Here at Recherch’e we are all about education of natural ingredients and how said ingredients can best benefit you and your skin’s journey to wholesome radiance. This is the first blog in a 3 part series about specific and individual pain points. Below you will find ingredients that specifically target acne scaring.
Many of us had acne as teens, and picked and scratched and hid behind layers and layers of make up. For some of us, acne continued into adulthood, or mysteriously started after a pregnancy or changes in our hormonal cycles. Whichever scenario speaks to your story, the outcome may have had lasting effects on the texture of your skin. Let’s take a look into 5 of the top ingredients for reduction in acne scaring.
Niacinamide is also known as Vitamin B3. This is a substance that our body needs, basically a precursor to making/creating NAD+ which is needed to begin the process of healing and repairing damaged skin. It has been touted to help manage acne, rosacea, and other pigmentation issues. It also fights free radicals and has anti inflammatory responses making it perfect to combat future acne as well.
Vitamin C helps with the synthesis of collagen in our skin which is essential for healthy and youthful skin tone. Speeding up the healing of acne wounds when they occur and catering to numerous other skin care concerns such as; sun damage, fine lines, rough or ruddy texture, redness, and scar reduction, Vitamin C is also a potent antioxidant and helps fight inflammation in the skin.
This molecular ingredient is derived from plants such as blueberries and cranberries. It is a great ingredient to reduce hyper pigmentation of all types. Meaning it reduces sun spots, age spots, the red purple first scarring from acne and melasma. This is also a brightening ingredient that happens to prevent future freckles from forming as it prevents the formation of melanin. With use over time it also smoothes out texture of skin while creating an overall evenness to the skin tones in the face.
Retinol is a fancy name for Vitamin A. Many people know this as “the anti aging” ingredient in beauty care products. While they are certainly not wrong, Vitamin A has a lesser known use of reducing the visibility of (acne) scars, resurfacing the top and mid layers of skin, unclogging pores and improving overall tone and texture of skin.
Glycolic Acid is an AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid). Often found in skin peels. This product looses the dead and dying skin cells, basically “unglues” these cells, to reveal the fresh new skin below. Glycolic acid also helps reduce scarring owing to its unique capability to stimulate elastin and collagen. Glycolic Acid is a great exfoliator, thus reducing rough and textured skin.
There you have it. Five top ingredients for Acne Scar reduction. Look for these specific ingredients in products you purchase or you can also find many of these on Recherch’es Website here.