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Bev Sidders Skincare Glossary

Active Ingredients

Active ingredients — ingredients with “treatment” value. When placed on the skin, they performs a therapeutic or beneficial function, such as neutralizing free radicals, exfoliating, normalizing (making skin healthier), healing, hydrating, thickening and soothing, etc. The three top proven active ingredients in anti-aging skincare are CE Ferulic, Glycolic acid and Retinoic Acid. Following those are peptides, growth factors, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide….the list is long for ingredients and their manufacturers competing to make it to the top.