But what are they used for? AHA BHAs are powerful active ingredients helping to smooth rough skin that acts as a mild peeling. They are advised to acne skins, having scars or blackheads. We still must be carefull with the AHA BHA because unfortunately, they will not suit all skin types. Dry and dehydrated skin will tend to become drier and when applied the product might let a burning sensation. In the other hand, a oily skin would handle it very well while another oily can also experience tingling or burning sensation. Nevertheless, normal to dry skin usually prefer AHA and BHA remains recommended for normal to oily skin, acne skins, cysts or microcysts. If, as a bonus, you have a thick skin, mixed to oily, there is great chance that it will suits you. When using AHA BHA, it is imperative to use sunscreen.
Hyaluronic acid is the essential ingredient to rehydrate the skin deeply and give it suppleness. It works like a sponge since it will help the skin to retain "water" and can keep up to 1000 times its weight in water. Its moisturizing power is exceptional and hydrated skin also means smoother, softer and brighter skin.
Salicylic acid is often recommended for problem skins because it slows down the growth of microbes and eliminates dead cells that are often the cause of skin problems when they clog the pores. It is also a very good soft peeling that will remove small imperfections, irregularities and clear dark spots. Very good anti-aging ingredient, the fine lines are attenuated, the skin texture smoothed and the complexion brighter.
We all agree on that, the aloe vera, it's a great ingredient for anything. It is rich in minerals, vitamins, amino acids and is particularly appreciated for its softening properties. He performs miracles on irritated skins, too exposed to the sun by calming them and will also help with scars. Obviously, it is also an excellent moisturizer and soothing that will suit perfectly sensitive skin.
I discovered Centella, a plant coming from Asia and I was immediately blown away. This ingredient THE ingredient for sensitive and / or irritated skin. It is also called "tiger herb" because tigers would roll in the centella when there were wounded to help them heal faster. In addition to helping to heal, centella helps to remove scars, improve skin tone and soothe the skin.
Ginseng is native to northeast Asia and is also known as the "root of long life". It is rich in B vitamins (B1, B2 and B12), vitamin C that will stimulates the skin cells in order to tone up the skin and increase its resistance. Ginseng is particularly appreciated in cosmetics to promotes glow of the skin, conceal dark circles, but especially for its anti-aging effect.
Green tea is often recommended for problem skins and there are very good reasons for this! Green tea purifies the skin in depth but without irritating or aggressing it. It is also a very good antioxidant, it will protect the skin and stimulate its cells regeneration to improve its texture and to promote a smooth and healthy skin. It is also an excellent anti-inflammatory ingredient which will relieve problem skins.
Everyone knows a grandma’s recipe with honey, right? This ingredient is very popular in kitchen, but also in cosmetics. Like propolis or royal jelly, honey is an excellent anti-aging ingredient. It is also a very good anti-oxidant, it facilitates the regeneration of the skin and helps to retain hydration for a more supple and luminous skin.
It often generates disgust but the snail mucin really does miracles. It is the ingredient that makes everything! Well, not laundry unfortunately. Snail mucin or "snail slime" is made of a mixture of proteins, hyaluronic acid, antioxidant and copper peptides that have excellent regenerative properties. It will help stimulate collagen to improve the elasticity of the skin but also cures the skin with imperfections/acne. It reduces dilated pores, eliminates dark spots but is also concentrated in repairing and anti-inflammatory active ingredients to help and relieve problem skin.
Propolis is one of the most powerful natural shields. Like royal jelly, it comes from the bees that use it to clog the cracks, to replenish, strengthen and protect the hive. Propolis is very effective against aging of the skin, promotes and accelerates the healing process and strengthens the skin barrier. Allied to aloe vera, these virtues are amplified and the combo performs miracles on acne skins.
Vitamin C is an effective ingredient against wrinkles related to aging but also against skin imperfections. It will stimulate collagen (responsible for the elasticity of the skin) and decrease the production of melanin (responsible for brown spots). It will also improve the texture of the skin and smoothing it and giving it a brighter complexion. However, it is important to apply a sunscreen when using products that are highly concentrated in vitamin C. It is also advisable to keep it away from light and heat.