What Makes A Good Quality Ingredient in Skincare
As the popularity of the beauty industry skyrockets in these past few years, we saw dozens of new skincare brands and product launch that keeps popping up every week, hyped by glowing reviews from skincare enthusiasts. But how do you know that a skincare product is actually of good quality? The fancy bottle? The rich texture it feels in your skin? A lot goes to tell if your skincare ingredients are good quality beyond the luxurious packaging. Rather than blindly following what beauty influencers told you, it’s worth knowing what actually makes a good quality skincare ingredient to make a wise, informed decision.
No Artificial Fragrance
Let's be honest, a face cream that smells good will sell better than those without fragrance. But when we go past the marketing, there is no clinical reason for fragrance in skincare formulation other than to mask a medicinal smell. Added perfumes are known to cause skin allergies and irritation, so it's crucial to stay fragrance-free if you have sensitive skin. A genuine high-quality skincare brand will be confident with its powerful ingredients enough without the help of artificial fragrance.
Non-Toxic and Harsh Chemicals
We know these bad guys; SLS, Paraben, artificial coloring, silicon, formaldehyde-releasers, and other harsh chemical ingredients that can potentially irritate your skin. We have covered this in-depth before; read here to know more about it. A good skincare company goes a long way in research to remove these ingredients and look for safer substances to replace them. The end product might get a bit pricier, but it's definitely of better quality.
The Number of Premium Ingredients that Actively Maintain the Health of Your Skin
When you buy a skincare product, what you want is the active ingredients that will work to address your skin issues. Ideally, a high-quality active substance is not only working for the targeted issue but also derived from natural plant extracts, like MONO Skincare's citric acid, ascorbic acids, or the hero ingredient Inulin. A good ingredient formulation is about offering high amounts of effective, potent active ingredients and employing the finest that science and nature have to offer.
Actively Protect the Skin from Outside Damage
Pollution produces inflammation, destroys collagen, and disturbs the skin's barrier, which can hasten the aging process. Your skin requires a second line of defense to combat pollution particles, strengthening your natural skin barrier. High-quality ingredients could proactively protect the skin against environmental stresses, like MONO Skincare's prebiotic, organic acids, and aloe that works like a coat of armor between the skin and external aggressors.
Fewer Fillers than Active Ingredients
A lot goes between inexpensive, mass-produced skincare products and clinically high-quality ones. Ingredients are the prominent factor here. The number of active and essential elements vs. filler compounds significantly impacts the quality of your skincare and the outcomes you see.
When you prioritize quantity over quality, you risk your products' strength and efficacy. While you may believe that low-cost, mass-produced skin care is a good deal, it could be watered-down formulas loaded with fillers - not to say that all cheap products are bad. But if a product is loaded with more unnecessary fillers than active ingredients, your skincare routine would less likely to give you the result that you desire.
Every ingredient in MONO skincare formula has a specific purpose which directly improves the skin. We don't use any chemical thickener, synthetical emulsifier, or petroleum jelly—some of the most common fillers used by skincare manufacturers—to create the impression of a rich, creamy texture.
Another extremely common filler ingredient in skincare? It's our friend H20, under the fancy name aqua, that often shows up at the top of the list. While water is not a bad thing, we don't want you to pay for them when it's readily available everywhere. Our breakthrough in skincare innovation removes water altogether and allows you to add them by yourself later on. MONO Skincare’s tablet is hyper-concentrated with active agents, so you only buy ingredients that work on your skin on each of your purchases.