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ALL ABOUT ACTIVES

February 03 2021

ALL ABOUT ACTIVES

ALL ABOUT ACTIVES

In this article, you will learn all about the important ingredients present in your cosmetic skin-care products.

Niacinamide:

Niacinamide is a versatile ingredient which provides the skin with plethora of benefits. It is beneficial for those whose skin is sensitive as it decreases redness and sensitivity. It also has brightening properties and thus, is good for fading any dark spots and hyperpigmentation, and it also controls excess oil and sebum production with the skin, therefore great for people with oily and combination skin type. Moreover, it is gentle to the skin and can be well tolerated by all skin types.

Salicylic Acid or BHA:

This active ingredient is highly recommended for people with acne prone skin or people whose skin break-out often. To elaborate, it goes deep into the skin and exfoliates all the dead skin cells, oil and sebum. However, since it is an exfoliant, it is recommended to use on every other day though it can be used daily.

Retinol:

Retinol might be the best skin care ingredient in the skin care world as this active has a lot of study and research backing it up. Retinol has wide benefits as it repairs deep damages like hyperpigmentation, dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles, acne spots, scarring, aging etc. However, it is a tricky product since it can be sensitizing to the skin thus, it is recommended to be applied at night. Also, it is recommended to slowly incorporate this active into skin care routine gradually.

Alpha Hydroxy Acid(AHAs):

This ingredient is a great exfoliant as it clears out all the dead skin cells on the top layer of the skin by breaking down the substance holding the dead skin cells, giving smooth and glowy skin. AHAs have been used for enhancing skin texture, improve signs of aging and even skin tone, which leads to achieving younger and healthier skin.

Hyaluronic Acid(HA):

Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, meaning it draws in the moisture from the atmosphere into the skin to hydrate and plump it. It has restorative properties and can also enhance the skin moisture to soothe and defend against moisture loss. Nonetheless, it shouldn't be used by people in dry climate since it can't draw moisture from there making the skin potentially drier.

This article is the sole opinion of the author and Alvizia Healthcare holds no responsibility for the content. *

Tagged: L-Glutathione, Men-Health, Women-Health

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