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Beginner's Guide To Active Ingredients

Beginner's Guide To Active Ingredients

Beginner's Guide To Active Ingredients

Everything you need to know is here

Whether you’re a beginner to skincare or a dedicated junkie, you’ve likely heard the phrase “active ingredient.” But, what are active ingredients and why should you use them in your routine?

What Are Active Ingredients?

In the simplest terms, an “active” is an ingredient that actively produces results. For example, if a product says it helps to “fight acne” the active is the ingredient in the formula that will help to deliver those benefits. In essence, it will provide a physical change to your skin. To back them up, active ingredients are typically those that have been extensively researched and proven to change the skin in a variety of different ways. In the US, these ingredients have also been evaluated and approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) They also come in a variety of categories from acne-fighting, anti-aging, and pigmentation fighters.

As opposed to potentially harmful chemicals, fresh, wholesome ingredients can provide you with a healthy dose of skin-fortifying ingredients. Salads, in particular, have always been raved about as an excellent way to meet your daily nutritional needs and for good reason. They’re chock full of vitamins, minerals, proteins, and antioxidants that are incredibly important for your overall health. For example, dark leafy supergood greens like Kale and Spinach are excellent sources of fiber which can help to lower your blood pressure and improve your digestion. But, these ingredients are just as integral to your skin as they are to your body.  

Antioxidant-rich kale also fights free radical damage slowing down premature aging leaving you with youthful radiant skin. For us, this holistic approach highlights the fact that this concept of salad can help to nourish your skin on the inside and out. This inspired us to choose the absolute best salad-inspired ingredients and combine them with powerful actives to create clean, efficacious formulas that will transform your skin into the healthiest version of itself.  

🧪 Here's a quick (non-exhaustive) list

🗸 Glycolic Acid (AHA)

 An exfoliating acid that boosts cell turnover helps to smooth and rid the skin of excess dead skin cells. As a result, it helps to fight acne, minimize the appearance of fine lines and large pores, and boost your skin’s moisture levels.

Step One: We like to start off with our Rice Cleansing Sorbet for a healthy base of gently exfoliating grains. This hydrating gentle cleanser effectively removes all traces of makeup and debris without stripping your skin.

🗸 Azelaic Acid

Step One: We like to start off with our Rice Cleansing Sorbet for a healthy base of gently exfoliating grains. This hydrating gentle cleanser effectively removes all traces of makeup and debris without stripping your skin.

A gentler alternative to traditional chemical exfoliators, this active ingredient comes in over the counter and prescription strength to help smooth and clear the skin. It also works particularly well for those who suffer from rosacea to minimize redness and irritation. It’s a great alternative for those with more sensitive skin.

🗸 Hyaluronic Acid

Step One: We like to start off with our Rice Cleansing Sorbet for a healthy base of gently exfoliating grains. This hydrating gentle cleanser effectively removes all traces of makeup and debris without stripping your skin.

This is a hydration must-have! It’s a natural humectant that helps to draw water to the skin and replenish its moisture levels for healthier, flake-free skin.

🗸 Salicylic Acid

Step One: We like to start off with our Rice Cleansing Sorbet for a healthy base of gently exfoliating grains. This hydrating gentle cleanser effectively removes all traces of makeup and debris without stripping your skin.

Like Glycolic acid, salicylic acid is an exfoliating acid that helps to increase the shedding of dead skin cells. This ingredient works especially well for acne-prone skin as it dives deep into your pores to de-clog and regulates excess oil production.

🗸 Benzoyl Peroxide

Step One: We like to start off with our Rice Cleansing Sorbet for a healthy base of gently exfoliating grains. This hydrating gentle cleanser effectively removes all traces of makeup and debris without stripping your skin.

Another great acne-fighting ingredient that actually kills acne-causing bacteria effectively clearing and revitalizing the skin.

🗸 Retinol

Step One: We like to start off with our Rice Cleansing Sorbet for a healthy base of gently exfoliating grains. This hydrating gentle cleanser effectively removes all traces of makeup and debris without stripping your skin.

