Four At-Home Skincare Ingredients to Try Now

These ingredients will take your daily skincare routine to the next level. While new, trendy ingredients hit beauty aisles regularly, there are a handful of skincare ingredients that are tried, tested and true that top dermatologists and other skincare professionals most-recommended lists. Vitamin C, glycolic acid and hyaluronic acid target different concerns in all skin types and are important pillars to a well-rounded skincare routine.

Now here’s the good news: Just because you can’t make it in to see your dermatologist or your favourite facialist doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate these ingredients into your skincare routine. Want to know more? Read on to learn about the three powerhouse ingredients that will brighten and hydrate your skin so you can get glowing skin ASAP from the comfort of your bathroom.

Pure Retinol

What is Pure Retinol?

Retinol is known for preventing wrinkles, brightening dull skin, treating acne and fading dark spots. It does this by increasing cell turn over which decreases once you hit your mid-thirties. By increasing the cell turn over it speeds up the skins process of removing dead skin leading to fresher and smoother looking skin.

Which Retinol products should I be using?

Pure retinol is known to be more effective than other retinol derivatives as it contains more active properties. The Revitalift Triple Power LZR 0.3% Pure Retinol Night Serum is essential to any women’s skin care routine. It is the most potent form of retinol and visibly reduces wrinkles, even deep ones.

Expert advice: For optimal results introduce Pure Retinol Serums into your nightly skincare routine gradually before using it every night. Always follow the morning after by applying SPF during the daytime to ensure that you’re protected from UVA and UVB rays. Try L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR SPF 30 Day Lotion.

Vitamin C

What is Vitamin C?

Long touted as a skincare staple, Vitamin C is an antioxidant that works on all skin types to fight hyperpigmentation while boosting collagen production and protecting the skin from UV damage. Along with the list of Vitamin C’s benefits, it is also gentle on all skin types and less likely to irritate than some other anti-aging ingredients on the market. Reaping all the radiance-boosting benefits that vitamin C has to offer is as simple as adding a face serum with the antioxidant into your daily morning routine.

Which Vitamin C skincare products should I use?

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR 10% Pure Vitamin C Concentrate contains a high percentage of the glow-inducing ingredient (just like its name suggests) and will brighten skin in a week and reduce the appearance of fine lines in two weeks. The skin serum is also packed in an airtight tube, which will help keep the vitamin C fresh as it’s a notoriously finicky ingredient to keep stable since air and light can cause it to become inactive.

Hyaluronic acid

What is hyaluronic acid?

While hyaluronic acid is considered a must to hydrate skin in the winter, it can also be used year-round in your everyday skincare routine to keep skin plump and supple. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced in the body, draws water into the skin and can hold 1,000 times its weight in water, which leaves skin smooth and hydrated. As we age, unfortunately, our natural levels of hyaluronic acid start to deplete making skin lose volume and plumpness.

Which Hyaluronic Acid skincare products should I use?

- Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Applying L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum daily helps to replenish skin hydration and bring that healthy bounce back to skin while making it appear more supple. This ultra-gentle serum is formulated without parabens, mineral oils or colourants, which makes it suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin, and it won’t leave behind any sticky residue so you can easily layer a moisturizer on top.

- Hyaluronic Acid Ampoules

If you’re intrigued by hyaluronic acid (and you should be!), give the new L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR Hyaluronic Acid Ampoules a try. These small but mighty vials are packed with 1.9% hyaluronic acid, which will amp up hydration levels in your skin as well as help to plump fine lines and wrinkles. They come in a set of seven; use one ampoule a day for a week—half in the morning and half at night—and your skin will look smooth and hydrated with fine lines visibly reduced.

Ampoules have been used for decades in European pharmacies to deliver potent skincare ingredients in single-use capsules, and the trend is now hitting Canadian beauty aisles and making its way into your at-home skincare routine. Simply tap the top of the ampoule with your finger, snap off the top and then apply to your skin.

Glycolic acid

What is glycolic acid?

Glycolic Acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (also known as an AHA). It is an exfoliant that removes dead cells from the skin’s surface. This skincare ingredient not only helps clear away skin-dulling cells but also evens out skin tone and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and pores.

Which Glycolic Acid skincare products should I use?

If you’re looking to add a daily exfoliator to your routine, look no further than L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR 10% Pure Glycolic Acid Serum. This nighttime serum contains not only the AHA but also aloe vera to help soothe skin. A few drops at night will help put you on the fast track to younger-looking skin.

Expert tip: Because glycolic acid gently whisks away dead cells from the surface of the skin, it’s important to wear an SPF during the daytime to ensure that you’re protected from UVA and UVB rays. Try L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR SPF 30 Day Lotion.

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