We know how daunting it is to hear the word ‘actives’, especially when you’re trying to build a beauty routine. To put it simply, actives are exfoliating ingredients, and they mostly come under the umbrella terms of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) and offer tons of skin benefits. To uncover what all they can do, and know which active is best suited for your skin, keep scrolling!
A form of vitamin B3, niacinamide offers various skincare benefits like reducing visible signs of ageing and acne scars. It is largely used because of its ability to fight skin inflammations. Apart from anti-inflammatory properties, niacinamide improves your skin’s elasticity, strengthens your outer skin layers, and boosts levels of fatty acids leading to plumper and healthy-looking skin. Our Mon Cherry Ultra-Light Moisturizing Gel is a super-light moisturizer with its unique gel-to-water texture that gets absorbed quickly into your skin keeping it hydrated and smooth. With 2% niacinamide, this refreshing moisturizer reduces redness, calms inflammation and prevents fine lines. It works like magic and is surely one of our star products!
Glycolic Acid (AHA)
For radiant and bright skin, glycolic acid should be added to your skincare regime. It’s one of the most popular AHAs that exfoliates your skin and reveals healthy-looking skin. Add this to your routine with the Mama Cica Instabright Peel Pads, which are soaked with glycolic acid that lightens your spots, and blemishes, and prevents future breakouts. Also, it fights early signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles. Exfoliate once a week on cleansed skin and reveal healthy-looking skin!
Vitamin C plays an important role in brightening your skin, slowing down the ageing process and fading those scars. A powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C stimulates collagen and elastin production leading to firmer-looking skin. It protects your skin from environmental aggressors and prevents damage from the sun. Vitamin C is used for skin brightening, skin toning and hyperpigmentation correcting. Moreover, it reduces scars and you can say it’s a hardworking (must-have) vitamin! If you’re a newbie to vitamin C, start with Yuzu Fine Vitamin C Foaming Face Wash packed with Vitamin-C that deep cleanse, exfoliates and hydrates your skin.
A popular skincare ingredient, hyaluronic acid is known to have a low pH level and is safe for all skin types. Hyaluronic acid happens to be a humectant that traps moisture from the surrounding and ensures your skin gets a plumper-looking effect and the ultimate hydration. Our Mama Cica Dark Spot Correcting Ampoule, is a skin-clarifying formula that is enriched with hyaluronic acid helps your skin detoxify, reducing the appearance of dark spots and pores while adding a radiant glow.
Salicylic Acid (BHA)
Salicylic acid is a BHA, which is perfect for reducing acne and blackheads. It has anti-inflammatory properties which is an added bonus! It penetrates deep into your skin and gets rid of excess sebum and dirt while reducing inflammation. You can invest in Chialeader Zit Fix Serum packed with salicylic acid that helps to exfoliate dead skin cells, minimizes pore size, reduce excess oil while giving you a spotless, clear and smooth skin. Oily & acne-prone skin types, take notes!
The next time you feel the urge to splurge on skincare, give this ingredient list a looksie and make your skincare regime a healthy one. Happy shopping!