Transformative Cosmetic Ingredients - New Year, New Skin!

New Year, New Skin! All New Year's resolutions should include “This year I'm going to take care of myself more” because pampering ourselves is essential to feeling good about ourselves and others.

After the holiday season it is normal to feel our skin different and with less shine, since the excesses committed are immediately reflected in the health of the skin. That's why we should bet on the right cosmetics to reset and start the year with healthy and luminous skin!

To achieve a “new skin” we have to rely on the help of transforming cosmetic ingredients, such as retinol, glycolic acid, lactic acid and vitamin C, whose effectiveness is scientifically proven.


Retinol is the most powerful ingredient in combating the signs of time and age and needs no introduction. This ingredient has already proven and continues to prove its effectiveness in combating wrinkles and sagging of the face, as it stimulates skin renewal and increases collagen production.

Although it is one of the most effective ingredients in preventing and fighting the signs of skin aging, retinol can cause skin dryness. In addition, it also increases the skin's sensitivity to sunlight, so it is mandatory to use sunscreen every day.

The best way to include retinol in your routine is through serums or oils like Pestle & Mortar Superstar Retinoid Night Oil , Oskia Retinoid Sleep Serum Level 2 and Alpha-H Vitamin A .

Glycolic acid:

Glycolic acid is one of our favorite skin transforming ingredients! It is an alpha hydroxy acid that moisturizes the skin, improves the appearance of blemishes and acne lesions and prevents skin aging. Its effect is visible right after the first use.

Our favorite products with glycolic acid are Alpha-H Liquid Gold , Pestle & Mortar Exfoliate Glycolic Acid Toner and Alpha-H Beauty Sleep Power Peel .

Lactic acid:

Lactic acid is an essential ingredient for anyone who feels dull and looking for that healthy glow. It is a milder alpha-hydroxy acid than glycolic acid and gently exfoliates the skin, improving its texture and pigmentation while moisturizing it.

Our favorite products with lactic acid are Oskia Liquid Mask Lactic Acid Micro-Peel , Gallinée Face Vinegar and Gallinée Youthful Serum .

Vitamin C:

Vitamin C is essential in the fight against wrinkles, sagging, loss of luminosity and blemishes, as it is an antioxidant that stimulates collagen synthesis and also acts as a depigmenting agent. Although Vitamin C is not very stable, there are cosmetic formulations that guarantee its stability and reduce the irritation that a high concentration of Vitamin C could cause on the skin. Vitamin C is the icing on the cake, it's the ingredient that will leave your skin luminous and even!

Vitamin C should be used in the morning and the best way to include it in your routine is through serums like Alpha-H Vitamin C and Oskia Renaissance Brightlight Serum .

We are sure that if you include these ingredients in your routine you will feel differences in your skin and that 2020 will be the year of healthy and radiant skin!

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