The gold standard in aging well, retinol is clinically proven to increase collagen production helping to diminish fine lines and wrinkles while boosting skin density and voluminosity.

🗸 Vitamin C

Step One: We like to start off with our Rice Cleansing Sorbet for a healthy base of gently exfoliating grains. This hydrating gentle cleanser effectively removes all traces of makeup and debris without stripping your skin.

One of the most well-known and researched skin brightening ingredients, vitamin C visibly fades dark marks, sun spots, and hyperpigmentation while protecting and improving collagen production.

🗸 Ceramides

Step One: We like to start off with our Rice Cleansing Sorbet for a healthy base of gently exfoliating grains. This hydrating gentle cleanser effectively removes all traces of makeup and debris without stripping your skin.

An essential part of the skin barrier, ceramides are lipids that are found naturally in the skin that maintain the health and structure of your skin.

🗸 Niacinamide

Step One: We like to start off with our Rice Cleansing Sorbet for a healthy base of gently exfoliating grains. This hydrating gentle cleanser effectively removes all traces of makeup and debris without stripping your skin.

Also known as vitamin B3, Niacinamide works in a multitude of ways to minimize the appearance of pores, smooth fine lines, and brighten and even your skin tone.

🗸 Zinc Oxide

Step One: We like to start off with our Rice Cleansing Sorbet for a healthy base of gently exfoliating grains. This hydrating gentle cleanser effectively removes all traces of makeup and debris without stripping your skin.

Typically found in physical SPF, this ingredient works by blocking UVA and UVB rays protecting the skin from sun damage and skin cancer.

How to Include Them In Your Routine

With any skincare routine, we always suggest that you become more in tune with your skin and its overall needs. Those needs are constantly changing due to a variety of factors so it’s important to always be aware and adjust your routine accordingly. But, overall, when choosing an active ingredient the most important thing you can do is determine what result you are trying to achieve. Hyperpigmentation? Vitamin C is a must as it is clinically proven to brighten and diminish the appearance of dark marks and hyperpigmentation. Acne? Salicylic Acid and Benzoyl Peroxide are excellent options.

LONG STORY SHORT

Active ingredients are an incredibly important part of your routine. Educating yourself on what they are and their benefits will help you to become a more informed shopper. No second-guessing which product to buy, you have all the knowledge you need to make an educated decision that will benefit your skin.

 

We’re curious to know which active ingredient is your go-to. Let us know below!

Everything you need to know is here

Whether you’re a beginner to skincare or a dedicated junkie, you’ve likely heard the phrase “active ingredient.” But, what are active ingredients and why should you use them in your routine?

What Are Active Ingredients?

In the simplest terms, an “active” is an ingredient that actively produces results. For example, if a product says it helps to “fight acne” the active is the ingredient in the formula that will help to deliver those benefits. In essence, it will provide a physical change to your skin. To back them up, active ingredients are typically those that have been extensively researched and proven to change the skin in a variety of different ways. In the US, these ingredients have also been evaluated and approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) They also come in a variety of categories from acne-fighting, anti-aging, and pigmentation fighters.

As opposed to potentially harmful chemicals, fresh, wholesome ingredients can provide you with a healthy dose of skin-fortifying ingredients. Salads, in particular, have always been raved about as an excellent way to meet your daily nutritional needs and for good reason. They’re chock full of vitamins, minerals, proteins, and antioxidants that are incredibly important for your overall health. For example, dark leafy supergood greens like Kale and Spinach are excellent sources of fiber which can help to lower your blood pressure and improve your digestion. But, these ingredients are just as integral to your skin as they are to your body.  

Antioxidant-rich kale also fights free radical damage slowing down premature aging leaving you with youthful radiant skin. For us, this holistic approach highlights the fact that this concept of salad can help to nourish your skin on the inside and out. This inspired us to choose the absolute best salad-inspired ingredients and combine them with powerful actives to create clean, efficacious formulas that will transform your skin into the healthiest version of itself.  

