5 Miracle Ingredients You Should Be Using

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5 Miracle Ingredients You Should Be Using 

The following are some of the most effective miracle ingredients in skin care. Considering your skin concerns, scroll through the benefits and contraindications of each and pick the ‘miracle ingredient’ best suited for you!

 

miracle ingredients you should be using

Good For-

Removing hyper-pigmentation, melasma and sun spots

General skin lightening

Natural alternative to chemical lightening agents such as Hydroquinone

What you need to know-

If product has oxidized (turned a different color than it was originally) it has been too exposed to oxygen and you must discontinue use

As with all “bleaching agents” avoid prolonged sun exposure and wear SPF

Do not apply to skin with open wounds or scrapes

My Recommendation:

 kojicacid miracle ingredients you should be using

SkinCeuticals
Phyto Corrective Gel $64

miracle ingredients you should be using

Good for-

Intense exfoliation

Helps reduce acne breakouts by removing dead cells that could lead to clogged pores

Smoothing the skin texture

Increases collagen production

Reduces the appearance of wrinkles

Fades discoloration from sun damage and acne

What you need to know-

Be aware that retinols can dry your skin out and you may need to build up your tolerance

Retinol (vitamin A) will deteriorate and become less effective if exposed to sunlight and oxygen, only purchase products packaged in airtight and opaque containers

Retinol speeds up your skin’s natural exfoliation process (your cell turn over rate) to prompt skin regeneration. Be aware that your skin will become more sensitive to the sun

Wear your SPF and avoid usage during the day

My Recommendation:

miracle ingredients you should be using

Rodan + Fields 
Redefine Night Renewing Serum $90

miracle ingredients you should be using

Good for-

Deep exfoliation of Acneic skin types

Plumps deeply wrinkled, thicker skin

Most common and safest form of AHA (Alpha-Hydroxy-Acid)

What you need to know-

Companies offer a natural (sugar cane derived) or synthetic versions of this product, if this is a factor for you make sure to do your research before purchasing

Choose a formula with at least 10% Glycolic Acid for optimum results

Should not be used on thin skin

Not ideal for sensitive skin

My Recommendation:

glycolic miracle ingredients you should be using

Mario Badescu
Glycolic Gel $20

miracle ingredients you should be using

Good for-

Brightening sun damage

Preventative Skin Care

Protection from damage done by free radicals (a.k.a. pollution, smoking, stress, alcohol, illness)

Also used to heal damage caused by UV Rays and radiation

What you need to know-

Vitamin C can destabilize rather quickly so be sure to pick up a products packaged in a dark or metal container that can be tightly sealed. Failure to do so will result in ineffective products

Choose a serum formulated without silicone (sometimes used to stabilize Vitamin C) if you have acne-prone skin

My Recommendation:

Cosmetic
Skin Solutions C + E Serum $40

miracle ingredients you should be using

Good for-

Early signs of aging

All skin types, Dry/Oily/Combo/Sensitive

Natural moisture-binding and firming alternative to harsher chemicals.

What you need to know

For the most part there aren’t many contraindications for using Hyaluronic acid

Avoid formulas with fragrance ingredients, drying alcohols, or fragrant plant oils for sensitive skin

My Recommendation:

hyaluronicacid miracle ingredients you should be using

Peter Thomas Roth
VIZ-1000TM 75 percent Hyaluronic Acid Complex $65

Let me know which of these miracle ingredients you’re using in your skin care routine!

xo/Monet

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