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The Best Ingredients To Look For in Skin Care Products

Some people base their choice of makeup and skin care on the brand name and reputation; some base it on the price; some base it on the feel and quality; and some base it on the ingredients; I'm a little bit of everything, but I'm more of the latter; I always like to know why things are made the way they are and what I put on my face so I make it a point to read ingredients before swiping my card.

Based on research, personal experience, and information I've gathered from the Press junkets I've been to in the past, these are some of the best ingredients to look for in skin care products; if you see them in your products, you're in good hands. :)

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1. NIACINAMIDE

- In a conference I attended in Australia for Olay, Niacinamide, a form of B3, is one of the best ingredients in the anti-aging universe; it powers up cells to help the body absorb and utilize nutrients, and products you've recently ingested and applied topically; it also helps improve skin elasticity, fight inflammation, and increase ceramides and fatty acids on the epidermis.

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2. GLYCERIN

- Truth is, your skin can't hold moisture and water on its own, thus you need ingredients that will act as magnet for these to keep your skin healthy and balanced; Glycerin, a generally non- allergic, gentle ingredient is a favorite in many hydrating and moisturizing skin care lines because of its excellent ability to pull moisture from the air and hold water on the skin.

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3. PANTHENOL

- Panthenol or B5 is deemed as one of the perfect skin care ingredients as it is naturally processed by the body, therefore similar forms and replications will be acknowledged by the body. Panthenol helps hold moisture within the skin and has excellent anti-inflammatory properties. It's great for hair!

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4. TITANIUM DIOXIDE

- Titanium Dioxide is a naturally- derived form of sunscreen. And since it's natural, it's being widely used in sunscreen for children.


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5. PEPTIDES

- Peptides are naturally- occurring elements in the body; they're responsible for proper hormone function and tagged as the basis of life because they contribute to a majority of cellular and anatomical functions! Peptides are amazing anti-aging ingredients and widely used in hair- growing treatments.

Hope you learned something new today! Got something to add? Don't hesitate to share in the comment box!

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17 Lovely Thoughts

  1. Whoa it looks like I'm seriously rusty with my chem :D Great post Ms. M I love everything!

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  2. Whenever i am about to make a purchase, wether it is food product or body and skincare product, i make sure to read the ingredients first. I'm quite particular with allergens and suspicious preservatives. I also look for ingredients that can give multiple benefits.
    In my facial washes and moisturizers, i see Niacinamide, Titanium Dioxide and Glycerin. It is also nice to see fruit or plant extracts and vitamin E in face and body products.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this. I love learning about the technical aspect of beauty. Want to learn more

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  4. YES! I do learn a lot today Ms M! Now I know what to look for when checking the ingredients/labels.. di pala ako dapat matakot sa twing makakakita ako ng lists of ingredients! I even note everything above.

    I love olay day cream, i discovered it when I received a sample from BDJ (i think it was given after answering a survey) I got a body wash and day cream from Olay and it was love at first use on that day cream, and I was so happy that your sponsor added love on our loot bags!

    I am nearing my 30's so anti-aging products were on my list, and all i have to check is this two: Niacinamide and Peptides! (thank you for the info)

    And if I want product that will hold moisture on skin i will just look for Glycerin and Panthenol

    And just perfect for the summer i am looking for sunscreen both for me and my mini me so I just have to look for Titanium Dioxide!

    I just love this post for today Ms M narefresh ata ulit ang Physics (Science learning) ko hehe thank you ms m!

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  5. Woah. This is such a scientific approach to skincare. I learned a lot today!

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  6. Just when I thought chemistry is over. But seriously thank you for pointing this one out Ms.Martha. Because almost all the brands claims that they are safe to the skin, no harmful chemicals and all that brand marketing just to sell their products.

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  7. This is a great Miss Martha. Mostly of the consumers based on the price I guess including me and my family. I personally never mind looking at the ingredients so I'm really glad that you've shared this to me especially this tackles about skincare products which is very important. Thanks for letting me be more knowledgeable of what ingredients that is great for my skin. Now, I know other things that must in a particular product and open my eyes to be more of a wise spender not jusy for its price but more to its quality and safety of the product(^̮^) Its really makes me happy to learn something new^̮^

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  8. OMG. All of these scientific names are confusing me. HAHA. I am guilty. I honestly do not really look at the product's ingredients before buying them. =( But whenever I am bored, i read some of it if it is on my vanity and yes, these are on some of the products that I have. YEAY! That is a positive thing right? Thank you so much for posting this informative post! =D

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  9. My current skin care set from My Bare Skin Specialist contains Peptides and Glycerin. I'm glad to know that I had the right choice of skin care set. Although the brand is not well-known. It is also made with natural ingredients and very cheap. I invest a lot of money and time to other brands but unfortunately they didn't work for me.

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  10. Thanks for this Ms. M. This is very helpful and informative. I'm actually one of those buyers who don't look into the ingredients/formula of the products I buy. I base it on the brand and its reputation. Now I know what to look for! :)

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  11. I list those Best Ingredients on my SB Planner because it can help me on choosing the best skincare... And of course last Saturday on TBJ Mega Party I also learned that invest on the right skincare or moisturizer and also night cream because it really helps our skin to look younger and healthier...

    Im starting to be a BIG BIG FAN of reading a blog like this... I love every topic and ideas that it shares to us, as a reader...

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  12. I list those Best Ingredients on my SB Planner because it can help me on choosing the best skincare... And of course last Saturday on TBJ Mega Party I also learned that invest on the right skincare or moisturizer and also night cream because it really helps our skin to look younger and healthier...

    Im starting to be a BIG BIG FAN of reading a blog like this... I love every topic and ideas that it shares to us, as a reader...

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  13. This is really good to know. I've been TRYING to do some reading on skin care and what ingredients are really needed and great for the skin. I ended up doing some more research on health supplements which will help aid on getting better skin and weightloss as well.
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  14. When buying, I usually looks for brandname and price. Great that you well informed us about the ingredients for skin care. Surely will help in finding a good and safe skin care products. Thanks again

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  15. I think you have covered the important ones :)

    Maybe for anti-aging I would just add resveratrol. I heard it from an aunt during one of our random conversations..

    Btw, the pepetide one you discussed during TBJ's anniversary was helpful for me as I am growing my lashes too so really thankful for that

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  16. Thanks for the info! Pagbibili po ako ng bagong makeup, I'll make sure na may mga ganitong ingredients ��

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  17. Thanksss for the info! Pagbibili ako alam ko na yung mga ing. At titingin na din ako! =) thankyousoooomuch

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