Don’t know your Retinols from your Resveratrols? You may have a shelf full of products but the first step towards consciously working on your skin, comes from understanding of their ingredients.
Acids, retinoids, and groundbreaking chemical compositions are great tools to fix ageing and skin troubles. Despite sounding confusing, a carefully curated list of doctor-approved ingredients can help up your skincare game. Take a look at this cheat sheet of ingredients that will tell you exactly why you should use them and what products to buy.
Why: Retinol or a derivative of Vitamin A, boosts the amount of collagen your body makes. Results include plumped up skin, reduction in fine lines and wrinkles along with overall improvement in skin tone and colour.
What: There are plenty of products that include Retinol as an ingredient but we love Unicorn Tears, a water based essence that comes powered with retinol for anti ageing and anti-acne capabilities. The adenosine in this formula energizes the skin’s surface leaving your skin looking smoother and younger. Fair, brightened and awakened skin – Unicorn Tears is much more than just a Retinol serum.
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2. Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate
Why:By now you know that Vitamin C is great for your skin. One of the most powerful antioxidants available over the counter, Vitamin C can lighten and brighten skin along with working as an antidote to ageing. Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is it’s shelf and light stable form that does not degenerate when added to water soluble formulas, making it the right type of Vitamin C to invest in.
What: Not all Vitamin C serums are made the same, and this is why you need to find something that is power packed and shelf stable. The Vitamin C Elixir is one such product that uses Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate to deliver on a long lasting glow. You can be rest assured, your skin will be lightened, brightened and plumped to perfection!
Why: Fernblock® a proprietary ingredient by sun protection stalwarts Heliocare, has high powered antioxidant properties that reduce free radicals by up to 50%. It prevents the formation of hyperpigmentation caused by UV rays along with making skin radiant and fairer.
What: Bolstered with an additional dose of Fernblock®, the Heliocare Purewhite Radiance Max 240 gives a boost to your sun protection – from the inside out. It also protects the entire skin surface, increasing its resistance to sunburn and redness by 300%. The product repairs existing damage on a cellular level, preventing cell mutation and premature skin ageing.
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4. Tranexamic Acid
Why:Acids are all the rage at the moment, and Tranexamic Acid is a good one to have! Its brightening properties make for an excellent medium in treating melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Pigmentation and dark spots, will truly be-gone.
What:If skin discoloration and dark spots are troubling you, the White Plasma Whitening and Illuminating Serum is sure to please. This highly concentrated and quick absorbing formula targets all the obvious marks – sun spots, dark pigmentation and age related discolouration. It also maintains your new found radiance with Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and Tyrosinase inhibitors.
Why: A favourite on every celebrity listing, Resveratrol is commonly found in grape skin, peanuts, berries and chocolate. Known for its powers to fight ageing on a cellular level, Resveratrol protects our skin’s surface and brightens tired looking complexions. It also works by calming redness.
What: This antioxidant pot will make you believe in magic! Gold Mulberry Renewal Moisturizer contains black orchids, mulberries, lycopene and resveratrol – a power dose of antioxidants. And that’s not all! It also comes with Gold nanoparticles that can brighten skin, almost instantly.