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Our skin is soft and luminous. However, with age and sun exposure, we accumulate visible damage such as texture, sun spots, marks and scars. Although it's not possible to completely restore the flawless complexion of youth, these extraordinary skincare ingredients can offer a dramatic improvement, and now is the perfect time to start.
Best for brightening and correcting dark spots
This is the quintessential brightening ingredient to tackle any photodamage that summer has left on your skin. Not only does it offer antioxidant protection to prevent UV-related hyperpigmentation and collagen loss, but Vitamin C breaks up any existing uneven pigmentation to help fade blemishes and discoloration.
VITAMIN A (Retinol)
Best for intensive and multifunctional skin renewal
Both exfoliating and brightening, retinol works at the cellular level to revitalize skin from within and treat the full spectrum of damage caused by premature aging. The result is a radiant, even complexion with a noticeable improvement in wrinkles, skin firmness and overall clarity. This powerful active is safe for most skin types, but can be irritating to some, so use with care.
ALPHA HYDROGEN ACIDS (AHA)
Best for treating fine lines, uneven tone and texture
There's no better way to get a quick and visible renewal than AHAs. This class of chemical exfoliants resurfaces the skin by dissolving the bonds between cells, sloughing off the top layer of dull, dry and damaged skin to leave a smoother, more youthful complexion. Over time, AHAs can help minimize other signs of aging, such as collagen loss.
Best for smoothing, brightening, and perfecting skin
Fruit enzymes are the milder cousin of AHAs. Ideal for daily use on all skin types, including sensitive, they offer a soothing antioxidant boost along with light exfoliation to polish and refine surface texture. And what's better, they remove dead skin cells instantly, so the results are immediately visible.
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BETA HYDROGEN ACIDS (BHAs)
The best for minimizing large pores and acne marks
Similar in name and function to AHAs, BHAs provide a unique benefit for oilier skin: they are fat-soluble. This allows them to penetrate the skin's natural oils and penetrate deeper to exfoliate inside the pores. Salicylic acid, the most commonly used BHA, also provides anti-inflammatory benefits, making it doubly beneficial for oily/acne-prone skin.