Do you Google skincare ingredients to find out what they are? Image by Adobe Stock.
Are you even really a skincare fan if you don’t constantly Google ingredients? I know I do and it seems that lots of other people have the same idea as me as it’s always a good idea to know what’s in the products you’re putting on your skin. Thanks to some trusty stats from the internet, we know that these are some of the most Googled skincare ingredients of 2020.
Vitamin C is one of my favourite ingredients I incorporate into my morning regime. It is a powerful antioxidant, helping to boost collagen production, brightens skintone and evens it out. Apply in the morning after cleansing and before moisturising.
Another favourite of mine – Retinol is the perfect nightime companion. Retinol is also known as Vitamin A and is used for softening fine lines, tightening pores, reducing acne and encouraging cell turnover. This is an ingredient you’ll want to start off light and slowly build up your skins tolerance to it. Only use it at nightime as it can make yous skin sensitive to the sun. Always make sure you follow in the morning with an SPF.
This wonder ingredient is actually a molecule that holds 1000 times it’s own weight in moisture, so is your best friend for hydrating your skin. You will find it in so many products on the market, or on it’w own in serum form.
Salicylic Acid is your go-to for acne-prone skin. It is a beta-hydroxy acid and will penetrate deep into your pores to remove dirt build-up and dead skin cells. It will also gently exfoliate the skin, helping to relieve blackheads and inflames spots.
Ceramides will help to reinforce your skins barrier by keeping hydration locked in and nasties such as dirt, pollution and bacteria out.
Benzoyl Peroxide will help those with blemish-prone skin because it is an antiseptic ingredient that will kill any acne causing bacteria. Make sure to follow with a moisturiser as this ingredient is known to dry the skin and cause some redness.
This plant-based extract has been around for centuries. It is a popular skincare ingredient for anti-inflammatory and anti-viral reasons. Witch Hazel is a popular ingredient found in toners, but can be known for being a little drying, so don’t overdo it and don’t forget to moisturise.