Everyone knows winter dries out your skin. Finding the right products to keep you glowing even with harsh, cold weather can be a challenge! Look out for these ingredients in skin care to promote maximum hydrating boosts.
When applied to the skin, glycolic acid works to break the bonds between the outer layer of skin cells, including dead skin cells, and the next skin cell layer. This creates a peeling effect that can make the skin appear smoother and more even. When mixed with other hydrating ingredients, Glycolic Acid can really provide your skin with all the nourishment you will need this winter!
Jojoba oil comes from the nuts of the jojoba plant that thrives in the desert climates of North America. It has burst onto the skincare scene in the last few years, known to be an excellent carrier oil and humectant in beauty products. Containing vitamin E, it is an effective ingredient in fighting oxidative stress caused by external pollutants, as well as healing scars and soothing drying skin conditions. It has a very similar makeup to the skin’s natural sebum, so using it can trick your skin into thinking it has already produced enough oil. This can potentially decrease the excess production in oily skin types, leading to pore blockage and acne. Jojoba oil is antibacterial and helps prevent infections and therefore, acne.
As a skin-identical ingredient, hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by the skin. Its main function is to lubricate and retain water, promoting healthy and supple skin. It fights sun damage, aging, and other environmental pollutants. As with everything, it decreases as we age, demanding it is replenished to maintain youthful skin. It assists in the natural healing process by regulating inflammation and it is antibacterial. Found in water-based skin products, it will mostly appear in leave-on products like serums and moisturizers. As a humectant, it draws moisture from its surroundings and is by far the most effective at it. For a little extra boost, try our Regenerative Body Cream with Hyaluron. Hyaluronic Acid is essential in strengthening and rebuilding the microbiome of the skin and is known as one of the best skincare ingredients on the market.
Retinoids reduce fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen. They also stimulate the production of new blood vessels in the skin, which improves skin color. Additional benefits include fading age spots and softening rough patches of skin. Retinoids strengthen the skin’s thickness and elasticity, slow the breakdown of Collagen, and lighten brown spots caused by sun exposure. “I recommend retinoids to everybody,” Chicago dermatologist Carolyn Jacob, MD, says on WebMD, ” It’s never too early to start using a Retinoid product.” Retinoids work by prompting surface skin cells to turn over and die rapidly, making way for new cell growth underneath.
Glycerin is a humectant that draws in moisture and retains it. It helps refresh the skin’s surface while assisting in the healing process. It mimics the skin’s natural moisturising factor, which has to be replaced as we age. Glycerin strengthens the moisture barrier and deepens the penetration of other ingredients into the skin layers. It’s known for maintaining skin hydration in even the driest of climates. It is non-allergenic and a good ingredient for acne-prone skin as it is antimicrobial. It is also an emollient that softens the skin, making it easier to exfoliate, thereby removing the dead skin that clogs pores, creating acne.
Ceramides are a type of lipid (fat) that naturally makes up the largest layer of the skin (roughly 50%). It’s one of the few ingredients to have a scientific and proven track record as an anti-aging ingredient. It can restore sun damage and ageing stressors. It repairs and soothes dry, rough, and irritated skin. As a skin-identical ingredient, it has to be replaced as we get older. It is #1 of the known anti-aging ingredients, others being peptides, retinol, and niacin amides. It has a unique ability to rejuvenate the appearance of the skin and is safe to use around the eyes so long as it’s free of irritating ingredients or fragrance.
At Swiss Power, our spotlight for winter is hydrating skincare. Each product is filled with natural ingredients that infuse extra, long-lasting hydration into your skin. More so than typical face creams, our super serum product – Regenerative Face & Under Eye Revitalizing Serum Concentrate is made specifically to provide that extra boost like a face mask does. Infused with hyaluronic acid, Coenzyme Q10, and Beeswax, each of these helps to heal, plump, and soothe dry skin.