5 Best Ingredients Every Skincare Routine Should Have
Have you ever taken a step back to look at the ingredient list on your skincare products? Most people consider it irrelevant but it is a very important factor when selecting skincare products. While many Clean Beauty brands focus heavily on dirty lists, we believe some ingredients should be sought after in any skincare routine. Let’s call this the Clean Must-Have List.
Humectants (like Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin)
Humectants are ingredients that attract water from the inner layers of the skin and the surrounding environment to the outermost layer of the skin. They are very good moisturizing agents and they help to hydrate the skin, strengthen the skin’s barrier, exfoliate the skin, and prevent skin dryness.
Aloe vera is a natural ingredient that is known for its skin healing properties. It is rich in vitamin C and amino acids which make it a good soothing and moisturizing agent. It also helps to boost the production of collagen, heal wounds/burns and reduce scarring, protect the skin from sun damage, clear up acne, reduce the effect of aging, and leave the skin looking soft and supple.
Plant Retinols (like Rosehip Oil and Kahai Seed Oil)
Plant retinols are plants that are rich in carotenoids which are botanical forms of retinol. They majorly contain vitamin A but they are also rich in vitamin C & E. They are seen as a safer alternative to artificially made retinol because they have all the benefits of retinol but none of its side effects.
Plant retinols moisturize the skin, promote skin elasticity, fade fine lines and wrinkles, boost collagen production, clear acne, reduce hyperpigmentation, and even out the skin tone.
Antioxidants (like Green Tea and Pomegranate extracts)
Antioxidants are substances that help to protect the skin cells from damage caused by certain environmental factors. They majorly help to reduce the damage of free radicals. They also reduce the effects of aging on the skin, promote a brighter and more even complexion, fade fine lines and wrinkles, hydrate the skin, and reduce inflammation.
Nut Butter (like Shea Butter and Murumuru Butter)
Nut butter are kinds of butter made from botanical/plant-based sources. They are rich in a lot of vitamins and nutrients that add many benefits to the skin. They moisturize the skin, boost collagen production, improve the skin’s elasticity, and replenish the skin.
It might be hard to find skincare products that contain all these ingredients and are also not harmful to the skin’s microbiome. Blübiome beauty is a skincare brand that has 6 products that not only contain all these ingredients but a number of ingredients geared to balance and protect skin, slowing down its aging and oxidation. Blübiome’s products help to repair the skin and keep it healthy while being safe for all skin types.
The ingredients in any skincare product show the potency of that product. In this article, we’ve helped to list 5 ingredient categories that you should be on the lookout for when purchasing skincare products. Check out our skin-loving collection that delivers everything you need to maintain skin’s firmness and bounce without compromising its health and balance.