10 Skincare Ingredients That Help Heal Damaged Skin

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Acne, signs of aging, and sun damage are among the most common skincare concerns for spa-goers. According to Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics’ Pauline Youngblood-Toth, the key to finding the right “good looking and good-for-you” products is to review the ingredients used. “Ingredients known for their skincare benefits are critical to look for in products,” she says. “So look for antioxidants that help fight free radical damage or botanicals that have a soothing effect.” Here are some ingredients that can take your skincare to the next level: 

Aloe: Known for its soothing benefits, aloe can also help calm the skin, reduce skin inflammation, treat wounds, and help the skin heal. It also moisturizes the skin, improves skin’s firmness, and reduces itchiness and dryness.

Avocado oil: Ideal for dry, dehydrated skin, avocado oil helps moisturize skin, fights free radicals, increases elasticity, and helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Coenzyme Q10: Coenzyme Q10 soothes the skin and allows the skin to retain moisture while also creating a smooth and dewy appearance. It helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Green tea: Soothing and calming, green tea also helps improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin and can help prevent acne.

Hyaluronic acid: Hyaluronic acid helps hydrate skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also gentle enough to use on sensitive, redness-prone skin.

Jojoba: Jojoba helps calm and soothe the skin. It also moisturizes, controls oil, and helps to relieve itchiness and dryness, making it great for treating eczema, psoriasis, and chapped lips and skin.

Moringa seed oil: This oil moisturizes skin, fights acne, and can be used to treat under-eye puffiness.

Vitamin C: Vitamin C helps prevent signs of aging and brightens skin. It helps fight free radicals, smooth skin, even skintone, improve hydration, and helps protect skin from the sun.

Vitamin E: Vitamin E helps fight free radicals, prevents signs of aging, and moisturizes and strengthens the skin.

White Tea Extract: White tea extract helps to relieve puffy eyes and reduce dark circles.