6 Important Skincare Ingredients You Need To Know

When it comes to skincare products, a lot of effort is usually put into packaging that a great number of people buy skincare products based on the quality of packaging.

Very little attention is paid to the ingredients used in the manufacturing process of these products. Isn’t it surprising that something as core as this is ignored? On ReviewsBird.com, you’ll find quality reviews of skincare stores that will intimate you with the best stores that care about ingredients.

We’d be sharing six important skincare ingredients that you need to know.

1.     Botanicals:

This is often used in referring to extracts from plants. Most plants like sunflower, papaya and others are found beneficial to the skin. But the fact that these botanicals are organic doesn’t mean all of them are healthy for your skin. When next you find botanicals written on your skincare label, endeavour to ask questions and get clarity on what it truly entails.

2.     Collagen:

Collagen is one of the most important ingredients used in skincare. It is a fibrous protein gotten from animals. Collagen keeps the skin hydrated. It also helps to retain skin elasticity. That’s why most collagen containing skin care products always promise to make you look longer. This is because of its ability to keep up with your skin’s elasticity.

3.     Aloe Vera:

Aloe Vera is a common plant used in skincare because of its hydrating properties and the magic it does to dry and cracking skin. Aloe Vera is a very healthy ingredient but it could also trigger itching in vet sensitive skin.

4.     Clay:

Yes, the normal clay you know! Clay is mostly used in make-up powders. It is actually the major constituent of those powders. Clay is known to unclog pores as well as facilitate better oil absorption. The most commonly used type of clay in skincare is the bentonite clay.

5.     Alcohol:

Alcohol functions mostly as a solvent for skincare ingredients. High molecular weight alcohol is used for this purpose. Low molecular weight alcohol like methanol, ethanol and denatured alcohol are unsafe for use in skincare. They dry up your skin and cause it to lose natural moisture.

6.     Hydroquinone:

Hydroquinone is a very popular ingredient used in skincare to fade blemishes as well as tone the skin. But a lot of skincare companies and individuals have taken advantage of this into making it a bleaching product. Also, studies have attributed skin cancer to these products. Hence it’s banned in some places. This is why we advise you not to make use of products that contain this ingredient.

Final Notes

We believe that with this article, you now know better than to ignore the constituent ingredients of your skincare products. It is time to look beyond the packaging and deep into the ingredients. Some products are so promising that you may want to spend very little time going through what they are made of. No, don’t do that. You’d be putting yourself in harm’s way by judging a product because it promises to give you the best skin in days.