Not all skincare products are less effective, their effectiveness depends on the ingredients used in them. So, the simple philosophy to choose the right ones of our skin-type is to know what goes into it. But, hardly anyone bothers and the result is we stuff our shelves with less effective, expensive, and unworthy skincare products. It’s a Lose-Lose situation.
Here are the few ingredients upon which the whole beauty industry relies; including these in your skin-care routine will save your money and give desired results.
Don’t be afraid of the word ‘acid’ as txa or tranexamic acid is a medicine used for a long to control the heavy bleeding among menstrual women. However, txa is also used in skincare products for pigmentation as it prevents the synthesis of tyrosinase pigmentation that results in darker skin color.
It is also known to reduce UV sensitivity and is considered safe thus most skincare products include txa.
Around half of our skin layer is already made up of ceramides but using products including these fatty acids is beneficial. Here’s why?
- It locks skin moisture
- Prevent the outermost layer of skin called the epidermis from the sun and other environmental damages
- Prevent fine lines and wrinkles
- Create a skin barrier so that foreign substances don’t reach the innermost layer of the skin
- Promote cellular function
Even though our skin is made up of these long-chain of fatty acids, it is important to apply the ceramides because with time these fatty acids start losing.
The name may sound weird but the ingredient is beneficial. This potent antioxidant can reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and result into skin discolorations. That’s why it is also called true retinol.
However, one should not use the bakuchiol cream excessively, only 0.5 percent of this natural retinol is enough to get the desired results as early as 4 weeks without showing any side effects.
Panthenol is great for skin lightening, moisturization, and improving the elasticity of the skin. This Pro-vitamin B5 is highly beneficial for those with dry skin as it helps to trap the moisture in the skin and keeps it hydrated.
This results in acne reduction, pore tightening, and better collagen production. Thus panthenol is known as a true skin savior.
PHA is a great exfoliator because they reach the deepest layers of the skin giving fresh and soft skin. They are better than the common AHA and BHA due to their impressive moisturization, antioxidant, and humectant properties.
The magic of PHA gets double with retinyl acetate also known as pro-vitamin A leaving your skin smooth and plump.
These 5 magical skincare ingredients are all that you need for skin-pigmentation and getting rid of all skin-issues at once.
[Note: Consult a dermatologist before using any ingredient on skin]