RAWKANVAS natural skincare ingredients

Skincare ingredients that are worth their hype

With so many products, promises and trending ingredients on the market, it’s hard to figure out what’s actually worth your time and investment. Not to mention analysis paralysis (it’s a real thing!)… When you don’t know where to start or what to choose it can really affect your skincare journey – so we’d like to help! 

Here are the tried, tested and scientifically proven natural skincare ingredients that are worth their hype! 
Hyaluronic acid 
What: An acid that draws moisture from its environment to hydrate the surface layers of the skin 
Benefits: Not only does hyaluronic acid leave your complexion more hydrated, plumper and radiant-looking (minimising fine lines and wrinkles while increasing your glow), but it can also regulate oiliness (assisting to lessen breakouts) and assist a healthy skin barrier function too (a healthy skin barrier assists to minimise skin sensitivities, bacteria build-up and breakouts) 
Why it’s worth the hype: Hyaluronic acid attracts and binds to water molecules and increases the water content of the skin. Almost unbelievably, it can absorb more than 1,000 times its weight in water! 

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What: A powerhouse vitamin (a derivative of vitamin A) which assists with everything from collagen production through to a reduction in breakouts 
Benefits: Retinol can assist to boost collagen, increase skin firmness, improve overall skin texture, smooth dry skin, reduce the appearance of pore size, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the appearance of pigmentation and age spots, regulate sebum production and reduce the appearance of breakouts 
Why it’s worth the hype: One ingredient, 9+ benefits – need we say more?! It truly is a must in any good skincare routine 

Find it in: The Foundation: Retinol & Vitamin C Lotion 
Vitamin C 
What: A powerful antioxidant ingredient known for its skin brightening effects 
Benefits: Not only does vitamin C work to brighten the skin but it also promotes collagen production, assists with hyperpigmentation, skin redness and inflammation, and acts as a shield against pollution and sun damage too (which can lead to premature maturing of the skin) 
Why it’s worth the hype: Vitamin C absorbs easily into the skin and begins working immediately – meaning you’ll see results quick smart!  
Find it in: The Foundation: Retinol & Vitamin C Lotion 

Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) 
What: A water-soluble vitamin (meaning it’s not stored in the body and often needs replenishing) that works with the natural substances in your skin to assist multiple skin goals 
Benefits: Vitamin B3 can assist to improve the overall appearance of the skin, minimise redness, reduce the appearance of pigmentation, reduce the appearance of pores, minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and regulate oil product too (assisting to lessen breakouts) 
Why it’s worth the hype: Often likened to retinol – its versatility to assist almost any skin type and skin goal makes it a multitasking hero 
Find it in: Luminosity: Brightening Probiotic Mask 
What: Microencapsulated, live cultures of good bacteria that assist in our overall skin health 
Benefits: When our skin’s microbiome (the community of microorganisms that live on the surface of our skin) is out of balance, we can expect stressed, dry, cracked and breakout-prone skin... even the likes of eczema. So, probiotics assist to reinforce our skin’s natural barrier of defence (providing immunity and defence against bugs) and help to regulate our skin’s natural PH levels too. Simply put, probiotics decrease inflammation and sensitivities, protect against bad bacteria, decrease breakouts and leave skin repaired and sealed (smooth) 
Why it’s worth the hype: Skin health! When your skin is healthy, it’s happy 

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While we haven’t covered every ‘it’ ingredient here (we’re looking at you seaweed collagen, bakuchiol, ceramides, peptides), this does give you a good start! If you fancy, you can discover all of our RAWKANVAS ingredients here.