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What’s in your jar – The importance of the right ingredients for a healthier more beautiful skin

Ingredients play an important role in making your skin healthier and more beautiful. As such, we will look at some of the common ingredients found in skin care products so that you are better aware of these when you purchase any such products and can make the right decision.

An Insight into Common Ingredients

Skin is an intricate and complex organ. As such, it needs different ingredients to stay healthy, look young and beautiful. Our skin basically requires ingredients that fall into three categories, which are anti-oxidants, skin replenishment ingredients, and skin restoring ingredients. All the ones used need to be fully compatible or identical biological to the makeup of the skin.


These are ingredients that intercept environmental pollutants and lessen or stop their impact on your skin. This will help in improving skin tone and reduce signs of aging.

These anti-oxidants utilize function via multiple pathways as well as protect us from several environmental threats that our skin faces. As such, it is better to utilize skincare products that have a good mix of different anti-oxidants.

Here are just some of the most popular antioxidants found in your skin care products:

  • Vitamin C

  • Retinol (Vitamin A)

  • Vitamin E

  • Niacinamide

  • Vitamin D

  • Glucosamine

Skin Replenishment Ingredients

These are the ingredients that revive as well as fortify the surface of the skin and also infuse hydration into the skin. The benefit for the skin is that it makes it feel soft, supple, and smooth.

When used on a regular basis, these skin-replenishing ingredients assist skin in resisting loss of moisture and also help the skin in maintaining a plump and smooth appearance, similar to how the skin is when you are young. Let us look at few of the common skin replenishing ingredients that should be present in your skin care products.

  • Hyaluronic acid

  • Ceramides

  • Cholesterol

  • Fatty Acids

  • Sphingolipids

  • Amino acids

These ingredients are found in different products ranging from eye creams to facial cleaners. Thus, when purchasing any specific product you need to make sure it has some of these ingredients.

Skin Restoring Ingredients

These ingredients take special care of skin surface and make it appear younger. Such ingredients also bring about skin firmness and with time provide an even looking complexion.

In addition, these improve rough texture and dull skin tone, helping to soften the wrinkles and fine lines. Together, skin replenishing ingredients, anti-oxidants, and skin-restoring ingredients provide lackluster and aging skin the right treatment so that it looks more radiant and younger.

Some of the well-known skin restoring ingredients consist of:

· Linolenic Acids,

· Niacinamide,

· Retinol,

· Linoleic, and Adenosine.

· Zinc

· Titanium Dioxide

Ingredients to avoid at all times.

Equally important is to know which ingredients are harmful to the skin, are allergenic, cause premature aging and might even be carcinogenic. The list below should always be avoided in any skincare products

· Parabens

· Chemical preservatives

· Mineral Oils

· Fragrances and perfumes

· Oxygen

· Chemical UV filters


To conclude it can be said that by selecting the right ingredients you will be able to replenish and restore your skin, to have a healthier and more glowing skin.

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