The 4 best Christmas gifts for your skin-care routine: 2022 trendy active ingredients
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The end of the year is always a time of reflection so we, at Naturalia Beauty, have gathered to research which active ingredients could become trendy next year. Read more to see all the ingredients that could make THE perfect Christmas present for your 2022 skin-care routine.
Some ingredients just don’t want to get out-dated; on the contrary, we suspect we are going to hear even more about the following actives in 2022.
To start, we present the Holy Grails of skin-care: Hyaluronic acid, BHAs and AHAs. If at this point you don’t know what BHAs and AHAs are, don’t worry, Naturalia Beauty is here for you. BHAs (Beta Hydroxy Acids) are oil-soluble acids, therefore able to cut through the skin sebum. AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) are derived from sugar cane or other sugary plants and they are mostly used to stimulate collagen production and boost dead cells exfoliation.
The most known BHAs and AHAs of the skin-care world are salicylic acid, lactic acid and glycolic acid, however our prediction is that in 2022 other types of BHAs and AHAs are going to be explored by skin-care lovers. Be the first to recommend Tartaric, Malic and Mandelic acid to your fellow skin-care lovers.
The next active ingredient that we want you to be first to know of is Grapeseed oil.
Grapeseed oil has lots of beneficial characteristics that you might want to add to your skin-care routine. Grapeseed oil is full of vitamin E. This vitamin works to build, protect, and correct. It assists in the production of collagen and improves skin tone. This active ingredient is also rich in antioxidants that protect and detoxify skin from free radicals and clear clogged pores, act as an anti-inflammatory and improve the skin’s strength, firmness, and elasticity.
Experience Grapeseed oil’s benefits with Body Soft Scrub: polishing and refining body scrub with apricot and hazelnut exfoliating micro-particles, grapeseed oil, musk rose oil and argan oil.
Next on our 2022-trending list is Squalene. We are sure products containing squalene would be a splendid Christmas present for a skin-care lover. Its name derives from this substance being abundant in shark’s liver, however Squalene it’s extracted from olives, nuts, amaranth and wheat germ.
Squalene can help you achieve a healthy and balanced complexion thanks to its antioxidant properties. Moreover it deeply softens the skin to make it more flexible, supple and younger-looking.
Naturalia Beauty’s Normalizing Cream is designed to restore the correct quantity and composition of your skin sebum, preventing acne and giving your complexion a brighter look.
Finally, let’s talk about everyone’s favourites: Retinoids, Retinol and Retinyl Palmitate. 2021 has seen many people converting to the Retin-family, sometimes causing damage to their skin, so we want you to go into 2022 knowing at least the basics about these active ingredients to integrate them into your skin-care routine in a mindful and healthy way.
Retinoids, Retinol and Retinyl Palmitate are a form of Vitamin A, they all help unclog pores, stimulate collagen production and increase its density. Retinoid is a prescription-based ingredient so we want to stress this: do not buy Retinoids online or from people without a medical specialist prescription.
The closest you can get to Retinoids is Retinol that, when applied to the skin, converts into retinoic acid. Retinol's efficacy depends on its concentration so we suggest you start slow and let the skin get accustomed to a lower dosage before increasing it.
An even milder and sensitive-skin-proof version of this active ingredient is Retinyl Palmitate, used in skin-care because of its very delicate yet efficient action on skin.
Retinyl Palmitate brings to your skin-care routine all the major benefits the Retinols group is famous for - it speeds cellular turnover, brightens the skin, lessens the appearance of wrinkles, stimulates the collagen production, keeps pores unclogged and fight oxidation - without irritating the skin.
Don’t miss on these trendy skin-care active ingredients and make your skin the best Christmas gift this year.
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