Understanding the Ingredients in Your Skincare Products

Grab a random skincare product from your daily routine. Look over the ingredient list. Do you understand most of the words that are on that list? Probably not unless you are really up to date on the latest big-name skincare ingredients. From alpha-hydroxy to l-ascorbic acid, and about a million other ingredients, how do you understand exactly what’s in your skincare products? It’s all about learning a little bit about the best ingredients available in skincare to solve and treat specific skincare problems. At ABI Dermaceuticals, we pride ourselves on clinical strength skincare products that are sold in dermatologist offices and medispa locations throughout the world. Here are four super-star ingredients in skincare today that have been proven to produce significant results.

 

Hyaluronic Acid

This is a skincare ingredient you should pay attention to if you have issues with dry skin. Hyaluronic acid is a natural compound found in everyone’s skin that helps to keep it plumped up and hydrated. When you add skincare products with hyaluronic acid it’s going to help bind moisture to your skin, making it radiant and youthful. As the skin ages, it naturally loses collagen production. By incorporating hyaluronic acid into your skincare regimen, it’s going to help boost beneficial moisture levels and support healthier collagen production. Look for this beneficial ingredient in moisturizers and serums, like this Hyaluronic Peptide Serum from ABI Dermaceuticals.

 

L-Ascorbic Acid

Vitamin C in skincare is also known as L-ascorbic acid. It can be a real superstar of an ingredient and is known to produce collagen, promote brightening and helps to reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone and texture. However, not all vitamin C is created equal. Once it is added to a skin care product, it has a very short shelf life and starts to lose its potency. When using L-ascorbic acid, it is important you make sure it is fresh, so it doesn’t cause irritation and remains concentrated.  Vitamin C can be found in a variety of products including cleansers, toners, and serums. You can experience a fresh L-ascorbic acid boost from this unique anti-aging system that has 24 days worth of concentrated vitamin C application from the Platinum C Pro-Collagen Skincare System.

 

Alpha-Hydroxy Acid

An alpha-hydroxy acid improves skin cell turnover by exfoliating dead skin. This will help reveal a brighter and more radiant complexion. If a person has a problem with dry skin buildup, dullness, and clogged pores, then using a product with alpha-hydroxy acid will help tame those issues. Keep in mind that an alpha-hydroxy acid is usually gentle enough for all skin types since it’s created from natural fruit-based acids. Glycolic acid is a form of alpha-hydroxy acid, which is found in these Corrective Pads With Glycolic Acid to help with improving the state of congested skin for a more even smoothness and silky feel.

 

Retinoids

Retinoids, which are referred to as retinol, are a potent form of vitamin A. The point of using retinoids is to help with hyperpigmentation or age spots, fine lines, deeper wrinkles, and evening out your tone and texture. Retinols are a fast and effective way to combat the signs of aging. However, when you first start using a product containing retinol it can cause redness, sensitivity and irritation as your skin adjusts to the boost in vitamin A. Therefore, introducing your skin to a retinol slowly, such as twice a week or finding a product with an encapsulated retinol option can help to elevate any potential of this known side-effect. Once you are able to use a retinol product on a daily basis, usually in a moisturizer or serum, you’ll notice results within just a few weeks. The Skin Perfecting Retinol Serum is an excellent example of an effective encapsulated retinol product that will help to reverse all signs of aging in the skin without irritation or redness.

 

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