Top 3 Ingredients to Prioritize in Skincare
Quality ingredients are essential in ensuring your skincare is effective at targeting specific skin concerns. With so much conflicting information out there, deciding which ingredients to prioritize can feel overwhelming. Read on for our top three-ingredient picks– plus product reccos from brands we know and love!
Squalane is an emollient with soothing, moisturizing and nourishing properties found naturally in our skin. This lightweight and non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) oil can be used to bump up the hydration in any skincare routine. Sadly, it’s sometimes obtained from shark liver oil, but can be extracted from olives or sugarcane. Make sure to check the sourcing of squalane in your products before purchasing!
Try: Stream2Sea Super Hydration Squalane, Acure The Essentials 100% Plant Squalane Oil, or Naturium’s Plant Squalane Face Oil
Niacinamide, a type of Vitamin B3, can be used topically on the skin to help build proteins and lock in moisture. A fan favorite in skincare, this little rockstar has so many benefits including the minimization of enlarged pores, the evening of skin tone and discoloration, the softening of fine lines and wrinkles, the diminishment of dullness and the restoration of the skin’s barrier.
Try: MadisonMD Niacinamide + Copper Deaging Serum, Typology Paris Unifying Serum 12% Niacinamide or Tula Skincare Calming Vitamin B Serum
Cannabigerol, or CBG, is different from the CBD that many of us have seen popping up in skincare. While there’s so much to love about CBD (both in skincare and out), we’re super excited about CBG! CBG acts as an antioxidant to help protect the skin from stress and to help it to retain moisture. It can also help prevent breakouts, irritation and redness.
Try: Untamed Humans Topical & Ingestible CBD + CBG Oil, or the Lab to Beauty Ultra Filler Créme
Are you leveling up the ingredients in your skincare products? Let us know your go-to’s on IG @revpr. We can’t wait to hear from you!