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Three Simple Steps to an Effective Skincare Routine

Many of you probably already know this, but your daily skincare routine has a direct impact on the way your face appears in the mirror, even if you are one of those people blessed with beautiful skin. As the body’s largest organ, our skin works hard to protect the body from harmful elements. Keeping this in mind, let’s take a look at how to care for your face and keep it clear and healthy in three simple but effective ways.

Wash Your Face

Our faces come into contact with dirt and environmental pollutants every day, not to mention the sweating that occurs. It would make sense then to wash your face in the morning and at night to rid your skin of impurities and prevent clogged pores, acne, and dullness. Don’t overdo it though by scrubbing too hard. Also, be sure to use a formula that doesn’t strip your skin of its natural oils.

The facial cleanser you should use depends on the type of skin you have. You want to look for formulas that provide essential nutrients and probiotics that help balance skin flora while removing impurities yet retaining moisture. Your skin should feel clean and smooth, not tight or irritated. The right product for you should not trigger acne or clog your pores.

Balance the Skin

After you wash your face, you’ll want to apply a toner to it. Thankfully, the old days of using rubbing alcohol or some similar astringent to aggressively strip your skin of dirt and oils are long gone. You can’t get a healthy, radiant face by drying your skin out. Modern toners work amazingly well on the face and have evolved into a necessary thirst-quenching layer for many.

A concentrated serum is essential because the first step to healthy skin is ample hydration. Look for a champion liquid like a hyaluronic acid serum to really give your skin a boost of hydration. A daily dose of hyaluronic acid serum provides powerful antioxidants to supercharge dehydrated skin. The best among them will also reduce fine lines, promote firming, and speed up the healing of damaged skin.

To further replenish moisture and brighten skin tone, consider a mandelic acid peel to gently remove dead skin cells that clog pores. Mandelic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid—yet another hydrating hero. When in a high-quality formula, this type of peel also will have antibacterial properties that make it excellent at loosening blackheads and treating acne.

Seal in Moisture

The next step is to moisturize. In this stage, it’s important to consider the time of day. In the morning before applying a sunscreen use a day cream or leave-on mask to seal in moisture and protect your skin from pollution during the day. The best formulas will include antioxidants and help promote cellular healing.

At night, you’ll want to use a cream or serum that repairs any damage that may have been caused during the day. Night creams also replenish moisture in the skin. Daily and nightly moisturizers not only protect and nourish the skin, but they also address fine lines that develop over time, imperfections on the surface of the skin, and the appearance of pores. Our daily lives and activities can be very dehydrating, so it’s important not to skip the moisturizing step in your skincare regimen both day and night.

Your skincare routine doesn’t need to be complicated, but you do need to stay on top of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing daily to reap the benefits of clear, healthy skin. There is no instant fix, but by taking care of yourself and consistently using high-quality, potent products formulated for your skin, you’ll be sure to achieve noticeable results.

About Allies of Skin

All Allies of Skin products are designed to complement every aspect of a demanding life, which is why they believe your skincare products should work hard for you and not the other way around. Allies of Skin has created formulas that deliver robust, lasting results. Their products, such as mandelic acid serum, are made to deliver intense hydration, encourage collagen production, brighten and improve skin texture, and much more. All of their formulas promote skin health at the cellular level.

Learn more about Allies of Skin’s products at Alliesofskin.com

 

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Four Ways to Get Your Skin Ready for Spring

If the harshness of winter wasn’t kind to your skin, you aren’t alone. Fortunately, warmer days are ahead. As we transition into more sunshine-filled days, it’s a worthwhile endeavor to get those beautiful faces into tip-top shape. Get your skin spring ready with the four following tips.

Exfoliate for Excellence

Winter weather likely left its mark by giving you dry, flaky skin. If that’s indeed the case, remove those dead skin cells from the top layer of your face by gently exfoliating a couple of times a week, depending on your skin type. As summer approaches you will be shedding more dry skin, so exfoliating will help prevent your pores from getting clogged. Regular exfoliation ensures that your skin renews itself properly too. You may even want to kick off the warm season by doing a chemical peel or other dermatological treatments as needed.

