Trendy Skincare 101
Trendy Skincare 101

May 17th, 2019

2020-01-22T21:35:04.888Z

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Hip, fun, cool ingredients are popping up in the skincare industry! Some may be passing fads, while others prove they can go the distance. Research is still in its infancy for many of these products, so use caution when splurging.


Argireline – Argireline’s generic name is acetyl hexapeptide-3 or acetyl hexapeptide-8 (quite the mouthful!). Lipotec, the manufacturers of Argireline, claim its peptides are able to that control small facial movements, and thus,

Bakuchiol – Often referred to as “nature’s retinol,” bakuchiol contains many of the same and acne-fighting properties as retinoids, but in a gentler, less irritating form. It is found in the plant Psoralea corylifolia (also known as Babchi) and has long been used in to treat skin conditions.

CBD oil – CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a compound found in the cannabis plant (read our blog post about it to learn more!). The research on its potential benefits is still in its infancy, but it seems to have effects and may be effective against certain types of

Peptides – When amino acids link together, the chain they form is called an The most well known peptide in skincare is collagen, the protein that keeps your skin smooth and firm. As we age, the skin loses collagen which in turn contributes to wrinkles and sagging. Applying topical peptides may boost your skin’s natural production of peptides like collagen.

Squalane and squalene – Squalane and squalene are naturally occurring emollients and that are produced in our skin. In skincare products, their moisturizing properties mimic those of our skin’s natural moisture and they can smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and keep oily skin from looking overly greasy.

Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) or vitamin C, is an antioxidant which, when manufactured into a stable topical formulation, is proven to be effective in protecting against photoaging of the skin. It is available in serums, liquids, creams, and even powder. It is important to note that if the vitamin C is not stable, it will oxidize in solution and may contribute to blackheads.

These products are fun and at Apostrophe we love trying new things as much as the next skincare addict, but we should all be careful about falling into marketing traps. Potency plays a big role in the effectiveness of ingredients and a lot of products are not tested to prove that they can deliver the results they claim. Make sure you do your research before dropping the big bucks!

Welcome to the fine print! Just so you know, this article is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. It’s always best to talk to a doctor for that stuff.

Welcome to the fine print! Just so you know, this article is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. It’s always best to talk to a doctor for that stuff.

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