When it comes to your skincare routine, there’s no room for messing around.
No matter where you are in your skincare journey, from simple cleansing and toning to a seven-step process, it’s essential to know how, when and why to use what’s in your cabinet. With so many myths, rumors and ‘hacks’, we decided to ask the experts.
Enter the Boost Lab team, responsible for a host of award-winning high performance serums – they know their stuff. From the right amount of retinol to the wonders of niacinamide, here are five common skincare myths busted.
1. The skin around the eyes is the same as the rest of the face
Fake: Simply put, the skin consists of three layers. The first layer, the epidermis, is the thinnest around the eyes, which makes this area particularly fragile and susceptible to bags under the eyes and dark circles. As we age, this area of the skin becomes thinner compared to other areas of the face, which requires tailored treatment.
Enter Boost Lab’s Eye Reset Serum. Its formulation remains gentle on the eye area while containing a host of active ingredients that include a powerful peptide that works to improve dark circles in as little as seven days, so you can confidently hit “next episode” when of your next late night. binge watch.
2. The more vitamin C, the better
Fake: This one is a case of quality over quantity. Experts note that vitamin C is particularly unstable, often breaks down quickly in creams and serums, and can be a skin irritant.
To combat this, you should keep your eyes peeled for stable and skin-sensitive vitamin C derivatives such as sodium ascorbyl phosphate. Boost Lab’s Key Ingredient Brightening serumthe solution quickly releases vitamin C into the skin, with a little help from vitamin E to maximize its antioxidant benefits and scavenge free radicals.
3. Hyaluronic acid should be applied to damp skin
Fake: The first thing you need to know is that hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin through its humectant property, drawing water from the air into the skin (with the ability to absorb 1,000 times its weight in water). Dry skin is the perfect canvas to make the most of its moisturizing benefits.
Boost Lab’s 2D-Hyaluronic Hydro Boost Serum contains hyaluronic acid and two skin-penetrating humectants – hyaluronic acid and panthenol – hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid and panthenol that provide instant and long-lasting hydration.
4. Retinol should be high strength
Fake: We were shocked to learn that’s not the case, with consistency of use rather than force being the key to getting the most out of the hailed staple. Like vitamin C, retinol requires stabilization, with high concentrations (0.25-1%) can cause dry, flaky skin. Not cute.
Doing the hard work for us, Boost Lab’s Night Renewing Serum comes with a healthy dose of 0.1%. Also perfect for sensitive skin, so no one misses out on the anti-aging benefits.
5. Niacinamide is ineffective against blemishes and should be combined with AHA and vitamin C
Fake: If you haven’t hopped on the niacinamide hype bandwagon yet, this is your sign to get on board. Unlike AHAs and Vitamin C which require a lower pH to do their job, Niacinamide is formulated at a non-irritating skin pH of 4.7-5.5.
The ingredient offers a trio of benefits; increase hydration by strengthening the skin barrier, calm redness from irritation and improve uneven pigmentation while controlling excess oil to manage shine.
Niacinamide is a key active in Boost Lab’s Anti-blemish serumalongside a zinc amino acid and Pollustop®, which adds a soothing film to the skin for a silky, flawless finish.
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