Brighten with Vitamin C

A powerful vitamin C moisturizer or serum is well-known to promote healthy collagen production, protect against pollutants, and visibly brighten dull skin. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that when applied topically allows your skin to repair itself on a cellular level. Dark spots and irregular pigmentation will go away, allowing your skin to glow with brilliant smoothness. In addition to all the benefits above, a vitamin C serum for acne is excellent at reducing any redness or inflammation that typically accompanies acne.

Prepare for Breakouts

On the topic of acne, as your skin transitions from one season to the next, it’s common to experience facial breakouts, so be sure to have your favorite acne-fighting products on hand. Seek out a nightly leave-on treatment that will tackle existing breakouts while helping to prevent future ones. The best products will work to unclog pores, smooth skin texture, kill acne-causing bacteria, and brighten your complexion all while you sleep. A quality acne scar cream will also work to fade old blemish marks. Just think how good you’ll feel waking up every morning to better-looking skin.

Here Comes the Sun—Don’t Forget SPF

A big part of your skincare routine in the spring and summer will focus on preventive measures, including wearing sunscreen. Dermatologists recommend using an SPF of 30 or more, which will block at least 97% of UVB rays. Try using a broad spectrum sunscreen that is designed to blend seamlessly into the skin and leave no oily residue. Be sure to apply sunscreen to your face at least 15 minutes before stepping out into the sun so that you give it a chance to absorb thoroughly. Reapply as needed.

By staying on top of your skincare routine this spring, you’ll be able to reap the benefits of beautiful skin all season long and into the summer. There’s no time like the present to prep your skin for spring.

About Allies of Skin

All Allies of Skin products are designed to complement every aspect of a demanding life, which is why they believe your skincare products should work hard for you and not the other way around. Allies of Skin has created formulas that deliver robust, lasting results. Their products are made to deliver intense hydration, encourage collagen production, brighten and improve skin texture, and much more. All of their formulas promote skin health at the cellular level.

Learn more about Allies of Skin’s products at Alliesofskin.com

 

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The Two Friendly Acids That Are Scientifically Demonstrated to Moisturize Your Skin

There are hundreds of moisturizing creams, lotions, serums, masks, and more on the market to choose from. As wonderful as this is, it can be hard to know which products are worthwhile and which are either ineffective or actually detrimental. The key to finding products that actually moisturize and hydrate your skin is to rely on those with ingredients that have been legitimately demonstrated to do what the producer of them claims they do.

 

 Hyaluronic Acid

When moisturizers featuring a new ingredient emerge on the market, it can be tough to distinguish between what’s a fad and what’s a legitimately effective breakthrough in skincare. A good example of the latter is hyaluronic acid. The popularity of hyaluronic acid serum as a powerful hydrator has skyrocketed recently, and for good reason: it’s the real deal. Hyaluronic acid (also known scientifically as hyaluronan) is actually a humectant, something that reduces the loss of moisture, that our skin naturally produces.

The natural degradation of our skin leads to moisture loss, which leads to dry skin and all its attendant issues. As such, the reintroduction of hyaluronic acid to your skin isn’t the addition of a chemical or ingredient that just makes your face or body feel more hydrated or moisturized due to the superficial application of a fluid to the skin. It’s actually the replacement and addition of a substance your body produces to keep your skin moisturized. And research has shown topical hyaluronic acid to improve skin hydration, firmness, and elasticity.

But not all products with hyaluronic acid are created equally. To make sure your skin is getting the intense hydration and repair it needs, opt for a powerful hyaluronic acid serum that will infuse your skin with concentrated moisture. The best products will harness the power of this acid while also using ingredients that help prevent natural hyaluronic acid from breaking down, such as strawberry fruit extract. Look for a serum that’s meant to be applied morning and night for optimal hydrating results.

Mandelic Acid

The other moisturizing acid that you want on your skin is mandelic acid. There’s been a considerable uptick recently in the use and popularity of mandelic acid treatments, chiefly the mandelic acid peel. While the feedback from those partaking in mandelic acid peels was positive enough to drive its surge in popularity, personal accounts aren’t always the most trustworthy sources of information on that sort of thing.

