties to suit the skin’s needs. Some of the popular synthetic active ingredients are vitamin c, vitamin e, hyaluronic acid, retinol and more.
Today we will give you a run down of specific skin concerns and the type of active ingredients it needs to solve it –
- Hyperpigmentation and acne spots-
Vitamin C serum is a great antioxidant for your skin. It helps stimulate collagen production in your skin. It also carries anti-inflammatory properties to reduce the swelling and redness caused by acne. Vitamin C serum in skincare is beneficial to tackle hyperpigmentation as it slows down the production of melanin. Give Beaumark Beauty’s Vitamin C serum a try if you plan to start including actives in your skincare.
- Wrinkle reduction and anti-ageing
Retinoids like retinol helps improve collagen production in the skin along with production of new blood vessels to rid skin of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and patches. It is advisable to use retinol alternatively in the beginning to avoid dryness and skin irritation. Maintain consistent usage of retinol to see results.
- Dry dull skin
Hyaluronic acid is known to provide instant hydration to the face to keep the moisture locked into the skin for a longer period of time. This is one of the most popular every day serums’ that can be incorporated in any skincare routine.
- Under eyes
Serums like Vitamin C, Retinoids boost skin collagen production which in turn reduces the thinness under the eyes resulting in reduction of dark circles.
- Tightening of skin
Exfoliating agents like salicylic acid or glycolic acid helps remove the outer layer of dead skin cells. Vitamin C or Retinol can easily penetrate into the skin leading to effective collagen production which in turn improves skin elasticity.
Before picking up active ingredients, ensure that you have done adequate research on the ingredients and your specific skin concern. If necessary, get advice from your dermatologist.