How fast time flies! One day you’re celebrating the new year, and the next day, we’re already in the second half. The skin care industry has been evolving much faster than anyone could think. Beauty trends pop up every now and then. And it’s about time to narrow them down to the best ones around.
You've probably heard of advertisements on supplements and foods that are rich in antioxidants for a while now. But it seems to be making new waves in the skincare industry this year. And why not? Antioxidant-rich products are best at helping promote healing and fight skin damage. It reduces inflammation and stunts the development of free radicals. Collagen production is also stimulated to give your skin a youthful look and feel.
And let’s not forget that hyaluronic acid does wonders, too. Did you know that this substance is naturally present in our body? In fact, most of it is produced in our skin. Hyaluronic acid helps your skin absorb and retain water to keep your tissues and skin moist. It's known to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s the perfect substance that promotes faster skin repair. That's why it's no wonder you'll see this ingredient in most anti-aging and anti-acne products.
Take for example our super potent Peptide Complex Serum with age-defying ingredients to help keep your skin young and smooth. Our Radiance Blueberry Mask, on the other hand, is packed with powerful antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and made with fruit pulps to nourish your skin while moisturizing and softening the skin for a youthful glow.
For some, it's an Old Wives tale that witch hazel can actually do anything in the skincare aspect much like it was known to help Native Americans find underground water and heal broken hearts. But with the advancement of technology, many scientists are looking back at this ancient ingredient. They found that witch hazel is actually the perfect element to give skincare products some amazing benefits.
For one, witch hazel helps reduce inflammation and calm the skin. It also acts as an astringent to help minimize pores. Oil control is another thing you get for products laced with witch hazel extracts. All these factors combined make this wonderful plant a good ingredient to treat acne.
Remember the time when social media and the whole internet was taken over by storm by this beauty trend hailing from South Korea? Well, we do (more than we care to admit). Many people caught on to this craze, but sadly, many fell behind, too. Let’s face it, ain't nobody got time for that sort of thing.
Most of us who care about our skin have better things to do than spend a good part of our day putting things in our faces. These days, though we can see a great number of products that have multiple applications in one. Think of products like our Setting SprayToner. As the name suggests, this helps keep your makeup on fleek all day while also keeping your skin hydrated. That’s a win-win situation right there.
Well, if you're into skincare, chances are you know the difference between shine and glow. Be on the lookout for products that offer deep-skin rejuvenation by increasing the production of collagen in the skin. Products that contain ingredients to help diminish acne scars, and prevent environmental damage are everywhere. But beware because some of these products contain chemicals that can do more harm than good.
Opt for organic skincare products that do well in keeping your skin looking young and fresh rid of the visible signs of skin aging. These products usually have antioxidants, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E.
That’s why we can’t get enough of our richly-formulated Antioxidant Moisturizer that helps renew your skin. Used with our Vitamin C Toner and Honey and Oats Cleanser for the perfect skin you’ve always wanted sans the concealer and highlighter.
We'll let you in on a little secret. It starts with a gentle cleanser. Use the Green Tea Cleanser to minimize stripping your skin’s natural oil and keep it nice and soft. Then exfoliate your face to remove dull, dead skin cells. Do this twice a week. Wait, did we stutter? You read that right. They recommend doing this 2 times a week to stimulate blood circulation in your face. Amp up the glow by using the Peptide Complex Serum morning and night. And don't forget to moisturize to lock in all the goodness from the serum.
These days, it seems that the trend has been steadily going towards getting back to nature. What’s with all the regulations in some countries requiring companies to test on unwilling animals? Not knowing where and how the ingredients are sourced?
Luckily, many people are now opting for products that veer away from such practices. They’re insisting on using natural, organic products from companies that do no harm to animals.
That is the reason why Viva Glow's skincare line is adamant in keeping it natural, organic, and cruelty-free. We’re also one of the companies that are vegan-friendly.
Do you ever look at the ingredients list on your product and find line after line of hard-to-read items there? Those are most probably fillers, GMOs, and synthetic chemicals used as preservatives and colorants that give a nice sheen to your favorite makeup brand. You never know which ones can be harmful to your health.
If you've heard of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, silicones. Yup, they're all probably in your makeup or skincare product as well. And while we cannot discredit the fact that they do have some benefits, still the cons outweigh them by and large. But what exactly are the risks?
Some of these ingredients have been found to be cancer-inducing substances. Parabens, for example, mimic the body's estrogen and are allowed passage within the bloodstream, thereby wreaking havoc to your body. Yikes.
So what do we do? There are many big skincare and makeup companies these days that are just now starting to understand the importance of using only natural ingredients in their products. As the demand grows, more and more people are also being educated with the pros and cons of these items. Opt for cruelty-free, organic skincare products that can ensure you're not only using effective skincare products, but you also don't contribute to the ongoing damage done to our environment for using such harmful and toxic ingredients in making the things we use.