Science has always played a vital role in skin care. To begin with, they must first analyze the source of the skin issue, which is the cells. Skin care chemistry will then have to create a product that will target the skin condition. But for a product to be effective on our skin, it has to go on a careful formulation and deep study. Let us first look at the topical products.
The common misconception about topical products is that it comes from one ingredient. That one ingredient is supposedly efficient to perform its function without the addition of other formula. Unfortunately, this is wrong. The key ingredient is listed to determine the greatest benefit of the topical product. There are skin conditioning agents present on the cosmetic product that makes our skin smoother. There are also practical ingredients that create the finish product such as cream, serum; gel and lotion that transmit the key benefits to our skin. Other ingredients may also aid the finish products. All of these ingredients work in harmonious way to achieve a greater benefit. The effectiveness of the product relies on the compatibility of the key ingredients, the proper use of the finish product and the transmission, and the stability of the entire formula. These are the things that a skin care chemist need to consider when creating a well-formulated skin care product.
It is always tempting to buy and try the new released product on the market claiming that they can give you with your desired skin. However, when choosing a skin care product, time-tested products were already supported by studies and researches to effectively resolve our skin issues. Newer product still needs to undergo different tests before it can be included into the formulation.
Let us take the Retinoid as an example. Retinoid is mostly consist of the complete copy of Vitamin A; this may include retinol, retinaldehyde, and retinoic acid. Retinoic acid is a type of vitamin A that reacts with the skin. The product can be a bit sensitive with our skin, especially if outdoors playing tennis, running, or swimming. Fortunately, retinol and retinaldehyde were transformed into retinoic acid. This transformation made it possible to achieve the effect of retinol without the possible inflammation. Retinoids are successful in revitalizing the collagen and prevents skin aging.
Peptides, which are smaller form of protein and the building block of tissue is now being infused in some cosmetic products. Although Peptides is considered to contain amino acids that can regulate the production of enzymes in our body, the use of peptides is still relatively new. It has yet to undergo a thorough research and study for the verification of its benefits.
Other cosmetics products are now incorporated with plant stem cells. The plant stem cells have been proven to be a powerful anti-oxidant that eliminates the free radical formation of the skin. It also helps us to achieve a healthier skin and protects the skin from the breakdown of collagen.
Retinoids, peptides, and stem cells are just some of the new innovation in the field of science that has been found beneficial to our skin.