Do you choose between natural products or products with active ingredients?
Your skin's health is as important, if not more than other organs in your body.
There's no doubt that natural, safe, non-toxic ingredients are important to keep your skin in a good condition. However, as customers, you shouldn't have to choose between natural products or products with active ingredients that make a visible difference.
Here are a few naturally active ingredients that can help you achieve happy healthy skin all year long.
It's possibly no marvel that sunscreen is number one on this list. If there's one product you can use, it ought to be sunscreen. By using sunscreen that has wide spectrum safety—which means it protects against both UV rays—and at least SPF 30, you could keep your skin healthy.
The damage caused by the sun can lead to severe skin problems, from enlarged pores and skin cancer to cosmetic problems, like breaking down the collagen and elastin that keeps your skin firm and plump. Over the years, the collagen breakdown can lead to premature ageing, like sagging skin, wrinkles, age spots and melasma.
On its own, sunscreen won't lessen the wrinkles or dark spots you already have, however, it will save you from forming more and defend your skin from issues like dehydration, acne etc.
2. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is called the holy grail of skincare ingredients and rightly so. This incredible antioxidant, anti-inflammatory nutrient protects us against free radicals and environmental stressors that cause our skin to age prematurely. Vitamin C serum improves skin tone and texture, hydrate the skin, and reduce signs of ageing.
A well-formulated Vitamin C provides so many benefits for healthy skin.
There are a few things, however, that you should take care of while selecting a Vitamin C serum.
a) The Form: 𝘗𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘝𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘯 𝘊 𝘪𝘴 𝘓-𝘢𝘴𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘣𝘪𝘤 𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵.
If you see any other name of Vitamin C in your serum, know that it's a derivative of Vitamin C. Studies have shown that the derivatives do not significantly increase levels of vitamin C in the skin and are not even recognized as vitamin C by our bodies.
In order for vitamin C to be truly effective in repairing signs of aging or give us other benefits, it must be able to penetrate and be absorbed by the body. Studies have shown that L-ascorbic acid should be at least 15 % to benefit the skin, and 20 % is optimal for absorption
c) Packaging :
Yes, the packaging is crucial to keep your vitamin C serum from going bad or ineffective! Exposure to air, light, and heat degrades your serum. Look for opaque, non-pipette packaging.
Our superCerum is a pure form of 20% L-ascorbic acid, its unique design keeps the Vitamin C isolated from the potent emulsion. superCerum is activated FRESH only when you are ready to use it!
Combining superCerum with your sunscreen can reduce damage caused by UVB rays and pollutants by 55%.
d) Lactic acid
Lactic acid is another, often gentle ingredient. It works similar to different chemical exfoliants to get rid of dust and dead skin cells—however, it tends to be easier on sensitive skin.
Some products include a mixture of lactic acid alongside salicylic acid and/or glycolic acid so that you can nevertheless get the advantages of those ingredients with less of a chance for inflammation.
e) Coenzyme Q10
Coenzyme Q10 is a powerful anti-ageing active ingredient, that protects the skin at the molecular level and reduces photo-ageing effects and reduces wrinkle depth.
Q10 is a coenzyme naturally present in all body cells. CoQ10 produces energy in the cells to absorb nutrients and excrete waste from the skin cells helping in the regeneration and repair of skin cells. As we age, the levels of natural Coenzyme Q10 in our skin decrease. As a result, skin becomes prone to increased stress and damage, making it more susceptible to fine lines and wrinkles.
That's why we have integrated Q10 in superRenew, it penetrates deep in your skin while you are asleep and helps your skin cells to get rid of impurities at their maximum efficiency, helping your skin cells to stay healthy.
Your skin is made from a few key compounds, together with skin cells and special types of lipids that surround them. These fatty acids or lipids makeup about 50 percent of the outer layer of skin and protect the skin. It's no surprise then that ceramides play a vital role in determining how your skin looks.
With age and sun damage, skin's natural ceramides are depleted and your skin's barrier is compromised.
A well-formulated skincare product like superSupple, is enriched with nourishing ingredients like ceramide NP to help reinforce your skin's barrier and increase hydration. As well, Saccharide Isomerate stimulates the synthesis of your skin's natural ceramides, giving you a lifted, sculpted look, and refined pore appearance for smoother, softer skin.