Dull skin with blemishes and an uneven tone is much dreaded and cautiously avoided. Many of us, on the other hand, had no idea what we were doing wrong along the way and are now removing dry, flaky skin and fighting tired, worn-out complexions. It might be temporary as a result of a bad night's sleep or more persistent as a result of sun damage. Either way, it leaves one feeling unsatisfied with the lacklustre state of their skin.
However, the real problem is that we seem to have unwillingly accepted the ever-expanding dark spots and pigmentation. But Océglōw urges you to not lose hope. There is a way out of this labyrinth and we are here to help you get healthy, glowing, and bright skin, also known as the first step to a brighter future. The secret? Brightening ingredients
We want you to forget about your concealers, colour correctors, and foundations. Instead, we want you to focus on these radiance providers. Buckle up and take notes because we are going to share four ingredients that have just the brightening properties your dull skin needs. Trust us when we say that they’re all safe and clean.
Just a final word of advice before we jump into these. Don’t equate skin brightening with skin whitening or lightening. Beauty has no skin tone. Those that are consistent with their skincare routine, in our opinion, have that ‘lit from within glow’.
Brightening Ingredients in Focus
Glycerin: Often considered an old-school ingredient, according to us, glycerin has classic status in the skincare world. It attracts and binds water, which makes it a key component of an effective moisturizer. When paired with emollients like squalene and ceramides and occlusives like petrolatum and lanolin, glycerin helps attract moisture while the other ingredients work in tandem to help lock it in. Get the Océglōw Water Cream as you know, hydration always equals brightening.
Retinol: A form of Vitamin A, which is particularly effective for combating hyperpigmentation by speeding up cell turnover in the upper skin layers and regenerating new skin cells in the base skin layers to get a healthier and clearer complexion. For best results, use retinol for several months or more. The eye-cream, Luminous Bright Eyes, is a great way of incorporating Retinol into your routine. Retinoids, on the other hand, should not be used while pregnant since they can cause birth abnormalities.
- Niacinamide: Sometimes referred to as Vitamin B3, it is one of the most effective skin brightening ingredients to reduce dark spots, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation. Niacinamide can shrink pores, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and control excess sebum production. It also prevents water loss from the skin, which helps prevent dryness, redness, and itching, leading to an overall healthier skin surface. While niacinamide can be applied at any time in your regimen, morning or evening, it is most beneficial in leave-on formulas, such as toners.
- Vitamin C: An antioxidant known for its ability to aid in the skin's natural regeneration process and repair damaged skin cells, Vitamin C is one of the most coveted ingredients in skincare. Its other benefits include its anti-inflammatory properties and the ability to even out skin discoloration and hyperpigmentation by blocking melanin production. While people with sensitive skin might see redness or feel stinging from using vitamin C, it is safe to use vitamin C daily in your skincare products. What better way to include it in your routine than a leave-in serum like the Océglōw Glow Serum, which ensures a long-lasting radiant glow.