Updated: Aug 17, 2020
Uneven skin tone, age spots, dull complexion, fine lines, and dry sagging skin are some of the top skin concerns. Diligently applying the wrong skincare products would simply worsen your skin condition. As you go around finding a solution, be mindful that not all expensive skincare is good. Neither does it mean that affordable ones are effective.
So how do you know if a skincare product would work well for your skin?
The key is in its ingredients.
Here we shall highlight 3 key ingredients that you should look for in your skincare products to effectively eliminate your pigmentation, brighten your skin tone, intensely hydrates to plump up your skin while keeping wrinkles at bay.
1. Carrot Seed Oil
The oil derived from Carrot seed (Daucus carota sativa) is a premier skin healing, rejuvenating oil. Its wonderful high carotol content gives it its renowned skin-regenerative properties. Carrot Seed Oil is a thin, yellow oil distilled from ground seeds and is rich in beta-carotene (a powerful antioxidant). Not only is Carrot Seed Oil beneficial for mature skin, sun-damaged skin, or skin that is exposed to harsh weather conditions, it is also valued for its soothing and relaxing properties. Part of its strengths is that it not only fades sun spots, or other signs of age, it also helps to prevent wrinkles from forming in the first place!
Look for this ingredient in top-class facial care products aimed for effective skin regeneration.
Arbutin is a molecule extracted from the bearberry plant that prevents the formation of melanin. They are derived from different natural ingredients, but they all function as tyrosinase inhibitors to provide skin lightening and brightening effects.
What’s tyrosinase? Basically, brown spots come from pigments that are produced in cells called melanocytes, which contain enzymes called tyrosinase. They can activate anytime they come in contact with UV light, which is why you’ll notice freckles and sunspots starting to develop if you’re frolicking in the sun too long. That’s when arbutin comes in—it blocks tyrosinase and keeps dark spots at bay.
Why arbutin is so special? It’s gentler than other skin-brightening ingredients. Since arbutin’s active component is released slowly, it can be less irritating than other skin-lightening agents and better for those with sensitive skin, Plus, the bearberry plant actually has sun protection properties and can reduce the degree of skin darkening after sun exposure.
3. Rosehip Oil & its Extracts
Rosehip oil contains a list of active ingredients associated with anti-aging and skin-boosting such as vitamin C (reported to encourage tissue repair), lycopene (potent antioxidant), vitamin A (a staple ingredient used in many skincare products), omega 9 (an essential fatty acid), beta-carotene (a powerful antioxidant), and omega 6 (an essential fatty acid associated with reducing inflammation and fine lines)
As a result of all these active ingredients, Rosehip Oil attracts a number of beauty benefits. The high level of essential fatty acids is purported to help the skin hold moisture and reduce dryness. This, in turn, has a positive effect on wrinkles which are a by-product of skin which is lacking in moisture.
Additionally, scars, skin damage, and acne may be reduced or smoothed out with the use of Rosehip Oil which is also reported to encourage the skin to repair itself after over-exposure to the sun or accidental burns.
Rosehip Oil is also reputed to reduce skin pigmentation problems or premature aging.
These 3 ingredients work synergistically to enhance your complexion, achieving spotless and more luminous skin that is supple with moisture.
Be sure to look for them in your next skin brightening & lightening products!
Rejuvenate and revitalize your skin with The Moisturizers Co's Brightening Moisturizing Cream that contains a skin-pleasing mix of Carrot Seed Oil, Arbutin, and Rosehip Oil Extracts for clear, luminous and younger-looking skin.
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As featured in Her World, CLEO, FEMALE, Shape, Nuyou, Singapore Women’s Weekly, Daily Vanity, Layers of Skins.