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5 Skincare Ingredients You Need To Know Before The Year Ends

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If you’re going to make New Year’s resolutions, you know, the usual: workout more, eat better, take better care of my skin…then, information is the key. So, if you’re looking for better skin in 2017, look out for these terms on the ingredients list of all skincare products you buy. Test skincare on small patches and test the varying ingredients. Learn what suits you and take it from there. The first step towards glowing skin is knowing how to get there.


1. Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid is naturally found in your skin. It’s great in maintaining moisture and elasticity in the skin. It’s not always absorbed easily when applied topically, so it’s also available as an injectable. When done by a doctor, it’s safe because it’s an ingredient your skin is used to. The injectable version is used as a filler.



Alpha Hydroxy Acid and Beta Hydroxy Acids are acids that are found in skincare products as chemical exfoliants. AHA is derived from fruits and milks. Its different forms are glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, and more. BHA, which is derived from plants, is usually found in skincare as salicylic acid that is great for acne-prone skin.


3. Retinol

Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that is commonly found in skincare products. This is also a type of chemical exfoliant that causes skin to shed its dead cells, revealing young and new skin. Exfoliants can be pretty strong, but necessary, so it’s important to use them along with a gentle skincare routine.


4. Dimethylaminoethanol

This is an ingredient that’s eaten as well as applied topically. It’s got great anti-ageing properties as it helps muscles by containing sagging skin and droopiness.


5. Vitamin C Ester

This is a fat-soluble form of Vitamin C you should look for in skincare products. It’s far more effective than ascorbic acid: the water soluble version of Vitamin C. Vitamin C has many benefits, from skin brightening to targeting fine lines.


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