Skincare 101 : Ingredients in Skincare Products

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Hello Dolls and Gents,

You know, I said this this month I will be focusing a bit more on skincare. I believe that skincare is one the most important step before makeup application, because this will allow your makeup to look flawless. 

I believe that skincare should be everyone number one priority. The skin that we have now if going to be we with us for the rest of our lives, so it important for us to take of it and try to use products that will not damage our skin further.  I wanted to revamp my skincare routine because I thought that as I get older, I have to start taking care of my skin more. So, I began doing research on ingredients that will help my combination skin. I realize with a lot research, that maybe not everyone know what should or not be used on their face. We all go into a skincare aisle or section and we pick products that we have heard is good, but we do not look at the ingredients of the skincare products. 

Think of it, like eating healthy. We look at the ingredients to know what is going in our body, the same with skincare, we need to look at the ingredients to see what should and should not be in our skin care. I will give you the low down on oily, dry, sensitive, normal, and acne-prone skin. I do not have combination skin because is a combination of oily and dry or normal, so I suggest use both of them. For combination skin, you want to treat each section of your face different. For the t-zone use oily skin products and for the cheeks use products for dry or normal skin. 


Oily Skin 

Uses: 

  • Oil-free ingredients - Any oil free products helps attract and retain water in the skin, which is need to help keep the oil production at bay. 
  • Sodium Hyaluronate also known as Hyaluronic Acid - This is a hydrating ingredients that helps binds 1000 times its weights in the moisture of the skin. 
  • Sodium PCA also known as Sodium Pyrollidone Carboxylic Acid -This ingredient is a water-binding agent that helps attract water in the skin.
  • AHA/BHA also know was Alpha Hydroxy Acid and Beta Hydroxy Acid - AHA/BHA are the unsung heroes in skincare. AHA/BHA helps exfoliates and dissolves surface skin cells to encourage fresher, clearer, and smoother skin, reducing the appearance of large pores. 

Avoid:

  • SD Alcohol 40, Denatured Alcohol, Ethanol and Isopropyl Alcohol - These are often found in toners. For the expectation when used in acne spot treatment.
  • Isopropyl Myristate and Isopropyl Palmitate -This ingredient may encourage clogged pores.
  • Petrolatum -This ingredient can have a pore-clogging effect on the skin.
  • Mineral Oil - This ingredient can have a pore-clogging effect on the skin.
  • Sodium or Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate - The are often found in cleansing gel and very dehydrating for the skin.

Dry Skin

Uses:

  • Peptides - These are used for anti-aging to smooth wrinkles and reduce the visual effects of aging. Helps produce more collagen or thickening the supporting structure of the skin, which is essential for dry skin
  • Glycolipids - Helps with the repairs of the skin's protective barrier allowing the skin to retain moisture. 
  • Rose Hip Seed Oil - Moisturizes to repair skin protective barriers 
  • Jojoba Oil - Helps repairs the skin's protective barrier and similar to skin's own natural oils 
  • Dimethicone - Helps create a seal over the skin to help retain moisture 
  • Glycolic Acid - AHA that helps dissolves surface dry skin to encourage more intact protective barriers for the skin to retain moisture 

Avoid:

  • SD Alcohol 40, Denatured Alcohol, Ethanol and Isopropyl Alcohol - These are often found in toners. For the expectation when used in acne spot treatment.
  • Isopropyl Myristate and Isopropyl Palmitate - This ingredient may encourage clogged pores.
  • Petrolatum -This ingredient can have a pore-clogging effect on the skin.
  • Mineral Oil - This ingredient can have a pore-clogging effect on the skin.
  • Sodium or Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate - The are often found in cleansing gel and very dehydrating for the skin

Normal Skin 

Uses:

  • Dimethicone - Helps create a seal over the skin to help retain moisture
  • Glycolic Acid - AHA that helps dissolves surface dry skin to encourage more intact protective barriers for the skin to retain moisture 
  • Sodium Hyaluronate also known as Hyaluronic Acid - This is a hydrating ingredients that helps binds 1000 times its weights in the moisture of the skin. 
  • Panthenol - A provitamin B5 offers excellent hydration 
  • Algae Extract - Improves skin's ability to hold onto moisture

Avoid:

  • SD Alcohol 40, Denatured Alcohol, Ethanol and Isopropyl Alcohol - These are often found in toners. For the expectation when used in acne spot treatment.
  • Isopropyl Myristate and Isopropyl Palmitate - This ingredient may encourage clogged pores.
  • Petrolatum -This ingredient can have a pore-clogging effect on the skin.
  • Mineral Oil - This ingredient can have a pore-clogging effect on the skin.
  • Sodium or Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate - The are often found in cleansing gel and very dehydrating for the skin

Sensitive Skin 

Uses:

  • Beta Glucans - A yeast extract that helps make the skin less sensitive over time and provides antioxidant benefits 
  • Sea Whip - A soothing and anti-inflammatory to help reduce redness in the skin 
  • White Tea Extract - Most potent soothing antioxidant of all the teas to reduce irritation and redness
  • Glycerin - Offers moisturization and skin healing

Avoid:

  • Synthetic dyes - Listed as "FD&C" on the ingredient listing, can be irritant to the skin 
  • Synthetic fragrance - Avoid skincare products containing the word "fragrance" or "parfum" on the ingredient listing
  •  SD Alcohol 40, Denatured Alcohol, Ethanol and Isopropyl Alcohol - These are often found in toners. For the expectation when used in acne spot treatment.
  • Sodium or Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate - The are often found in cleansing gel and very dehydrating for the skin 

Problem, Blemished, Acne-Prone Skin 

Uses:

  • Salicylic Acid - An antiseptic exfoliator that offers anti-inflammatory benefits for soothing acne conditions 
  • Beta Glucans - A yeast extract the helps make the skin less sensitive overtime and encourages less breakout activity 
  • Tea Tree Oil - Disinfectant properties to destroy acne-causing bacteria and keeps pore clean
  •  Jojoba Beads - Offers safe and gentle skin polishing benefits to prevent spreading bacteria when exfoliating 

Avoid: 

  • Apricot Kernels - These are naturally made particle found in facial scrubs that can scratch and irritate the skin, causing the spread of bacteria 
  • SD Alcohol 40, Denatured Alcohol, Ethanol and Isopropyl Alcohol - These are often found in toners. For the expectation when used in acne spot treatment.
  • Isopropyl Myristate and Isopropyl Palmitate - This ingredient may encourage clogged pores.
  • Petrolatum -This ingredient can have a pore-clogging effect on the skin.
  • Mineral Oil - This ingredient can have a pore-clogging effect on the skin.
  • Sodium or Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate - The are often found in cleansing gel and very dehydrating for the skin
I hope this helpful to many of you and you learn on how to improve or start your skincare routine. All of information can also be find on Renee Rouleau website,who is an esthetician. I will see you the next post, don't forget to comment, share, +1'd. If you are avid followers, why do you become a follower, it's free. 



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