We were in the middle of a conversation with our skincare experts, talking about blending only organic, clean beauty ingredients in our products, when something very interesting came up. One of the experts on our team said,
"While people usually consider skin care and make-up two absolutely different things, they are actually intertwined. Skincare and make up both affect your skin- whether it affects your skin in a good way or a bad way- that depends on the ingredients used in the products. If people use harmful toxic ingredients in their make-up, their organic skin care won't do them any good. Ingredients can make or break your skin's health- This is why we ask pregnant women to be super cautious about skin care and makeup during the pregnancy."
That got us thinking that finding the right ingredients in makeup is as important as finding the right ingredients in skin care. With the wrong ingredients in our makeup, our skin can suffer from pigmentation, clogged pores, dehydration, and blemishes. We saw that while there were a lot of blogs talking about ingredients to avoid while buying makeup, not a lot of blogs talked about the ingredients that are must-haves. So after heavy research, we have curated a list of top 4 must-have ingredients in your make up:
- Hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid has unbelievable water retention qualities. It can hold the moisture on the skin, which otherwise evaporates, leaving skin feeling dry.
Not a lot of makeup products have hyaluronic acid in them, as make up often doesn’t sit well on it. If your make up doesn't have this potent hydrator as an ingredient, make sure you use a serum containing hyaluronic before you apply makeup.
- Vitamin C is important to prevent pigmentation on the skin.
- Resveratrol boosts the activity of mitochondria (powerhouse of the cell) and delays signs of ageing from appearing.
- Some studies have shown that vitamins A, C, and E, help in preventing skin cancer.
To prevent skin from pigmentation and premature ageing, it is very important to block the UVB and UVA rays. Some blockers are physical (natural) while some are chemical. Make sure that your makeup has a good physical UV Blocker.
In case natural blocker is missing from the ingredients label, make sure you are using sunscreen before applying makeup to save your skin from the sun. Pregnant women especially should always go for a physical sunscreen instead of a chemical one.
- Botanical Oils
Botanical oils such as argan oil, marula oil, sunflower oil and rosehip oil help with the appearance of the skin. Their hydration properties make the skin look younger and smoother. To top it up, these oils also have anti-inflammatory properties to soothe the skin and are also known to help in lightening wound scars.
To read more about clean beauty and what are the ingredients that should be avoided in your skincare routine, click here.