There are so many skin care ingredients around..
So which are the ones that you should look for in your skin care products?
Scroll down to uncover the 5 star ingredients that should be in your skin care products!
1. Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
Optimal hydration is vital for your skin health. And not forgetting to prevent premature wrinkles and lines. One of the best ingredients for your skin’s hydration is hyaluronic acid (HA)! It helps to keep your skin looking youthful, soft and radiant by retaining moisture in your skin. Did you know: it can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water! What’s even better, hyaluronic acid is very well tolerated by all skin types. Yes you can safely use this even if you’ve got oily, acne prone skin!
You might want check out:
Medik8 Hydr8 B5 – powerful hydrating serum with hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5!
Retinol is a pure form of vitamin A. It can help you fight against premature ageing and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This is an ingredient that has been studied extensively and it is proven to improve pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture, skin tone and colour, and your skin’s hydration levels.
Retinol works by exfoliating your skin, stimulating your collagen production and improving your skin’s appearance. However 2 challenges of using retinol are the potential skin sensitivity issues (redness, peeling, irritation, etc) and the inherent instability of retinol as a chemical.
How does Medik8 overcome this?
Medik8 uses time-release delivery system (via encapsulation), to allow even dispersion of active ingredients to your skin (i.e. reducing the chances of any irritation). Besides preventing skin irritation, the encapsulation also improves the stability of retinol. The antioxidant vitamin E is also added in our retinol formulation to help improve stability and shelf life.
Standard retinol becomes quite useless after as little as two months –sometimes much less. Medik8 retinol will remain active for 12 months or more.
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3. Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA)
Your skin sheds millions of skin cells everyday, however sometimes due to sun damage, irritation, other skin disorders, this natural process is disrupted. This results in dull, flaky, clogged and uneven skin tone.
And here’s where AHA and BHA comes to play, to get rid of dead cell build up. What if you’re already using a physical scrub (such as cleansing brush, facial scrub, etc)? Physical exfoliators only deal with the very top, superficial layer of your skin. Unlike chemical exfoliators like AHA and BHA, physical exfoliators do not reach deep down to where the unhealthy, skin cells build up are.
You might want to consider:
Medik8 poreCleanse Gel – pore refining cleansing gel with AHA and BHA
Medik8 Pore Refining Scrub – Dual action exfoliating (combining both physical and chemical exfoliation for optimal results)
4. Vitamin C (Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate)
You’ve probably heard of L-ascorbic acid, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate is an alternative form of Vitamin C that’s more stable and lipid soluble. It has been shown to be (up to 5 times) more potent than L-ascorbic acid in stimulating your collagen production and also up to 5 times better penetration in your skin when applied. Besides promoting your skin’s collagen production, it also reduces your melanin production, brightens skin, protects you from and repairs sun damage and other environmental damage that your skin is exposed to!
What you could consider:
If you’re looking to whiten your skin or get rid of pigmentation, then this would be of interest to you! Oxyresveratrol (Oxy-R) is a ultra-effective skin lightening, depigmenting agent and potent antioxidant. It works by reversible inhibition of your skin’s tyrosinase activity.
You might have come across skin care products with resveratrol in them. Did you know: Oxyresveratrol showed about a 150-fold more potent melanin inhibitory effect than resveratrol?
You might to consider:
Medik8 White Balance Duo – Day (with broad spectrum SPF50) and night moisturiser combining both brightening and anti-ageing benefits (using Oxyresveratrol and many other synergistic actives)!
Medik8 products are designed with green chemistry techniques that is kind to your skin and to the environment. At the same time, they contain the active ingredients in innovative delivery methods that have been scientifically proven to deliver you results!