The Top Skincare Ingredients You Need to Know

The Top Skincare Ingredients You Need to Know

Get ready to embrace your inner ‘skintellectual’ with these top beauty wonder ingredients that are set to take the skincare world by storm in 2019.  One thing's for sure, they won't be a best kept secret for long as we all love skincare products that can help to improve the look of our skin.

Best Natural Skincare Ingredients UK

  • Vitamin F
  • Passionfruit
  • Bakuchiol
  • Witch Hazel
  • Pomegranate
  • Cactus
  • Seaweed Extract
  • Rosemary Leaf Extract
  • Squalane
  • Pumpkin


The perfect ingredient for skin-barrier strengthening.

Also known as linoleic acid, vitamin F is an unsung hero within the skincare world. An essential fatty acid found in sunflower, rosehip, flaxseed oil and olive oil, its omega-rich structure helps to keep your complexion looking heathy and clear. This is one of the reasons that we use sunflower oil in our Nakin Face Products Collection.


The new kid on the antioxidant block.

Antioxidants are here to stay, and this tropical treat is the latest ingredient to join the list. Rich in riboflavin, vitamin A, carotene and vitamin C, this top skincare ingredient helps to safeguard your skin from sun damage and pollution and also delivers brightening and anti-inflammatory benefits.


A great herbal alternative to retinol.

According to most dermatologists, retinol is often heralded as the be-all, end-all of skin transforming ingredients.  However, it can also cause sensitivity and irritation for those of us with sensitive skin. Fortunately, Bakuchiol is a fantastic herbal alternative. This super skincare ingredient is being touted as the next big thing and is one of the best retinol replacements that nature has to offer. One thing to note is that Bakuchiol can still cause flaking and shedding of skin like retinol. For this reason we use a peptide derived from hibiscus in our Eye Cream Complex and Performance Face Serum wrinkle treatments.


This classic ingredient is making a comeback.

Okay, so this ingredient probably isn’t a new contender on your skincare radar, however, the star ingredient in the toner you used to use back in school is making an unlikely comeback.  In fact, this humble ingredient was once forecasted as one of Pinterest’s top beauty trend. Why the sudden resurgence?

Witch hazel does a brilliant job of helping to tighten pores and remove any excess oil.  This makes it a top ingredient to look out for if you have oily or acne-prone skin. If that’s not enough of a reason to consider jumping on board the witch hazel train, it also has a number of anti-inflammatory benefits and can help to soothe irritated skin. This is why we use it in our Purifying Face Toner.


The perfect ingredient to encourage radiant skin.

With its incredible anti-ageing, antioxidant, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, this unsung skincare hero is the perfect ingredient to include in your daily skincare routine. Pomegranate can help to increase circulation and healing in the skin.

This spectacular skincare ingredient can also protect against premature ageing by helping to reduce sun damage and exposure, which is why you will find this miracle ingredient in our natural anti-ageing eye cream and our anti-ageing matt formula face cream.


One of the best hydrators in the business.

The prickly plant’s ability to survive in particularly harsh climates is also one of the main reasons it is such a great skin hydrator. The cactus is a favourite amongst those with dry and acne-prone skin as it offers high hydration levels without blocking pores.


Chock full of all your skin’s favourite minerals and vitamins.

Seaweed extract helps to soften, soothe and reduce skin sensitivity.  This magic ingredient helps to maintain your skin’s natural balance by defending against irritation.  It also helps to protect and support the natural repair process too. And there’s yet more reasons to love using seaweed in your skincare products – it also helps tighten the skin, boost levels of hydration and works as a trusty anti-inflammatory too. We use it a lot in our skincare range.


A great natural astringent.

Rosemary leaf extract is chock full of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that are great for your skin.  This is one of the main reasons why you will see it a huge range of skin cleansers. Not only does it help to clean out your pores, but it also provides a soothing and calming aroma.  This ingredient is definitely one to watch as it is also known to help treat acne by fighting off oily skin. You will find rosemary leaf extract in our anti-ageing performance face serum.


The great ingredient for hydration.

This wonder ingredient is ideal for anyone with dry or sensitive skin who feels that traditional face oils often break them out.  Squalane is a plant-derived ingredient that can be found in olives or sugarcane. This ingredient is loved by the beauty community because of its lightweight and non-greasy texture but deeply hydrating for the skin.  It will also help to regulate natural oil production, making it a great choice for anyone with oily skin.


Your go-to ingredient for increasing cell turnover.

Pumpkin enzymes have long been used as a safe and natural exfoliant for improving skin texture, however we are yet to unlock the full potential of this fruit. Pumpkin is chock full with impressive substances that can help to hydrate, soothe and renew your skin. This helps to leave skin looking silky smooth. This type of ‘feed your skin’ ingredients are only set to grow in popularity. At Nakin we use fruit extract as AHAs in our Exfoliating Radiance Tonic.

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