OK, so it might not be the most glamorous product in your skincare lineup, but did you know sunscreen is in fact the most important anti-aging product you can buy? Sun exposure or photo-aging is responsible for around 80-90% of visible signs of aging, but the good news is that this is actually preventable. By using sunscreen on the daily, you can shield your skin from harmful UV rays that cause premature aging and skin damage including fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, collagen depletion, loss of elasticity, and rough texture. And, with so many different sunscreens to choose from, finding one that you'll use every day, that meshes well with your skin, and doesn't irritate or cause breakouts is key to ensuring you keep good SPF habits. But before you go down a rabbit hole of sunscreen advice, we'll let you into a big skincare secret, zinc oxide sunscreen is one of our all-time favorites.
When it comes to brightening, hydration, or anti-aging it’s likely your go-tos are vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, retinol, maybe even alpha arbutin too if you’re skincare-savvy, but have you heard of niacinamide? Loved by derms and beauty editors, the benefits of niacinamide make for an impressive lineup worthy of a place in your skincare ritual.
Serums are the strategists in your skincare ritual. More advanced, concentrated formulas than any other product, they’re designed to solve for specific issues in a super targeted way. Loaded with powerful actives and other uber-effective ingredients, serums are served in fast-absorbing, lightweight formulations, delivering all that good stuff directly to your skin quickly for visible results.
Hailed as one of skincare’s all-time superheroes with most dermatologists wielding it as their top skincare tool (- along with SPF, of course), retinol is one of the most effective ingredients in the modern skincare kit. It helps accelerate skin cell turnover, reduce inflammation, diminish hyperpigmentation, and stimulate collagen production, promoting smoother, firmer, brighter skin. In short, it’s one of the best ingredients to use in all anti-aging skincare rituals.
If you’re looking for a brighter way to diminish skin discoloration such as dark spots, hyperpigmentation, melasma, or even just to amp up your dull complexion, there’s an under-the-radar hero ingredient that’s about to seriously revolutionize your skincare ritual. Step forward alpha arbutin - nature’s answer to an Instagram filter. This powerhouse ingredient effectively treats pigmentation issues and boosts brightness safely without the unwanted side effects of its former counterpart, hydroquinone. Nature-approved, dermatologist-recommended, alpha arbutin is beauty’s best kept brightening secret and we’re here to spill.
Cleanses, intermittent fasting, green juices - we’re all familiar with those kinds of detoxes, but sometimes our skin needs a little extra targeted TLC too. Celebrations, stress, dropping temperatures - can all take their toll on our skin. And, as our largest and most visible organ, our skin can often be the first signal that something is out of balance. Step forward the skin detox. Taking that cleansing mindset to both body and beauty can go a long way to improve your skin’s overall health and vitality.
Move over retinols, there’s a new It ingredient rising up the skincare ranks and it’s called Epidermal Growth Factor - or EGF for short. The go-to for dermatologists thanks to its collagen-stimulating, dark spot brightening, under-eye depuffing, and wrinkle-combatting properties, EGF skincare has now become a firm favorite with celebrities, influencers, and beauty editors as an integral step in their daily routines.
CBD is the current 'it' buzzword of the beauty world. You may be familiar with the myriad of benefits it offers within the wellness industry, but did you know about the incredible powers of CBD when it comes to topical use? We’re here to tell you everything you need to know about CBD in your skincare routine, including all the juicy info that no one else will.
Hyaluronic acid is one of the tried and true skincare ingredients that you’ve probably seen EVERYWHERE over the last few years. We’ve all heard information about the incredible benefits of Hyaluronic acid and how it’s one of the most hydrating ingredients in skincare, but let’s dive into why you should be incorporating this powerhouse hydrator into your skincare regimen. Keep reading to find out!
Is anyone else wondering when spring is going to start or is it just us? Dealing with the crisp winter air that makes our face dry and our hands even drier is getting pretty tiring but there's one ingredient we know we can reach for time and time again when we need an extra boost for our lifeless skin- Vitamin E.
If you’ve been following along with our blog this year, you know we LOVE retinol. It’s an absolutely incredible ingredient that works in miraculous ways, treating fine lines, texture, acne and hyperpigmentation. Despite its amazing benefits, it’s not for everyone. Retinol users know that the baby soft skin comes at a price, which usually includes dry, flakey skin. Each time we recommend retinol, it’s immediately followed by a warning to ease into use slowly. This is our attempt to help clients avoid the unfortunate side effects but sometimes that’s still not enough. So, what are you supposed to do when you want to achieve the retinol glow, without irritation? Try bakuchiol.
The more popular something becomes, the more people try to cheapen or 'dupe' it. The same goes for skincare. We’ve seen a rise in both interest and general knowledge of skincare routines, formulas and products, yet we continue to see clients who insist on creating DIY formulas for skin concerns that could easily be remedied with the right over the counter product. You may think that making your own products is the answer, but we’re here to (gently) remind you that it’s not. Though you’ll never catch us recommending lemon, honey and baking soda as a facial cleanser/mask, there is one frequently promoted ingredient that receives love from both professionals and DIYers alike, and that's Witch Hazel.
