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November 02, 2023
I've always been passionate about skincare and find myself drawn to ingredients that enhance that look of radiance and GLOW! My journey into the beauty industry exposed me to a variety of beauty brands, products, and ingredients, fueling my enthusiasm for discovering and formulating products that truly accentuate your natural beauty. While a solid skincare routine is a must, the key to glowing skin lies in choosing ingredients that work best for your skin. I've linked a handful of articles that have provided a ton of education around the different ingredients. Let's get ready to glow!
1. Hyaluronic Acid: The Skin's Hydration Hero
If glowing skin were a fairy tale, hyaluronic acid would be the benevolent fairy godmother. This naturally occurring molecule has a remarkable capacity to retain water, ensuring your skin remains well-hydrated and plump. As a result, fine lines and wrinkles are less noticeable, and your skin takes on that coveted dewy glow. Look for products that include this miracle worker for that instant hydration boost. Lash Spell picks are Ona New York's Firming Serum & Skin Pharm's Youth Serum.
2. Vitamin C: The Brightening Wizard
Vitamin C is like a dose of sunshine for your skin. It's a powerful antioxidant that not only fights off free radicals but also helps fade pigmentation and dark spots. The result? A more even complexion that radiates with a healthy luminosity. Whether you use it in a serum or moisturizer, incorporating vitamin C into your routine will work wonders for your skin. Lash Spell pick is Skin Magician's C Serum and All Well Beauty's Daily Glow AOX.
3. Retinol: The Age-Defying Sorcerer
Retinol, also known as vitamin A, is a potent ally in the battle against aging. It promotes skin cell turnover, minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven texture. As a bonus, it helps unclog pores, making it a great choice for those with acne-prone skin. Be sure to use it wisely, as it can be potent, and start with a lower concentration before gradually working your way up. Lash Spell pick is Amarte's Hydrolift Cream (recently met the team at Live Love Spa!) and I've been using one with Tretanoin from my dermatologist.
4. Niacinamide: The Redness-Reducing Alchemist
Niacinamide, or vitamin B3, is a versatile ingredient that addresses a range of skin concerns. It helps reduce redness, inflammation, and the size of pores while boosting the skin's natural barrier. The result? A smoother, more even complexion that emits a radiant glow. Lash Spell pick is YTTP Retinal + Niacinamide Youth Serum.
5. Aloe Vera: The Soothing Sage
Aloe vera, often referred to as the "plant of immortality," has been used for centuries to heal and hydrate the skin. It's a soothing and calming ingredient, perfect for sensitive or sunburned skin. Incorporating products with aloe vera can help reduce redness and promote an overall glow. Lash Spell LOVES Berlin Skin's Coconut + Aloe Cleanser.
6. Green Tea Extract: The Antioxidant Enchanter
Green tea is known for its antioxidant properties and its ability to protect the skin from environmental damage. With the power to ward off UV rays and pollution, green tea extract helps maintain a youthful, radiant complexion. Look for products that harness the rejuvenating magic of this natural wonder. I haven't tried Innis but this one looks great, and combines hyaluronic acid & green tea!
Achieving glowing skin isn't just a matter of good fortune. It really is about choosing the right ingredients that work their magic on your skin. After you've done your research on the ingredients try out a couple to see how they do on your skin & we'd love to hear how it goes! And as always, we believe Lash Spell & Brow Spell truly complement a glowing skincare routine - feel free to use code GLOW for 15% off your next order.
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