Three Types of Ingredients that are Must-Haves in your Skincare Products
Antioxidants, Skin-Replenishing & Skin-Restoring Ingredients
If you want your skincare products to truly deliver what they claim, you need to start focusing on what they are made of. Yes, you need to start looking for skin-loving, safe, and effective ingredients. But the real question is how to figure out if the ingredients are effective? Or rather what are effective ingredients? The skincare industry is flooded with plenty of products and ingredients that claim to revolutionize your routine. But all they do is make false claims. If you genuinely care about your skin, you need to be looking for three types of ingredients: antioxidants, skin-replenishing ingredients, and skin-restoring ingredients. These three categories pretty much sum up all the skincare must-haves.
What are the best skincare ingredients?
Each one of us has a unique skin type and a unique skin care journey, making our skincare requirements unique as well.
Like your body needing a balance diet to thrive and be healthy, your skin requires different types of ingredients as per its requirements to replenish and be healthy. Each classification contains several ingredients that deliver love to your skin.
You might have heard of antioxidants in the world of skincare. But when exactly do you need products infused with plenty of antioxidants? Antioxidants work to fix any skincare issue that exists due to free radicals naturally produced in your body or from environmental stressors. Yes, the absence of this protection from these free radicals can lead to signs of aging and dullness. Antioxidants are your saviours. They can preserve your young and bright looking skin. Antioxidants can be both natural or manmade. We always recommend choosing all-natural.
- Vitamin E
- Niacinamide (B3)
Skin-replenishing ingredients are skincare ingredients that help enrich skin's surface, drenching it with revitalizing hydration and keeping it there. They’re sometimes referred to as “skin-identical ingredients” because the best ones are also found in abundance in skin that’s young and not yet damaged by unprotected sun exposure.
Think of skin-replenishing ingredients as the “mortar” to the “bricks” of skin’s surface. Age, certain skin conditions, sensitive skin, and environmental assault cause the mortar—skin’s natural supply of replenishing and repairing ingredients—to progressively weaken, eventually becoming depleted.
When skin’s surface is weakened, it becomes much more vulnerable to external damage. This shows up as dryness, dehydration, redness, increased sensitivity, and an inability to hold on to vital moisture. Skin becomes dull, dry, flaky—older-looking.
Applying products rich in skin-replenishing ingredients helps keep skin looking and feeling soft, smooth, and supple—especially skin that's persistently dry, tight, and uncomfortable.
Daily application of skin-replenishing ingredients in products like your toner, face moisturizer, serum, eye cream, and sunscreen keeps skin safeguarded from environmental factors that lead to moisture loss and dehydration. These ingredients help skin appear younger, more vibrant, and, you guessed it, replenished!
- Hyaluronic acid
- Sodium PCA
Skin Restoring Ingredients
Skin-restoring ingredients are skincare ingredients that nourish in a way that helps transform skin, so it appears noticeably younger. Daily use leads to a renewed feeling of firmness, brightness, smoother texture, and a more even-looking skin tone.
Skin-restoring ingredients also help improve dull skin tone plus reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles—including deep wrinkles. They’re a very exciting category of anti-aging ingredients for the way they complement and reinforce the benefits of a complete skincare routine.
- Bakuchiol (Natural alternative to Retinol)
- Green tea
- linoleic acid
- linolenic acid
If you keep antioxidants, skin-replenishing ingredients, and skin-restoring ingredients in mind as you shop for skincare products, you’ll be ahead of the game.
These are the best ingredients for helping your skin look better in every way imaginable!