Fortunately, those same glowing commendations and use of the peels has also been supported and explored via research. A study looking into the ability of mandelic acid treatments to moisturize and improve skin and the efficacy of said treatments found that mandelic acid peels resulted in a “significant increase in sebum secretion” among women with dry skin (sebum being the chief moisturizer of your skin). And that was found effective at “minimizing the discomfort connected with dryness.”

As with hyaluronic acid treatments, not all mandelic acid products are created equal. To get the most out of this powerful acid, look for an overnight serum that also contains antioxidants as well as hyaluronic acid to further replenish moisture to the skin. In addition to its ability to hydrate, a night serum that contains mandelic, lactic, and salicylic acid will help keep skin clear while strengthening its barrier.

About Allies of Skin

Allies of Skin’s success in formulating ground-breaking skincare products is the result of leveraging the phenomenal power of adaptogenic skincare to promote skin health at the cellular level. The outcome is a skin health, maintenance, and improvement strategy that consistently delivers powerful, lasting results. All of their products have been developed to work synergistically with your skin, delivering targeted treatment. Formulated with natural hydrators, antioxidants, and high-performing plant oils, Allies of Skin provides unparalleled results across their product line from their acne scar cream to their mandelic acid serum.

Find out more about Allies of Skin’s revolutionary adaptogenic skincare products at Alliesofskin.com

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Why Keeping Your Skin Healthy May Be the Best Acne Treatment and Prevention Solution

Acne is one of the most common skin issues and can also be one of the most distressing. It can be painful, have a detrimental influence on self-esteem, and can lead to permanent scarring. It’s unlikely that anyone isn’t aware or needs to be convinced of how unpleasant acne is—agreement on that is pretty much universal.

 


An informed understanding of which solutions for preventing and dealing with acne work and which are myths (that either do nothing or can actually make acne worse), however, is less universal. While we won’t be outlining, discussing, debunking, or supporting all of the common treatments, preventions, behavioral suggestions, and myths related to acne here, there are some big-picture solutions that bear mentioning.

Your Diet and Your Skin

Among the most popular, and then most popularly-debunked, sort-of myths about acne is that eating chocolate can cause it. Decades ago, some highly publicized studies determined that there was nothing about the ingredients in chocolate that caused acne. The “chocolate causes acne” claim was then widely debunked as an old wives’ tale and declared wrong. That was taken as dermatological gospel for years.

The thing is, while it’s true that there’s nothing specific about chocolate that causes acne more often than food products like it, that wasn’t the whole story. Additional research found that people with diets higher in sugary foods, dairy, and the “bad” fats have acne more often and with more severity. Those “sugary foods” include chocolate. The point is, it’s becoming increasingly clear that preventing acne has more to do with overall health—healthy skin and healthy habits—than it has to do with avoiding chocolate.

The Importance of Moisturizing

Healthy skin is well-moisturized skin. It’s a fact that may seem counter intuitive to those dealing with acne, but a good vitamin C moisturizer can be as (or more) effective for acne treatment and prevention than continually drying pimples out. The fact is, drying skin out excessively with overly harsh acne treatments isn’t healthy for your skin and can actually backfire, causing more skin issues. Keeping the moisture balance of your skin as even as possible is key. A good first step is finding a high-quality vitamin C serum for acne, preferably one that gently hydrates the skin and can be applied after washing your face morning and night.

Beyond practicing practical healthy skin habits, research has made clear that health habits like diet can contribute to the appearance or absence of acne, based on whether those habits are good or bad. For healthy, happy skin, stay hydrated inside and out by drinking plenty of water and eating moisture-rich foods, as well as adding a lightweight moisturizing serum to your skincare regimen. So eat well, exercise, moisturize, take care of yourself, and remain as healthy as possible. Acne reduction or prevention will be among the benefits.

