4 Ingredients To Look For In Your Daily Skincare Products

Summer can leave your skin looking - and feeling - a whole bunch of ways. Protect it with these essential ingredients.

Summer weather can bring about so many skin issues such as burned skin, dried out skin and even oily skin. Pair that with wearing a mask on and you’re just about maxed out on how to handle your latest chin or forehead breakout. Beauty expert Bahar is here with skin school to help you choose between different products and maximize their effectiveness to help ease whatever skin issues have come your way this summer.

 

1. Ferulic Acid

What is it: Antioxidant battling free-radical damage like spots and fine lines AND works BEST when combined with Vit. C & E, as FA makes *them* more stable, like a superhero team (The Stabilizers)

Names to look for: Ferulic Acid(FA)

Best found in: Leave-on products like serums, creams

When to use it: Ideal for a.m. use, as it couples SO well with vitamin C (which is ideally used during the day)

Avoid: Using it with exfoliating acids like glycolic, lactic etc – try to keep those to your nighttime routine, instead

 

2. Bifida Ferment Lysate

What is it: Probiotic  & skin conditioner – can help balance out skins microflora, which improves the skin’s barrier and PH levels (this means it’s a happy place)

Names to look for: Bifida Ferment Lysate

Best found in: Cleansers, serums, essences, moisturizers, masks

When to use it: Good for a.m. and p.m. use

 

3. Salicylic Acid

What is it:  Exfoliant, remove excess oil, reduce white and blackheads

Names to look for: Salicylic Acid aka Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA)

Best found in: Spot treatments, serums, lotions

When to use it:  a.m. OR p.m. (use one exfoliant at a time)

 

4. Hemp Seed Oil

What is it: Oil – Gamma Linoleic Acids, which are high in Omega-6 & 3 fatty acids. They can reduce inflammation, regulate oil production (great for oily or acneic skin)

Names to look for: Hemp oil, Hemp seed oil, Cannabis sativa seed oil, NOT to be mistaken for CBD oil – this contains no CBD compounds

Best found in: Creams, lotions, facial oil blends

When to use it: Day and night, depending on the formula

 

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