🧪 Here's a quick (non-exhaustive) list

🗸 Glycolic Acid (AHA)

 An exfoliating acid that boosts cell turnover helps to smooth and rid the skin of excess dead skin cells. As a result, it helps to fight acne, minimize the appearance of fine lines and large pores, and boost your skin’s moisture levels.

Step One: We like to start off with our Rice Cleansing Sorbet for a healthy base of gently exfoliating grains. This hydrating gentle cleanser effectively removes all traces of makeup and debris without stripping your skin.

🗸 Azelaic Acid

Step One: We like to start off with our Rice Cleansing Sorbet for a healthy base of gently exfoliating grains. This hydrating gentle cleanser effectively removes all traces of makeup and debris without stripping your skin.

A gentler alternative to traditional chemical exfoliators, this active ingredient comes in over the counter and prescription strength to help smooth and clear the skin. It also works particularly well for those who suffer from rosacea to minimize redness and irritation. It’s a great alternative for those with more sensitive skin.

🗸 Hyaluronic Acid

Step One: We like to start off with our Rice Cleansing Sorbet for a healthy base of gently exfoliating grains. This hydrating gentle cleanser effectively removes all traces of makeup and debris without stripping your skin.

This is a hydration must-have! It’s a natural humectant that helps to draw water to the skin and replenish its moisture levels for healthier, flake-free skin.

🗸 Salicylic Acid

Step One: We like to start off with our Rice Cleansing Sorbet for a healthy base of gently exfoliating grains. This hydrating gentle cleanser effectively removes all traces of makeup and debris without stripping your skin.

Like Glycolic acid, salicylic acid is an exfoliating acid that helps to increase the shedding of dead skin cells. This ingredient works especially well for acne-prone skin as it dives deep into your pores to de-clog and regulates excess oil production.

🗸 Benzoyl Peroxide

Step One: We like to start off with our Rice Cleansing Sorbet for a healthy base of gently exfoliating grains. This hydrating gentle cleanser effectively removes all traces of makeup and debris without stripping your skin.

Another great acne-fighting ingredient that actually kills acne-causing bacteria effectively clearing and revitalizing the skin.

🗸 Retinol

Step One: We like to start off with our Rice Cleansing Sorbet for a healthy base of gently exfoliating grains. This hydrating gentle cleanser effectively removes all traces of makeup and debris without stripping your skin.

The gold standard in aging well, retinol is clinically proven to increase collagen production helping to diminish fine lines and wrinkles while boosting skin density and voluminosity.

🗸 Vitamin C

Step One: We like to start off with our Rice Cleansing Sorbet for a healthy base of gently exfoliating grains. This hydrating gentle cleanser effectively removes all traces of makeup and debris without stripping your skin.

One of the most well-known and researched skin brightening ingredients, vitamin C visibly fades dark marks, sun spots, and hyperpigmentation while protecting and improving collagen production.

🗸 Ceramides

Step One: We like to start off with our Rice Cleansing Sorbet for a healthy base of gently exfoliating grains. This hydrating gentle cleanser effectively removes all traces of makeup and debris without stripping your skin.

An essential part of the skin barrier, ceramides are lipids that are found naturally in the skin that maintain the health and structure of your skin.

🗸 Niacinamide

Step One: We like to start off with our Rice Cleansing Sorbet for a healthy base of gently exfoliating grains. This hydrating gentle cleanser effectively removes all traces of makeup and debris without stripping your skin.

Also known as vitamin B3, Niacinamide works in a multitude of ways to minimize the appearance of pores, smooth fine lines, and brighten and even your skin tone.

🗸 Zinc Oxide

Step One: We like to start off with our Rice Cleansing Sorbet for a healthy base of gently exfoliating grains. This hydrating gentle cleanser effectively removes all traces of makeup and debris without stripping your skin.

Typically found in physical SPF, this ingredient works by blocking UVA and UVB rays protecting the skin from sun damage and skin cancer.

How to Include Them In Your Routine

With any skincare routine, we always suggest that you become more in tune with your skin and its overall needs. Those needs are constantly changing due to a variety of factors so it’s important to always be aware and adjust your routine accordingly. But, overall, when choosing an active ingredient the most important thing you can do is determine what result you are trying to achieve. Hyperpigmentation? Vitamin C is a must as it is clinically proven to brighten and diminish the appearance of dark marks and hyperpigmentation. Acne? Salicylic Acid and Benzoyl Peroxide are excellent options.

