The Ingredients list on your fav skin care products may often seem overwhelming, especially because these ingredients are always referred to as their scientific which means an ingredient as simple as liquorice is referred to as \u0026#39;Glycyrrhiza glabra\u0026#39;. Don\u0026#39;t worry though, we\u0026#39;re here to break down some trending new skincare ingredients so you know exactly what they do \u0026amp;amp; how they benefit your skin, without all the complex jargon. RetinolRetinol is renowned for helping acne-prone skin and has great anti-aging properties. Retinol is a form of vitamin A that works by increasing cell turnover. This is extremely beneficial as natrally, the skin sheds dead skin cells only every 28-40 days. Retinol also boosts the production of collagen \u0026amp;amp; elastin in the skin which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines \u0026amp;amp; wrinkles. Despite the many benefits of retinol, it may cause you irritation if you are pregnant. NiacinamideOtherwise known as Vitamin B3, niacinamide is amazing at hydrating, calming inflammation \u0026amp;amp; reducing redness. Vitamin B3 promotes the production of ceramide in the skin, increases hydration and skin firmess all while helping prevent fine-lines \u0026amp;amp; wrinkles. If you\u0026#39;re already using Vitamin C in your skincare, you won\u0026#39;t need to add this ingredient to your routine as they both have similar benefits. PrebioticsPrebiotics are the food source for the good bacteria living naturally on your skin. Prebiotics also starve the bad bacteria, such as c.acnes (acne causing bacteria). Recent studies have proven that prebitoics also provide deeper and longer lasting hydration that the ever popular hyaloronic acid. Prebiotics help protect your microbiome which helps balance your skins ph and protects the skin barrier. Simply Softr recomend the Balancing Pink Clay Face Mask to begin your journey into prebiotic skincare (if you\u0026#39;re new here):Glycolic AcidGlycolic acid is made from sugar and is classed as a water soluable AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid), which is a great ingredient for acne-prone skin. This particular AHA penetrates the skin the best which helps it to increase the rate of skin cell turnover and trigger collagen production resulting in firmer, thicker \u0026amp;amp; greater elasticity for the skin. Hyaluronic AcidAt this point, i\u0026#39;m sure you\u0026#39;re familiar with the ever popular hyaluronic acid, an ingredient used in many skincare products over the last few years especially. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in our body\u0026#39;s connective tissue that helps hydrate \u0026amp;amp; plump the skin. It helps draw in moisture making the skin more supple \u0026amp;amp; plump which reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. For more info check this out:Skin re-wilding: Get your best skin back The ultimate guide to prebiotic skincareIs the hype about the microbiome really worth it?Disclaimer: This blog post is solely for informative purposes. Even though research indicates that prebiotics\/probiotics can alleviate certain skin conditions, we do not make any therapeutic or medical claims about our skincare. Our skincare is meant only for cosmetic purposes.