The skincare business has come of age. What was earlier a simple ritual of cleaner-toner-moisturizer has become a highly specialized and luxurious activity.
As technological evolution continues, skincare products are making use of new and innovative ingredients to address the special requirements of the skin and provide superb results. These special ingredients help products deliver lasting and ingenuous results.
Here are some special and high-end ingredients used in skincare products that promise amazing results.
One of the most popular ingredients in the skincare industry, Peptides are made up of long-chain amino acids and are the building blocks of proteins.
The topical application of peptides accelerates the production of collagen within the skin surface and helps enhance the skin’s texture. Moreover, they also reduce inflammations and boost the healing process of damaged tissues.
Peptides are extensively used in face creams and eye creams because of their skin regenerative properties.
It is an active ingredient in many anti-aging skincare formulations and helps diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
NIA 24 Intensive Recovery Complex – This is a rich cream that moisturizes the skin and helps to boost regenerative activities of the skin. It contains active ingredients like peptides, ceramides, and liposomes that help tone the skin and make it more firm.
It also locks in the multi-level moisture and reduces trans-epidermal water loss. With regular use, the skin becomes firm and full and looks younger.
NIA 24 Skin Strengthening Complex – Another superb product by NIA 24, the skin-strengthening complex is an amazing cream that is neither too light nor too heavy. It contains Dermaxyl Peptide Complex that reduces wrinkles and fine lines on the skin.
With regular use, there is a significant reduction in the aging signs as it enhances the barrier function of your skin and accelerates the repair process by supplying moisture.
The benefits of Vitamins for skincare are not unknown. However, it is only recently that Vitamins have started to be extensively used topically in skin care products.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin against damage by the ultraviolet radiation of the sun and other environmental stressors. It is very effective in shielding the skin against factors that promote premature skin aging.
Vitamin C stimulates collagen synthesis and acts as an antioxidant that neutralizes the damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin C is often combined with vitamin E so that the latter helps prevent the oxidation of Vitamin C in skin care products.
iS Clinical Pro-Heal Serum – It is a breakthrough formula that contains 15% Vitamin C, 1% Vitamin E and 1% retinol along with powerful antioxidants and olive leaf extracts.
It heals the skin and improves skin integrity apart from enhancing the skin texture and preventing sun damage by the ultraviolet radiation of the sun.
iS Clinical Super Serum – It contains 15 % Vitamin C that prevents any signs of premature aging and reduces acne scars and blemishes. Because it is anti-acneic, it is suitable for all types of skin and even lightens your skin tone.
Obagi Professional C Serum 10 Percent – It contains Vitamin C that neutralizes the effect of free radicals and prevents skin damage caused by them.
Natural Herbs and Extracts
Herbal extracts are the new rage in the skincare product industry. Extracted from flowers, plants, and herbs, these ingredients have special healing properties that take care of many skin conditions.
Some of the popular examples include green tea, rosemary, and aloe vera extracts. These natural ingredients help nourish and soothe the skin, especially so if it has undergone any chemical procedures like chemical peels and microdermabrasion for example.
Obagi Nu-Derm Foaming Gel – It is a unique combination of Aloe vera, natural herbs, and natural cleansers. This gentle formulation removes all the pollutants accumulated on the skin and excess oil without disturbing the natural moisture levels of the skin.
Obagi Nu-Derm Toner – It is an amazing combination of natural ingredients and herbs like sage extract and calendula officinalis extract that tones the skin and normalizes the pH balance.
It contains a natural astringent called ‘alum’ that restores the pH level of the skin and makes it easier for active ingredients of other skincare products to penetrate better into the skin surface.
Dr. Marilynn Syrett is a graduate from Western University of Health Sciences. She has authored several articles about antiaging skincare products including many from Obagi and iS Clinical range of skincare products.