You simply must use active ingredients to get the results you want. An astounding amount of money is spent on ineffective skin care. Education and empowerment are needed to make good decisions about your skin care.
Skin care can be complicated. Let us say you decide to indulge yourself with a treatment that will keep your skin as smooth and wrinkle-free as it is (and maybe even make it more beautiful!). While that sounds pretty simple, it tends to get more difficult once you’re in the shop and see the myriad of fancy, tiny, very expensive pots which all promise great and difficult-to-understand things. It’s hard enough to get your head around cleansers, toners, moisturizers, and exfoliates; let alone some of the terms used by marketing executives.
When you want quality skin care, you should also take care to look at all the active ingredients included and the percentages of concentration. Ingredients can be divided into active and passive ingredients. Active ingredients are those that have an effect on your skin, for example sun screens, antioxidants, exfoliants or skin lightening agents.
Regenerate Skin Care products contain active ingredients that are well researched and will actually change your skin on a cellular level, such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C and peptides.
Inactive ingredients are additives such as, fragrances, water, binders and the like. Moisturisers are often completely inactive. They just hold moisture in the skin. Moisturiser will not change your skin as an active ingredient will.
Often ingredients are added to skin care, but don’t work in the way the advertisements make you believe. Some companies use a technique called ‘ angel dusting ’, which basically means that the product will in fact contain a certain ingredient but the concentration is so small that it has no effect.
But, you say, “I’m sure I’ve seen adverts that actually give numbers. “75% of women reported a 50% wrinkle reduction”, or something like it.” The problem is, these are not scientific studies. Scientific studies have complicated rules in order to make sure that they are really reliable. If you check those ads very carefully, more often than not, you will find that the number of ‘test subjects’ was too low to be reliable (25 consumers, for example), or you will read something like ‘consumer perception only’.
Let’s get to know these medically active ingredients in our products that will really make a difference for your skin!