The skincare industry is a billion-dollar market with an incalculable number of products on the market. It would be an understatement to say that picking one that would fit your skin’s needs is a difficult endeavour. So, how do you actually choose from a range of skin care products? The key is to take a look at the ingredient list and understand what exactly they do. To help you along the way, here are the top five ingredients your skin needs, from A to Z.
A for Aloe, this stuff is good. This is more than a houseplant, in fact, aloe vera gel has incredible healing properties. Why is your skin going to love aloe vera gel? It’s a great home remedy for burns and healing wounds. Yes, it might not be the most effective remedy out there, it’s natural and good for you (but make sure you do an allergy check just to be sure). If you don’t have an aloe vera plant laying around your house, you can find it in sunburn treatments, moisturizers and in some best face serums.
One time or another, we have all experienced the annoyance of oily skin and thus acne. Jojoba beads are actually structurally close to your skin’s naturally producing sebum and thus would be less likely to disrupt the skin’s production of oil. Not only are jojoba beads biodegradable but they are incredibly gentle on the skin given its soft texture. Jojoba beads are great for soft and gentle exfoliation that removes flakes and softens skin. You’ll often find this ingredient in face and body scrubs.
Peptides, in a scientific sense, is simply a chain of amino acids joined together and have anti aging properties. Almost all skin care products containing peptides have anti aging properties. This ingredient is already found in your body and thus is easily recognised by the body. Most anti aging creams and serums will have peptides including the Codage range of anti aging serums.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is derived from the Australian tea tree and has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Tea tree oil is very concentrated and potent, and so we recommend a 1:19 ratio if you want to use it. Therefore, use 19 portions of carrier oil like sunflower or mineral oil for every one drop of tea tree oil. If you’re looking for NZ skincare brands that include tea tree oil in safe concentrations, take a look at acne serums and moisturisers.
Albeit the funny name, witch hazel is an ingredient most commonly found in toners. However, as this ingredient is found in alcohol-based toners, it can leave the skin dry. With that said, witch hazel is great to tighten up the skin and reduce puffiness and mostly used by those who have oily skin.
There are plenty of ingredients that claim to be acne-reducing or anti aging and even more products on the market with various claims. It’s easy to get lost in the sea of what claims to be good for your skin. Spring Store carries the best skincare NZ for all your beauty care needs. Whether you’re looking for the best anti aging products or luxury vegan skincare, visit the Spring Store for a spa-like experience.