As the pandemic has caused many of us to stay and work from home, we hope you’ve been providing your skin with some much-needed attention and care. While looking for skincare products to help with your skin issues, it's vital to understand some components and what they actually do. Apart from the tried and tested components like peptides and collagen, we’ve seen a surge in popularity this year for niacinamide, retinol, and glycolic acid. Here are some key components included in most products that every beauty enthusiast should be aware of. Sit back, grab a glass of your eau de vie and read on:
Collagen is a protein that our cells generate, which helps keep the skin tight. Collagen maintains the skin's youthful appearance by providing firmness and suppleness. Because our skin regenerates itself continually when we are young, it remains smooth and beautiful. However, as we age, collagen production slows, and existing collagen can be destroyed by sun exposure and poor skincare practices. As a result, wrinkles and sagging skin develop. However, collagen molecules are too large to be absorbed in the skin. With the latest cosmetology, Lift Me Up Smooth and Sculpt Miracle Mist uses hydrolysed collagen to allow the benefits of collagen to penetrate deep into skin and aid in the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines.
You've probably heard of peptides as an anti-aging must-have for smoothing, repairing, and hydrating skin. Peptides, also known as polypeptides, are found naturally in the skin, but they're also found in many face creams for an excellent purpose. Peptides are the building components for both new collagen and elastin fibers. Peptides may be absorbed via the skin and utilized by the body. Incorporating peptides into your skincare routine provides several skin advantages. In addition to collagen, peptides are found in elastin fibers, which are a kind of protein. These fibers give the skin a stronger and tight appearance. We recommend our Lift Me Up Smooth and Sculpt Miracle Mist, which instantly offers you smoother skin, makes your pores looks smaller, and gives a beautiful glow. This ultra-fine mist goes deep into skin with active components such as peptides and hydrolyzed collagen to noticeably shape and hydrate your skin.
· Hyaluronic Acid
As the body's collagen levels drop, wrinkles and discoloration become more evident. Increasing your collagen levels will keep your skin soft. Hyaluronic Acid promotes collagen production and aids in the retention of skin hydration. A naturally occurring component of skin tissue that has been synthesized in order to assist repair, moisturize, and protect skin from environmental stresses. The component is suitable for nearly all skin types.
· AHA and BHA
Alpha-hydroxy Acid is an exfoliating component that is either synthesized or obtained from milk and fruit sugars. For a brightening effect, three AHAs break down the glue that holds dead skin cells together. AHAs are ideal for normal-to-dry since they help bind moisture, boost healthy collagen synthesis and smooth uneven skin texture. Beta-Hydroxy Acid is an oil-soluble exfoliator that thoroughly penetrates pores to remove acne and blackheads. The most prevalent BHA in skincare is Salicylic Acid. BHA is ideal for normal-to-oily or acne-prone skin, and it's also great for decreasing rosacea redness.
· Polyhydroxy Acids
Alpha-hydroxy acids and beta-hydroxy acids are two examples of chemical skin cleansers. If you haven't heard of polyhydroxy acids (PHAs), you should. They are sometimes known as a new generation of AHAs that are causing quite a stir in the skincare world. PHAs are chemical exfoliators that aid in the removal of dead skin cells from the top layer of skin in order to create an even tone and glowing look.
· Glycolic Acid
Glycolic Acid, derived from cane sugar, contains the smallest molecules in the AHA group. Because of this feature, it can enter the skin deeply and readily, making it the most efficient component for treating fine wrinkles, acne, pimples, dryness, and oily skin.
Retinol is a vitamin A derivative that is present in many over-the-counter "anti-aging" beauty products. They are used to treat acne and acne scars, uneven hyperpigmentation, age spots, skin texture, skin tone and color, and moisture levels in the skin. Simply put, it promotes the production of better, healthier skin cells while boosting the quantity of skin-supporting chemicals in your skin. It has been found to boost collagen in the skin, resulting in tighter skin with improved texture and barrier function.
According to research, bakuchiol helps prevent age spots, as well as hyperpigmentation, suppleness, and tightness. It operates on the same receptors as retinol, which is why many people refer to it as a natural retinol replacement. It has been shown to improve skin radiance, levels out skin tone, increase plumpness, reduce enlarged pores, increases firmness, soothes out texture, and reduce fine wrinkles. In summary, it has all of the same benefits as retinol but with a lower risk of inflammation.
Niacinamide is a kind of vitamin B3 that you may have heard of. It has a number of advantages, including the reduction of visible signs of aging and skin problems. This vitamin B3 component has been found to enhance ceramide and free fatty acid levels in the skin, reducing water loss and promoting circulation in the dermis. It is also gaining popularity for its ability to lighten skin discolorations and improve acne.
· Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is extracted from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia plant, which is native to Australia. Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antifungal activities are all present in the oil. Tea tree oil can be used to treat acne, athlete's foot, contact dermatitis, and head lice. Tea tree oil is most effective as a preventive treatment against black spots. Its power is in its capacity to heal and prevent a blemish quickly or wound from developing, rather than in its ability to erase an existing area.
Elastin is a protein found in any elastic connective tissue in the body and is as essential as collagen in the skin. It is in charge of the skin's capacity to return to its previous form after being stretched. The percentage of Elastin in the skin often peaks around adolescence or early adulthood and then decreases. Elastin-containing skincare products maintain the skin's natural suppleness and elasticity.
At Call Me Baby, we believe ingredients are the key to making a great skincare formula. We do the dirty work so you can enjoy safe and effective skincare. We also believe in transparency of our ingredients and educating our customers to let them decide what products they want to try.