About Allies of Skin

Allies of Skin’s success in formulating ground-breaking skincare products is the result of leveraging the phenomenal power of adaptogenic skincare to promote skin health at the cellular level. The outcome is a skin health, maintenance, and improvement strategy that consistently delivers powerful, lasting results. All of their products have been developed to work synergistically with your skin, delivering targeted treatment. Formulated with natural hydrators, antioxidants, and high-performing plant oils, Allies of Skin provides unparalleled results across their product line from their acne scar cream to their mandelic acid serum.

Find out more about Allies of Skin’s revolutionary adaptogenic skincare products at Alliesofskin.com

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Show Your Skin Some Love This Valentine’s Day with These High-Performing Products

Nothing says love like alpha-hydroxy acids. At least when it comes to your skin. And since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, there is no better time to show your skin some love (or your significant other, best girlfriends, etc.) than with some skin-loving products packed full of nourishing, carefully-selected ingredients.

 

 

Why does your skin love alpha-hydroxy acids, or AHAs for short? Simple: these naturally-occurring mild acids penetrate skin’s outer layer, providing a gentle exfoliating treatment while delivering potent hydration deep into skin’s cells. AHAs are also known to treat skin spots, uneven skin tone, and acne blemishes; leaving the area around your face, neck, or chest looking healthy and refreshed.

So this Valentine’s Day, whether you’re treating yourself to some skin-loving products or showing someone else some love, deliver a gift of health and rejuvenation with powerful skincare products that pack an AHA punch.

Mandelic Acid

Mandelic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that is derived from bitter almonds. It is used in a variety of skincare products such as a mandelic acid peel to soothe skin inflammation, encourage the production of collagen, help improve skin thickness and elasticity, treat certain types of acne, and retain skin’s moisture.

Mandelic acid peels deliver a supercharged blend of salicylic acid, brighteners, antioxidants, and peptides that lightly exfoliate while replenishing moisture and strengthening skin’s outer barrier. It’s perfect for overnight use and you will love waking up to healthy-looking skin (and hey, love is what Valentine’s Day is all about).

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid serum is another way to deliver potent ingredients that your skin (or your sweetie’s) is sure to love. Hyaluronic acid serum contains antioxidants, peptides, and stem cells that help repair, heal, and hydrate skin.

Look for hyaluronic acid products that deliver three separate, high-performing ingredients for optimal results, including low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, high molecular weight hyaluronic acid, and botanical polysaccharide. Together, these synergistic ingredients help protect and strengthen skin’s outer barrier and help enhance skin’s natural moisture.

Skin will love the hydrating, collagen-promoting effects of hyaluronic acid and other high-performing ingredients such as strawberry fruit extract and other antioxidants. These high-quality ingredients are perfect for the face and neck area and can be used in the morning or evening.

Together, hyaluronic acid and mandelic acid are the perfect way to show your skin some love this Valentine’s Day (or surprise others with skin-loving gifts). They are also perfect for all skin types and deliver targeted results to help heal tired, dehydrated skin. And the best part, ingredients like vitamin E, glycerin, Superoxide Dismutase, honey, and many others deliver long-lasting, skin-loving results that actually help your skin learn how to heal and repair itself. And there is no better way to celebrate a day of love than by spreading the power of healing, repairing products that promote health and love.

About Allies of Skin

 

Allies of Skin promotes skin health at the cellular level by leveraging the power of adaptogenic skincare formulated to deliver powerful, lasting results. Their products are made to work synergistically with your skin and deliver targeted treatment. Created with antioxidants, natural hydrators, and high-performing oils, Allies of Skin delivers powerful results with products like mandelic acid serum and acne scar cream.

Learn more about Allies of Skin’s adaptogenic skincare products at Alliesofskin.com

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3 Tips for Healthy Winter Skin

There are so many reasons to celebrate come wintertime. There’s the amazing holiday lineup, the delicious food, time with friends and family, ski and snowboard season, etc. If there is a downside though, it might be winter’s potential to wreak havoc on your skin, especially those sensitive and exposed areas like your hands, face, and lips.

