There are an endless array of skin care products on the market to choose from, promising to deliver, but leave a lot to be desired once applied. The ingredient list on the back of any product gives us a crucial amount of information, entailing not only what’s in the product, but the item’s active ingredients as well as the most potent of ingredients in the list of chemicals and potions.
When it comes to cosmetics, many seek out that magic pill that will give them the best skin of their lives. However, cultivating an ideal beauty regimen is personal. Skin is an intricate organ, comprising of lipids, collagen, fats, and proteins, so what you put on your skin is just as important as what you put on your body, as your complexion relies on a network of ingredients to thrive.
Skincare can be broken down into 3 basic categories: antioxidants, replenishing, and restorative ingredients. Your particular needs affect which combination of the 3 you will be using.
As you embark on finding the right products for you, consider these helpful ingredients to help guide you in making the right choices for your everyday skin maintenance needs.
The Benefits of Antioxidants
Antioxidants help to prevent the depletion of cells within the skin, which is typically the culprit for a weathered, tired, or blemished complexion. Antioxidants can be found in topical formulas as well as the foods we eat. Because the integration of antioxidants in our lives is so important, we need an abundance of this substance every day to help refresh, renew and restore our skin regularly.
There are 3 types of antioxidants that are found in nature:
Phytochemicals- Plant-based bioactive compounds which are found in various food sources, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and grains.
Vitamins- A group of compounds, essential for normal growth and nutrition. Antioxidant-rich vitamins and minerals may include vitamins A, C & E, as well as selenium, which protects cells from damage.
Enzymes-Living organisms that assist in bringing out a biochemical reaction. Enzymes include copper, zinc, iron, and manganese.
Janssen Cosmetics Skin Regeneration products not only enhance the overall appearance of your skin but also slows the aging process by supporting the skin’s natural characteristics to effectively reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
No matter what your skin type is, hydration is key in keeping it looking fresh and supple. Products containing replenishing ingredients, as found in our skin care line, specially formulated for Demanding Skin. Some key replenishing ingredients include
Hyaluronic acid- A compound which boosts skin’s moisture content, soothes, prevents moisture loss and protects the complexion from environmental harms.
Glycerin- A synthetic or naturally derived humectant, which helps draw moisture from the environment to your skin to replenish its balance and hydration.
Fatty Acids- Lipids derived from plants or animals used to provide suppleness and provides an oil barrier.
Amino Acids- Helps to fight signs of aging in the form of increased collagen production and hydration, levels pH balance and decreases signs of aging.
Salicylic Acid- Also known as Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA). Helps to reduce the appearance of acne by shedding dead skin and reduces the appearance of whiteheads and blackheads.
Glycolic Acid- Also called Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA). Helps to soften the signs of aging and sun damage with exfoliating properties.
Restorative components of a skincare product have the ability to renew the appearance and texture of the skin, for a fresher, more youthful glow. Such properties also help cultivate a smoother surface and also brightens the skin.
Janssen Cosmetics Fair Skin line helps to facilitate more luminous skin, eradicate blotchiness and evens out a dull appearance to reveal vitalized skin. Restorative ingredients include:
Retinol- Boosts collagen production, accelerates cell turnover, brightens skin and unclogs pores.
Peptides- Chains of amino acids which are also the building blocks for the skin. Sends signals to the cells to help them better function
Linolenic Acid- Also known as vitamin F. Plays a vital role in brain function as well as the development of new skin and hair.
Niacinamide- Also known as B3. Eliminates environmental damage to the skin. Reduces the size of pores while leveling the skin’s texture and color.
While some components of skincare are more beneficial than others, quality ingredients that you place onto your skin is like food for the body. Feed it well, and you’ll be on your way to a firmer, brighter, even complexion.