You asked, we answered: What are the benefits of the ingredients of our Hydrating Boost Essence & Serum?
Choosing a facial serum when faced with a long list of good-for-you ingredients can be an overwhelming process. The list of wellness-enhancing oils, vitamins, and extracts seems never-ending, but you’re just not sure which one is right for your skin, or even what they do.
But not when it comes to our Perfect Hydrating Boost Essence and Perfect Hydration Boost Serum. In this guide, you’ll learn all about the nourishing properties of the ingredients we use in our hydrating skincare essentials!
Vitamin A (Retinoic Acid)
There are different types of Vitamin A, but, when it comes to our skin, Vitamin A derivatives, called retinoids, stimulate collagen production and new skin cell generation. Our skin is a retinoid responsive organ, meaning that it easily absorbs Vitamin A when applied.
In skincare products, Vitamin A promotes natural moisturizing and leaves your skin radiant and younger-looking. Vitamin A also has strong anti-inflammatory properties that can ease acne flair–ups, speeding up the healing process and helping to reduce breakouts in the future.
When it comes to vitamins in skincare, Vitamin B packs a punch. As a complex vitamin, there are eight different kinds of Vitamin B; however, the main variants used in skincare are B3 (Niacin), B5 (Pantothenic Acid), and B7 (Biotin).
As an antioxidant, Vitamin B prevents signs of aging and minimizes wrinkles. B3 has anti-inflammatory properties similar to retinol and, along with B5, promotes increased skin cell healing and regeneration. Vitamin B7 is a common ingredient in most skin, hair, and nails capsules and helps your skin to stay blemish-free.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin C also occurs in different forms; however, ascorbic acid is most commonly used in skincare. Vitamin C is very sensitive to light and heat, so products should be kept in a cool, dark place.
Vitamin C is best recognized for skin-brightening benefits that promote an even skin tone and enhance collagen production while offering some protection from environmental damage. With its multifold effects, it’s no wonder Vitamin C is the staple of most skincare serums.
As another anti-inflammatory on our list, Vitamin D plays an essential role in maintaining calcium levels, while also protecting and normalizing skin cell production.
Vitamin D plays a fundamental role in how our skin develops and regenerates itself. Vitamin D creams can treat chronic inflammatory conditions, like psoriasis, as Vitamin D deficiencies result in skin that is often brittle and dry with a poor ability to heal itself.
Vitamin E (Tocopherol Acetate)
Vitamin E is another one of those vitamins in skincare that comes in different forms, eight to be exact. Of these forms, alpha-tocopherol is the type used most often in skincare ingredients as an antioxidant that also strengthen your skin cell barrier.
Vitamin E helps protect skin cells by retaining moisture and promoting a smooth, even complexion. By protecting the lipid barrier in cells, Vitamin E helps seal cracks that leave skin feeling dry. However, the prime benefit remains in the vitamin’s rejuvenating capacity as it helps skin heal up to 50% faster.
Vitamin K is another healing ingredient that plays an important role in the body’s regenerative capacities, including blood-clotting.When applied as a topical, Vitamin K helps reduce dark spots and undereye circles while minimizing the visibility of scars. As an antioxidant, Vitamin K may also help protect your skin from environmental damage and improve wound healing by helping the formation of collagen and blood vessels.