Found in a huge array of products this highly alkaline material is extremely useful in cosmetics. Used for its absorbing qualities this hydroxide is a great ingredient to look for in low concentrations!
If you are irritated with acne and have never tried this before.. well you have to! It has a unique structure that allows the acid to penetrate the deep layers of your skin to remove dead skin cells that cause breakouts. Leaving your skin free to be cleansed, exfoliated and moisturized.
Glucosamine is a derivative of glucose – which may sound bad but it isn’t. All that means is that is a carbohydrate and has skin repairing qualities like Hyaluronic Acid. In fact it is a primary constituent of Hyaluronic Acid!
You can find this in sunscreen where it filters out UVA and UVB rays in UV light, which is the prime cause of premature skin aging. When looking for a sunscreen you should be looking for something that cancels both types of UV out, broad spectrum, and this is exactly why you should be looking […]
This is not only a superstar ingredient this is my golden ingredient! In my humble opinion everyone needs this in at least one of their products because it is amazing at hydrating the skin! And regardless of your skin type that is exactly what you’ll need to be focusing on! It is found in your […]
As some of you may be able to tell by the name Alanine is an amino acid, which in simpler terms are the building block for proteins, and they play a big part in the function of you! The reason why you may want to look out for this in your ingredient list is because […]
Kaolin is basically clay and is found in clay masks! Like the L’Oréal clay masks (if you would like a review on these let me know). This ingredient was discovered in China and is naturally occurring. It was first used to make fine china and porcelain! But for those with oily skin it is an […]
If your main concern in your skincare is acne then this is a must for your ingredient search! Founded in France by the Galderma Laboratories, Adapalene is used in acne treatments because it is anti inflammatory and exfoliating – both crucial properties of someone looking to reduce/remove their acne.
This ingredient is an antioxidant which means it can remove free radicals from our body, something that can cause cancer. It is in fact naturally occurring in humans, to support the breakdown of fats cell. We can also obtain this from food such as wheat, avocado and dairy products. It is found in sunscreen because […]
My love for Mario Badescu Rose Water Mist led me to this ingredient and I am very glad! It is one of those confusing chemical names that may scare you if you don’t know what it is, thankfully I am here to put you mind at ease. It is a colourless, rose scented liquid (hence […]