We're now in a new year and a new decade, and we've got news for you: glowing skin is still in. You can thank your favorite Korean pop stars and actors for its popularity! But in 2020, we're predicting that glass skin will take on a whole new level of glow.
Makeup can only do so much to help you get this type of look; you need to start with the skincare products you're using. To ensure you always have next-level glass skin glow, use products that contain one or more of these ingredients. They're guaranteed to score you major glow points!
The beauty queen
Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3 that has anti-inflammatory and brightening properties! It's an amazing ingredient loved by all skin types because it's gentle and it works. It can comfort acne and redness, brighten dark marks and other forms of hyperpigmentation, and strengthen your skin barrier against environmental aggressors.
Niacinamide is commonly found in serums, moisturizers, sunscreens, and facial cleansers like SNAILWHITE Whipp Soap (P295). The Niacinamide in Whipp Soap, in combination with other fruit extracts and flower oils, aid in cleansing and brightening your skin without stripping it of its natural moisturizers! When you wash your face with Whipp Soap, you'll be left with a clean and glowing canvas every time.
2. Snail Mucin
The fountain of glow
Snail mucin is what we like to call our warrior against all types of skin concerns. It moisturizes, repairs, restores, renews, and rejuvenates your skin with its unique tacky, lightweight consistency. This miracle ingredient is potent enough to help everyone get the next-level glass skin glow of their dreams!
While snail mucin is often part of essences, serums, and toners, if you want to get super glowy skin in no time, opt for a potent moisturizer like the SNAILWHITE Moisture Facial Cream (P995). Its formula is full of nutrient-rich Snail Mucin to visibly reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and keep your skin's hydration levels in top shape. Consistently applying Moisture Facial Cream day and night will eventually give you a healthy, smooth, and bouncy next-level glow!
3. Vitamin C
The celebrity favorite
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that aids in repairing damaged skin cells, stimulates collagen and elastin production, and inhibits the formation of melanin which is responsible for skin discoloration. The only thing to take note of when using Vitamin C is to use it at the lowest level possible first to allow your skin to get accustomed to it — otherwise, there's a possibility you could develop a strong reaction to it and swear off vitamin C forever.
The smoothing powerhouse
Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that boosts collagen production and aids in cell renewal. By using products with retinol, you can achieve clearer, smoother, healthier, and glowing skin. Sounds magical, no? However, like vitamin C, retinol is an ingredient that should be incorporated slowly into your skincare routine because they can cause varying degrees of irritation, peeling, and redness if not used properly in the first two to four weeks. Tip: Apply your retinol after your moisturizer to slightly reduce its absorption rate. Then after a few weeks and you're confident your skin can tolerate it, switch the steps back to fully reap in the benefits.
P.S. Pregnant or breastfeeding women are advised against using retinol-based skincare products because studies have been found it can lead to birth defects.
The major skin booster
Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in our bodies responsible for holding our skin, hair, joints, bones together. As we age, our skin's collagen also decreases, leading to dryness and the formation of wrinkles. This is why collagen is a vital skincare ingredient to start using as early as your 20s! Collagen is responsible for keeping your skin looking as healthy as possible. And when your skin is healthy, it shows by looking soft, clear, and glowing!