Winter is here, but it’s not too late to keep the healthy glow of summer going strong for all your clients. We asked our experts about their recommendations for the best ingredients for skin in winter. Here are the top 3 on their list:
Why it works: When the skin is lacking moisture, its ability to prevent damage is weakened. This is where hyaluronic acid comes in. Naturally found deep in the skin, tissue and joints throughout the body, hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, making it an excellent choice for restoring moisture to post-summer skin. Aside from that, it also improves barrier function, which is why it is a popular ingredient in skin care.
What else you need to know: Hyaluronic acid is effective for all skin types. Its light, easily absorbable texture allows it to be beneficial for oily skin types without causing excess oil, leaving the skin looking healthy and hydrated without irritating it.
Found in: Colamer Charcoal Mask
Colamer_Skin_Resurfacing_Mask_C1230 IMG Why it works: Vitamin C is a necessary ingredient in any daily care routine, no matter what time of year. Ascorbic acid, the most bioavailable form of vitamin C, is an antioxidant that boosts the skin’s ability to protect itself from sun damage when in contact with ultraviolet rays. When used after excessive outdoor exposure, vitamin C helps repair and prevent pigmentation.
What else you need to know: Vitamin C is also an essential part of the body’s natural collagen production. It encourages the skin’s ability to rebuild its important support structures, which, in effect, gives you younger-looking skin.
Why it works: Collagen is a major structural protein in the skin. It plays a key role in providing the structural scaffolding for cells, tissues, and organs. If it weren't for collagen, the body would literally fall apart. Collagen also gives the skin its strength and durability and is responsible for the smooth, plump appearance of young, healthy skin.
What else you need to know: Collagen makes up 75 percent of our skin; thus, the smooth, plump appearance of young, healthy skin is due in large part to the presence of healthy collagen levels. Because of this, beauty seekers around the globe search for new ways to boost collagen levels and repair past collagen damage