 

                           

Winter can actually be tougher on your skin than summer. The cold air tends to strip moisture away along with surface lipids that typically protect your skin from environmental toxins. As your skin’s outer surface dries out, dirt and bacteria can easily absorb into your skin, causing breakouts, irritation, and inflammation.

 
Fortunately, there are a few easy ways to combat winter acne while also keeping your skin hydrated and healthy.
 
Invest in the Right Moisturizer
 
It might sound obvious, but the right moisturizer will protect against that frigid, dry air and help lock in hydration. There are several ways to moisturize effectively this winter:
 
For lip care, look for products made with moisturizing ingredients such as cocoa butter, natural oils, and enriching vitamins. This formula adds all-day moisture to combat dry lips and promotes healthy, protected lips.
 
For hands and face, look for products formulated with natural hydrators such as a vitamin c moisturizer. Vitamin C is used commonly in the skincare industry because of its multifaceted properties. It’s known to increase the production of collagen, help skin retains moisture, and help skin heal from sun exposure or an abrasion.
 
For the best defense against winter’s drying effects, look for a moisturizer with a high concentration of vitamin C as well as other healthy ingredients such as Superoxide Dismutase and Glutathione. These ingredients work synergistically to deliver lasting moisture that will protect your skin all day.
 

As an added bonus, a vitamin c serum for acne can deliver a potent dose of antioxidants that can help heal outbreaks, skin sensitives, or inflammation that may surface when skin becomes dry.

 
Be Mindful of Indoor Heat
 
As nice as that space heater or fireplace feels, the unfortunate truth is warm indoor air can dry out our skin almost as much as the cold outside air. It’s not just dry skin you’ll need to worry about, either. Dry indoor air can exacerbate skin sensitivities too. As unpleasant as it sounds, moisture from snow and slush can collect on rugs and carpets, acting as a catalyst for bacteria growth that can further inflame skin. While a nice, warm indoor environment is wonderful during the cold winter months, it’s important to make sure your skin stays hydrated and clean, even when you’re not facing the outdoor elements.
 
Avoid (Long) Baths
 

Although few things feel better when you come in from the cold than a long soak, hot water is another moisture-sucking culprit that can further inflame sensitive skin. Protect your skin while still staying warm by keeping soaks between five and ten minutes and avoiding super-hot water. While a hydrating soap made with natural oils or glycerin will help lock in hydration, always apply a moisturizer at the end of a bath or shower.

 
About Allies of Skin
 

Allies of Skin promotes skin health at the cellular level by leveraging the power of adaptogenic skincare formulated to deliver powerful, lasting results. Their products are made to work synergistically with your skin and deliver targeted treatment. Created with antioxidants, natural hydrators, and high-performing oils, Allies of Skin delivers powerful results with products like mandelic acid serum and acne scar cream.

Learn more about Allies of Skin’s adaptogenic skincare products at Alliesofskin.com

 

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Enjoy the Benefits of a Spa-Like Chemical Peel From the Comfort of Your Own Home

You might be familiar with that quintessential scene from Sex and the City where the plucky Samantha Jones underwent a chemical peel and emerged with red, blistery skin so raw she couldn’t even attend her friend, Carrie Bradshaw’s, book release party.

 


Fortunately, this Hollywood reenactment is curated more for theatrics than accuracy. Chemical peels are very common in clinical practices and are among the top five most popular minimally invasive dermatological procedures performed in 2017, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In fact, nearly 1.4 million people opted for a chemical peel in 2017 alone, an increase of 1% from 2016.

Research in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology notes that “chemical peeling is a popular, relatively inexpensive, and generally safe method for treatment of some skin disorders and to refresh and rejuvenate skin,” adding that the procedure can stimulate new skin growth and improve the skin’s texture.

Researchers also found that chemical peels are effective in treating acne, photoaging, and melasma, and were also found to be useful when administered adjunctively with other topical therapies.

Some of the most popular chemical peels are known as superficial or “lunchtime” peels, a nod to their ease and minimal invasion. Superficial chemical peels typically use alpha-hydroxy acid or other mild acids to penetrate skin’s epidermis layer with gentle exfoliants. This treatment is known to treat skin spots, uneven skin, and acne, and to leave the face, neck, or chest looking refreshed.

