What a fascinating world the world of skincare is. Creams, serums, thermal waters or even boosters… All these cosmetic products with ever more unpronounceable names and components excite us. Why ? Because – most of the time – it works. Indeed, in order to slow down skin aging, to give a boost of radiance to the skin in the long term or to deflate our bags under the eyes, there are products that can help us greatly. We hear a lot about these famous ingredients in TV ads or in our favorite fashion magazines. So on the internet, certain keywords are particularly sought after to know precisely their usefulness.
VITAMIN CTHE SQUALANE
Yes, we find it in our oranges and in our fruit juices, but our skin needs this Swiss army knife ingredient in skincare. Antioxidant, complexion booster and natural self-tanner, vitamin C also helps cell renewal and collagen production. In short, it is a must-have and Internet users know it well. It can be found in Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster, C25 Vitamin C Booster by Hylamide or Vitamin C Radiance Serum by Honest Beauty.
It too is considered a miracle ingredient in cosmetics. Retinol is first of all a major ally against wrinkles and fine lines. It has a tightening action, reduces acne, and reduces pores. Retinol stimulates cell renewal, so you might as well say that it’s a molecule we love. Be careful though, as some skin types may not tolerate retinol. We then do tests by gradually increasing the level of retinol in the product.
Retinol can be found in Tipology Retinol 0.3% Lines & Wrinkles Serum, Skinceuticals Retinol 0.3 or Poppy Austin Retinol Day & Night Cream.
Who has never wanted to try castor oil to grow their hair faster or to fill in a depleted hair density? It is a natural product so we have known its effectiveness for years and it never lets us down. Castor oil is rich in fatty acids and vitamin E and is known to eliminate inflammation, moisturize and promote hair growth, of course.
It can be found in L’Occitane’s Aromachologie Repairing Oil or in BBB London’s Luscious Lash Oil mascara for eyelash growth.
Star of molecules renowned in skincare, hyaluronic acid is a gem of hydration and anti-aging. Indeed, it is able to contain 1000 times its own weight in humidity. It will thus have a plumping and moisturizing action. Finding hyaluronic acid in cosmetic products is more and more common as its effectiveness is impressive.
Surely you have already heard of it. Squalane is making a name for itself in the beauty world. This ingredient of natural origin is present in many products and in particular in cleansers. Its plus? It helps the skin to retain its water. Be careful, however, because not all skin types tolerate squalane. You can test it in The Ordinary squalane cleanser and make-up remover, in Caudalie’s Resveratrol Lift Firming Serum or in Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream.
Do you have acne-prone skin? Bingo, you have surely found the miracle product that will help your skin fight these imperfections. Its action is stunning: it penetrates pores and exfoliates the skin, dissolves dead cells clogging pores and eliminates blackheads. Obviously, we do not forget to moisturize WELL after such stripping.
You can try Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Fluid Exfoliator, Kate Sommerville’s Eradikate® or Clinique’s Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Gel.
Among the powerful ingredients that can treat the skin against (big) imperfections, we find benzoyl peroxide. No surprise to see it among the most searched molecules on Google, therefore. It kills, in fact, the bacteria present on the skin and responsible for acne. Benzoyl peroxide is a product that is not to be taken lightly and it is best to seek professional advice before using it.
It is found in the Curaspot to rinse 5% gel.
Witch hazel is a plant extract that aims to tighten the pores of the skin and effectively reduce redness thanks to its purifying properties. However, it may tend to dry out the skin. If the latter makes a
bad reaction to the product, especially in the long term, it is better to stop using it.
To be found in Waam’s witch hazel floral water or in the Murad anti-redness toner.
Like vitamin C, niacinamide is also a Swiss army knife of beauty. Its benefits are countless: tighten pores, hydration, protection and improvement of hyperpigmentation of the skin. Niacinamide does the balance for the skin to be in perfect health.
It is an ingredient found in The Ordinary 100% Niacinamide powder or in Charlotte Tilbury’s Crystal Elixir serum.
Last ingredient in the most googled list: ceramides. These molecules help to strengthen the skin barrier which protects in particular against external aggressions. The ceramides will also smooth and plump the skin.
Ceramides are present in Sunday Riley’s Ice Ceramide Moisturizing Cream or in CeraVe Face Moisturizing Cream.