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The Most Powerful Ingredients In Skincare

The Most Powerful Ingredients In Skincare
Team LF
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When it comes to upping your skincare routine, you might as well do it with the most powerful ingredients in beauty.

The combination of increased daily stresses, mental fatigue, and environmental pollution is leaving our complexions looking less than healthy. Adding in antioxidant rich skincare to your regime will give your skin that hit of energy it needs to get glowing again.

What are the most powerful ingredients for skin health?

There are lots of products out there, but which ones pack a punch when it comes to delivering great skin? It all comes down to the ingredients and how vitamin, mineral and antioxidant rich they are. This year, we are seeing a real turn towards "healthy" skincare, and we couldn't love it more.

Vitamin C

Nothing packs quite as energising a punch as a glass of orange juice in the morning. The reason? Its huge Vitamin C content. Like you'd swap out your regular coffee for a healthy glass of sunshine juice in the morning, swap out your regular cleanser for Clinique's Vitamin C Cleansing Booster. It contains a dizzying amount of Vitamin C to instantly awaken your skin, brighten your complexion and infuse it with energy.

Vitamin C itself is brilliant at helping to even out skin tone and improve its texture and firmness. This is because it helps in the production of collagen, which is necessary for skin elasticity and health.

Hyaluronic Acid

Everyone has read about the wonders of Hyaluronic Acid, but probably few truly understand what this means for our skin. Take a regular moisturiser and supercharge it by 1000% in its hydrating abilities and you start to understand what this can do your complexion. Hyaluronic Acid in its simplest form holds a serious amount of moisture, which when applied to the skin, helps to keep it plumped up and glowing.

Caudalie's new Vineactiv collection contains a blend of vitamins and Hyaluronic Acid to moisturise the skin and keep it looking super healthy and soft.

  • The VineActiv 3-in-1 Moisturiser has been developed for those living in cities and leading quite hectic lifestyles. With the topic of pollution high on our agendas, this moisturiser helps to limit the amount of pollutant particles on your skin to leave you with a healthier complexion. The combination of vitamins and Hyaluronic Acid not only helps to keep your skin hydrated, but provides environmental protection against cellular damage.
  • The VineActiv Glow Activating Anti-Wrinkle Serum is brilliant if you want to add in a beauty boosting treatment into your skincare regime. It contains both Squalane and Hyaluronic Acid for supreme moisturisation, while an exclusive Anti Cell Burn-Out Complex keeps the skin looking youthful by providing protection against sun damage.

Alpha-Hydroxy Acids

These little miracle ingredients are the tricks to a glowing complexion. Don't be put off by the word "acids" in the title, there are a range of ones to choose from, ranging from gentle exfoliants to harder working ones.

You can read more about Alpha Hydroxy Acids on our blog, but if you do feel like your complexion is a little dull and uneven, they are great ingredients to add in to your routine. Some of our favourites include the Caudalie Glycolic Peel, which contains Glycolic Acid to gently renew the complexion and give your skin a brighter appearance. However, if you do suffer from skin sensitivity, we recommend using a Lactic Acid based formula, such as the Omorovicza Blue Diamond Peel, which works to purify skin and leave you glowing.

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