3 Ingredients You Should Look For In Your Skincare - Part 2

As promised I'm back with 3 ingredients you should look for in your skincare. You can read part one here. As I explained in part one knowing what's in your skincare is so important and finding what ingredients work and don't work for you. So here are some more ingredients.

Vitamin C 

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin from free radicals. Free Radicals are the harmful molecules that enter the skin through the environment like the sun and pollution. Vitamin C is also great for brightening the skin and lifting dark spots. Not only that but also helps boost collagen production. Collagen is responsible for keeping the skin plump and smooth so it's pretty important. It's worth noting that Vitamin C may be listed as L-Abscorbic Acid in ingredient lists. My favourite products containing Vitamin C are:

The Ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic Acid | £4.90 | REVIEW

This is by far one of the best brightening treatments I've tried. This comes in powder form that you mix with other skincare (I've been mixing it with the Klairs Supple Preparation toner) then apply it to the skin. It does slightly tingle at first but nothing to uncomfortable. From the first use I noticed a huge difference to my skin. It looked so much brighter and felt smooth. I've been using this every other day in the evening. And my skin is looking so bright and radiant. I also find this helps to dry out any breakouts I have to.

Superdrug Vitamin C Facial Scrub* | £4.99 | REVIEW

Another Vitamin C product I've really been enjoying is this face scrub. This does have traditional scrubby particles in it but it's really gentle and doesn't feel harsh on the skin. This gives me such a good glow! And leaves my skin feeling smooth. It makes a really nice morning face wash to.


Turmeric in skincare may sound a little odd but the science behind it is solid. Turmeric contains a compound that can reduce the effects of UV rays in the skin. Essentially it's an antioxidant. It also has anti-bacterial properties, it is said to help breakouts and prevent them. The research also shows that with continued use Turmeric can brighten the skin to. My favourite product containing it is:

Verso Antioxident Booster* | £79 | REVIEW

This is a brilliant little serum. It has a light weight milky consistency that can be mixed with your favourite serum or used alone. It absorbs really quickly into the skin and also leaves it really smooth and hydrated. This has definitely helped keep my skin looking bright and smooth.

Mandelic Acid 

I think Mandelic acid is quite a new ingredient because I've struggled to find products that contain it. This acid belongs to the Alpha Hydroxy Acid family. It works in a similar way to Gylocolic acid, dissolving the bonds that hold dead skin cells together. Thus making the skin brighter, smooth and more radiant. With regular use it can also fade pigmentation, prevent breakouts and slow the ageing process down. Mandelic acid is said to be better for sensitive skin. It has larger molecules that take longer to penetrate the skin. I've actually had some negative reactions to Gylocolic acid so this ingredient is great for me. I've only tried one product containing it, which is:

The Ordinary Mandelic Acid | £5.80 | REVIEW

As I said I've only tried this product that contains Mandelic acid and I love this stuff. It's in a serum form that I've been using in the evening, after cleansing but before any other skincare. It works so well! My skin looked brighter, felt smoother and had a glow to it! This didn't tingle or anything when applied nor has it irritated my skin. If you're sensitive to other AHA's definitely check this one out.

Have you tried any of these? What ingredients do you look for in skincare?

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