What Are Actives in Skincare Products?

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Actives are natural ingredients which have been scientifically proven to change the structure of your skin at a cellular level. They're the ingredients that function to repair, rejuvenate, hydrate, protect and nourish cells.

What Do Active Ingredients Do?

Each active ingredient offers its own advantages. Mainly, actives provide chemical exfoliation, treat hyperpigmentation, prevent pimples, and promote collagen as well as cell renewal to fight skin aging. While fundamental skincare items have general hydrating and softening influences, actives can greatly target and treat your distinctive skin problems.

Why Do We Need Active Ingredients?

People, especially those with more mature skin can benefit from these potent ingredients to keep skin looking plump and youthful. Teens need them to control blockages caused by excessive sebum that can cause acne. Anyone exposed to the dehydrating effects of sun exposure needs active ingredients to stay away from developing sun-induced skin conditions which might cause pigmentation and  skin cancers.

We can all reap benefits from active skincare.

Here are some of our favourite active ingredients:

1. Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid) What it does: Antioxidant protection, skin brightening, and promotes collagen production.

2. AHAs (Lactic and glycolic Acid) What it does: Promotes cell turnover (chemical exfoliation) which successfully improves overall skin health.

3. Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) What it does: All sorts of stuff. It's been shown to regulate sebum production, improve barrier function in the long-term, and enhance skin tone.

4. Retinoids (Retinol) What it does: The anti-aging holy grail! And also a substitute to AHAs. Just like AHAs, it can make you more sunshine sensitive so sunscreen up!

 At The Skin Project we find the best quality ingredients that are proven to deliver visible results. Check out The SKIN PROJECT BY DOCTORS skincare products.