Sunday, 6 June 2010

Beauty Buzzwords: Fast Track to Healthy Skin

You may have heard these 5 words being tossed around by beauty experts on TV and magazines: Avobenzone, Glycolic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, Peptide and Retinol, but what do they actually do for your skin. Well I'm gonna break it down!

  • Avobenzone: It's an ingredient in sunscreen that blocks UVA rays which can lead to wrinkles.
  • Glycolic Acid: It's a fruit-derived acid, it helps exfoliate the skin.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: It's an ingredient that attracts moisture and allows skin to hold onto it.
  • Peptide: It's a chain of proteins that helps reduce wrinkles and improve texture and pigmentation.
  • Retinol: A derivative of vitamin A that stimulates collagen production, smooths skin and fades brown spots.
So now when you are staring down the skin care aisle with a ton of choices you are a bit more armed with the knowledge to make the right choices for your skin.

Hope this helps,
Elisa L'Amour

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