You’ve probably picked up your moisturiser and tried to read the ingredients list. We have and most of the time the chemical names have our heads spinning but don’t you worry. We’ve breaking down some of the most popular skincare ingredients you’ll find on the back (or front) of the bottle and going over what they do, the benefits they provide AND our personal picks if you want to add them into your skincare routine.
Niacinamide for smooth, pore-less skin
Niacinamide is a miracle worker. It controls the production of sebum and reduces inflammation, making it perfect for people who have acne or other skin conditions like eczema. It also improves the appearance of large pores.
We recommend: Mad Hippie’s Face Cream
Hyaluronic Acid for younger-looking skin
Hyaluronic Acid turns back time, we’re not kidding. It keeps skin hydrated by maintaining moisture levels, creating a plumping effect on your skin, and reduces the usual signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles.
We recommend: 1’s Single Drop Hydration Water Intensive Serum
Grapeseed Oil for healthy tresses
Grapeseed Oil does it all. This overachiever adds moisture to dry hair, strengthens weak and brittle hair, adds shine to dull hair and repairs heat and styling damage.
We recommend: TLW’s Let's Get Tacos Treatment Oil
Activated Charcoal for decongesting your skin
Activated Charcoal gets rid of everything that doesn’t belong on your skin. It removes things that can cause congestion like impurities, sebum and also helps reduce the formation of blackheads.
We recommend: Pibu’s Bubbling Charcoal Sheet Mask
Matcha Tea for revitalising your skin
Matcha Tea is a powerful antioxidant that protects your skin against free radicals that cause premature ageing. It has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and helps detoxify your skin.
So, which one will you be adding to your routine? Let us know in the comments below!
By Neha Prasad