A lot goes into shopping for skin care. You have to consider your budget, brands you like, and skin compatibility. If you’re like me, you’ll also take the blogosphere’s opinions into account. As you build your shopping list, and eventually, your routine, you might want to take a look at ingredients. Remember that whatever you put on your skin will end up in your body? Your body is a temple, so be selective with your products based on their ingredients. We’ve already covered ingredients to avoid, so let’s bring some positivity to the table! Here are seven skin care ingredients to embrace.
Skin care gurus and casual enthusiasts alike adore hyaluronic acid for its moisturizing properties. It also heals burns and irritation, but people are most interested in it for its anti-aging potential. Many products that contain hyaluronic acid can make your skin youthful and radiant with each use. By keeping the skin plump and hydrated, these products combat acne, dryness, and signs of aging. Sounds like triple the fun to us!
You might be thinking, “Copper? Did I read that right?” You did! Copper peptides are a more innovative skin care ingredient that has been in the limelight for awhile. Much like hyaluronic acid, they reduce fine lines and wrinkles while restoring the elasticity of the skin. Plus, they are antioxidants, which means that they can reverse the damage made to skin by free radicals.
Acai is another one of those skin care ingredients that can be called an anti-aging powerhouse. Unlike other antioxidants, its effectiveness doesn’t decrease over time. Bottle up some acai oil one day, and it’ll be potent for years to come! (Your wallet just cracked a smile.) It also continues to protect your skin from environmental irritants to keep you glowing. Finally, acai contains fatty acids, which help keep your skin looking soft, smooth, and hydrated.
Take a moment right now to search for DIY face mask recipes. You might notice that many of them call for avocados. Not only are they delicious (and a must on Taco Tuesday), avocadoes offer a wealth of health benefits that give your skin the boost it needs. It reduces inflammation, accelerates healing, and can even soothe sunburns. In addition to being great for the skin, avocado oil does wonders for dry, damaged hair. Perfect example: our Repair Conditioner!
Shea butter contains a healthy amount of Vitamin A, a compound that plays an important role in your skin’s development. It improves a wide range of skin conditions, from acne to eczema and everything in between. Shea butter is also an excellent home remedy for sunburns, so keep it close during the warmer months!
Natural skin care lovers, this one’s for you! Phytosterols are botanically-based compounds known for restoring and replenishing skin. They encourage your skin’s collagen production, giving you a youthful glow. Plus, their antioxidant properties may protect you against the development of cancer.
Urea is a naturally-occurring compound known for its ability to heal dry skin while strengthening your skin barrier. It serves as a natural moisturizer, so its presence in the skin may be far below normal levels if you have a skin condition. Urea even has some anaesthetic properties perfect for local pain relief. If you’re interested in letting a little urea into your life, our Extreme Dry Skin collection is a good place to start!
The best part about Sebamed? Dermatologist develop our products, so we’ve done the ingredients research for you. Sebamed offers a wide range of cleansers and moisturizers suitable for all skin types. Always formulated with the best skin care ingredients, our products are pH-balanced to match the level of healthy skin, helping you protect yourself against skin conditions. Check out our complete product lineup here.