What’s good for my body should be just as good for my skin – whether it’s a plant-based diet or exercise, consistently.
This logic is responsible for blurring the line between health and grooming.
As the concept of herbal skin care gains popularity around the world, our appetite for home remedies is also increasing.
On the flip side, the myths that all chemicals are bad or natural products aren’t as effective as their lab-produced counterparts limit skin care for many.
But happy groomers courageously explore beyond mass myths and beliefs and reap the rewards, indeed.
With that in mind, we’ve highlighted five of the most important skin care ingredients that are hot and have the potential to become your favorite.
1. CBD oil (Cannabidiol)
The discussion of cannabis, one of the most controversial yet coveted ingredients, has entered the realm of beauty. Thanks to its benefits for the skin.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), marijuana has anti-inflammatory properties. So, CBD oil can help reduce inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
Note: Products formulated with CBD oil will not give you the “ high ” because they do not contain THC, the chemical responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis.
Cica aka Centella Asiatica or Tiger Grass should be your choice for calming irritations or stressed skin tones. It works like a charm on sensitive skin. So when you’re worried about a rash or just need some skin care, look for this heartwarming blanket.
Not to mention, Cica is already an integral part of the K-beauty routine!
Collagen, both marine and plant, is still considered the next big hero ingredient. Largely because of its ability to show quick results.
Collagen is a protein that occurs naturally in the body and maintains the structure, smoothness, suppleness, strength of the skin and retains water.
Collagen production decreases over time, resulting in thinner, drier, duller skin. This is when consuming collagen supplements helps restore skin health and provides holistic wellness benefits.
If you work from home or spend more than 6 hours on a screen each day for any other reason, you need to familiarize your skin with niacinamide, another form of vitamin B3.
Tech screens and the sun both emit blue light that can penetrate the skin and generate reactive oxygen species. These species can damage DNA and cause hyperpigmentation.
Niacinamide can help your skin fight blue light, add radiance, and reduce the appearance of dark spots.
5. PHA (Polyhydroxy acids)
When you think of skin care acids, alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and beta hydroxy acids (BHA) surely come to mind. But new generation polyhydroxy acids (PHAs), AHAs are now creating a buzz in the beauty industry.
Much like AHAs and BHAs, PHAs are chemical exfoliators that help remove dead cells from the skin’s surface and reveal an even, radiant appearance.
Unlike AHAs and BHAs, PLHIV can adapt to all skin types, including sensitive skin. They offer similar benefits to AHAs but without irritating the skin.
PLWHA also provide better hydration and help strengthen skin barrier function. Gluconolactone, galactose, and lactobionic acid are some of the most popular PLHIV.
Follow the trends!
Skin care begins with determining your skin type and choosing products with the right ingredients for your concerns. You have to understand that buying random products will not help.
But now that you know all about the skincare ingredients that are buzzing in the city of beauty and how important they are, be sure to add your favorites to the must-have list!