What Are The 7 Ingredients You Need To Look For In Your Skincare Products?
In the vast world of skincare, you may have heard some talk about ingredients and how important it is to check skincare ingredients, of whatever product you’ll be putting on yourself? Did you ever wonder which ingredient, in particular, is good for your skin and which one is bad? If you’re someone who struggles to understand the tough, Latin names such as pyridine-3-carboxamide which is also known as niacinamide, or in other words, Vitamin B3, then this guide right here is just for you!
Without going into the details of every ingredient on this earth, I’ll tell you about two categories of ingredients. One category contains the active ingredients and they’re added in the formulation to perform their respective function. The other ingredients are known as excipients or inactive ingredients that are added in the formulation for stability, color, fragrance, and to make the bulk weight of the emulsion/ formulation. Today I’ll be discussing 7 extremely important and nice ingredients that you need to look for because they’re that good.
You should always be aware of what you're putting on your skin! Trust us!
Let's start with the basic and the most gentle ingredient out there. Hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan is a great humectant. A humectant, by definition, is something that retains moisture, therefore in skincare formulations, humectants are used un moisturizers. Hyaluronic acid is a great skin cream ingredient that captures the water and allows the skin to hold on to the much-needed moisture. If the skin has adequate moisture AKA water content, it appears fresh and healthy. If the water content in the skin is low, the skin
appears dry, dehydrated, cracked, and dull. Hyaluronic acid gives your skin a breath of fresh air and makes it dewy and soft by trapping the water in the skin. Moreover, this ingredient suits almost everyone unless you’re allergic to it.
When you’re purchasing a moisturizer, it is always a good idea to look for the one that contains Hyaluronic acid because your skin will love it. People with acne-prone skin especially find it hard to use moisturizers because they do feel like the thick, rich ingredients choke their skin but hyaluronic acid is lightweight so they can use it easily!
Since we’re on the topic of skin hydration, Ceramide is another ingredient that is cherished in the world of skincare for its amazing properties. Ceramides are a class of fatty acids and they’re naturally very hydrating for the skin. Ceramides help the skin to create a barrier to prevent permeability, therefore it protects the skin and doesn’t allow the loss of water which in turn, doesn’t allow your skin to feel dry and irritated. Moreover, in this way, ceramides also slow down the signs of aging on your skin so yes, it is anti-aging as well.
Jenpharm’s DermiVe moisturizers contain Hyaluronic acid and Ceramides as their main active ingredient and that too at a very, very affordable price because we understand how important skin hydration is!
Niacinamide/ Vit B3
Niacinamide is the common name of Vitamin B3 and it is something your skin needs because of its many advantages. Niacinamide can be consumed in two ways (topically and it can be ingested). Since we’re talking about topical skincare products, we’ll talk about the benefits of applying niacinamide directly or in any cream form onto the skin. Niacinamide is known to assist ceramides in retaining the skin’s barrier so it does protect the skin. Niacinamide also reduces the wear and tear of everyday life and diminishes the redness, blotchiness, fine lines, and wrinkles on the skin. Moreover, it minimizes the appearance of pores and regulates the oil on the skin, thus making it a very ideal choice for oily and acne-prone skin.
Talking about the vitamins, we’ve another ingredient that is one of the most famous and commonly used ingredients; Retinol. Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A and is primarily used to treat the aging concerns of the skin. Retinol work by increasing the production of collagen, thereby reducing the fine lines and wrinkles on the skin. They also stimulate the
production of blood vessels in the skin thus giving the skin a very healthy complexion that doesn’t appear dull. Retinol in general is most commonly used to look young. However, retinol and retinoids are not the same though they belong to the same class of vitamins, though retinoids are much more potent than retinol.
One of the most commonly known vitamins, vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid. Vitamin C has a good reputation for the skin brightening effects it provides as it rejuvenates the skin. Vitamin C is necessary for repairing and developing all body tissues so it is also anti-aging. Moreover, it is known to make the skin smooth and glowy, making it an ideal choice for those who suffer from the effects of everyday wear and tear. However, vitamin C does irritate some people because of its potency and its nature so it is best to do a patch test before the application. In case it stings, it is best to dilute it with some moisturizer or a cream to prevent any case of irritation.
Popular for its skin-lightening effects, alpha arbutin is becoming the top favorite ingredient for those who seek to treat their hyperpigmentation. Derived from the bearberry plant, this magical ingredient is suitable for every skin tone and it doesn’t lighten the complexion in general but it treats the areas of skin that suffer from hyperpigmentation which includes melasma, acne scars, sun spots, or age spots.
So if you’re someone who suffers from the above-mentioned issues and often wonders what skincare products do I need? Well, I’ve got an exciting and very pocket-friendly recommendation for you. Jenpharm’s Maxdif range consisting of Maxdif Skin brightening cream and Skin brightening face wash contains a wonderful blend of all the amazing skin brightening agents such as alpha arbutin, vitamin C, and niacinamide in a perfectly curated formulation so you can get the best of every ingredient, all in one product!
One last ingredient recommendation we’ve for you is the most amazing ingredient that is found in sunscreen. Zinc oxide is a UV rays filter and provides exceptional protection from the harsh UV rays that have the potential to damage our skin. Moreover, zinc oxide is extremely compatible with almost every skin type and doesn’t irritate your skin. So If you’re going sunscreen shopping, make sure to look for this ingredient on the list.
Jenpharm also offers sunblocks containing microfine zinc oxide and microfine titanium dioxide to help your skin! Spectra block SPF 60 and spectra block max SPF 100 contain microfine zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, and other amazing UV rays filter to provide your skin with the best protection that it deserves.
Many other ingredients are amazing for the skin but these are the top 7 ingredients with their proven results that you must look for when you need to shop for your skincare products.