3 new beauty product lines with star ingredients to try

Published September 13, 2021, 5:35 PM

by Jane Kingsu-Cheng

Research and development never ends, and all for the quest to have the best and healthiest skin.

Artwork by Ariana Maralit

So many skincare products, so little time. And with new ingredients that keep popping up, how do we know which works for us? We’ve rounded up three new releases with key ingredients that you can check out and try for yourself.

Not new to the beauty industry, retinol is a familiar ingredient that has been tried and tested to lessen wrinkles and other signs of aging. But retinol, if potent, can have after effects such as dryness, redness, and peeling. People who do not do proper research and just slather on this product might wreak havoc and stress on one’s skin.

So what to do? Kiehl’s was able to harness the power of retinol—safely, so that anyone can use it without the stress. Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum works on fighting the signs of aging sans the irritation and other unwarranted side effects.

You can use it day and night, and is suitable for all skin types. One pump is all you need to apply after cleansing the skin. It also can be used around your eyes area, neck, décolleté, and back of the hands. Available in 50ml and in stores nationwide and online.

Who says probiotics is only for food? Yes, it’s good for topical application on your face as well. Backed by years of research, probiotics can improve skin complexion, protect from UV rays, and slow down aging. Yes, we also need good bacteria to boost immunity, regulate PH levels, battle environmental stress, and keep skin tight and smooth.

Now where to get our hands on this? Start with a good cleanser such as this Japonesa Probiotic soap. It’s handmade with Glycerin to make it extra moisturizing. Collagen can also be found that gives off that youthful glow. Lactoferrin and St. John’s Wort are antibacterial agents and works on lessening breakouts, especially those that come from wearing masks all day long.

Best news of all, it’s all-natural and cruelty-free.

Hyaluronic Acid
It’s a favorite among beauty connoisseurs for its power to bind 1,000 times its weight in water, keeping our skin hydrated. Yes, we do have this ingredient in our bodies but we lose much of it as we age. This is when the skin aging occurs.

From it’s earlier launch of Soothing Cleansing Gel and B3 Boost Water Cream, Happy Skin believes that it was time to introduce four more products to make this skincare collection a more powerful one. It recently introduced B3 Boost Capsule Serum, a very light water jelly base to plump the skin. They also added ceramides to keep the skin barrier healthy, niacinamide to beat dullness, and cica to lessen irritations. B3 Boost Brightening Eye Cream is that includes peptides to boost elasticity. The cooling metal applicator makes application fun by refreshing the eye area. The Mini Cooling Cryo Ball is also a must-have. Made with professional grade stainless steel, it smoothly glides on the skin as it tightens, de-puffs, promote cell renewal, improve blood flow, and minimizes the appearance of pores.