Ingredients To Look For In Skin Care Products


There are a bunch of ingredients out there that thousands of companies incorporate into their skin care products. If you’re the type that completely ignores the ingredients listed on the label, then I’m here to persuade you to change your ways.

After investigating and reviewing more than 1,000 skin care products, I know a thing or two about ingredients. Today I’m going to share or showcase a number of ingredients that I’ve personally tried over the years. The ingredients showcased are those that are often neglected or even not considered. However, these play a pretty significant role in keeping your skin up to snuff.

Here’s what you need to know about each of them…

Skin Care Ingredients To Understand

Skin Care Ingredients To Be On The Lookout For

Each one of these ingredients listed below can help keep your skin looking best as can be. Using them isn’t enough, it’s just scratching the surface. Which is why I’m sharing some details on each right now.


Have you ever heard of this ingredient? My guess is that you definitely have as I know you’ve seen the sin ingredient listed on millions of labels out there today. This ingredient is commonly used in lots of creams specifically created to treat your face and body.

The DMAE stands for dimethylaminoethanol and is known for having anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also known for being able to stabilize your membranes. The ingredient can help tighten the muscles under your skin. As a result, the skin doesn’t get saggy due to the muscles being constricted. Most people think that the wrinkles in the folds of the skin are what cause the sagging. Not true, it’s actually the muscles under the skin that cause the issues.

Use of products containing this ingredient is almost instant. If you use it for a long period of time, you’ll likely end up with tighter looking skin for years to come. Overall, the use of the ingredient is positively impactful and something that you need to give a try if you haven’t already.

Alpha Lipoic Acid

If you’re looking for a super powerful antioxidant that also fights off inflammation and is the most powerful anti-aging ingredient on the market today, then you’ll want to learn more about alpha lipoic acid. ALA is considered to be the best antioxidant due to being both water-soluble and fat-soluble.

The benefits of using this product topically are incredible. Assuming you put it in your eye serum or lotion, you’ll likely see a reduction in under eye puffiness and fewer dark circles. The ingredient is also known for being able to reduce puffy face which is a common condition that millions of Americans have to deal with. Adding ALA to a product can help reduce the size of your pores and decrease the lines or wrinkles that you have on the face. It all has to do with blood flow control and nitric oxide production regulation.

Vitamin C

I’ve covered this topic on numerous occasions and it seems to be one of if not the most popular ingredient used in skin care products today. This ingredient comes in two forms e.g. water-soluble and fat-soluble. They actually each have different benefits and properties. Most brands don’t typically use ascorbic acid (water-soluble vitamin C). Instead, they use the fat-soluble version of the product known as ester C. Vitamin C easter actually works up to eight times versus its water-soluble alternative. This version is capable of assisting in the production of collagen and elastin, which helps strengthen the skin as well as the flexibility of your skin.

Polyenylphosphotidyl Choline

This last ingredient is commonly known as PPC and it helps improve moisture levels. It’s been known to help drastically reduce the dryness in skin and it’s all because of the phospholipids that the ingredient contains. If you’re looking to relieve dry skin, heal any dry or chapped skin, or just improve the appearance of your damaged skin overall, then this is the ingredient to look for. You’ll find it listed on the ingredient label of many skin care products.

That’s just a few of the many skin care ingredients that millions of Americans use on a daily basis. I’d like to suggest that you take the time to read as many product labels as possible in order to get an idea of what you’re actually applying to your skin.

If you have any other ingredients that you’d like us to investigate, please feel free to contact us!

Ingredients To Look For In Skin Care Products
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Brandon Sirrico


Brandon Sirrico is a well-versed marketing expert with a background in finance. He holds an MBA from Florida International University and an undergrad from Northeastern. A former bodybuilder, he's a dedicated gym rat who provides many updates on health and diet as well as reactions to trending skin care topics.