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Beauty 101
Active Ingredients for Beginners
Rachel Gibbons Beauty Expert
Active Ingredients for Beginners

Active ingredients are an integral part of product formulation which address specific concerns, so it is vital for you to know which you need to get the perfect skin of your dreams!

 

Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs)

Purpose: Gently exfoliates your skin, removing dead skin cells, allowing new ones to be generated. Helps to even out and smooth your skin. Common ones include glycolic acid, lactic acid and mandelic acid. 

Skin type: All skin types, even sensitive.

What you can mix with: Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramides, Niacinamide

What you shouldn't mix with: Vitamin C, Retinol

 

Beta hydroxy acids (BHAs)

Purpose: Great for getting rid of blackheads as well as excess sebum and dirt in your pores. Also great for fighting bacteria and 

Skin type: Oily and blemish prone

What you can mix with: Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramides, Niacinamide

What you shouldn't mix with: Vitamin C, Retinol

 

Vitamin C

Purpose: Stimulates collagen and elastin production, leaving your skin looking firmer and brighter. Also helps to correct hyperpigmentation and prevent further damage to your skin. Decreases the visible signs of aging on your face such as fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots from sun damage, and loss of moisture

Skin type: All skin types, especially hyperpigmented

What you can mix with: Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramides

What you shouldn't mix with: Retinol, AHAs, BHAs, Niacinamide

 

Ceramides

Purpose: Helps to plump your skin and protect it from environmental stressors, leaving it hydrated and youthful. A critical part of the skin’s natural barrier which helps to protect against a variety of environmental stressors while retaining moistur

Skin type: All skin types, especially dry

What you can mix with: Everything

What you shouldn't mix with: N/A

 

Hyaluronic Acid

Purpose: Absorbs and retains moisture within the skin. Helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Can also soothe redness, irritation and dermatitis.

Skin type: All skin types, especially dry and mature skin

What you can mix with: Everything

What you shouldn't mix with: N/A

 

Niacinamide

Purpose: Helps to fight inflammation, irritation and redness. Improves skin elasticity and boosts fatty acid levels in the skin. Helps boosts your skin’s ability to retain moisture while increasing the effectiveness of ceramides [11] and rebuilding the skin’s natural protective barrier

Skin type: Oily or acne-prone skin

What you can mix with:

What you shouldn't mix with: Vitamin C

 

Retinol

Purpose: Boosts cell turnover and promotes renewal of skin cells, leaving your skin looking brighter and reduces pigmentation. Also has anti-ageing and acne-fighting properties.

Skin type: Hyperpigmented or mature skin

What you can mix with: Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramides, Niacinamide

What you shouldn't mix with: Vitamin C, AHAs, BHAs

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