4 Ingredients for Radiant Skin

Radiant skin indicates health, vitality and youth. If you want it, listen to your grandmother’s advice: eat well, get enough sleep and exercise regularly. We’ll take you one step further: read on for more about 4 skin care ingredients proven to help deliver radiant, clear and healthy skin.

1. Alpha hydroxy acids. Exfoliation is an important part of any skin care routine because it helps to remove dead skin cells that can lead to a dull complexion, blackheads and unsightly eruptions. Choose from a range of products which feature glycolic acid, mandelic acid or lactic acid. For face, we go to M2 HP Refinish Serum or Neostrata Skin Renewal Peel Solution. For body, products such as Epilyt lotion and Lac Hydrin work wonders.
2. Vitamin C . A workhouse skin care ingredient, Vitamin C has many skin benefits including an increase in collagen synthesis, protection against free radical damage and an increase in the skin’s moisture content. At concentrations greater than 5%, Vitamin C has been shown to help depigment and lighten leading to more radiant skin. Our top pick: apothekari Antioxidant C & E Serum with 15% ascorbic acid.  Read more about topical vitamin C here.
3. Sunscreen. A broad spectrum, photostable UVA/UVB blocking sunscreen is the most important skin care product. Not only will it help to prevent against wrinkles, but it will also help to minimize dryness and discoloration that comes with unprotected exposure to the sun’s rays. There is nothing on the market better than Anthelios sunscreen.
4. Moisturizing sodium hyaluronate. Dry skin presents with flaky patches that can lead to a dull complexion. Apply a moisturizer morning and night and spot treat as needed throughout the day. We always recommend PhaMix bestseller La Roche Posay Hydraphase UV. Linacare Transforming Face Cream is another superstar. View our full range of moisturizers here.



Good afternoon,I’m writing to you,because I need to know
how to get rid of whiteheads.I don’t have any problem with
removing blackheads,but the whiteheads,I cannot get rid of
them,they’re ugly and unappealing to my face when I look in
the mirror.From time to time,I use St.Ives Apple Facial
mask with Alpha-Hydroxy.Then I use Oil of Olay as a moist-
erizer with SPF-15.I’m not sure what to do or use anymore.
Do you have any suggestions.


To Ruth

The use of a product with an alpha hydroxy acid is a good idea as AHAs can help to remove dead skin cells that can clog pores. However, AHAs cannot penetrate pores. For this reason, you may wish to consider adding in a product that contains salicylic acid or a retinoid. Both ingredients can penetrate oil clogged pores and help to minimize the chances of breakout. You can consider either Green Cream, which contains retinol. Alternatively, you may want to go with something like Neostrata Toning Solution Level 2, which contains both salicylic acid and glycolic acid to exfoliate and unclog.

Hope that helps.


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