When it comes to skincare, we all have a product personality. You know that multi-masking keeps your combination skin in check, or if you’re the type that needs extra pore purging on the regular.
And whether multiple versions of chemical exfoliation is your cup of tea, or for you, it’s essentially an essence kind of thing, your skincare repertoire likely revolves around a hero ingredient. To determine which one suits your complexion M.O., keep reading ⸻ you might discover something new to add to your personalized routine.
For The Pore Perfectionist: Salicylic Acid
Also a solution for aging skin, salicylic acid is a triple threat that addresses clogged pores, acne, and reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. J.One Hana Cream ‘s unique capsule cream is spiked with it, so each perfectly portioned sphere helps you combat free radical damage, while brightening for a more even looking complexion with pores that are practically non-existent.
For The Forever Young: Glycolic Acid
A popular chemical exfoliant, glycolic acid addresses myriad skin concerns from congested pores to wrinkles to acne. It’s known to boost the production of collagen and elastin in the body, reducing the signs of aging in the skin while improving skin texture. A weekly peel is the way to go for this youth-extending power ingredient — you don’t want to overdo it and risk irritating your fragile skin. We love Primary Raw DoYou 2-Step Milk Peeling Kit, a dual-purpose peel that is gentler than your average exfoliator. First, the treatment works to gently remove dead skin cells with a hydrating and exfoliating complex saturated in a large cotton swab. Then, you finish off the treatment with a soothing sheet mask infused with soy milk, green tea, and chamomile extracts for natural radiance.
For The Glow Getter: Ceramides
Dull skin doesn’t stand a chance against ceramides, which is great news for anyone looking to bump up their radiance levels. A type of lipid that’s naturally found in the skin, adding ceramides to your routine will both fortify your skin barrier to keep your skin safe and strong, and give you a luminescent appearance that makes your complexion positively glow from within. Your must-have item is Blithe InBetween Makeup Prep Essence, which boasts a lightweight formula made with fermented soybeans, rice, and tomato leaf extract to fortify the skin. Best of all, it’s great for every skin type, with or without makeup.
For The Hydration Enthusiast: Hyaluronic Acid
For those that go the extra moisturization mile — layering serums, oils, essences, and multiple creams; sheet masking daily; keeping a full bottle of water on your person at all times — hyaluronic acid is the beauty BFF you can always rely on. This wonder molecule (it holds 1000x its weight in water) is the hands-down easiest, most reliable path to achieve a bouncy, healthy texture. For you, we recommend the Leegeehaam Grow Hyal B5 Ampoule. A deeply hydrating serum, it drenches skin in moisture, thanks to its five(!) different types of hyaluronic acid and extract from the aptly named resurrection plant. It will bring even the driest skin back to the land of the living.
For The Dabbling Detoxifier: Charcoal
If you scatter crystals throughout your space, meditate with intention, or just can’t get enough #selfcaresunday, then you can consider yourself a detoxifying acolyte. Your ingredient of choice? Charcoal. The porous substance is so good at absorbing toxins that it’s even administered to emergency room patients who have ingested poison. It’s also equally as amazing at soaking up pore gunk and impurities. Try the J.One Charcoal Face Mask, a two-step jelly pack you can put on while Netflix bingeing to emerge with beautifully smooth skin, with absolutely zero effort. Sounds like our kind of beauty treatment.
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