With the hot summer upon us, there’s no better time than the present to make sure your skincare arsenal is packed with products that will protect you from the ravages of the heat. Among the best ingredients for skin that we expect to make a bang this year are CBD, retinol, and glycolic acid. I know I have talked about these several times, but many of them are on the radar.
CBD OIL (CANNABIDIOL)
CBD has been a "buzz" ingredient for some time now, and more recently CBD and Hemp products use in topicals have entered the realm of dermatology, thanks to reports of its skin benefits. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), cannabis has anti-inflammatory properties. So, with the possibility that topical formulations containing CBD oil may help reduce inflammation associated with certain
inflammatory skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, and eczema CBD and Hemp Seed Oil derivatives are here to stay.
We recommend further research to understand the topical benefits of CBD oil and its properties in any skincare formulations.
We do not furnish the CBD for our clients and require outside testing to validate
zero percent THC prior to receipt of the extract. We then validate by a 2nd test. The outside testing is paid for by the client.
POLYHYDROXY ACIDS (PHAS)
When you think of chemical skin exfoliators, alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) surely come to mind. But have you heard of polyhydroxy acids (PHAs)? They are a new group of hydroxy acids—referred to as a new generation of AHAs—that’s buzzing around social media and the skincare community. Similar to AHAs and BHAs, PHAs are chemical exfoliators that help slough away dead skin. Since we do have some cells from the skin’s surface that need to be removed in an effort to promote an even tone and radiant appearance, this ingredient is perfect to add to give that “glow”.
So, what makes PHAs so special? According to a study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), PHAs offer similar benefits to AHAs but are less likely to irritate the skin. As such, PHAs can be suitable for use post-procedure and by sensitive skin types. What’s more, compared to their AHA cousins, PHAs are more moisturizing and can help strengthen skin barrier function. Some of the most popular PHAs are gluconolactone and lactobionic acid. We earlier published another blog about this wonderful ingredient.
Remember those AHAs we mentioned earlier? Well, that’s the group of skincare ingredients glycolic acid falls into. Per the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, glycolic acid is an AHA used in cosmetics. And like we touched on, this ingredient helps to exfoliate and resurface your skin. Companies like Loreal are using this ingredient as a “Hero” in their serums and creams. It absorbs quickly to visibly even skin tone and reduce wrinkles and dark spots.
We know, we know, retinol has been around forever. But that doesn’t change the fact that people are still swearing by its anti-aging benefits. One of the best ingredients for skin, its track record speaks for itself, so don’t be surprised to see some of your favorite skincare brands continuing to launch new products driven by this powerful vitamin A derivative.
note: Due to the powerful nature of retinol, it’s important to build up your skin’s tolerance to the ingredient. Start with a lower concentration of retinol, and slowly work your way up over time. Stick to a schedule that works for your skin, starting with an application once per week until your skin can handle daily applications. Since retinol can also cause sun sensitivity, only apply it at night and follow with broad-spectrum sunscreen during daytime hours along with additional sun protection measures.
TEA TREE OIL
Let’s be honest—who hasn’t struggled with acne at some point? This common skin concern has seemingly met its match with this trending skincare ingredient: tea tree oil! While not a one-size-fits-all treatment, using this essential oil for acne is something worth looking into. There are many other benefits to this remarkable Oil. So, with a quick search, you will find it handles a constellation of issues related to many serious skin and scalp conditions.
Retinol is often thought to be a multi-tasking skin superhero, but there’s no denying that it’s a very strong, powerful ingredient. Some common side effects can include dryness and skin peeling, which can make it intolerable to some sensitive skin types. While there are ways to help sensitive skin types use retinol, a fairly-new ingredient called bakuchiol is being heralded as a gentler retinol alternative. The interesting part, however, is that bakuchiol—a compound found in the seeds and leaves of the psoralea corylifolia plant—shares no structural resemblance to retinoids. A clinical case study by the NCBI was performed that showed significant improvement in the appearance of lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, elasticity, photodamage, and more after twice-a-day applications of skincare products formulated with bakuchiol over a 12-week period. The suggestion then is that bakuchiol has great potential to deliver anti-aging effects similar to retinol. We have another blog that goes into detail about this ingredient.
Have you heard the buzz about grapeseed oil? If you’re late to the party or simply haven’t had a chance to look into it, we’re here to fill you in on this ingredient. With multiple benefits ranging from exfoliation to skin firming, it’s no wonder this ingredient is the talk of the town! If you’re interested in reaping some of the benefits, consider adding this oil to your skincare products. We here at Private Label Skincare Florida are ready to suggest just what product will best suit your line.
Hydrated skin never goes out of style, and few ingredients can help you achieve the intense levels of moisturization that hyaluronic acid can. For that reason, along with others, we don’t envision hyaluronic acid going anywhere anytime soon. The hydration powerhouse can hold up to 1000x its weight in water, plumping the skin with moisture, so it looks soft, smooth, and more youthful. We will be happy to help, whether it be a wash, scrub or other types of formulations, just ask about this Hero.
A form of vitamin B3, you may have heard the name niacinamide being tossed around. Whether you’re familiar with the ingredient or not, you should be! Do a quick search, and you will be surprised at what this Hero can do for your skin
There are plenty of skin-benefitting antioxidants out there, but there’s a reason why experts continuously recommend vitamin C. When applied topically, vitamin C can help neutralize free radical damage to the skin’s surface. Free radicals are unstable molecules induced by the environment, which can bind to the skin and wreak havoc in the form of premature aging, including visible fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and more. Moral of the story? Before leaving home each day, you may want to apply a vitamin C serum along with broad-spectrum sunscreen for protection against harmful free radicals and to help improve skin radiance.
We’re sure by now you know that aloe vera can help with sunburn, but are you familiar with its other skin benefits? As it turns out, there are quite a few worth noting, which would explain why this ingredient is being named as one of the best for skin in 2020. Learn more about it and its benefits in our blog.