You’re putting WHAT on your face?
POV: You just picked up a new skin care product.
But wait a second… Do you even know what skin care ingredients are in there?
If you’re adding a new product to your at-home skin care regimen, here’s a few tips to find the best solution to meet your skin care goals.
1. Know your skin type.
Dry. Oily. Combination. Sensitive. Normal. When you understand your skin type, you’ll be able to determine your skin care needs. From there, you’ll be able to choose the best products for your skin. Not just that, you’ll avoid certain ingredients that could adversely affect your skin.
2. Look at the active ingredients.
When was the last time that you read the list of ingredients on your product bottle? It may sound obvious, but you need to know what you’re putting on your skin. That means looking at the active ingredients in all your skin care products. We can help you understand which ingredients match up with your skin care goals so you can achieve the best results.
3. Consult with an expert.
Still not sure where to start? Schedule a free consultation with one of our skin care experts! We’ll recommend skin care oils, creams, and treatments that will leave you with the healthiest skin and happiest experience.
To help you get started, check out this quick list of commonly used skin care ingredients. Which ingredient seems right for you?
SKIN CARE INGREDIENTS, ACTIONS, AND BENEFITS:
Ingredient: Benzoyl Peroxide
Action: Eliminates bacteria in acne while minimizing irritation
Benefit: Treats acne-prone skin
Ingredient: Glycolic Acid
Action: Exfoliates dead surface skin cells and moisturizes the skin
Benefit: Allows for better penetration and efficacy of other ingredients; reduces fine lines and helps lighten dark spots
Ingredient: Hyaluronic Acid
Action: Provides intense hydration leaving skin appearing plump and firm
Benefit: Hydrated skin reduces the appearance of fine lines
Ingredient: Retinaldehyde / Retinal
Action: A direct precursor of prescription strength Vitamin A (Retin-A), clinically shown to be more effective than retinol
Benefit: Industry gold standard to improve acne, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation
Ingredient: Salicylic Acid
Action: Exfoliates the skin and pores
Benefit: Prevents new acne blemishes from forming and helps remove excess oil and unclogs pores
Ingredient: Vitamin C
Action: An antioxidant that helps defend against free radicals while revealing a more radiant complexion
Benefit: Brightens skin and prevents future signs of aging
Ingredient: Vitamin E
Action: Provides antioxidant protection against free radicals
Benefit: Prevents future signs of aging
Need a hand?
Let’s get together and talk about which skin care products will work best for you. Give us a call at (716) 712.1050, contact us online, or schedule your free consultation today. We can’t wait to hear from you!