When you’re looking for skincare and you have specific problems you want to address, like dryness, acne, or dark spots, it can be hard to figure out what active ingredients you need to use. There are so many new serums, moisturizers, toners, and cleansers out there claiming to have ingredients that will give you glowing, beautiful, instagram-ready skin. But these superhero skin ingredients below are backed by scientific research and proven results. Here are ingredients to look out for, depending on your skin concerns.
If you have...DULL SKIN, HYPERPIGMENTATION, AND AGING:
1. Then you need...Vitamin C.
Yes, the ingredient in Fruit Gushers that you used to convince your mom they’re healthy. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that works to brighten your face by increasing the presence of collagen. Collagen makes your skin look more plump than the lips of a Kardashian, so you definitely want to produce a lot of it! If you have a spot on your face from popping a big ole zit or freckles from too much sun, that’s hyperpigmentation. Using Vitamin C can help fade dark marks from hyperpigmentation.