I wanted to share with you all today my top 3 most favourite skincare ingredients. They are Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide and Vitamin C. These 3 ingredients are absolutely fabulous, I always make sure they are included in my skincare routine and below I will delve deeper into each one. Obviously there are many other wonderful skincare ingredients that I also love but I wanted to share my top 3 favourites with you today!
This ingredient is a much loved one in the world of skincare. Hyaluronic Acid is a sugar that is found naturally in our skin that holds water and keeps the skin looking plump and glowy. As we age the amount of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid in our bodies decreases (just like Collagen and Elastin) so daily use is a must! Not many people know this but the way that you apply hyaluronic acid can have a big impact on the results that you achieve from using this ingredient. For Example; If there is no moisture on the surface of your skin to bring in, hyaluronic acid can draw that moisture up from the lower layers of your dermis which ends up making your skin feel drier. So a great tip to remember is to apply hyaluronic acid serum to a damp face and follow up after with a moisturiser. This will prevent any dryness and it leaves the skin feeling hydrated and glowing too. This fabulous ingredient overall helps to calm, soothe, firm, hydrate and tackle fine lines and wrinkles and it’s absolutely perfect for all skin types.
Niacinamide is the active form of Vitamin B3 that naturally occurs in food such as grains, beans, fish and meat and when it comes to skincare it has so many wonderful benefits. It can increase the production of ceramides (a type of lipid) and can also improve the skins overall barrier function which makes it especially beneficial for skin prone to dehydration. If the skin barrier is working well then it retains moisture and repels irritants to ensure healthy skin function. But if it’s not working well then the skins complexion will look dry, dull and potentially scaly which means chemicals can penetrate into the skin more easily and could cause inflammation. Overall this fabulous ingredient helps to keep skin hydrated, firm and healthy aswell as minimizing redness and irritation, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and protects the skin from environmental stresses like sunlight, pollution and toxins.
This ingredient is known as an anti-ageing powerhouse! It has the ability to brighten and even out skin tone, reduces fine lines and wrinkles and boosts collagen production. The best way to include Vitamin C into your skincare routine is by a way of serum. A few drops applied before moisturiser and SPF in the morning leaves the skin protected all day long. It’s important to know that Vitamin C appears on ingredient labels as many different names but the main one you want to look out for is L-Ascorbic Acid… this is the most effective form! I absolutely love this ingredient and I’m not surprised it’s known as an anti-ageing powerhouse.
I am interested to know what skincare ingredients are your personal favourites so add them to the comments below! As always I love hearing from you all so feel free to share your thoughts and opinions down in the comments too.