Mandelic acid and hyaluronic acid are two of the most popular dermatological treatments that can leave skin feeling and looking rejuvenated—a far cry from the Sex and the City disaster that plagued Ms. Jones.

Mandelic Acid

Mandelic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that is commonly used in chemical peels and at-home skincare treatments. Derived from bitter almonds, mandelic acid is used to treat skin inflammation, encourage the production of collagen, and help improve skin thickness and elasticity.

This dermal treatment is also used to treat certain types of acne and reduce the effects of dryness, which is regulated by sebum secretion.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in our bodies and plays a key role in retaining moisture. Dermatologists use hyaluronic acid to deliver powerful hydration that can strengthen skin’s outer barrier and improve skin’s elasticity.

When administered adjunctively with antioxidants, peptides, and stem cells, hyaluronic acid can help repair and hydrate dry skin.

Get the Benefits of a Chemical Peel in Your Daily Serum

Unfortunately, we don’t all have the luxury of sipping cosmos on weeknights or purchasing $400 shoes on the weekends, and we definitely can’t always make it to the dermatologist to receive a regular chemical peel.

Fortunately, the power of hyaluronic and mandelic acid also comes in a daily skin serum with day or night treatments options. Products like Allies of Skin’s hyaluronic acid serum delivers a daily boost of antioxidants, as well as Superoxide Dismutase and Resveratrol Ferment extract to heal skin and ease signs of damage. It can also improve skin’s moisture retention and strengthen skin’s outer barrier. Similarly, products like a mandelic acid peel can deliver a potent blend of mandelic, lactic, and salicylic acid to treat breakouts and uneven texture.

About Allies of Skin

Allies of Skin creates adaptogenic skincare formulated to deliver powerful, lasting results. Their products are scientifically formulated to work with your skin and treat your individual conditions. Formulated to deliver powerful hydration, encourage the production of collagen and elastin, and improve skin’s texture, Allies of Skin promotes skin health at the cellular level, whether it’s through their hyaluronic acid or mandelic acid serum.

Learn more about Allies of Skin’s powerful skincare products at Alliesofskin.com

 

 

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Prevent Breakouts with Vitamin C’s Acne-Fighting Power

Vitamin C is a vital molecule for healthy skin and can play an important role in encouraging the production of collagen, retaining moisture, and treating damage from sun exposure. Vitamin C exists naturally in our skin’s dermis and epidermis layers, but it is also used as a topical treatment to combat skin dryness, roughness, loss of color, hyper pigmentation, and more according to research published in the journal Nutrients.

 

 


Vitamin C can also treat skin wounds and scars caused by injuries or skin conditions such as acne. Scars form as a result of fibrous tissue arranging in unidirectional layers around a wound rather than aligning with skin’s natural basket-wave pattern, according to research published in Nutrients. This results in visible variation compared to the surrounding skin, and the scar site is usually weaker and raised.

The research also notes that, while there are currently no treatments to completely prevent the formation of scar tissue, “the extent of scarring may be ameliorated” through the nutritional support for regeneration of the skin layers. Researchers add “of all effects of vitamin C on skin health, its beneficial effect on wound healing is the most dramatic and reproducible.”

A vitamin C acne scar cream or other topical treatment can potentially treat acne scars or other skin wounds in many ways:

Limit Free Radical Damage

Part of vitamin C’s potency in treating and healing scars is its potential to mitigate free radicals at a wound site. Research out of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University explains that vitamin C levels decrease rapidly when skin’s epidermis and dermis layers become disturbed, and this inflammation can increase the presence of free radicals. However, research suggests that the topical application of vitamin C may limit free radical damage at the scar site and play a role in healing existing scars.

Promote Collagen Synthesis

Research in Nutrients explains that vitamin C’s beneficial effects on wound healing is “directly related to its co-factor activity for the synthesis of collagen,” which plays an important role in decreasing inflammatory responses at wound or scar sites. However, researchers explain that while topical application of vitamin C can improve wound healing, the extent of benefits also depends on the overall health of the individual.

