Ingredients We're Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving!

To celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday this year, we decided to share the top 5 skincare ingredients we're the most thankful for. Some of these have been around for a while, while others are a bit newer. Use this list as inspiration for your next conversation with your skincare specialist, perhaps one of these ingredients is just what your skincare routine needs.

Glycolic Acid in skincare

1. Glycolic Acid 

Glycolic Acid is an Alpha-Hydroxyacid and is derived from sugarcane. It's a very small molecule, so it easily penetrates the skin. It's a great exfoliator, cleans pores like a dream, and helps minimize and prevent signs of aging.

Where you can find it? M.A.D Skincare's Youth Transformation Glycolic Moisturizer 7%.

Hyaluronic Acid in skincare

2. Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid occurs naturally in our bodies and its super powers are retaining moisture 💦 and helping our skin repair more quickly 💪 These make it a great fit for fighting signs of aging and ensuring our skin is moisturized - especially now as the weather is drying out our skin.

Where you can find it? Our very popular SkinCeuticals's Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier!

Retinol in skincare

3. Retinol

Retinol is derived from Vitamin A and is credited with improving on a variety of skin challenges from plumping wrinkles to evening skin tone. However, retinol can cause irritation and redness in some skin types, so create a plan with your skincare specialist, and start slow working your way up to more frequent use or higher percentages.

Where you can find it? DermaQuest's SkinBrite Retinol Brightening Serum! Katherine uses this one on uneven skin tone caused by sun damage.

Vitamin C in skincare

4. Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a strong anti-oxidant which works to reduce inflammation in the skin, regulate skin tone, and promotes healthy collagen production. A lot of the vitamin C we eat doesn't make it to the skin, so we can help ourselves out with applying a vitamin C rich product directly to our skin.

Where you can find it? SkinCeuticals's CE Ferulic!

Stem cells in skincare

Stem Cells

In the realm of innovative skincare products, we have stem cells! There are a wide variety that are used in skincare, such as certain plants or fruit stem cells. These stem cells work to reduce wrinkles and smooth out skin texture 💆 In general they help to improve the results of the skin treatments they're used with.

Where you can find it? DermaQuest's Stem Cell 3D HydraFirm!