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Clients Share Their Favourite Skincare Ingredients for Radiant Skin

A buzz can be created about almost any skincare product ingredient, but do they actually work?

Most importantly, will they work for you?

Is Retinol, Vitamin C, Glycolic Acid, or Hyaluronic Acid worth trying?

Spa Wellness Method Clients share their favourite skincare ingredients here.

1. Love: Hyaluronic Acid

A soothing and hydrating solution, Hyaluronic Acid is used in all facials at AcuComfort.

Occurring naturally in the body, it cushions and hydrates joints and eyes.

Gentle and effective, it is not what is usually thought of as the word, acid.

Hyaluronic Acid is good for all skin types as it adds a thickened “jelly water” to the skin instead of heavy fats and oils.

It is great for acneic and sensitive skin, too – just watch for added fragrance that may cause irritation or breakouts.

2. Love: Vitamin C Serum

A healing and active ingredient, Vitamin C is used to reduce sun damage, even skin tone and dark spots and enliven dull skin. 

It gives the look of healthy, radiant skin even in cold, winter weather. 

It is excellent to do a Vitamin C Facial Series before a vacation or in the midst of winter for a summertime boost to dull skin. 

Its healing properties can smooth fine lines. 

Caution: Vitamin C may cause irritation for those with sensitive or reactive skin. If this happens, use less Vitamin C and more Hyaluronic Acid to soothe and hydrate.

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3. Mixed Reviews: Retinol

An effective anti-aging and acne scar-reducing treatment, Retinol is one of the most highly talked about skincare ingredients.

It boosts collagen and elastin production due to the increase in cell turnover. New cells come to the surface of the skin more quickly using Retinol.

Why the mixed reviews?

Retinol is not for everyone as it can cause red, irritated, flaky and even sore skin.

It may also cause photosensitivity meaning skin can burn more easily in the sun.

There are a few simple hints to reduce inflammation and photosensitivity when using Retinol. First, it’s a good idea to start slowly using Retinol 1-3 times a week in the evening.

Keep skin hydrated with Hyaluronic Acid during the day.

If your skin becomes irritated, stop using Retinol for a few days or until the reaction calms. Soothe and hydrate with Hyaluronic Acid

4. Love: Vegan

Even if you aren’t vegan or even vegetarian, choosing vegan ingredients – those without any animal-derived ingredients – can simplify skincare selection.

As lists of skincare product ingredients increase, you may unknowingly be applying things to your face you would otherwise avoid.

Well-known skincare brands can include some pretty gross stuff to be put on your face.

Snail slime, beetle carcasses, and shark liver oil are a few of the ingredients most popular in traditional, non-vegan skincare products.

Thankfully, vegan plant-based skincare is more effective than ever with a full range of the right skincare products for your skin.

Facials at AcuComfort consist of vegan and cruelty-free ingredients 🙂

5. Mixed Reviews: Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid is an ingredient applied to quickly exfoliate skin.

It has often been used in professional skincare peels.

Glycolic Acid works on the surface layer of the skin to smooth and exfoliate.

Though it can be very effective, it may also cause redness, flakiness, breakouts, and photosensitivity.

To use Glycolic Acid, start slowly with 1-3 times a week in the evening.

Keep skin hydrated with Hyaluronic Acid during the day.

If your skin becomes irritated, stop using Glycolic Acid for a few days or until the reaction calms. Soothe and hydrate with Hyaluronic Acid.

Know that the best skincare products and ingredients are always the ones that work best for you!

Book a Professional Skincare Consultation with Stacey

Interested in asking questions about your skin, trying products, and seeing what works best for you with take-home samples? Book in a Mini Facial with Stacey at Acucomfort.ca/Esthetics

Enjoy Autumn with Glowing Skin!

Questions about your skincare needs? Please get in touch with Stacey at Stacey@SpaWellnessMethod.com I’d love to hear from you!

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Stacey Marie Horton

Radiance & Vitality Master Coach/Trainer, Licensed Esthetician, Facial Specialist & Certified Restorative Yoga Instructor.

Hi! I'm Stacey Marie

It’s so easy to go through life ignoring our own self-care.

Yet, when we take care of ourselves and take time for ourselves, the world seems a happier place. 

Caring for ourselves heals, inspires and empowers allowing us to connect with and care more for ourselves and those we love.

I have been an esthetician, makeup artist, self-care coach and trainer for over 30 years.

Having owned a hotel spa, run a resort spa in California & been the skincare consultant on a few movies, I’ve had many unique opportunities in which to specialize my skills.

I love what I do and continually take advanced training to inspire, deepen, and more fully care for my clients.

I have given over 1,000 facials and coaching sessions and have trained 1000s of coaches worldwide.

Within every service offered, each part is customized to best serve you to refresh, rejuvenate and revitalize.

Yes, you will have radiant skin, feel vibrant and energized. Most importantly, you will reconnect with caring for yourself.

I look forward to partnering with you on your self-care journey.

Let’s be kind. Take time for you with a facial or self-care coaching session.

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