As you get older, the need to look after your skin gets greater and greater. But what are the best products for skin care? And what ingredients should you be looking out for?
We’ve listed five of the key ingredients that you need to look for in your skin care products – that will hydrate, nourish, strengthen, protect, tighten – and a whole host of other tasks. We then recommend a really good product that contains these ingredients – and whole load more goodies besides.
- Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide
This unique sugar extract is a very potent water binder and intensively hydrates your skin. The added hydration plumps and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as providing lasting hydration for up to 24 hours. It’s important to note that there is a big difference between anti-dehydrating ingredients, which create a barrier to prevent water loss and, more common, lubricating ingredients like silicone and petroleum (which only make skin feel good on the surface).
Our recommendation: Matis Reponse Teint BB Cream
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
This vitamin has astounding anti-inflammatory properties. It helps increase blood flow, which improves skin tone and is especially beneficial for reducing inflammation for those who suffer from mild breakouts. Dr. Spiller Biomimetic Skin Care Vitamin C-Plus Serum.
Our recommendation: Dr. Spiller Biomimetic Skin Care Vitamin C-Plus Serum
- Grape Seed Oil
Europeans have been using this secret ingredient for centuries and for good reason: grape seed oil is rich in Vitamin E and omega 6 oils, making it an incredible antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent with regenerative properties.
Our recommendation: Guinot Hydrazone – Moisturizing Cream Dehydrated Skin
- Aloe Vera
Rich in antioxidants and vitamins A, C, E and B12, this ingredient soothes and calms even the driest skin.
Our recommendation: Dr. Spiller Biomimetic Skin Care Aloe Vera Avocado Mask
This Tahitian nut oil is commonly known as the “universal skin healer.” It promotes new tissue growth and can help treat many skin conditions, from eczema to scarring.
Our recommendation: Thalgo Defi Fermete Stretch Mark Cream – Creme Soin Vergetures