Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The ABCs of Skincare: The Skincare Glossary Part 2

Today, I will be continuing with the beauty or skincare ingredients list from N to Z. Check out Part 1 here.

ABCs of Skincare:

N

Niacinamide: It is a form of Vitamin B3 and helps to cure acne scar, reduce dull skin, helps to combat pigmentation and ageing. Popular products with Niacinamide are Makeup Revolution Skincare 10% Niacinamide and 1% Zinc and Suganda Niacinamide 10% Serum.



O

Oxybenzone: So this is one ingredient we need to be cautious about. It is widely used in chemical sunscreens and said to be an irritant and some studies have shown it can cause hormonal damage too. Sunscreens with Oxybenzone are Aveeno Protect & Hydrate Lotion (6%) and Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Non-Greasy Sunscreen Stick (3%).

P

Peptides: Peptides are said to maintain the elasticity of the skin by boosting collagen and  making it youthful and firm. Some products with peptides are Inkey List Collagen Booster Firming Peptide Serum and Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator.


Q

Quercetin: It is an anti-inflammetory ingredient that is said to soothe skin. Korres Quercetin and Oak Anti-Ageing Night Cream and Paula's Choice Resist Advanced Replenishing Toner are some of the products with Quercetin.


R

Retinoids: These are a class of chemical compounds that are essentially part of Vitamin A1. These are said to be the most effective anti-ageing skincare ingredient. Most popular retinoid containing products are Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Ageing Night Cream and Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer.

S

Salicylic Acid: It controls sebum secretion and helps reduce pimples and acne. It has exfoliating properties and can unclog pores. The popular Salicylic acid content products are Neutrogena Oil free Acne Wash and Vicgy Normederm range.


T

Titanium dioxide: This is a mineral that is mainly used in sunscreens. It protects the skin from UVA and UVB radiation. Products like Kiehl's Super Fluid Mineral Defense Titanium Dioxide Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF50+ has this ingredient.

U

Ubiquinone: It is also known as Coenzyme Q10 and has antioxidant benefits. It has great anti-ageing properties and boosts the production of collagen and elastin. Products with Ubiquinone are Dermal Q10 Collagen Essece Sheet Mask and Nivea Q10 Light Firming Body Lotion.

V

Vitis Vinifera: This difficult name is nothing but Grapeseed oil. It has multiple benefits like protecting cell membrane, anti-inflammatory properties and powerful antioxidant properties. Popular products are Juicy Chemistry Grapeseed Oil and Plum Grapeseed and Sea Buckthorne Glow Restore Oil blend.

W

White Tea Leaf Extract: White tea leaf extract has revitalizing properties and can prevent premature ageing and combat sun damage. Plum Chamomile and White tea range and The Nature's Co. White Tea Night Cream are some of the available products in India.

X

Xylitol: Xylitol helps in hydrating and strengthens skin's barrier. It helps in replenishing the skin. Products with Xylitol are Scandinavian Skin Xylitol Range and AndLab Xylitol Mild Sun Gel.

Y

Yerba Mate: It is a plant extract that has skin soothing properties and said to be a powerhouse of antioxidant benefits. Products with Yerba Mate are Kiehl's Yerba Mate Tea Range and Puristry yerba Mate Eye Cream.

Z

Zinc Oxide: Zinc oxide has amazing suncare properties. It helps to prevent skin from sun damage, has anti-bacterial and anti-acne properties and helps to prevent tissue damage. Some skincare products with Zinc Oxide are Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Dry Touch Face Sunscreen SPF 50 and Heilen Biopharm Zinc Oxide Face Pack.

This completes the glossary of skincare from A to Z. Hope this will be helpful for you all and from now onwards you will look for these ingredients in your skincare products and will know what exactly you are applying on your skin.


32 comments:

  1. I truly appreciate your efforts in coming up with this list. My skin care routine is very basic and minimalistic. But I would like to add a few of the products in my routine. Thanks for explaining it clearly.

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  2. You have done a great job. I want to incorporate white tea leaf extracts in my daily skincare ritual. Thanks for this detailed information.

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  3. This is a treasure trove of good to know information. Great to see this useful glossary of skincare products and ingredients.

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  4. I really loved the way your list comprises ...skincare products coming from you really can be trusted

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  5. This is a nice informative post to know what exactly is in your skin care products and why. Thanks for the information. Will surely share this around.

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  6. That's a informative post on skijcare products. I want to try something in white tea now.

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  7. The earlier post of A to M and now this one.. Nice informative list for skincare.

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  8. I visited the previous one too and now this one is the continuation of the last one. Your posts are really upgraded my knowledge about beauty and skincare products. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Ek baar fir aapki knowledge ko big salute 👍👍

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  10. Thanks for this helpful glossary it will really be helpful for reading through the ingredient list of beauty products.

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  11. I had read the first part. Thank you so much for shedding light on the ingredients that go in our products.

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  12. I feel these should be included slowly to the current skincare routine. I tried to include BHA and experienced breakouts with the same. I've come across so many posts but found this one quite useful 😊

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  13. I liked your take on these alphabets, I came to know about importance of Zinc Oxide in skin, when my child had rashes.

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  14. I use Clinique moisture surge and its amazing cream.So light and perfectly absorbed.

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  15. I am coming to this post after going through the first part of this glossary. I never imagined skincare glossary can be summed up in abc...xyz. Great work!

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  16. I have read the part 1 and now the part 2 is also so helpful. These are the tea sure in skincare. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I read the part 1 too. This is such an exhaustive list you have created. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. This post is so insightful. I didn't know much about these ingredients though I do have some products containing these.
    - Shub

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  19. Love to explore so many ingredients about skincare regime. I've used niacinamide based products

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  20. Amazing and beautiful post. This is such a insightful list you have created. I try to include salicylic acid as it is designed for acne-prone skin to clear blemishes and blackheads while reducing excess oil for fresh,and beautifully clear skin.

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  21. Indeed skincare has so many products to vouch for. This glossary is going help in choosing the right product

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  22. Woow great post, so much still to be learn about skincare. Atoz skincare concept is great.

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  23. This is really cool... I came to know about so many skincare ingredients, thanks to your post!

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  24. These are some great tips for daily routine. Products that you have mentioned are great. I specially like Olay revitalizing night cream

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  25. I must say this list is very helpful and informative. The article is well written and explains its uses very clearly

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  26. This is indeed very helpful post. I read the part 1 as well and both the parts are indeed very informative. Great post

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  27. such a detailed and informative post, I so need products with niacinamide in my skin care routine

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  28. Wow this is a very detailed and informative post that you have done. Really liked it.

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  29. This post is very informative. One should know about the skincare ingredients. Very useful and informative post. I am sharing this post

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  30. I really appreciate this research you have put in. Saving this post for a thorough reading ❤️ This is invaluable information!!

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  31. I had enjoyed the first part of The Skincare Glossary and this part is equally riveting. Thanks for sharing such valuable information about skincare.

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  32. Niacinamide purges me a lot 😓. Enjoyed this glossary. Bookmarked for future reference....

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