5 Ingredients to Look for in Your Skincare Products

When shopping for skin care, it can be quite the task reading labels, trying to figure out which product and/or ingredients will get you the results you are looking for. If radiant, clear and flawless skin is your aim, these powerhouse ingredients will get you there.

All scientifically-proven, you are almost guaranteed to see visible results in a relatively short period of time. As with anything, you can’t expect miracles overnight, but by incorporating these into your routine, you’ll see notice a difference in the feel and look of your skin.

Vitamin C

If you want brighter, tighter or overall better looking skin, vitamin C would be the answer. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps to reduce inflammation in the skin and irregular pigmentation, while promoting healthy collagen production.

Vitamin C is a key component to many skin brightening regimens because it interferes with pigment product that may be responsible for dark spots. Bottom line: keep products spiked with this powerful ingredient in your regular skin care routine


Also known as Vitamin A and the “cure-all,” retinol treats fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, dullness, sagging skin…you know name it. Retinol is known as one of the best anti-aging ingredients we have. It essentially works to increase cell turnover, sweeping away dead cells that contribute to dullness and boosts collagen by stimulating cellular repair at the deepest level of the skin.

It is never too early to start an anti-aging skin care regime. As they say, prevention is always better than the cure.


People often underestimate the power of sunscreen but this “preventer” keeps the skin from prematurely sagging, wrinkling and getting blotchy by protecting it from harmful UV rays. It is by far one of the best ways to prevent the skin from premature aging. Choose a broad spectrum, UVA and UVB sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30

Alpha Hydroxy Acids/Beta Hydroxy Acids (Fruit Acids)

Also known as the “radiance makers” AHAs such as glycolic acid add radiance, smooth lines, help fade blotches and allow other ingredients to penetrate the skin faster and work more effectively. These¬† work to dissolve the bonds that hold dead skin cells in together, helping to deeply exfoliate your skin. Alpha Hydroxy Acids are best for normal/dry/mature skin, and Beta Hydroxy Acids (such as salicylic acid) are best for those with oily/acne prone skin.


Try incorporating one new product at a time.¬† Since most active ingredients take effect over time, don’t give up if you don’t see immediate results,

Are you using any of these incredible ingredients in your skincare routine? Share what your results have been down below!


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2 thoughts

  1. Very helpful!!! Im allergic to citrus so it’s hard to find products with vitamin c. But the search is on!

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