Skincare acids and ingredients you need to know about

When it comes to skincare and having a good skincare routine it is important to have some knowledge about the ingredients that you are using on your skin. This article will explain each of the ingredients and the benefits they have.

Let’s break down the different acids and ingredients:

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)

The most common AHAs are glycolic acid (sugar cane) and lactic acid (dairy products).

  • Recommended for normal to dry, dehydrated and sun damaged skin
  • Helps exfoliate and even out skin tone and texture

Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs)

The most common BHAs are salicylic acid (willow bark).

  • Recommended for normal to oily, acne prone skin
  • Help to reduce oil production and unclog pores

Hyaluronic Acid

  • Great for plumping the skin and providing hydration
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Vitamin C (citrus fruits)

  • Brightens skin
  • Hydrates and evens out skin tone
  • Help diminish acne scarring

Retinol 

  • Increase the appearance of firmness and plumps the skin
  • Improve uneven skin tone and smooth skin texture
  • Reduce the appearance of ageing 

Niacinamide 

  • Helps reduce enlarged pores
  • Improve uneven skin tone
  • Boosts hydration


Check out our article on Which skincare ingredients you should and shouldn't mix together to help you build your skincare routine.

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- Balance your hormones

- Increase your antioxidant intake

- Reduce your carbs & dairy intake

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