Attention Beauty Lovers. Today, Hannah George will be taking over the blog and sharing tips on how to take care of your skin in the fall. I am so excited to have her guest posting and I hope you love her post as much as I do! Take it away Hannah!

Most of us turn the bottle to check for ingredients before we buy anything. Now, what if you are unable to find any recognizable ingredient and all you can see is a mess of words that are hard to pronounce? This is a situation many of us often encounter while shopping for skincare products. Well, worry no more as we have devised a list of active ingredients that you should look for in skin care products. These active ingredients will help in making your skin moisturized, youthful and healthy. Now it’s time for you to shop confidently and attain the skincare routine you always wanted.


Retinol is one of the forms of Vitamin A. It is a powerhouse ingredient with the capability of performing wonders for your skin. It stimulates elastin and collagen production. It also ensures that your skin cells have a turnover which is healthy. That is, it will shed old and dull skin cells and will facilitate the takeover of new and younger ones. It can also suppress pigmentation and increase moisture in your skin. Surprised at the powers of retinol? Well, there is more. It is an effective antioxidant that combat free radicals and is very helpful in preventing acne.

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic acid can be described as the omega of acids. It helps in shedding old skin cells and also facilitates the production of collagen, thus strengthening your skin. It has a broad range of exfoliating properties that keep your skin revitalized and refreshed. Glycolic acid can also aid in maintaining the youthful appearance of your skin.

Vitamin C

It is undoubtedly the most important and essential part of your skincare regimen. It is an accomplished antioxidant that can do wonders for your skin. Vitamin C also aids in keeping the skin protected from the harmful UV rays. It will help in stimulating collagen and also in brightening the skin. So, how can you maintain your radiant glow throughout the whole day? By choosing skincare products that have Vitamin C. It is important to choose the best vitamin c serum for face to get all the goodness of Vitamin C.

Hyaluronic Acid

Naturally, hyaluronic acid is a water-binding agent. How can it help your skin? Water-binding agents contribute to keeping your skin hydrated by preventing the moisture from leaving once it is captured by the skin. Your skin will attain a plumper and younger look with the help of moisture locking agents like hyaluronic acid.


We can consider Niacinamide as an older sister or a better-evolved version of, hyaluronic acid with more tricks up its sleeve. Niacinamide has similar hydration properties such as retaining the skin’s moisture. It also protects us from environmental factors like harmful UV rays and pollution. It will also help you attain a more even skin tone by reducing redness.

Polyenylphosphatidylcholine (PPC)

PPC is unsurpassed in helping relieve your skin of its dryness. The chief moisturizing agents present in your skin are phospholipids. Unsaturated Phospholipids like the PPC can be more powerful and efficient than the natural phospholipids that are present in our skin. It also acts as a moisturizer to provide emollient benefits to our skin. Additionally, it can combat inflamed, chapped and dry skin. If your skin is severely dehydrated, applying products with PPC can result in rapid moisturization. PPC will also provide you a rosy and radiant glow and improves the appearance of your skin.

Alpha Lipoic Acid

It is undoubtedly one of the most effective anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients available at present. ALA or Alpha lipoic acid is known as the universal antioxidant because it is both water-soluble and fat-soluble. That is, works well in combating free radicals in the cell plasma membrane and watery interiors of the skin cell and can easily be absorbed by the skin’s lipid layers.

Vitamin E and C are renowned for the antioxidant properties. Well, ALA is 400 times stronger compared to these antioxidants. ALA has significant benefits when used as a topical lotion. It can combat puffiness and under-eye dark circles. It will also impart a healthy radiance to your skin and shrink visible pores. The anti-inflammatory properties of ALA can help even out your skin tone by reducing redness, making foundation unnecessary in your beauty regime. It is effective in fighting wrinkles and lines as well.

The ingredients listed above will be of great help in keeping your skin healthy. They will also make sure that your skin will flaunt a radiant and youthful appearance.

By Guest Author: Hannah George

Editor, FixYourSkin
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