Is your complexion showing one too many of your festive season late nights and over indulgences? Here are 5 ingredients that will boost your skin’s radiance. Get your glow on!
Antioxidants protect your skin from free radical damage. Free radicals don’t just come from the sun and they target your skin more than you’d think; pollution, computer screens, cell phones and even fluorescent lights can cause free radical damage. Find them in SkinCeuticals Resveratrol BE (R2 300).
Vitamin C is vital in the production of collagen, the cushioning under skin that gives it its youthful plumpness. While our bodies produce collagen throughout our lives, the rate of collagen production decreases over time. The best way to beat ageing at its game is to retain the collagen you have. Find Vitamin C in The Body Shop’s Vitamin C Radiance Capsules (R215).
Retinol boosts collagen production as well as helping skin cell turnover. It also has great anti-inflammatory properties, making it a perfect addition to a glowing skin routine. Find it in optiphi’s Intense Retinol Infinity Serum (R1 095).
AHAs gently slough away dead cells, and won’t damage your skin like physical scrubs will. You can’t have a glowing complexion if your face is covered in dead skin cells. Make sure you exfoliate regularly to keep it looking healthy. Get your AHAs in REN’s Resurfacing AHA Concentrate (R530).
Hyaluronic Acid old news to most of us, but it is still one of the best hydrating ingredients around. Plump, hydrated skin is glowing skin. Find it in Eucerin’s Hyaluron-Filler Day cream SPF15 (R279).