Dealing with dullness is never an easy task. Especially when the season is changing, your skin has to adjust itself through the fluctuations of humidity and temperature. Besides having a reliable skin care routine, adding in some brightening ingredients will also help you achieve that glow!
One of the most trending ingredients in the beauty community, sea buckthorn is frequently raved as the game changer in skin care due to its all-encompassing benefits for the skin. Containing a high content of Vitamin C, A and E, this berry ingredient is undoubtedly powerful in treating brown spots, brightening the complexion and decelerating the signs of ageing. Moreover, sea buckthorn can provide fatty acids such as linoleic acid (omega-6) and oleic acid (omega-9), two essential ingredients that help in strengthening the skin barrier. One of our favourite products with sea buckthorn is the Jumiso All Day Vitamin Brightening & Balancing Facial Serum. We love its consistency that is quick-absorbing, and we love the combination of essential vitamins such as C, A, B, D, E, and K to boost the skin’s condition.
2. Rose Water
If you are suffering from dullness, skin care products containing rose water is definitely the product for you. This flower has been used widely in skin care not only for its pleasant fragrance but also its hydrating, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and revitalising properties. Using rose water regularly can help plump up and refresh your skin, and of course, give you the glow that you want. You can try the Aromatica Rose Absolute First Serum, a pH balanced serum that is highly effective in revitalising and protecting your skin.
3. Vitamin C
An oldie but a goodie, Vitamin C is definitely the king in acquiring back the skin’s radiance. Vitamin C works by disturbing the production of melanin on the skin, preventing the skin from forming dark spots and uneven skin tone. Plus, this vitamin is an antioxidant that is able to stimulate collagen production, thus helping boost the skin's plumpness and radiance.
Vitamin C in skin care products is formulated in several forms, however, the most powerful form is L-ascorbic acid. If your skin is sensitive or new to this acid, you might want to opt for products with lower concentrations of ascorbic acid first, and increase the percentage later. One of our customer-favourites in this category is the popular Dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop, formulated with 5% L-Ascorbic acid and other skin-loving ingredients such as Centella Asiatica and Peptides to boost the serum's effectiveness without irritating the skin.
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4. Snail Mucin
This all-around ingredient is one that we highly recommend incorporating in your routine if you have tired-looking skin. Snail mucin can benefit all skin types without irritation, plus, it does not conflict with other ingredients. Besides helping you achieve a healthy-looking and even skin tone, this ingredient also repairs any skin damage that you might have and protects the skin from signs of ageing. The Cosrx Advanced Snail Mucin Power Essence is loved by many skin care gurus due to its effectiveness, and lovely consistency.
Do you use any other ingredients to fight dullness? Let us know in the comments!