Skin Care

Superhero Skincare Ingredients to Soothe irritated Skin

The beauty and skincare industry has boomed over the past few years. With innovative technology and research, new and improved skincare ingredients are coming into the limelight. Various products and formulations are quickly becoming a part of people’s skincare vanity. Let’s find out more about a few of these popular skincare ingredients and learn about their benefits.

Salicylic Acid

Using active ingredients in skincare is becoming increasingly popular and more and more people have started to incorporate active ingredients into their skincare routine. One such popular skincare actives ingredient that has gained popularity is Salicylic Acid for skin. Salicylic acid as an active ingredient that is extracted from willow tree bark and is one type of chemical exfoliant called beta-hydroxy acid (aka BHA). Let’s find out what does salicylic acid do to the skin and what the uses of salicylic acid are:

What does Salicylic Acid do?

Among several benefits of salicylic acid, it is a gentle exfoliator that helps you effectively combat acne, whiteheads and blackheads. It is a skincare ingredient that is a boon for your skin. Using a salicylic acid essence can help the active in deeply penetrating into your skin. It can help repair your skin and combat acne. The L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence is a lightweight facial essence with salicylic acid that also has active serum ingredients. This salicylic acid product penetrates up to 10 layers deep into your skin*. Salicylic Acid exfoliates skin gently, refines texture, cleans pores, removes excess oil & soothes inflammation while Centella Asiatica hydrates the skin. It’s advanced technology helps you achieve brighter and clearer looking skin.

If you’re clueless about how to use salicylic acid on face, you can use this essence twice a day after cleansing your face. Take three to four drops onto your fingers and gently pat them on your skin.

For a quick pick me up before special occasions or one of the best ways of how to soothe irritated skin in a jiffy, you can use the L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence Sheet Mask. The sheet mask holds upto 30X more essence as compared to other masks**. It helps deliver more essence onto the skin for quick results. In just 15 minutes it helps you get brighter and clearer looking skin.

What does Hyaluronic Acid do?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a sugar found naturally in our skin that holds water and helps keep it hydrated and plump. Due to the ability of HA to draw and hold water, it can be used as a humectant in your skincare regimen. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Serum is the perfect serum to get intensely hydrated, radiant skin. It locks in hydration, leads to radiant, plump and youthful skin, as it boosts your skin’s radiance by 42%*** and lead to visible results in no time! It is suitable for all skin types and is validated by dermatologists. This essence doesn’t clog pores and is paraben, alcohol and fragrance free. Use it before using the L’Oréal Paris Hyaluronic Acid Plumping Day Cream!

While using active ingredients it is important to use skincare products that soothe the skin. When you start using active ingredients on sensitive skin, it may lead to irritation. To avoid this from happening, including soothing ingredients will help protect your skin. Let’s learn about skincare ingredients that help soothe and calm your skin:

How to soothe irritated skin on the face?

Recognised for its antiseptic properties, lavender honey is prized for its sugar content, which hydrates and improves suppleness. Glycerine is used in cosmetics to soften and protect skin from dehydration. It's fantastic for more mature skin. Lime tree flowers have long been used in teas that calm and soothe the mind. It's great for skin, too, soothing and increasing suppleness. Used for more than 3,000 years, the gel from the leaves of an aloe vera plant is naturally rich in vitamins, amino acids and minerals. It relieves pain from bites, burns and cuts, as well as helping to boost the healing process. Shea nuts make shea butter, which is packed with vitamins A, D, E and F. Hailed for its nourishing and moisturising properties, it prevents dryness, softens skin and protects from harsh conditions. Cornflower calms upset skin and reduces inflammation around the eyes. Plus, it's great for relieving congestion. This little flower is widely used in cosmetics. Soothing, softening, protective and regenerating, it's perfect for sensitive skin. Camomile isn't just a natural hair lightener. Its calming, softening properties help ease sunburn, eruptions that are the result of hair removal and eczema.

Cottonseed oil has gentle active ingredients that regenerate and moisturise. Used in cleansing milk, it softens skin and helps reduce a feeling of tightness.

Using skincare with active ingredients can be slightly daunting at first but is highly beneficial to your skin. Active ingredients are more potent ingredients that work like magic and help tackle various areas of skin concerns. So what are you waiting for? Start including actives with L'Oréal skincare products into your skincare today.

*Within epidermis in the stratum corneum layer
**30X more absorbing capacity as compared to dry tissue weight
***Basis an instrumental test