If you spend a lot of time at the skin and makeup aisle reading the ingredient list of products you’re about to invest in, we totally get you! It is okay to be curious and check what you are putting on your skin. But how many of these ingredients are you able to categorise as good and bad?
To save you the trouble of racking your brains and exhausting the battery of your phone we’ve listed a few skin loving ingredients that are mild and absolutely loved by your skin!
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that fights the effects of free radicals and reduces the damage caused by UV rays. You can find it in many skin care products including creams, serums, sun screen, eye creams and makeup. This essential vitamin is suitable for all skin types as it hydrates and calms the skin.
Another ingredient loved by all skin types is glycerine. It is used to treat many skin conditions such as acne, wrinkles, fine lines and skin infections. Products that contain glycerine make your skin smooth, supple and soft to touch. It protects skin from chemical and environmental damage and keeps it moisturised.
We all know the benefits of green tea for our body but do you know how beneficial it is for your skin? It has soothing properties that reduces inflammation and redness and protects skin from UV damage. Experts recommend including green tea infused products in your beauty regime if soft, plump and supple skin is what you’re after.
This ingredient was used in ancient times by Greeks, Egyptians and Romans to treat skin conditions and wounds. Chamomile soothes skin irritation as well as fights against acne and breakouts. It is also used in eye care products as it reduces under eye puffiness and dark circles.
Jojoba oil is an excellent skin moisturiser that controls excessive oil and controls acne. It reduces the effects of UV damage on your skin and visibly reduces the signs of aging. Due to its natural skin healing properties it helps in soothing nicks and cuts caused due to shaving.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Oct 20, 2018
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.