Four (4) healthy ingredients to look for in skincare products

Hello everyone!

The skincare market is getting complicated, with new products being added now and then. Unfortunately, most of these products contain harsh ingredients that do more damage to the skin than good. One study revealed that over 50% of sampled beauty products have high levels of harmful contentSuch ingredients can cause skin reactions, breakouts, and severe health problems like cancer and fertility issues in both women and men. It’s necessary to look for ingredients that will improve your skin while avoiding the harsh ones. Here are four healthy ones found in skincare products.  

1. Aloe vera 

Aloe vera is a popular addition to many skincare products because of its healing properties. It’s also scientifically proven to be effective in treating many skin problems. For example, it can hasten the healing of cuts and soothe burns. Thanks to its antibacterial properties, it prevents scar formation and wards off bacterial infections. Even better, aloe vera can also moisturise the skin when used in the right amount. Aloe vera-containing skincare products are ideal for individuals who suffer from severe skin conditions like eczema, cold sores, or psoriasis. 

2. Retinol

This substance has a remarkable ability to renew the skin and boost rejuvenation. Retinol increases skin cell production (proliferation) and helps unclog pores, which can effortlessly end your struggles with acne. It can stimulate collagen production since it’s a vitamin A derivative and reduces the appearance of stubborn wrinkles and fine lines. Also, its ability to regulate skin oil production makes it effective against dryness. The only downside retinol may have is that it may cause sensitivity in some skin types. But its long-term benefits make it a worthy addition to any skincare product. 

3. Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the skin, and it holds water molecules to help the skin retain moisture and stay hydrated. Research shows how effective it is in treating dryness, which is why many moisturising skincare and beauty products contain it. For example, you’ll find it in moisturising ointments, serums, lotions, and creams. Unfortunately, as the body ages, it loses some of its natural hyaluronic acid, making the skin more prone to dryness, wrinkles, and fine lines. If dry skin is a considerable headache for you, always look for skincare products that contain hyaluronic acid to help replenish moisture in your body. It’s perfect for all skin types, can relieve skin sensitivity issues, and will leave your skin smooth, plump, and hydrated. 

4. Lauric acid

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Lauric acid is one of the most common ingredients used naturally daily. It is most frequently found in coconut oil and takes the form of saturated fat. That means you’re good to go if you find coconut oil as an ingredient in your preferred skincare product. Otherwise, look specifically for lauric acid as an ingredient. Other ingredients like palm and milk also contain a fair amount of this healthy element. But they may be the same amount as found in coconut oil. Since the body also produces natural lauric acid (mainly in a solid and insoluble form), that helps supplement what you get from the skincare products. Lauric acid has anti-ageing properties and is effective against acne, psoriasis, and xerosis cutis (a more severe form of dry skin). 

By choosing products with these ingredients, you can prioritise the health and well-being of your skin. 

Talk soon,




I'm a vegan with a passion for sustainability and clean, cruelty-free products. I mainly write lifestyle, wellness and self-care articles. Since I'm a true crime enthusiast, sometimes I also write about true crime and post videos on my two YouTube channels.

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