One of the most confusing situations in life is when you are scanning through shelves of skin care products, each claiming miracles leaving you perplexed…what to choose??

We are here to scoop you out of these troubled waters. A dermatologist can also help you in this regard about what works and what’s hype. To ease your search for dermatologist you can log on to Marham-Find a doctor. Here is a list of MUST-HAVE ingredients you should look for when selecting a skin care product:

  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Vitamin C
  • Retinol
  • Salicylic acid
  • Caffeine
  • Green tea extract
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Alpha-hydroxy acid

Hyaluronic Acid

It keeps skin lubricated and keeps skin looking plump. It is added to skin care products to smooth out skin. It is mostly used in combination with vitamin-C.

Vitamin C

It is known to promote the production of elastin and collagen which starts to diminish you age. Elastin and collagen make your skin look younger and flexible. Creams with vitamin-C can reduce and prevent fine lines and scars.

Retinol

Retinol is a vitamin-A derivative and is known to reduce spots, plump-up skin and improve skin appearance. It is one of the potent drugs against acne as well. You may face flaking and skin dryness as a side effect ask your dermatologist for alternatives. To find and consult the best dermatologist in Karachi, Lahore or Islamabad visit Marham.

Salicylic Acid

It is most commonly found the ingredient in the over the counter products for the treatment of acne. It also reduces blackheads, whiteheads and reduces signs of aging.

Caffeine

It is used in skin care products to reduce wrinkles, the occurrence of skin cancer and fine lines. It is also known to make wrinkles less deep and can aid in making you look younger.

Green Tea Extract

You know its best drink to rely on, but do you know it fights aging as well? Because of polyphenols, it combats free radicals and resultant skin damage. Using creams and lotions with green tea extract can aid in slowing aging and skin-sagging as well.

Coenzyme Q-10

It is known to fight free radicals. That is why toners, gels, and creams with coenzyme Q-10 are best to reduce wrinkles and especially crow’s feet around eyes.

Alpha-hydroxy Acids

This refers to a group of naturally occurring acids including citric acid, tartaric acid, lactic acid and glycolic acid. These are best known to

  • Exfoliate skin
  • Make skin smooth and radiant
  • Even out the skin tone
  • Reduce fine lines, age spots, and acne

Now you know how to select a skin care product. Keep in mind your specific skin type and requirements. We are sure you will end up buying a fabulous product that will correctly address all your beauty worries.