Getting your skincare game on point has become necessary today if you are into it and it definitely works. However, every year as science and the medical world progresses, new elements come into the picture and we have more and more ingredients that can help out. This year of 2021 as well as its share of key skincare ingredients which have been in much demand so take a look and see if you need them too.

Retinol  

retinol

A derivative of Vitamin A, Retinol has become a major must-have especially for those who have been wanting some anti-ageing benefits. It is great for reducing acne, cell renewal, collagen production and it works on the fine lines as well.

Vitamin C 

vitamin c

This skincare ingredient has always been there but the importance came in now. it is helpful in repairing UV damage, prevention of premature ageing, hyperpigmentation and also even out your skin tone. Make sure you buy this serum only if they come in opaque bottles and pump dispensers.

Hyaluronic Acid 

hyaluronic

Hyaluronic acid is a powerhouse of hydration which makes it amongst the best moisturising agents suiting both oily as well as dry skin types. Make the serum a part of your routine in summer and winter. It helps plump the skin as it retains moisture. 

Niacinamide 

niacinamide

The new kid on the block in India is Niacinamide which is a form of topical Vitamin B3. It helps reduce the signs of ageing and hyperpigmentation, protects skin cells from oxidative damage, reverses sun damage, and evens out skin tone. It also has anti-inflammatory properties so it is great for those with acne. Many serums, toners, cleansers and masks have it but those with sensitive skin must use very low concentrations of the same.

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Glycerin 

This one has been there for decades and it was a key skincare ingredient for our parents especially in the winter season. Found in many moisturisers and lotions, glycerin is a humectant that is helpful in establishing hydration and prevent dryness. 

Aloe Vera 

Most affordable and easily found, aloe vera is the king of all. Its gel extract has cell regenerative properties and is antifungal as well. It has 75 naturally active ingredients great as an antioxidant and also soothes sunburnt or irritated skin. 

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Collagen  

Top trending skincare ingredients, Collagen is a protein in our skin that is responsible for anti-ageing. It may also help in increasing skin elasticity, prevent wrinkles and fine lines and reduce eye wrinkles.

Which one is your favourite? 

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