LONG STORY SHORT

Active ingredients are an incredibly important part of your routine. Educating yourself on what they are and their benefits will help you to become a more informed shopper. No second-guessing which product to buy, you have all the knowledge you need to make an educated decision that will benefit your skin.

 

We’re curious to know which active ingredient is your go-to. Let us know below!

Everything you need to know is here

Whether you’re a beginner to skincare or a dedicated junkie, you’ve likely heard the phrase “active ingredient.” But, what are active ingredients and why should you use them in your routine?

What Are Active Ingredients?

In the simplest terms, an “active” is an ingredient that actively produces results. For example, if a product says it helps to “fight acne” the active is the ingredient in the formula that will help to deliver those benefits. In essence, it will provide a physical change to your skin. To back them up, active ingredients are typically those that have been extensively researched and proven to change the skin in a variety of different ways. In the US, these ingredients have also been evaluated and approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) They also come in a variety of categories from acne-fighting, anti-aging, and pigmentation fighters.

🧪 Here's a quick
(non-exhaustive) list

🗸 Glycolic Acid (AHA)

 An exfoliating acid that boosts cell turnover helps to smooth and rid the skin of excess dead skin cells. As a result, it helps to fight acne, minimize the appearance of fine lines and large pores, and boost your skin’s moisture levels.

🗸 Azelaic Acid

A gentler alternative to traditional chemical exfoliators, this active ingredient comes in over the counter and prescription strength to help smooth and clear the skin. It also works particularly well for those who suffer from rosacea to minimize redness and irritation. It’s a great alternative for those with more sensitive skin.

🗸 Hyaluronic Acid

This is a hydration must-have! It’s a natural humectant that helps to draw water to the skin and replenish its moisture levels for healthier, flake-free skin.

🗸 Salicylic Acid

Like Glycolic acid, salicylic acid is an exfoliating acid that helps to increase the shedding of dead skin cells. This ingredient works especially well for acne-prone skin as it dives deep into your pores to de-clog and regulates excess oil production.

🗸 Benzoyl Peroxide

Another great acne-fighting ingredient that actually kills acne-causing bacteria effectively clearing and revitalizing the skin.

🗸 Retinol

The gold standard in aging well, retinol is clinically proven to increase collagen production helping to diminish fine lines and wrinkles while boosting skin density and voluminosity.

🗸 Vitamin C

One of the most well-known and researched skin brightening ingredients, vitamin C visibly fades dark marks, sun spots, and hyperpigmentation while protecting and improving collagen production.

🗸 Ceramides

An essential part of the skin barrier, ceramides are lipids that are found naturally in the skin that maintain the health and structure of your skin.

🗸 Niacinamide

Also known as vitamin B3, Niacinamide works in a multitude of ways to minimize the appearance of pores, smooth fine lines, and brighten and even your skin tone.

🗸 Zinc Oxide

Typically found in physical SPF, this ingredient works by blocking UVA and UVB rays protecting the skin from sun damage and skin cancer.

How to Include Them In Your Routine

With any skincare routine, we always suggest that you become more in tune with your skin and its overall needs. Those needs are constantly changing due to a variety of factors so it’s important to always be aware and adjust your routine accordingly. But, overall, when choosing an active ingredient the most important thing you can do is determine what result you are trying to achieve. Hyperpigmentation? Vitamin C is a must as it is clinically proven to brighten and diminish the appearance of dark marks and hyperpigmentation. Acne? Salicylic Acid and Benzoyl Peroxide are excellent options.

LONG STORY SHORT

Active ingredients are an incredibly important part of your routine. Educating yourself on what they are and their benefits will help you to become a more informed shopper. No second-guessing which product to buy, you have all the knowledge you need to make an educated decision that will benefit your skin.

 

We’re curious to know which active ingredient is your go-to. Let us know below!

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