Skincare products are formulated with multiple ingredients to protect, treat, or moisturize the skin. It is important to understand how ingredients interact with others to benefit your skin. This will help you choose the right products for your skin type or condition. We have prepared a list of some of the best skincare ingredient combinations used in the K-beauty world.
Sunscreen helps to prevent the skin from premature aging. Research shows that most premature skin aging is attributed to the sun. UV radiation produces free radicals that break down collagen and alter the DNA. Apart from UV, visible light and infrared radiation also produces free radicals. Sunscreen alone cannot protect the skin 100% without the help of other ingredients such as Antioxidants. These are natural molecules that protect the skin against free radicals.
Green Tea and Caffeine
Antioxidants are very important nutrients for the skin. Green Tea and Caffeine can be combined to form the most comprehensive antioxidant and anti-inflammatory skincare product. Green tea has naturally existing antioxidant molecules known as Polyphenols. One major polyphenol in Green tea, known as EGCG, also contains sunscreen properties. Combining Green tea and caffeine improves the antioxidant properties and photoprotective effects. Besides, they also help to treat acne-prone skin.
Vitamin C is vital for collagen production and helps to reduce dark spots. The body avails a small portion of vitamin C taken orally to the skin. Therefore, skin care products rich in vitamin C help maintain the required amount by the skin. Vitamin E protects the skin against free radicals that cause aging. A combination of these two ingredients boosts skin health. Vitamin C also facilitates the generation of vitamin E.
Hyaluronic Acid with AHAs/BHAs
Hyaluronic Acid and AHAs are combined to help treat acne. AHAs, such as lactic and Glycolic Acids, help shed off the dead skin cells. It also helps to loosen the top layer leaving your skin smooth and tender. Hydroxy Acids improve the resolution of the pustules, comedones, and papules, which are mostly associated with acne while Hyaluronic Acid helps to retain moisture. Combining the two ingredients promote more healthy, radian and supple look.
Niacinamide & Hyaluronic Acid
Both Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acid are water-based treatments. The anti-aging ingredients makes it a perfect combination to reduce fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful appearance. Combining the two together can boost intensive hydration while it helps stabilize the skin barrier hence reducing water loss.
Aloe Vera and Centella Asiatica ( Cica)
Centella asiatica is a star ingredient when it comes to reducing inflammation and killing acne-causing bacteria. Combine this with aloe vera, known for its intensive healing and cooling properties, your skin will be calm and soothed in no time! Aloe Vera alone with Cica helps to fight ageing and makes a perfect hydrating and anti-aging treatment.