Let's talk dark spots: tons of people have them and tons of people want them gone. Scientifically, this skin concern is known as hyperpigmentation and can result from scars, sun burns and even pregnancy. But even if addressing hyperpigmentation isn’t your number one concern, no one can say no to a fresh, glowing complexion. So, how do you brighten skin and lighten dark spots? Read on to learn more.
If your complexion ranges from slightly oily to very oily with occasional or frequent blemishes, you’ve probably heard of one of our favorite ingredients- Salicylic Acid. Known for its ability to cut through oil and clear pores of any unwanted, acne-causing gunk, this stand out Beta-Hydroxy Acid is a must for anyone tackling blemishes. At its core, Salicylic Acid helps clear pores and promote new cell growth. By doing so, you're able to treat current blemishes and prevent new ones.
Vitamin C has been trending for several years now and for good reason. This potent antioxidant protects against environmental damage, strengthens, firms and brightens the skin. But do you really know what you’re putting on your skin or why you’re doing it? Take a look at our explanation below and you’ll be on your way to healthier skin in no time!
When discussing and safe-for-home acids, one in particular stands out as the gold standard. If you're well-versed on your skincare ingredients, you probably know that we're talking about Glycolic Acid. Skincare professionals have raved about this transformative ingredient for years but not everyone has jumped on board. If you're looking to retexturize your skin, treat acne, diminish fine lines or improve your complexion, we invite you to explore the wonderful world of Glycolic Acid.
When we say we leverage the best of science AND nature, we’re not kidding. Creating formulas with high quality, effective ingredients is the core of our business and it helps us deliver on the promise of healthy, youthful skin. And when talking about innovative, plant-based ingredients that make a visible impact on your skin, we’re usually referring to plant stem cells. In fact, plant stem cells are so important, we made an entire collection dedicated to products that contain these powerful ingredients, known as Phyto-Active.
For thousands of years, Green Tea has treated and healed tons of different ailments. Just one Google search of ‘Green Tea Benefits’ leads you to a very long list of perks, ranging from increased fat burning to heightened brain function to nourished skin and even a lowered risk of cancer. It’s true, Green Tea can be an incredible ingredient to include in your life. It should be noted, however, that Green Tea is NOT a miracle replacement for normal medicine/treatments.
Whether you watched the big game yesterday because you love football, love somebody who loves football or just had nothing better to do, we can bet you probably noticed a fully stocked buffet and bar. Game day snacks and refreshments are almost as important as the game itself and we all know how tempting it can be to ditch your diet for the day and indulge. If you’re like us, feel free to admit that you threw caution to the wind and had yourself a day (and night)- we’re here to help you restore your skin for good.
Ever wonder what’s giving your favorite celeb their famous glow? You know the one we’re talking about- when you look at them, you can’t help but be a little jealous of their plump, youthful complexion that seems to radiate without even trying. It’s the type of glow that might encourage you to try a 'No Makeup' Makeup look or even ditch foundation for the day (if that’s your thing). The glowy, fountain of youth praised by celebrities and dermatologists alike? It’s Hyaluronic acid and you already have it inside of you.
Here at Glo Skin Beauty we love plant stem cells for their ability to produce dramatic results. We even have an entire collection dedicated to these potent ingredients, which you may know as our Phyto-Active Collection. This exciting technology is found in another future Glo Skin Beauty ingredient, Citystem™, which uses plant stem cell technology to prevent pollution damage to the skin.
Kakadu Plum is a native Australian fruit known for its incredibly high concentration of Vitamin C. How high are its concentrations, you might ask. Well, they’re 100x that of oranges. Every organ in the body needs Vitamin C, but when ingested, the skin is the last organ to receive any benefit, making a topical Vitamin C product so important. So grab your glass of OJ and learn how to get your Vitamin C delivered topically through skincare.
One of the most buzzworthy beauty ingredients these days is Hyaluronic Acid. With so many women searching for a youthful glow, it makes sense that everyone--regardless of age and skin type--is turning to this stand-out ingredient.
If you’re serious about skincare then you understand the importance of knowing what’s in your products. There’s nothing worse than realizing months into a regimen that you’ve been using the wrong products for your individual skin type. For those of you who skew on the oily side, mattifying products are essential to your routine. They help combat your excess oil whether it’s an all day issue or a late afternoon shine.
Sometimes the best beauty ingredients come right from the ground, or the vine. Vine-Eco, an extract from grape leaves, is a stand-out skincare ingredient that has provided multiple health benefits for thousands of years. Used widely across the world, this essential element plays a huge role in managing and preventing environmental damage, as it is packed with a variety of potent antioxidants.
One of the major issues facing Combination Skin Types is the cheek-area dehydration. All over hydration is the key to youthful skin, regardless of skin type, but it can be difficult to find a product that hydrates while also addressing areas with excess oil production. A great ingredient that moisturizes and combats cheek dehydration is AcquaCell™. This natural complex of Watermelon, Lentil and Apple Extracts targets key moisturizing elements of the stratum corneum.