Skincare terminology is becoming more ambiguous and difficult to understand. Unless you pay close attention to the ingredients and do proper research on what’s written on the ingredient label of your favorite skincare products, you’re probably not going to understand all the ingredients and the kind of effects they can have on your skin.
This barrier in understanding what we’re putting on our skin results in quick skims and general assumption of the ingredients contained in our skincare. For example, most people have alarm bells ringing in their head when they read the words ‘acid’ or ‘chemical’, especially when it relates to skincare products. However, did you know that not all chemicals inside your skincare are bad for you?
It’s true. Almost all skincare and cosmetic products require some kind of chemicals to preserve the product and prolong the shelf life. Without these chemicals, that skincare product that you paid $200 for will go bad in just a few weeks. However, this doesn’t mean that all your skincare products must contain toxic chemicals. We can still make products with chemicals in them that are completely safe for your skin while also preserving the products. The best part? Not only are they super safe for the skin but some of the green active ingredients we put into our skincare products have great skin benefits. These are called green active ingredients. They are non-toxic chemicals that provide amazing effects for the skin.
Here are some of the skin-loving green active ingredients we use to formulate BondiChic skincare products:
Known as Vitamin B3, Niacinamide is a super green active ingredient that is must for all skincare routines. It works with the natural substances in your skin to minimise redness and treat hyper-pigmentation. It is a great ingredient for anti-pollution and anti-aging skincare routines as it protects the skin against oxidation stress and sun damage to treat the early signs of aging.
Peptides are tiny fragments of amino acids. Combined in a certain way, they form specific peptides and when these peptides are also formed in a certain formation, they make specific proteins which are required for healthy skin. These specific peptides have different benefits for the skin, such as firming, hydration and smoothing wrinkles. This amazing ingredient has become super popular over the recent years, especially for anti-aging skincare as it helps produce new collagen which leads to a more youthful appearance.
Hyaluronic Acid is the ultimate green active ingredient known for its water-retaining properties. Your skin will lose moisture as part of the aging process, which creates wrinkles and fine lines due to the loss of elasticity and firmness. The humectant molecule can hold up to an incredible 1000 times its weight in water to rehydrate and plump the skin to diminish the appearance of aging skin.