Read on to find out what made it onto the ingredient A-List.
Retinol targets the signs of aging by stimulating cellular renewal, boosting collagen production and improving skin elasticity. The result? A visible reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and increase in dermal density and firmness. Typically, for a skin-saver to be topically effective, it should reach a concentration of at least 0.7 percent. While most products available over the counter contain 0.4 percent, Ossential Radical Night Repair Plus contains a 1.0 percent concentration of retinol -- 2 and a half times the industry average.
An absolute must for those with acne-prone skin, using a topical salicylic acid treatment not only sweeps away excess oil, but also removes dead skin cells on the surface for instantly clearer skin. I love ZO Skin Health Offects TE-Pads made with 2 percent Salicylic Acid -- the highest over-the-counter concentration. Used daily, the ultra-effective pads exfoliate skin and control breakouts by reducing oiliness.
This multi-tasking skin-saver is proven to help exfoliate rough patches and resurface the skin for a firmer, smoother looking finish. Known for its intense hydrating properties and ability to stimulate collagen production, lactic acid leaves skin softer and more youthful looking. One of my top lactic acid-infused picks? ZO Skin Health Oraser Body Emulsion. It not only softens and moisturizes dry skin, but also reduces the appearance of dark spots.
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