There are key skincare ingredients that play a vital role when it comes to obtaining healthy skin and addressing multiple skin issues, whether it be a dry or dull complexion, acne or pigmentation and more. Certain ingredients work effectively alone, while others are more suited to working in combination. Cosmed skincare offers a scientific approach to skin health.
Good for oily skin, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and controls sebum production.
Effectively slough away dead cells from the surface to improve complexion, brighten and hydrate the skin.
A potent antioxidant and skin-soothing agent that can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, speeding up wound healing, anti-inflammatory and protect against UV damage. Oil-soluble, so it penetrates skin faster than any other form of vitamin C out there. Aids in your skin's natural regeneration process, which helps your body repair damaged skin cells.
Hydrates and smooths lines, wrinkles and rough skin. Plumps the skin. Tyrosinase inhibitor, reduces melanin production. Good for sensitive skin. Bonds to top layer to increase ceramides.
Mandelic acid can be used to treat major skin concerns. Signs of ageing, such as wrinkles and fine lines, acne and enlarged pores. Natural antibiotic properties with pigment fighting benefits.
Tartaric acid has antioxidant properties, a gentle acid found in plants and fruits with moisturising capabilities.
Clinically proven to work 11 times faster than retinol and less irritating than retinoic acid. Shown to improve the feel of firmness and elasticity, and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and rough skin.
Peeling agent indicated for inflammatory acne, moderate acne scars, greasy skin, actinic keratosis, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles and photodamage.
Stunning capacity to attract and hold onto 1000x its weight in moisture. Sodium hyaluronate is a smaller molecular size and can penetrate deeper layers of the skin. Gentle enough for use on most skin types, including acne-prone.
Acts like a filler, decreasing the size of fine lines and wrinkles, soluble collagen can also aid wound healing by boosting microcirculation.
Well known for its skin benefits, a potent antioxidant and skin-soothing agent that can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, speeding up wound healing, anti-inflammatory and protect against UV damage.
Retinol is a form of Vitamin A, an ingredient that promotes skin renewal and enhances collagen production (which starts to decline in your 30s). As well as lessening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, retinol can also reverse some of the side effects of sun damage.
Antioxidant that helps protect the skin from damage. Additionally, vitamin E has moisturizing and healing benefits, and helps to strengthen skin barrier function. Vitamin E is also a natural anti-inflammatory to sooth and help calm the skin.
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Potent calming effect on skin as well as offering antioxidant benefits to skin.
A powerful antioxidant naturally found in human cells that neutralizes free radicals, boosts the immune system and detoxifies the body. It can also cause skin lightening by converting melanin to a lighter colour and deactivating the enzyme tyrosinase, which helps produce the pigment.
Found in Chamomile, it helps the skin absorb active ingredients effectively, has skin-healing properties, and soothes irritated skin
Skin conditioning agent with anti-inflammatory properties. Enhances the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness.
Anti-inflammatory properties which help to tame chafing and chapping, reduce redness caused by drying, ease the effects of eczema and rosacea, and keep skin calm and comfortable. The Vitamin E and B-complex vitamins in the Jojoba oil help in skin repair and damage control.
Enhance wound repair by increasing the infiltration of macrophages, which stimulates tissue granulation, collagen deposition and reepithelialization. β-glucan represent a stable wound healing agent.
By increasing collagen production, copper tripeptide improves skin firmness, elasticity and plumpness. A powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory effects and wound healing properties. Helps with general skin health, including improved skin texture and treatment of scarring.
Vitamin B3 is one of the best forms of the B vitamins for your skin. Also known as Niacin, Vitamin B3 can help to improve the condition of the skin, helping to treat rosacea, acne, eczema, dermatitis, hyper pigmentation, sun-damaged, ageing and dry skin.
Vital to cell functioning and development. This naturally occurring antioxidant decreases as we age. A free radical neutralizer, ubiquinone protects against damage caused by UV rays, pollution, toxins, and stress. It also encourages the production of collagen and elastin, thus reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and increasing skin’s firmness and elasticity. Ubiquinone easily penetrates the skin when applied topically
Natural substance found in the skin to encourage skin cell renewal, firmness and combat fine lines via collagen synthesis. When applied, hyaluronic acid will rehydrate skin for a plumper appearance and can minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Hydration isn't the only benefit of hyaluronic acid, it also has antioxidant properties to protect your skin from the environment, sun exposure and harsh chemicals.
Powerful antioxidant to keep cells youthful, delays formation of fine lines and wrinkles with anti-inflammatory benefits. Promotes collagen synthesis.
Gently exfoliates the top layers of skin and sloughs off dead skin cells. Additionally, the speed of new cell turnover increases, which promotes new skin growth that can help alleviate the appearance of age spots, acne scars, small wrinkles and areas of uneven tone and texture.
Amino acids that act as building blocks of proteins for collagen and elastin. Without peptides, our skin is less intact which can lead to a loss of firmness, the appearance of wrinkles, a change in texture and less 'bounce'.