If radiant, clear and flawless skin is your aim, you must absolutely add these 5 amazing ingredients into your skincare routine. They help your skin to stay young and healthy, and you to look fabulous.
Best for anti-aging: retinol
Retinol is an anti-aging superstar. One of the few ingredients that can really reduce wrinkles, retinol boosts collagen production, promotes cellular turnover, and fights free radicals. All things that can rejuvenate skin. And, it busts acne, too. My favorite retinol product is Paula’s Choice Resist Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum. It also contains antioxidants to fight premature aging and skin sootheners to calm down irritated skin.
Best for brightening: vitamin C
Did you know that this vitamin has both anti-aging and skin brightening properties? It can prevent premature wrinkles while reducing dark spots. It works even better when used with vitamin E and ferulic acid. They’re powerful antioxidants too, and can boost one another’s effectiveness. Try Oskia London Renaissance Supreme Cream. A vitamin rich hydrator that will help decrease uneven skintone.
Best multitasker: niacinamide
One of the most underappreciated ingredients in cosmetics, niacinamide is also one of the most powerful. It can do pretty much anything: hydrate skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lighten dark spots, treat acne, soothe rosace. You name it, niacinamide does it. You can find this little wonder Jurlique’s Herbal Recovery Serum.
Best for hydration: hyaluronic acid
Dry skin? Then you must get your hands on some hyaluronic acid. It can bind up to 1000 times its weight in water, keeping your skin well hydrated throughout the day. Get your dose from Fillerina Night Cream. It’s one of the most effective treatments I’ve found because it contains 5 forms of hyaluronic acid. It’s a waterfall for the skin!
Best for exfoliation: glycolic acid
Another amazing multitasker, glycolic acid’s main job is to dissolve the “glue” that binds the old and dull dead cells to the skin, making our complexions smoother and younger. What sets it apart from other exfoliants? It also hydrates and stimulates collagen production, keeping wrinkles well away. I swear by Paula’s Choice Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment with 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acids.
By Giorgia Guazzarotti