5 Ingredients Your Skin Craves

Do you know what your skin needs to stay hydrated, youthful, and glowing? We face seasonal changes, stress, new climates, free radicals, and more that leave their mark on our skin daily. Here we’ll explore some key skincare ingredients your skin will crave to look its best daily. No matter where you are or what your skin type is, these five ingredients will help. 

1. Soy

Every dream skincare routine starts with a good cleanser, and you might be surprised that among the many incredible beauty products out there, all skin types have one thing in common: they all love soy protein.

Whether you have dry, oily, or a combination skin type, one thing shared is that they all need hydration and plenty of it. Yes, even oily skin! Regardless of skin type, age, or even gender, all skin needs moisture to help improve its elasticity. Well-hydrated skin also absorbs products better and looks better under makeup, if that’s your thing.

Soy protein is an amazing ingredient because it not only deeply cleanses, but is also gentle and non-stripping, won’t irritate your skin, and will continue to hydrate even after you’ve rinsed your face. Whether you use soy cleanser morning or night, it’s sure to help give you that plump, youthful, and hydrated face we’re all looking for.

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2. Hyaluronic acid

A staple ingredient in skincare, thanks to its hydrating properties suitable for everyone, hyaluronic acid is a new kid on the block in the best way. Think of it as a cool, refreshing, hydrating drink of water for your skin.

Hailed as the dream hydrator, the non-comedogenic ingredient is light but mighty. It can retain up to 1000 times its weight in water, meaning that it’s suitable for even the oiliest of skin types or for the especially warm summer days without leaving your skin feeling greasy or heavy.

If you have combination skin, you might not realize that it’s not that your skin is oily, but rather, there is an overproduction of sebum that your skin creates due to dehydration.

To balance this out, incorporating a hydrating ingredient such as hyaluronic acid can really help reduce oiliness, and over time, you’re likely to find that your sebum levels balance out.

A great way to include hyaluronic acid into your everyday routine is through a deep hydration toner, with rose as one of the main ingredients to ensure supple, soft, and plump skin. 

3. Peptides

Another ingredient your skin craves is different peptides, all of which work great, along with hyaluronic acid, to give your skin that bouncy and fresh look and feel. 

Peptides are a great ingredient that builds up your skin’s protective barrier against daily wear and tear. We all battle UV rays, pollution, airborne bacteria, and other toxins floating around in the air daily. And peptides can help our skin become a lot more resistant to these.

With different types of peptides available, each one has different benefits to enjoy. The elasticity peptide, for example, is a particular type that helps with improving how vibrant your skin looks. Frequent use can help to firm your skin and give you a more sculpted and chiseled look.

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4. Niacinamide

Similar to hyaluronic acid, niacinamide is another ingredient you might have seen being infused into more skincare and beauty products thanks to its incredible properties.

A type of vitamin, niacinamide is known to be great for minimizing the appearance of pores and balancing out any uneven skin tone, making it an especially sought-after ingredient. 

Unlike other skincare ingredients, niacinamide is one of the few things our skin does not produce naturally. This makes it all the more important to incorporate as much of it as possible into our skincare routines. And to soak up the wonderful benefits it offers.

Niacinamide can usually be included in skin serums as it is lightweight and can absorb right into your skin. A tea elixir serum is an excellent choice to welcome into your routine.

5. Kombucha 

What if we told you something you might drink to refresh your body is just as refreshing when infused into your skincare products? If you think kombucha is great as a beverage, wait till you hear how phenomenal it is as a skincare ingredient.

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We all face environmental factors daily, and fighting back against environmental stressors can sometimes feel impossible. But not for long. Kombucha is an excellent ingredient to help combat that, protecting and visibly repairing your skin with consistent use.

Thanks to its high antioxidant levels, kombucha is an absolute dream to help your skin feel and look more radiant. And it can even help it feel smoother thanks to the protective barrier it strengthens for your skin.

You can say goodbye to the dullness you might have accumulated from sitting in front of blue-light devices all day or from the pollution on your daily commute, as the protection offered by kombucha can fight back against all of that.

For the best absorption, we’d recommend kombucha in skincare products, such as an essence that is beautifully weightless and will soak right into your skin. You’ll forget you put it on at all!

Wrapping Up

As you can see, there are plenty of nutrient-rich ingredients that our skin craves and thanks to the advancements in skincare, a whole range of products have infused these as key components so that your skin can benefit from all the goodness. Incorporate one or more of these ingredients into your own skin routine, and we promise you’ll see and feel the results.

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