Most of us rarely read the labels. Be it food or skincare, we usually trust the claims on ads and don’t venture deeper. But it is always a good habit to read about the ingredients, their benefits, their source, etc. It helps you immensely in learning about the kind of treatment and compounds available in the market, and how they may benefit your skin. That is why, to keep our customers on top of their game, we at Savarnas Mantra have brought you this blog on skincare ingredients.
If your question is ‘what skincare ingredients do I need?’ then we can help you identify that. If your question is ‘what are Active Ingredients in Skincare,' then we can help you find answers to that also. Read on!
Ingredients you Must include in your Skincare Products:
Here are a few essential ingredients that are amazing in skincare. Most of them can be used as active ingredients — which means, they are the ones that are going to be doing the actual work of addressing your specific skin problem.
Up your skincare game with products that have Vitamin C. It is one of the most powerful ingredients that have antioxidant properties, works on acne spots, brightens the skin, and also boosts the collagen production of your skin. If the product doesn’t specify Vitamin C directly, then you may look for ingredients like ascorbyl palmitate, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, or ascorbic acid. Vitamin C is found in all kinds of skincare products, from moisturizers to anti-aging serums, sunscreens to masks.
At Savarnas Mantra, we understand the power of Vitamin C as a great natural ingredient, and hence base many of our products on it. Like the Natural Vitamin C Serum Fortified with Age-Defying Additives, which has 20% Vitamin C that helps give your skin a firmer, brighter, and supple appearance.
This one is mainly found in restorative skincare products and acne-control creams. Glycolic acid is known for reversing sun damage as well as working on aging skin. It may also treat acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines, and brighten dull skin. It is a great exfoliant, as it helps you scrub away dead skin cells. For this reason, Glycolic acid is common in exfoliants, scrubs, blemish treatments, and even some cleansers.
You must have heard the name of this ingredient quite often in YouTube ads and salon circles. It is currently the most widely used ingredient in moisturizing. Hyaluronic Acid occurs naturally in the human body and is known to hydrate the tissue and joints. When used in skincare, it helps retain moisture naturally by attracting water to the cells. Then it locks the moisture, keeping your skin looking supple, taut, and bright. Some studies also peg it in the anti-aging league. Moisturizers, serums, and masks commonly use hyaluronic acid.
To get the best benefits of Hyaluronic Acid, try natural moisturizers with it. Like the Savarnas Mantra® Natural Ultimate Nourishing Hyaluronic Moisturizer, which uses Hyaluronic acid as a key ingredient. It is ultra-hydrating, helps restore the skin’s natural moisture, and supplies essential nutrients.
You may also have heard the name of this ingredient spoken quite often in reference to anti-aging. And why not? Retinol is a Vitamin A derivative that works on aging skin, fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and sunspots. It may also fade acne scars, lightens pigmentation, and increases the skin’s hydration. In case you don’t find the name ‘retinol’ on the label, look for these — retinal aldehyde, retinyl esters, or tretinoin. Anti-aging serums, creams, and masks frequently come with retinol. However, do not use this ingredient if you are pregnant, or planning to get pregnant.
Niacinamide is Vitamin B3, and it is one of the wonder ingredients for acne-prone skin. And most other scarring or wrinkles. Vitamin B3 improves skin elasticity and also brightens your skin, so it is generally found in anti-aging serums, acne-control creams, night creams, and wrinkle creams.
If you have hyperpigmentation or any other problems with uneven skin tone, then search for products with Kojic acid. It works wonders on age spots, sun damage, pigment correction and helps lighten the skin. Essentially, this acid slows the production of melanin in the skin, so it is often found in pigment-correction serums, spot creams, masks, and blemish treatments.
You must be familiar with glycerin, an ingredient found extensively in lotions and moisturizers. Glycerin is a hydrating agent, hence it prevents skin dryness and works to make your skin smooth and supple. It also has skin-restoring and skin-replenishing properties.
The aloe vera plant is called the plant of eternal youth. its gooey sap is one of the most beneficial skincare ingredients and finds use in all kinds of products — from anti-aging to moisturizing, and even blemish-control. Aloe vera itself contains over 75 natural active ingredients that help the skin with antioxidants, hydration, softening, and even-toning. Also, it is an excellent balm for sunburnt skin, mild scars, etc.
It is always good to be informed about your skincare labels. And even better to be proactive, know what you want in a particular skincare product, and hunt it down. With this, we leave you our above list of the most essential skincare products for your various problems. We hope you find the right products and are delighted to offer you our in-house range too! So start scouting now.