Understanding Skin Care Ingredients: A Helpful Guide
Smart skin care entrepreneurs understand the value of knowing everything there is to know about the products they sell. Simply put, when you take the time to learn about the different ingredients and the types of ingredients in each product, you will be able to answer your customers’ questions quickly and easily. This builds trust in your brand and positions you as an authority in the beauty industry.
The ingredient basics
Every skin care formula will contain a variety of ingredients, many of which promote the appearance of beautiful-looking skin. Examples include hyaluronic acid, hemp, biotin, vitamin C, peptides, cucumber, green tea, and activated charcoal.
Other ingredients are added to a product because they contribute to the overall appearance of texture, consistency, and aroma of that product. Examples include water (often used as a base), xanthan gum (a thickener), and essential oils for fragrance.
Astringents, exfoliants, and other words you may see
All of these ingredients can be further broken down into different categories based on their natural skin-supportive properties as well as how they enhance or support the look, feel, and smell of a product.
Astringents support healthy oil production to keep skin looking balanced
Exfoliants help skin appear smooth and revitalized
Humectants draw in moisture to help keep skin hydrated
Skin Conditioners help to nourish skin for a softer appearance
Surfactants are used as cleansing or foaming agents
Emollients promote the appearance of softer, smoother skin
Emulsifiers help bring different liquids together homogeneously (such as oil and water)
Fragrances add a distinct scent to the formulation
pH Adjusters maintain the overall stability of the formula to ensure efficacy
Thickeners give creams their luxurious feel and form
Preservatives prevent microbial growth for longer shelf life
Colors safely alter the color of a product
We’ve listed a few of our favorite Onoxa ingredients below.
Hemp: Natural compounds from the hemp plant are loaded with amino acids, vitamins, and Omega-3 fatty acids to provide nourishment to healthy skin. Onoxa offers a full line of hemp-infused skin care products.
Hyaluronic acid: This natural substance keeps skin looking supple and hydrated, but our bodies produce less of it as we get older. Skin care products made with hyaluronic acid, including hydrating creams and serums, help retain moisture and promote the appearance of younger-looking skin. Look for it in Onoxa’s Hydrating Face Moisturizer and our Illuminating Universal Primer.
Green tea: It’s not just delicious! Green tea has natural properties that support the appearance of clearer looking skin. It also helps prevent visible signs of aging. Our Fresh Tea Face Mist and Hand & Body Restore Cream both contain green tea extract.
Niacinamide (vitamin B3): Niacinamide adds moisture and leaves skin feeling smooth and nourished. You can find it our Fresh Tea Face Mist, where it helps to brighten skin appearance.
Peptides: Peptides are short amino acid chains that act as building blocks for important proteins. They help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and puffiness. You can find peptides in our Eye Corrector Serum and Enhancing Lip Plumper.
Vitamin C: Its natural properties make vitamin C one of the most popular skin care ingredients. You can find it in our top-selling CC Serum and our Illuminating Universal Primer, where it helps to nourish the skin and reduce the appearance of age spots, uneven tones, and fine lines.
Onoxa delivers expertly crafted, spa-quality products your customers will love.
Our chemists leverage cutting-edge science and the nourishing properties of nature to deliver the most potent formulations in the skin care and beauty industry. Made with premium ingredients sourced from around the world, our products are vegan, cruelty free, and never contain any parabens, sulfates, phthalates, or talc.
If you have additional questions about any of our products or ingredients, we encourage you to reach out to us anytime via phone, email, or live chat. You can also post your questions right on the Onoxa Insiders Facebook Group page.
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