5 Skincare Ingredients You Need to Understand in 2019 2

Jun 28, 2019

5 Skincare Ingredients You Need to Understand in 2019


Since the legalization of hemp-derived CBD oil following the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD oil has become the new darling ingredient of the private label skin care industry. This is an ingredient to keep your eye on as the demand for CBD oil skin care products continues to surge.  It’s not all hype either, CBD has actually proven its worth, and ongoing research has shown that it has several benefits.

CBD is becoming very popular for treating acne-prone skin. Acne is caused by the overproduction of sebum by the sebaceous glands. New research has shown that CBD actually reduces lipid production in the sebaceous glands, which directly helps treat acne.

CBD is a powerful antioxidant, which means that it fights free radicals in the skin cells to combat aging and wrinkles. It is also a powerful anti-inflammatory, beating out Omega-3 and Vitamin C on the effectiveness scale. This makes it perfect for sensitive skin. It reduces redness and swelling, making breakout less likely. Along with its anti-inflammatory properties, it is also used as an analgesic, helping with itchiness and irritation. This makes it ideal to use on less serious conditions such as sunburns, bug bites, sores and bumps.


Probiotics in skin care products can correct the bacterial imbalances in your skin. These imbalances are caused by soaps, face scrubs, and medications, and they, in turn, can lead to skin problems such as acne, rosacea, eczema and dry, flaky skin. Probiotic creams contain live cultures of bacteria to restore skin imbalances, nurturing the skin flora and fueling the growth of helpful germs that live on your skin.

Probiotics produce natural antibiotics also known as antimicrobial peptides that combat bad bacteria on the skin. This, in turn, prevents bad bacteria from provoking an immune reaction on your skin, causing inflammation. Probiotics help soothe the skin and naturally fight free radicals and damaging factors in the environment.


This Vitamin A derivative has been around in the skincare industry since the late 1980s. This was around the time when Shiseido first developed cosmetics with retinol mixtures to assist with anti-aging. The popularity of retinol has not waned, and in 2017 retinol was approved by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for reducing wrinkles. It increases hyaluronic acid and moisture in the skin and improves elasticity and pliability. It also softens the skin to reduce roughness.

Retinol is added to creams and moisturizers and is excellent at boosting the amount of collagen your body makes. It reduces fine lines and wrinkles by plumping out the skin.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body and is therefore safe for all skin types. It’s also great for use during pregnancy. Hyaluronic acid, or hyaluronan, is a humectant, so it draws moisture from the atmosphere into your skin, plumping up the skin cells and assisting with hydration. As we age, our bodies produce less hyaluronic acid, and so our skin loses some of its plumpness. Getting additional hyaluronic acid from a moisturizer or cream is an excellent way to fight impending wrinkles.

It also provides the skin with antioxidants, reducing inflammation and helping the skin to repair itself. When applied to damaged skin, hyaluronic acid signals to the body that additional blood vessels are required for repair, and thus speeds up the healing process. Research has found that it also reduces pain and even the size of the wounds when applied directly to the damaged area.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a staple ingredient in promoting health. Its benefits for the skin and anti-aging properties might be less well-known, however. Vitamin C aids in collagen production, which improves the skin’s texture and quality, smoothing away the signs of aging and firming up the skin.

Vitamin C inhibits the enzyme tyrosinase. This enzyme converts tyrosine into melanin, which causes hyperpigmentation, a condition where patches of the skin become darker, making the skin appear blotchy. Vitamin C contains excellent antioxidant properties, and research suggests that it helps prevent and treat ultraviolet-induced photodamage. Advise your customers on how to make it part of their daily routine. Experts suggest introducing Vitamin C gradually into your skin care regime, using it once every other day before increasing it to daily or twice-daily use.

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