A beginner’s guide to skin care ingredients

A beginner’s guide to skin care ingredients

Our skin goes through many wear and tear throughout the day and thus constant skincare has become essential. Be it excess amount of dirt, pollution, changing weather, etc. a good skincare routine has become almost inevitable for the people. Moreover, one should understand that the skincare regimen depends on a plethora of things like skin type, problem areas of one’s skin, etc.

Therefore, if you are a beginner, it can be tough sometimes to find a basic skin care routine. Thus, to solve this problem, we at Active Care have devised a basic skin care guide to skin care ingredients that beginners can help without any hassle and continue it for a long time.

Now the main issue with following any kind of routine lies in consistency and simplicity. There might have been instances where you wanted to do something religiously. But due to either its complexity or lack of continuous efforts, you were not able to follow it.

Thus, keeping everything in mind, in this article we will present before you a comprehensive guide for the beginners that will keep them on the right track for skincare ingredients. We have meticulously designed a simple skin care routine as we understand that ‘simplicity is the key’.

Hyaluronic acid

The basic skin care routine must always begin with hydrating your skin. Our Elemis Hydra-Boost Sensitive Day Cream nourishes your skin deeply and provides it with a smooth texture. Moreover, if you have sensitive skin and you are a beginner, you should always use hyaluronic acid as it comforts the sensitive skin. Also it is vital in protecting your skin from damage radicals.

All you need to do is take a small amount of cream and rub it between your palms and apply on the gentle areas of your skin.


A good skin care routine should always focus on keeping your skin lively and radiant. Thus, whether it is working on correcting the dark-spots or to even out the tone complexion, Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum will cover all the bases. Moreover, when you use it, it leaves a soothing aroma which is very subtle and refreshing.

Moreover, as the radiance serum serves all skin types, it will answer the most pertinent question: what skincare do I need?

AHA: Alpha Hydroxy Acid

Change of weather plays a very important role in deciding your skin routine order. Therefore, if you have dull and dry skin, you should always alter your skin care steps according to the climate. Glycolic acid is essential in keeping your skin moisturized and for that you can use our Caudalie Glycolic Peel For All Skin Types.

In addition, it is important to constantly clean the pores of your skin. Lactic acid assists in accelerating the skin renewal process and for that you can use our Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser.

Along with the above-mentioned ingredients, a simple skin care routine should also include products having ingredients like Malic and Mandelic Acid.

BHA’s: Butylated Hydroxyanisole

The skin care ingredients along with doing the repair work must also be able to treat the skin blemishes. Salicylic Acid plays a pivotal role in avoiding acne appearances. Moreover, it is ideal for a skin that is a combination of normal, dry and oily skin types.

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel covers all your bases as far as treating skin blemishes is concerned. It also helps in clearing the clogged pores, work on the blackheads and act as a natural skin smoother among many other things.


In order to have a high performance skin, you need to know what your skin needs. Thus, for the beginners it is necessary to have a simple skincare routine. Retinol helps in making the skin go vibrant and its combination with Salicylic Acid helps in clearing the blackouts.

For this we have Dermalogica Active Clearing Retinol Clearing Oil that helps in reducing visible signs of premature aging and soothes the skin. Moreover, the slow release of Retinol helps in skin optimization and reduces fine lines and wrinkles along with hyperpigmentation.

Vitamin C

If your aim as a beginner in adopting a basic skin care routine is to free your skin from radical damage, you should include Vitamin-C. At Active Care Store, we have Dermalogica Biolumin-C Serum that has a combination of Vitamin -C and Hyaluronic Acid which helps in brightening your skin. It also helps in keeping your skin firm.

The serum also corrects the damages and imperfections of the skin and assists in restoring its vitality. As the serum has a highly stable Vitamin-C, it penetrates the skin better and improves its natural defences in a better manner.

Chemical sunscreen

Chemical sunscreen is important to include if you wish to have a good skin care routine. The chemical sunscreen contains emphatic ingredients such as oxybenzone, octinoxate, octisalate, and avobenzone. Thus, it will keep your skin regime intact and be your ally in making your skin look better.

At Active Care Store, we focus on having skin care products that blend with our customer’s skin and provide them with immaculate results. In this quest, Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defense SPF30 helps soothe the irritating effects that are caused by harmful pollutants. In addition, it has a physical SPF formula that gives an extra layer of blue light protection.

Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defense SPF30 also reduces the dryness caused due to the UV rays and helps the skin to calm down. As it is perfect for all skin types including the sensitive skin as well, it is a must have in your basic skin care routine.


As a beginner, the most important prerequisite is to understand what you actually want from your skincare regimen. Once you are certain on that aspect, use the products that suit your skin and contain respective important ingredients mentioned clearly in the pointers above.

At Active Care Store, we understand the importance of your skin and thus are always at your service with the best products.

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