Increasing Vitamin C Intake Topically and Orally

Researchers at the Linus Pauling Institute explain that consuming as little as 10 milligrams of vitamin C each day can help heal and improve skin health. You have many options when it comes to topical and oral vitamin C products, including topical creams, moisturizers, and serums such as a vitamin C serum for acne.

For optimal results and scar-healing effects, look for products that deliver a powerful concentration of vitamin C with a waterless formula. Seek out a product that will deliver a vitamin C concentration of 35% while also delivering additional nutrients such as Superoxide Dismutase and Glutathione. Together, these powerful ingredients can work synergistically to visibly brighten dark spots while improving skin’s health and heal dermal inflammation from acne scars.

About Allies of Skin

Allies of Skin creates adaptogenic skincare formulated to deliver powerful, lasting results. Their products are scientifically formulated to work with your skin and treat your individual conditions. Formulated to deliver powerful hydration, encourage the production of collagen and elastin, and improve skin’s texture, Allies of Skin promotes skin health at the cellular level, whether it’s through a mandelic acid serum or a vitamin C moisturizer.

Learn more about Allies of Skin’s powerful skincare products Alliesofskin.com

 

 

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Two Powerful Skincare Ingredients That Deliver Results

Whether you’re struggling with chronically dry skin, inflammation, acne, sun damage, or something else, the last thing you need is to go through the time and expense of trying a new product and not seeing the promised results.

While every skin condition is unique and treatments will invariably work differently from person-to-person, there are several clinically-proven ingredients that consistently treat some of the most chronic skin conditions such as dryness and acne.

 


Vitamin C

Vitamin C, also known as L-ascorbic acid, is a powerful antioxidant that can repair and protect cells from harmful free radicals that break down our cellular DNA, lipids, and cellular proteins such as collagen.

Vitamin C also is known to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Research has shown that vitamin C can inhibit the activation of certain cytokines, which are small proteins that can inflame and affect the health of neighboring cells. Given vitamin C’s curative and reparative properties, it is often used as an ingredient in rosacea or acne treatments, and other products that treat skin inflammation caused by cytokines.

Vitamin C is also known to work in conjunction with topical skin products such as sunscreen to repair and protect skin. For example, research has shown that vitamin C has promising photo protection and de pigmentation properties, meaning it can help repair and protect against UV exposure. Some clinical research has shown that applying a small amount of topical vitamin C to sunscreen reduced UVB-induced sunburn formation by 40-60%.

Mandelic Acid

Mandelic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that is commonly used in chemical peels and at-home skincare treatments. Alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid and citric acid are commonly derived from food products like sugar cane and citrus fruits. However, mandelic acid comes specifically from bitter almonds.

Alpha hydroxy acids like mandelic acid have powerful dermal application and can treat skin inflammation, promote collagen formation, and help improve skin thickness and elasticity. Some research has shown that mandelic acid’s physical and chemical properties penetrate the skin’s layers more slowly, making it more effective in treating sensitive skin conditions.

Mandelic acid can be found in dermatology treatments such a mandelic acid serum or peel, and are used to treat certain types of acne or tanning discolorations, as well as promote skin moisture.

For example, in the study referenced above, 17 women were treated with a mandelic acid peel on both cheeks, forehead, and the T-zone in order to determine the effects on increased sebum secretion, which is important to maintain skin moisture. The study found that mandelic acid significantly increased sebum secretion on the cheek area and T-zone, and the peel was well tolerated by the whole studied group. The study concluded “mandelic acids may be considered an effective, safe, and well-tolerated method in ageing women,” and can reduce the effects of dryness, which is regulated by sebum secretion.

Getting the Most Out of Your Skincare Products

Whether you’re struggling with acne, skin-inflammation, thinning skin, or sun damage, you want to make sure your time and investment in skincare yields results. While there are many products on the market that are clinically proven to effectively treat a range of skin conditions, mandelic acid and vitamin C are two highly effective ingredients that are increasingly found in some of the most popular skincare products.

