How Do Skincare Creams Work?
There are many promising ads on skincare creams. But do skin care products really work? Is it indeed possible to regenerate your skin and start looking five or even ten years younger? In this blog, we will try to answer these and other related questions.
What makes skincare creams work?
You may be seduced by multiple world-known brands when it comes to cosmetics. Some of them may even help you get rid of your skin imperfections. However, it’s not the brand name which does the magic.
What makes skincare creams work are their active substances — top ingredients which define the type of the cream and its functions.
Different creams — anti-age, smoothening, moisturizing, nurturing, etc. — have different main ingredients which make them work. Let’s look at them in detail.
Bleaching effect: Hydroquinone
If you need your skin to be lightened or bleached, skin care creams containing Hydroquinone will be the optimal option for you. Here’s what this agent help to get read of:
- Age spots
- Pregnancy-related dare spot
- Irregular pigmentation
Age spots: Kojic Acid
Are you allergic to Hydroquinone? Then you can resort to Kojic Acid-based skincare creams. They have similar effects to the creams mentioned above as they deal with age spots as well as pigment issues. It also may have a lightening effect.
No more fine lines: Retinol
Some of the most popular skin-care product are those which help reduce fine lines or wrinkles. Many of them work thanks to Retinol which is their main ingredient. Retinol is derived from vitamin A.
How do Retinol-based creams work? The thing is that vitamin A has a molecular structure so it helps it to penetrate the lower layers of skin. By the way, it’s there where elastic and collagen are located.
Overall, Retinol-creams don’t only have anti-ageing effects but also improve:
- skin tone
- skin texture
- hydration of the skin
Anti-ageing: Alpha-hydroxy acids
Skincare creams with this type of acids deal with:
- age spots
- non-typical pigmentation
- large pores
AHA-based skincare products help to smoothen the surface and the colour of the skin. However, they might not be suitable for everyone as such creams may cause mild sensitivity. Also, you shall not appear in the sun too often if you use this cream.
Sun & acne-protection: Beta-hydroxy acid (salicylic acid)
Has your skin been damaged by the sun rays? If yes, the best type of skincare cream you can use is that based on salicylic acid. It suits people who get irritation from AHA-based creams and also suffer from acne. Salicylic acid goes as deep as to the hair follicle openings, and that’s what makes it work.
All skincare creams contain additional ingredients which have a supplementary to the main agent effect:
- Various vitamins (A, E, C, B)
- Herbal extracts
- Natural oils, etc.
Supplementary ingredients help moistures and nurture different types of skin, and this is another reason why skincare creams work. Always read the ingredients list of any cream before using it – this will help you achieve your goals faster.