Photos: Hyaluronic acid to retinoids, skincare ingredients you need to know

Skincare brands are now advertising their products based on the ingredients present in them. You must have heard beauty gurus

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If you are confused about what ingredients to look for before purchasing a product then here's a list of ingredients and their benefits on the skin.(Unsplash)

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Salicylic Acid: This is a type of beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) that comes from willow bark. Salicylic acid can be used as an exfoliator. It seeps deep into the skin to reach the pores and unclog them.(Unsplash)

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Glycerine: Also referred to as glycerin or glycerol, this helps provide moisture to the skin. If you have extremely dry skin then this is an ingredient you need to look out for in your skincare products.(Unsplash)

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Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): People who have a lot of acne issues should use products that have this ingredient. It helps control oil and at the same time hydrates the skin and evens the skin tone.(Unsplash)

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Hyaluronic Acid (HA): This ingredient is already present in the skin but starts diminishing with age. It is believed to 'reverse' ageing and is known to cushion and lubricate. It does not just help treat wrinkles but also provides hydration and firmness.(Unsplash)

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Retinoids: Retinol, retinal aldehyde, and retinyl esters can be used to reduce acne and acne scarring. It helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture, even skin tone and provide hydration to the skin. Doctors often suggest breastfeeding mothers to avoid using products with this ingredient. If you have extremely sensitive skin then use over-the-counter retinol. (Unsplash)

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Benzoyl Peroxide: This is another great ingredient to treat acne by killing bacteria underneath the skin(Unsplash)

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Vitamin C: Vitamin C is already present in your skin but as you get older, the concentrations decrease. Applying skincare products with Vitamin C in them can keep skin firm and plump.(Unsplash)

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