What are the safest ingredients in skincare products?

Most skincare products are packed-full of ingredients that the majority of people will have never heard of.

This can often make it difficult to figure out which products will work for you, and which could potentially irritate your skin.

Luckily for everyone, there are a few — very common — ingredients that are very safe in skincare products that will work for most skin types.

Here are some of the safest ingredients in skincare products that you should be looking out for.

Hyaluronic acid

If a product claims to be hydrating, chances are that it contains this ingredient.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is naturally found in skin tissue but is recreated synthetically to aid in restoring and hydrating the skin.

You’ll find it in lots of serums and moisturizers — even in products for oily skin, as it’s very lightweight.


Another hydrating hero that you’ll find in plenty of skincare products is ceramides, these are known as ‘lipids’ which are a group of ingredients that keep the skin barrier strong and healthy.

Safe for all skin types who need some moisture and barrier repair, you can’t go wrong with ceramides, especially in moisturizers or body lotions.


Another ingredient that’s naturally found in our skin is collagen, they’re the foundation of strong skin.

The problem with natural collagen in our skin is that the production of it slows down as we get older, so you’ll find collagen in a lot of anti-aging skincare products.


If you have redness or pigmentation, niacinamide is the perfect ingredient to add into your skincare routine.

It’s tolerated by most skin types, even if you’re super sensitive. It helps to brighten the skin and smooth out texture — it also works great in combination with our final ingredient on the list.

Vitamin C

We all know that we should be eating foods high in Vitamin C, but did you know that your skin is also in need of this hero ingredient?

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects your skin against pollution and the sun’s harmful rays, while helping to brighten the skin and fade any areas of discoloration.

You can get Vitamin C in a variety of different strengths, so some people may be a bit sensitive to higher concentrations. If you have especially sensitive skin, we’d recommend starting with a lower concentration and working your way up.

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