ACIDS: Addressing Special Concerns For Your Skin

We all have our own special skin concerns. Below is a list of some of the top ingredients for addressing them.  Some are very in and some have been treatments for years.

The Best Skin Care Treatment Ingredients

There are thousands of beauty products on the market. With so many options available, it is hard to tell which ones deliver on their promises and which ones will not. A good way to determine a product’s effectiveness is to read the ingredients list. The best beauty products will feature some of the following ingredients.

Alpha-Hydroxy Acids: Great for Brightening, Acne, Wrinkles, and Anti-Aging

Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) are a popular ingredient in health and beauty products. They help smooth fine lines and wrinkles, improve the texture and tone of skin and eliminate blemishes. Many anti-aging products contain alpha hydroxyl acids. Glycolic and lactic acid are the most commonly used types of alpha hydroxyl acid. Malic, citric and tartaric acids are other types of AHAs. This ingredient also exfoliates. It removes dead skin cells so that new skin cells can form. Alpha-hydroxy acids also encourage the production of collagen and elastin. I have been testing and using Instanatural for years. And I was so blessed when they sent me this glycolic line.  The cream is amazing! Hydrating and remember to use SPF. And if you are not use to using glycolic products ease into it. Use them at night.
Glycolic Acid Cream

MY Favorites:

Retinol: A Top Anti-Aging, Anti-Wrinkle Ingredient

Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A. What makes this ingredient special is its tiny molecular structure. Its small structure gives it its ability to penetrate the outer layers of skin. Retinol facilitates in cell renewal. It is also an antioxidant. Retinol has several other properties that make it a popular ingredient in beauty treatments. It increases the amount of moisture in the skin and treats acne. Retinol is a common ingredient in anti-aging products and topical face treatments. I really love a daily serum and my Retin-A I get from a doctor. My holy grail of all products.

MY Favorites:

  • Foxbrim Complete Retinol Serum A full over the counter strength retinol lotion formulated to be a least irritating as possible. (Keep reading for the giveaway)!!
  • Foxbrim Retinol Cream The both of these are a complete system that is very affordable and work amazing on your skin.
Complete Retinol Serum , Serum - Foxbrim, Foxbrim  - 1

Beta-Hydroxy Acids: Perfect for Oily and Acne Prone Skin

Beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) are another type of hydroxy-acid. While BHAs and AHAs are similar, there are different in one critical area. Beta-hydroxy acids dissolve in oil while alpha-hydroxy acids are water soluble. Because BHAs are oil soluble, they can penetrate pores and exfoliate dead skin cells. This acid is beneficial for people with oily skin. Beta-hydroxy diminishes wrinkles and improve the texture of the skin. It is an acceptable alternative to alpha-hydroxy acid because it is non-irritating to the skin. Salicylic acid is the most commonly used BHA. Beta-hydroxy acid is can be found in skin moisturizers and cleansing pads.

MY Favorite:

 Artnaturals Clear Skin Drying Lotion I just started using this on my blemishes. why did I wait so long!! and use after the Face and Neck Cream
Clear Skin Drying Lotion

Ascorbic Acid: Brightens and Smoothes

Ascorbic acid, Vitamin C, is an ingredient in many personal care products and cosmetics. There are several other derivatives of Vitamin C; they are not as effective. It is an antioxidant that reduces the effects that exposure to air and sunlight has on the skin. This ingredient helps to stimulate collagen production. It is also a common ingredient found in scar-removal products.
C-Cell-Regeneration-Serum-1oz Home page
MY Favorites:
  • Body Merry Neck Cream Their strong formula uses effective ingredients like 4% Vitamin C, 5% Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid and CoQ10 to revive, lift and firm your delicate neck skin that can sometimes be forgotten.
  • Body Merry Age Defense Super 6 Serum This serum gives you 6X the benefits than other vitamin C serums by combining all the excellence of multiple serums into 1 mighty formula.
  • C-CELL REGENERATION SERUM  Their high-potent brightening serum delivers a radiant look and balance  for that "glowing" complexion we all strive for.  The texture and the product is beautiful. This is a new favorite. Look for my review for LaFace skincare this weekend! They are new high end company  that has some amazing products. Click on their highlighted name to go to their site and here go like their page on La Face Skincare.

