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Active Skin Care?

In the context of skincare, the term "active" often refers to ingredients that are known to have a direct impact on the skin's appearance and health. These ingredients typically address specific skin concerns such as acne, wrinkles, pigmentation, and more. Active ingredients are often found in products like serums, creams, and treatments, and they are intended to provide noticeable results.

Common active ingredients in skincare might include:

  1. Retinoids: These are derivatives of vitamin A and are known for their anti-aging properties. They can help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.

  2. Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs): AHAs like glycolic acid and lactic acid are used for exfoliation, helping to remove dead skin cells and promoting a smoother complexion.

  3. Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA): Salicylic acid is a common BHA that is often used to treat acne and improve the appearance of enlarged pores.

  4. Vitamin C: This antioxidant is often used to brighten the skin, fade dark spots, and protect against environmental damage.

  5. Hyaluronic Acid: Known for its hydrating properties, hyaluronic acid helps retain moisture in the skin, giving it a plump and youthful appearance.

  6. Peptides: These are chains of amino acids that can help with various skin concerns, such as collagen production, firmness, and elasticity.

  7. Niacinamide: Also known as vitamin B3, niacinamide can help with oil control, pore size reduction, and overall skin texture improvement.

  8. Antioxidants: These protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals and environmental stressors.

  9. Peels and Masks: Some peels and masks contain active ingredients that provide more intensive treatments, targeting issues like hyperpigmentation or dullness.

Most of us nowadays use one or a combination of these ingredients mostly in our faces. We love them! However, you have to consider that some of them will not go well with Laser treatments. Whether you are having Ematrix or Laser Hair Removal sessions make sure you share with your esthetician your skin care products so they can check them and let you know if there is a problem with one of them and give you a recommendation about a safe substitute to it. 

So now you know what somebody means by "Active Skin Care", the concept is evolving, as our skin care routines continue to evolve as well.