Skincare Thesaurus

Just a few words you should know by heart if you’re into skincare! Remember them on your next trip to your local skincare haven. 



Hyaluronic Acid:

The most loved moisture pumping ingredient, that can leave your skin looking much younger if used enough. It works deep in the skin’s layers to improve hydration and elasticity.


A super strong quick fix to helping you with anti-aging and pigmentation problems. A derivative of Vitamin A, it is always essential to know what form of retinol works best for you, so you’re not wasting any time or money. You can consider percentage and/or molecular weight of the retinol found in the product. However, companies don’t have to disclose the molecular weight used. My advice? If your comfortable with the way a certain brand formulates products use their retinol product.

If you suffer from rosacea, psoriasis or eczema then be careful – retinol can make the inflammation worse.


It’s a naturally occurring protein that is essential in providing structural support for many areas of your body. As we age we lose collagen, so we lose that support and hence, we get a few wrinkles.

So, you can add it back into your skincare routine in hopes that we can get some of that plump, gorgeous skin.

Coenzyme Q10

A POWERFUL antioxidant banishing free radicals. You can get it from food like whole grains and oily fish – remember diet is important!

And on that note…..


These come in all shapes and size but what they essentially do is help to fight the signs of aging that are caused by the environment. I.e. free radicals that we acquire from the sun.

They help to keep our skin looking strong, healthy and young!

Alpha Hydroxy Acids

Natural acids – they come from fruit like lemons and oranges. Acids that can do you a world of good, my personal favourite being Glycolic acid (I genuinely think Pixi Glow Tonic was sent from heaven).

They prevent wrinkles and make the skin look smooth.

Vitamin C

A super-duper useful antioxidant that, as I’m sure your aware, can be eaten or applied onto your skin.

It’s useful in combating uneven skin tone, improving hydration AND fighting pollution.