For a mix of gentle natural lactic/glycolic and fruit acids, try this DIY face mask recipe:
DIY Cranberry Face Mask:
6 Tablespoons Fresh Cranberries, boiled for 5 minutes in 1 cup of water , Or if you don’t have fresh cranberries you can use 5 tablespoons of 100% cranberry juice.
3 Tablespoons of Plain Yogurt (I used a thick Greek yogurt)
1 Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon of Honey
Mix all of these up together, and apply to your face, avoiding the eye area, wait for 15-20 minutes.
WARNING: This will get messy!


Copper Peptide and Peptides: Firms and Tackles Wrinkles

This ingredient does several things. It stimulates collagen and elastin production and is an antioxidant. Copper peptide also enhances the body’s ability to create tissue. It is an ingredient in skin care products because it leaves the skin firm and soft. Copper peptide seems to help skin achieve these effects faster than other anti-aging products. Another advantage of copper peptides is its ability to heal scars and rid the body of any damaged elastin and collagen. A new favorite that has amazing ingredients from La Face is CRC Cream. Which helps acne scarring, hydration and wrinkles. Acne medications, shaving creams, anti-aging skin care, post-surgical and hair regeneration products all contain copper peptides. There are numerous skin care treatments on the market. Many of these products claim to achieve certain results. To know if the product will live up to its claims, it should contain the best ingredients. Buying products that contain strong and effective ingredients will ensure that people spend money on beauty products that deliver. When I am using my LED light therapy along with my  Foxbrim Peptide Complex Serum and Moisturizer  it is like magic to my skin. I also use it when I am microneedling. The serum sinks right in.

“Here is the real magic; once my face is clean, smooth, and renewed I apply a light peptide serum onto my skin and then I sit in front of the two large panels of the DPL Therapy System (a red LED light therapy unit) for 10 up to 30 minutes. This system is my holy grail of anti aging treatments.”
You can read more about LED light therapy here: Should You Try Home LED Light Therapy?

MY Favorite peptides:

 Foxbrim Peptide Complex Serum and Moisturizer   Foxbrim’s Peptide Complex Serum contains collagen-producing peptides that effectively trigger the healing and repair response in the epidermis. Combined with Hyaluronic AcidJojoba Oil and Vitamin E, which help repair and moisturize, this advanced delivery system creates beautifully supple and younger-looking
CRC-Cellular Regeneration Cream  CRC is the ULTIMATE anti-aging moisturizer that not only delivers intense hydration but addresses acne scarring, rosacea and minor irritations. This unique combination of active ingredients, RARE Swiss Apple Stem Cells, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract and a multitude of extremely active peptides power this ultimate day/night cream. The luxury and results will FAR exceed your expectations. It is a beautiful cream. I can't wait to see more results from this line.
Peptide Serum

Alpha Arbutin: Perfect For Melasma

Alpha Arbutin reduces the looks of spots and hyper-pigmentation. It's used at a high 2% concentration versus a standard concentration of 1% and supported with a next-generation form of Hyaluronic Acid for enhanced delivery. Alpha Arbutin is much stronger in effect than Arbutin or Beta Arbutin.

MY Favorite: Instanatural Skin Brightening Serum
Serums - Skin Brightening Serum

Aloe Vera Gel: Great for Irritated Skin and Puffy Eyes

Aloe is a natural wonder. It sooths sunburn, or irritated skin. For puffy eyes, it can sooth and depuff them. Try it after face peels too for skin calming relief.
Puffy eyes can also be treated with various home remedies. Cucumber slices placed on the eyes are an old standby, or I suggest the following to depuff eyes faster:

*Artnaturals Aloe Vera Gel
*Artnaturals Youth Eye Gel   A blend of all natural ingredients work together to give your eyes the nutrients and moisture they need to restore their healthy youthful glow. That means less puffiness, fine lines, and dark circles.
“Use a gel based eye cream and keep it in the refrigerator. Tea bags also work wonders. Chill wet tea bags for 15 to 30 minutes and then place them on your eyes for 5 minutes to depuff.”
Aloe Vera Gel

Al these skincare lines are natural, healthy and some vegan even! ( La Face) I love them all and incorporate everyone into my skincare routine when I am not testing or even when I am testing skincare lines. They work well with others. LOL. It is important to have great skincare. And acids do just that. I hope all you beauties click on the highlighted products listed here and check them all out. They are all wonderful!


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