About Allies of Skin

Allies of Skin creates products with intelligent, potent ingredients to deliver powerful results. Their skincare products are designed to work synergistically with your skin to treat your unique conditions. With optimal concentrations that stimulate collagen and elastin, Allies of Skin works to promote skin health at the cellular level, whether it’s through their acne scars serum or mandelic acid serum.

Find powerful products that work for you at Alliesofskin.com

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The Power and Benefits of Adaptogenic Skincare

The concept of adaptogenic care is rooted in the centuries-old Chinese science of combining the complementary powers of herbs, plants, and roots to help our bodies adapt to, fight off, and treat long-term stress, acute stress, and immunological or neurological stress. 

 


As a subset of naturopathic medicine, adaptogenic care is most often associated with herbal teas or tinctures that tap into the therapeutic properties of herbs like ashwagandha, Asian ginseng, rhodiola, and reishi. However, it’s also gaining traction in the more modern fields of wellness, beauty, and skincare.

Employing the same principles rooted in ancient healing tradition, clean skincare companies like Allies of Skin are formulating their products with potent, high-performing ingredients that work synergistically with your skin and deliver targeted healing properties.

For example, an adaptogenic vitamin C serum for acne will not only deliver powerful antioxidants to treat skin inflammation, it will also combine the complementary powers of other potent antioxidants to penetrate skin’s thick outer layer and treat the causes of acne at the cellular level.

Employing the simple yet powerful concept of synergistic formulas and ingredients, adaptogenic skincare products are providing a potent new twist on a centuries-old science.Just as powerful combinations of herbs and plants can help our bodies adapt to and fight off biological stressors, skincare companies are creating products that promote long-term skin health with ingredients that activate receptors that stimulate collagen and elastin, promote cellular health, and inhibit melanin formation.

Take a look at these three adaptogenic ingredients and treatments that synergistically soothe and treat some of the most common skin conditions.

Blemish Treatments

Adaptogenic blemish treatments are designed not only with clear skin in mind. With powerful ingredients that are formulated to treat the causes of breakouts, such as stress or hormones, an adaptogenic blemish facial eradicates breakouts, improves skin texture, lightens blemish marks, hydrates skin, and brightens—all in one.

Look for products with complementary ingredients such as potassium azeloyl diglycinate, which regulates sebum production and hydrates; organic rosehip oil, which can treat scars and inflammation; colloidal silver, which has antibacterial properties; and pomegranate enzymes, which hydrate, brighten, and exfoliate.

Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that can repair and protect cells from harmful free radicals that break down our cellular DNA, lipids, and cellular proteins such as collagen. Vitamin C also is known to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties.

Vitamin C is a powerful adaptogenic ingredient in serums and other topical creams given its ability to work adjunctively with other antioxidants such as superoxide dismutase and glutathione to fight inflammation, protect against sun exposure, and help repair damaged cells.

Together, this powerful formulation of antioxidants penetrates deep into skin’s epidermis and dermis layers, stimulating collagen, rebuilding cellular membranes, treating dark spots, reducing inflammation, and protecting against free radical damage. Given these therapeutic properties, vitamin C is often added in conjunction with other antioxidants in rosacea serums or acne serums.

Retinaldehyde

Retinaldehyde is a stable form of vitamin A that is part of the Retinoic family. Retinaldehyde, like retinol and retinoic acid, rejuvenates skin and promotes cellular regeneration. However, Retinaldehyde is available without a prescription but is still 20 times more potent than common over-the-counter treatments.

Retinaldehyde has powerful adaptogenic properties, particularly when used with other alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) like as mandelic acid. Together, Retinaldehyde and AHAs can deliver powerful dermal treatments that help treat skin inflammation, promote collagen formation, and help improve skin thickness and elasticity.

About Allies of Skin

Allies of Skin creates products with intelligent, potent ingredients to deliver powerful results. Their skincare products are designed to work synergistically with your skin to treat your unique conditions. With optimal concentrations that stimulate collagen and elastin, Allies of Skin works to promote skin health at the cellular level, whether it’s through their acne scar cream or vitamin C serum.

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