5 trending beauty ingredients that work for anti-aging, acne and more

April 27 2022 – Genevieve Chaplin

5 trending beauty ingredients that work for anti-aging, acne and more - Simply Softr

5 trending beauty ingredients that work for anti-aging, acne and more - Simply Softr

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  'Glycyrrhiza glabra'. Don't worry though, we're here to break down some trending new skincare ingredients so you know exactly what they do & how they benefit your skin, without all the complex jargon. 

Retinol 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 & elastin in the skin which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles. Despite the many benefits of retinol, it may cause you irritation if you are pregnant. 

Otherwise known as Vitamin B3, niacinamide is amazing at hydrating, calming inflammation & reducing redness. Vitamin B3 promotes the production of ceramide in the skin, increases hydration and skin firmess all while helping prevent fine-lines & wrinkles. If you're already using Vitamin C in your skincare, you won't need to add this ingredient to your routine as they both have similar benefits. 

Prebiotics 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're new here):

Glycolic Acid
Glycolic 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 & greater elasticity for the skin. 
Hyaluronic Acid
At this point, i'm sure you'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's connective tissue that helps hydrate & plump the skin. It helps draw in moisture making the skin more supple & plump which reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

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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.