What Is An “Active Ingredient” In Skincare And What Does It Actually Do To Your Skin?

Active ingredients” are compounds that we know from scientific research exert a biological influence on the skin. Hopefully, you can be better informed when doing your own skincare research, before you head into a store or hit “purchase” online.

There are quite a few important vitamins used in skincare. These compounds are essential for normal cell functions but we either don’t make enough of them ourselves – or can’t make them at all.

Many of us have stared at the packaging of a skincare product, wondering what that strange chemical word actually does. So here are a few of the most common active ingredients and what they do to your skin, listen below.