Are you an ingredient junkie??? This little list will make life so much easier, and better for your skin too!

Let’s just dive right in to the good stuff!

AHA

AHA melts the intercellular glue that holds our skin cells together, to help the skin’s natural shedding process. AHA’s are great to rejuvenate aging skin.

BHA

BHAs clear up blackheads, whiteheads, and have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone is a skin-bleaching agent used in the cosmetic treatment of hyper-pigmented skin conditions. 

Kojic Acid

Kojic Acid works as a lightening agent 

Retinol

Retinol is used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen. 

L-ascorbic acid

L-ascorbic acid is a potent antioxidant and skin-soothing agent that can improve the appearance of signs of aging.

Hyaluronic

Hyaluronic is a potent antioxidant and skin-soothing agent that can improve the appearance of signs of aging.

Copper Peptides

Copper Peptides promote the production of collagen and elastin in your skin. They also act as an antioxidant and promote production of glycosaminoglycans (such as hyaluronic acid).

Alpha Lipoic acid 

Alpha Lipoic acid is a natural chemical that’s in every cell you have. As an antioxidant, it attacks free radicals throughout the body. In skin care products, companies tout it as a substance that can erase fine lines and wrinkles, diminish pores, and give skin a healthy glow.

DMAE

DMAE offers anti-aging benefits by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, dark under-eye circles, and sagging neck skin.

When is the best time to start taking care of your skin? The earlier the better! And the first product a child should get used to is sunscreen! Here’s a great post about it!

How do you know if the products you’re buying are really working?

One way to know is to look at the ORDER of ingredients. 

If the ingredients are at the top of the list, you know your getting your moneys worth, because it has a higher concentration of active ingredients rather then fillers. That’s good!

Many ingredients are listed in descending order of % meaning the first one (which 90% of the times is water) has the highest predominance.

Ingredients that are below 1% are not listed in any particular order.

You could be paying for a lot of fillers and buffers if you’re not careful, so pay attention to the order of the 10 ingredients I just listed. Must because something costs more doesn’t always mean it’s better. So be an educated consumer gurl! (That’s why you have me!)

If you want to be a pro at chemicals and ingredients, check this book out- it’s a quick reference guided is actually fun to read!

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=milady+ingredient+dictionary&i=stripbooks&crid=1EZW50PA2X655&sprefix=miladys+ing%2Cstripbooks%2C221&ref=nb_sb_ss_sc_1_11

Protip: If your not sure about where to start or what’s right for you, book a consult with one of our expert Skin Therapists! We are acne and age management specialists who do face time consults and help  people like you all over the United States who need help with their skin and don’t know where to start. Link to book on website 

Let me know when you started taking care of your skin! I’d love to know!

XOXO,

Lori

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