As brands keep coming out with more and more skincare products, how do you choose which one is the right one for you? Well, let's first start off by looking at what ingredients you will need in your routine. There are so many great skincare ingredients, it's difficult to know where to begin.
Let's start with the basics!
Hyaluronic Acid or HA is a natural molecule found in your body. HA has the ability to hold water up to a thousand times its weight. This helps your skin retain the moisture and hydration it needs to prevent your skin from dehydration. Hyaluronic Acid also gives your skin a natural and healthy glow while keeping it looking plump.
Aromatica's Aloe Hy-ffective Cleanser is a cruelty-free gel cleanser that calms the skin while providing hydration. It includes 5% Hyaluronic Acid to keep it well-hydrated even after cleansing!
Pyunkang Yul's Calming Deep Moisture Toner is a low pH toner that includes 5 different Hyaluronic Acids to provide deep hydration. This is a vegan and cruelty-free toner that is suitable for acne prone skin, pore, sebum/oil reduction and skin texture improvement.
Hanskin's Hyaluron Moisture Mask moisturizes, soothes, and creates a natural glow for your skin. It is made up with Hyaluronic Acid to boost hydration and replenish moisture deep into your dry skin. It also revitalizes the skin's outer surface layers instantly improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Vitamin C is a great antioxidant to include in your skincare routine. Vitamin C is an ascorbic acid that fights against free radicals that causes aging. It is also most commonly known as a brightener. It helps skin repair UV damage and is effective in brightening up hyperpigmentation and evening out skin tone. When applying Vitamin C in the morning, you must always use sunscreen to protect the skin from further damage.
Jumiso's Vitamin Serum helps keep your skin radiant, healthy and nourishes the skin with natural and powerful ingredients. It helps brighten the skin and soothes acne areas to even out the skin. This has a light consistency so you can use for morning and night.
Skin & Lab's Vitamin C Brightening Serum is a lightweight serum that includes Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, and Collagen. This helps brighten and even out skin tone, dark spots, acne scars and hyperpigmentation while leaving your skin well hydrated.
AHA (Alpha-hydroxy Acid) and BHA (Beta-hydroxy Acid) are both hydroxy acids that are used to treat acne. Using AHA and BHA is a great way to exfoliate your skin as it removes dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. They are both used to decrease inflammation, the appearance of pores, even out our skin tone and the overall skin texture.
AHA is water-soluble and help peel away the surface of your skin so that new skin cells can generate. BHA on the other hand, is oil-soluble and digs deeper into the pores to remove excess sebum. AHA is safe to use for all skin types while BHA is most suitable for combination to oily skin.
Benton's Aloe BHA Skin Toner includes Salicylic Acid to help balance the skin and combat skin concerns like breakouts, sensitivity and dehydration. This is a thick yet not sticky serum and helps brighten dark complexions and maintain hydration without causing irritation and is made to be suitable for all skin types.
Hanskin AHA Pore Cleansing Balm is a deep cleansing balm that helps remove makeup while purifying and exfoliating the skin. This gently exfoliates dead skin cells and helps to unclog pores.
Calamine, aka "magical pink powder," is a great medication known to reduce itchiness, irritation, acne flare-ups, and soothe the skin. Calamine lotion is typically used as an acne treatment due to its drying properties.
Rovectin's Cica Care Balm is a great soothing and revitalizing balm that targets the most sensitive and irritated skin that has been damaged by common conditions including hormonal breakouts, age and rosacea. The Cica Care Balm gently heals and hydrates the skin's deepest layers while reducing the appearance of spots and scars.