7 of the Best Ingredients to Look for in Your Skincare Products

You don’t need to spend a fortune on skincare but if you’re going to make an investment in your skin, make sure the products you’re purchasing actually work.

Ingredients in modern skincare provide a wide range of scientifically proven benefits but not all products are created equal. Some manufacturers make unsupported claims on their packaging or include buzzworthy ingredients in their formulas, but not in any effective concentration. When shopping for skincare products, it’s just as important to know what to look for as it is what to avoid.

We’ve assembled a list of the top seven best ingredients to look for in your skincare products and some of the Yon-Ka Paris products where you can find them.

1. Hyaluronic Acid

 

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Moisture is the key to healthy skin and hyaluronic acid is one of the most powerful hydrating ingredients out there. Hyaluronic acid holds up to one thousand times its weight in water, so it does an exceptional job of helping the skin retain moisture to protect against dryness and dehydration.

This ingredient is featured in the following Yon-Ka Paris formulas:

  • Hydra No.1 Serum – This hyaluronic acid serum is formulated to deeply hydrate all skin types. The ultra-lightweight gel formula is enriched with low molecular weight hyaluronic acid and an antioxidant botanical complex to resolve the visible signs of aging.
  • Hydra No.1 Crème – Rich and luxurious, this hydrating cream moisturizer contains two forms of hyaluronic acid to plump and smooth the skin. The formula absorbs quickly, leaving the skin luxuriously hydrated.
  • Alpha Contour – This regenerating contour is enriched with hyaluronic acid to hydrate and revitalize the skin around the eyes and lips. The lightweight gel formula smooths on easily and absorbs quickly for visible results.

2. Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)

 

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Alpha-hydroxy acids help correct hyperpigmentation and reduce the visible signs of aging. Examples include glycolic acid, lactic acid, tartaric acid, and citric acid. These ingredients can be irritating in high concentrations, so it’s best to start off with a low dose and apply every other day, working your way up to more frequent applications and higher concentrations.

This ingredient is featured in the following Yon-Ka Paris formulas:

  • Alpha Fluid – This day emulsion is composed of 94% ingredients of natural origin including a 2% blend of fruit acids. Exfoliate and resurface the skin with this formula to enjoy smoother, younger looking skin.
  • Alpha Contour – Enriched with an infusion of AHAs from fruit acids, this eye and lip contour gel smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without irritating the skin. Lemon, blueberry, and orange fruit acids promote cell turnover to leave the skin looking young and fresh.
  • Alpha Peel – This renewing night concentrate gel refines, refreshes, and revitalizes the complexion. A powerful blend of 8% free acids helps exfoliate and stimulate cell renewal while hyaluronic acid plumps and hydrates the skin.

3. Glycolic Acid

 

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The most potent alpha-hydroxy acid, glycolic acid is a powerful exfoliant that offers multiple results for the skin. This ingredient helps slough away dead skin cells, but it also helps speed cellular regeneration and boosts collagen production. Glycolic acid can help keeps the pores clear while improving skin tone, smoothing fine lines, and fading dark spots.

This ingredient is featured in the following Yon-Ka Paris formulas:

  • Glyconight 10 – Refresh and resurface your skin overnight with this creamy sleep mask infused with 10% glycolic acid. This formula eliminates dead cells, speeds cell renewal, and smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Solution Clarte – Correct dark spots and pigmentation with this lightweight gel. It’s powered by a potent blend of AHAs, natural BHAs, and fruit enzymes to stimulate cell renewal and correct uneven pigmentation.

4. Vitamin C

 

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Vitamin C is an antioxidant that appears in skincare in several different forms. Ascorbic acid is one of the most potent forms and it absorbs quickly into the skin to help stabilize and synthesize collagen molecules. Esters of vitamin C are frequently used as well, as they are less prone to oxidation in formulas.  This ingredient is often found in anti-aging formulas but also helps improve skin tone and reduce hyperpigmentation.

Vitamin C is featured in the following Yon-Ka Paris formulas:

  • Pamplemousse – Formulated for dry skin, this moisturizer harnesses the brightening and revitalizing power of botanical extracts to preserve and protect the skin. Vitamin C-rich grapefruit extract helps boost collagen production and improve the skin’s radiance.
  • Crème Mains – This comforting hand cream repairs and protects dry skin through a specialized formula enriched with vitamins A, C, and E. It leaves your hands luxuriously fragranced with the aroma of mandarin and sweet orange essential oils.
  • Nude Perfect – Blur imperfections with this two-in-one skin perfecter and primer. This ultra-lightweight fluid is infused with antioxidant-rich ashwagandha and vitamin C to relieve the signs of stress and improve the skin’s youthful glow.

5. Vitamin E

 

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A type of fat-soluble antioxidant, Vitamin E helps hydrate and heal the skin. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and supports the skin’s natural moisture barrier. The two most common forms of vitamin E found in skincare products are tocopherol and tocopheryl acetate.

This ingredient is featured in the following Yon-Ka Paris formulas:

  • Elixir Vital – Powered by three cold-pressed botanical oils and 19 amino acids, this corrective elixir is formulated to reduce the visible signs of aging. Its formula will leave your skin fresh, healthy, and visibly younger in appearance.
  • Phyto 58 PS – This pampering night cream is formulated to moisturize, balance, and revitalize dry skin. An antioxidant complex of vitamins A, E, and F help defend against environmental damage to keep the skin looking youthful.

6. Vitamin B3

Also known as niacinamide, vitamin B3 may help protect against skin cancer. It also helps hydrate the skin and promotes youthful elasticity, but it can also treat hyperpigmentation and decrease redness. Vitamin B3 is also an antioxidant, so it protects the skin against oxidative damage.

This ingredient is featured in the following Yon-Ka Paris formula:

  • Nutri Contour – This reparative contour cream smooths the delicate skin around the eyes and lips. Infused with vitamin B3, this formula also nourishes and brightens the skin for a more youthful glow.

7. Peptides

Peptides are amino acids that combine to create proteins required by healthy skin. Collagen is a prime example and one that helps keep the skin firm. In skincare products, peptides can have many functions, including helping protect the skin barrier but also ease inflammation and reduce the visible signs of aging.

This ingredient is featured in the following Yon-Ka Paris formulas:

  • Advanced Optimizer Crème – This anti-aging cream firms, lifts, and tightens the skin for a more youthful overall appearance. It’s powered by a complex of white lupin peptides, soy peptides, and marine collagen that re-densify and regenerate the skin.
  • Advanced Optimizer Serum – This luxurious anti-aging serum features a complex of hibiscus peptides, soy peptides, and marine collagen to strengthen and firm the skin. It’s also enriched with vitamin C to nourish and protect mature skin.

While these are some of the best skincare ingredients out there, your skincare needs are unique. Think about your personal skin concerns and take a closer look at the texture and condition of your skin before choosing products for your daily regimen.

If you’re not sure where to start, let the Skincare Advisor guide you or visit a local Yon-Ka Paris partner spa for an in-depth skin analysis and personalized product recommendations.

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