Contributor: ……, Reviewed by Dr. Justin Harper, MD
Doesn’t it seem like everyone is… kinda hot these days?
Modern makeup culture has placed a lot of pressure on men and women, and everyone in between, to appear presentable and made-up at all times. Skincare, too, has become a staple in everyone’s getting-ready routines – and our skin thanks us for that!
But which makeup is the best for your skin? Which won’t clog your pores? Which leaves your skin looking healthy and radiant even after you take the makeup off?
Here are a few of the best skin care ingredients that everyone should look for on their beauty product labels!
- Light Botanical Oils
- Copper Peptide
- Shea Butter
Look for products with a good dosage of antioxidants, such as vitamins C or E. Vitamin C is not just good for your insides – it’s also good for your skin! Cosmetically speaking, vitamin C can help nourish your skin’s collagen. Collagen is the main structural protein found in skin and it’s what makes your skin look so youthful. This amazing antioxidant can help improve the look of wrinkles, dark spots, and can help protect against sun damage. Vitamin E is also excellent at protecting the skin from inflammation and redness, as well as cell damage that can lead to skin cancer and wrinkles.
Light Botanical Oils
Light botanical oils such as rosehip, argan, grapeseed, sunflower, and marula, are a great addition to your skincare routine. You can use a product that lists a botanical oil as an ingredient or applies the pure oil directly to your skin. These light oils are wonderful for moisturization and act as anti-inflammatories. Rosehip oil, in particular, promotes wound healing and has been shown to reduce the appearance of acne scars and dark spots.
Your daytime moisturizer and/or concealer should contain SPF or mineral sunscreens like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Sun damage is one of the leading causes of wrinkles and discoloration, and we recommend that you even use a separate sunscreen in addition to any other makeup. Ideally, these products should have an SPF of at least 50 to properly protect your face from sun damage.
We also love products that contain copper peptides. Studies have shown that copper peptide helps skin appear firmer and smoother by promoting the production of collagen and elastin. Clinical studies have also found that copper peptides help clear away any damaged collagen and elastin by activating natural cleansing systems in the skin.
Finally, we love skincare and makeup products that contain a little shea butter. If you aren’t allergic to tree nuts, this ingredient has very little risk for adverse reactions. It’s silky-soft and melts into your skin without being greasy. It’s moisturizing and does a great job of combating environmental toxins. It helps your skin with its cell turnover rate, keeping your face healthy, radiant, tight and soft!