All of us are constantly looking for various ingredients that will help you achieve your dream to have clear, smooth and flawless skin. For this purpose, you search high and low, try every product you can get your hands on, but to no avail. This is why reading the ingredients list is of prime importance before buying skincare products. If you come across any of these three names - retinol, niacinamide, or vitamin C – on any product, more often than not, the product is a keeper and here's why...

Retinol
 

Retinol

This is the single best ingredient you should include in your skincare routine if you are struggling with fine lines and wrinkles. Retinol helps reverse the signs of ageing and increases the cell renewal process to prevent and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It is also equally effective on fine lines, age spots and pigmentation. This wonder ingredient sinks deep into the skin and enhances collagen production to make the skin appear smooth, even and youthful.

Niacinamide
 

Niacinamide

This new kid on the skincare block is a multitasker in the truest sense of the word. If you are looking for an anti-ageing serum, you must look for one that contains niacinamide, for added effectiveness. This wonder ingredient has the potency to increase cellular energy, improve blood circulation and is an antioxidant powerhouse. All in all, it is an amazing anti-ageing skin hero and is also brilliant at preventing skin damage caused by free radicals in the environment. Niacinamide also helps the skin retain water, so as to prevent skin dryness.

Vitamin C
 

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that is a storehouse of antioxidants. This has to be a necessary ingredient in your skincare routine, because it has amazing skin healing properties. Vitamin C reduces the damage caused by free radicals, has anti-inflammatory, hydrating and moisturising properties. This super vitamin is vital to bind the molecules that produce collagen, which in turn firms and tightens the skin. This quality prevents and reduces wrinkles and fine lines, as well as other signs of ageing.