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Science-led skincare: Know Which Chemicals Are Good For Your Skin!

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In the skincare world, science has been criminally misjudged. The common notion that everything with chemicals is bad for your skin is far from true. No, we are not saying that all chemicals are good. But there are a few that when combined with the goodness of Mother Nature, can help you get the desired skin you always wanted. And that too without any side effects!

The idea here is to be more ingredient conscious. You must figure out what is good or bad for your skin type before you actually put it on your skin. Once you’ve crossed that bridge, you’ll see the benefits of science-led skincare. As a matter of fact, some of these good chemicals have low-key been helping your skin for decades!

Let’s know them better below:

Skincare tips for dry skin :

Hyaluronic acid for dry skin

One of the most common ingredients in products for dry skin is hyaluronic acid. Considered a holy grail, the benefits of hyaluronic acid are:

  • Moisturizing intensely

  • Soothing inflamed skin

  • Boosting skin’s hydration levels

  • Locking moisture into your skin

  • Improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Besides hyaluronic acid, glycerin, ceramides, lactic acid, and vitamin E are top ingredients for dry skin. They boost hydration, lock in moisture as well protect and moisturize intensely.

What should you avoid for dry skin?

If you have dry skin, you must avoid alcohol-based skincare products as they may strip the natural moisture and worsen your dryness.

But please note— Products with fatty alcohols (cetyl and cetearyl) are safe and will not cause irritation or dryness. They are also USFDA-permitted to use for skincare.

Products for dry skin at skinnsi?

Acne away pore perfecting toner:

This face toner is suitable for all skin types, cruelty-free, and free from toxic ingredients such as alcohol, fragrance, paraben, and more.

Happy hydrate ceramide face moisturizer:

Suitable for all skin types, it’s free from drying chemicals and packed with hydration boosters to make your skin feel soft, supple, and smooth.

Skincare tips for oily/combination skin:

Natural ingredients may not suffice to tackle greasiness and pesky breakouts. Some good chemicals that have been silently providing relief for oily and combination skin are:

Glycolic acid for oily, acne-prone, and combination skin:

What hyaluronic acid is for dry skin, glycolic acid is for oily, acne-prone, and combination skin! A powerhouse to tackle all your breakout woes, some of its benefits are:

  • Brightening skin tone

  • Reducing breakouts

  • Eliminating dead skin

  • Reducing dark spots and hyperpigmentation

  • Improving the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles

So if you have oily, acne-prone, or combination skin, you must choose skincare products with glycolic acid.

Quick fun fact:

Did you know glycolic acid is also naturally found in beets, sugarcane, and a few citrus fruits?

Salicylic acid oily, acne-prone, and combination skin:

Just like glycolic acid, salicylic acid is a great exfoliant for oily, acne-prone, and combination skin. It’s also naturally found in many fruits and vegetables. But for skincare, it is developed in labs. Salicylic acid helps in:

  • Treating acne

  • Unclogging pores

  • Controlling oil secretion

  • Exfoliating dead skin layers

  • Reducing hyperpigmentation and dark spots

A few dermats may prefer salicylic acid over glycolic acid because it has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory benefits for acne-prone skin. Plus, it targets and controls greasiness— the root cause of acne!

Niacinamide for acne-prone and oily skin:

Niacinamide is best known for its oil-controlling and pore-minimizing effects. Ideal for acne-prone and oily skin, some of its benefits are:

  • Treating acne

  • Controlling greasiness

  • Reducing hyperpigmentation

  • Minimizing redness and blemishes

  • Reducing the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles

So make sure you look out for niacinamide if you have visible (open or large) pores, premature lines, or acne.

What should you avoid for oily skin?

Alcohol-based skincare products (except those with fatty alcohol)! Just because they have drying ability, it doesn’t mean they are suitable for oily skin. In fact, over-cleansing or using alcohol-based products may trigger more breakouts. Besides this, you must also avoid silicones (like dimethicone) as they clog pores and cause acne.

Products for oily/ acne-prone/ combination skin at skinnsi?

Acne away kit:

Acne away kit contains a foaming face wash, pore perfecting toner, and a potent serum curated with the goodness of science and nature to treat acne, unclog pores, and hydrate your skin.

Be bright AHA BHA exfoliating peel:

AHA BHA exfoliating peel contains the benefits of 4 healthy acids (glycolic, salicylic, lactic, and mandelic acids) to eliminate dead skin, treat acne, control greasiness, reduce dark spots, and more.

Happy hydrate ceramide face moisturizer:

Face moisturizer for dry and oily skin, this water-based product will hydrate your skin at the surface and to the deepest layer of the skin to boost overall moisture levels.

Now that you know a little more about good chemicals, it’s best to know what’s harmful to your skin too.

Which chemicals are toxic and should be avoided?

Before you buy a product, skim the ingredient list for harmful chemicals such as talc, alcohol, paraben, phthalates, silicones (dimethicone), and sulphates, as they can trigger several skin problems. Even better, opt for vegan and cruelty-free products!

Likewise, at skinnsi by makeO, we strive to provide only goodness packed in the form of skincare. All our skincare products are dermat-curated, vegan, free from harmful chemicals, and cruelty-free.

Science-led skincare is not doing away with nature’s skin-benefitting abilities. It's only making it more effective. With all due respect to our grandma’s DIY home remedies, the experts are only combining them with the goodness of science to make the skincare products more beneficial for your skin.

So, don’t worry! Be ingredient-conscious and give your skin the best of both worlds to get that desired skin you’ve always wanted!

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