5 Active Ingredients for Optimum Skin Health

5 Active Ingredients for Optimum Skin Health
At Laser Hair Removal At The Bay & On Unley we not only offer laser hair removal, we also offer skin care to our clients!
Along with our amazing Hydrafacial treatments, we also stock MediK8 Cosmeceuticals, the award winning global skin brand, sold only by skin care experts.  
Cosmeceuticals contain active ingredients which make a huge difference to your skin. Client’s often ask  what exactly are active ingredients and what do they do for their skin? 
We have listed below 5 active ingredients to help client’s understand the importance of using a proven cosmeceutical.
Vitamins are essential for the human body to operate properly.  They provide many benefits for both your general health, hair and skin.
Vitamin A
Vitamin A, also known as retinol, is one of the best anti-ageing active ingredients on the market.  The benefits of using a quality cosmeceutical with Vitamin A include;
Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
It assists in collagen production resulting in firmer skin
Improves skin hydration
Improves uneven skin tone by smoothing and refining the surface of skin
Assists in the eradication of pre-cancerous skin lesions
Helps in reducing the symptoms of rosacea
Promotes skin exfoliation, making skin smoother and more even
Reduction of pore size and helps balance oil production
Optimises UV protection by repairing the cellular function of the epidermis
Vitamin C
Vitamin C has several important functions and the benefits of using a quality cosmeceutical include;
It helps to protect cells and keep them healthy.
Evens the skin tone and diminishes hyper pigmentation 
Helps with wound healing.
Maintains healthy connective tissue 
Assists in collagen production and maintenance.
Helps protect and also neutralises skin from free radicals.
Helps skin’s surface protect itself from environmental aggressors
Creates firmer, younger-looking and feeling of the skin.
Vitamin E
Vitamin E is both a nutrient and antioxidant. Also known as tocopherol it helps to maintain healthy skin through its anti-inflammatory, nourishing and immune enhancement properties.
Salicylic Acid
Salicylic acid is an ideal active ingredient for oily and acne-prone skin.
It encourages skin exfoliation, loosens dead skin cells and unclogs blocked pores
Salicylic Acid penetrates deep into the pores, meaning that it exfoliates both inside the pore as well as the surface of the skin.
Reduces oil production 
Supports cell growth and speeds up cell regeneration
Firms and plumps the skin by promoting cell turnover
Anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant to help soothe skin, reduce redness and subdue aggressive breakout.
Protects skin from free radical damage which reduces the appearance of wrinkles
Helps to lighten and smooth skin to achieve even skin tone and reduce pigmentation
Boosts collagen production and helps heal rough, cracked, damaged skin
Glycolic Acid
Glycolic Acid is able to penetrate the skin deeply and easily making it effective for treating skin conditions 
Provides exfoliation for the skin
Aids in acne treatment by sloughing off dead skin cells, reducing sebum production and unclogging pores and congested skin. 
Assists other products to penetrate the skin better by removing any blockages of dead skin cells from the skin’s surface
Reduces pore size and increases cell turnover
Helps with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid is one of the active ingredients that is ideal for most skin types, replenishing moisture to the skin. 
Enhances water content and helps the skin retain a balanced amount of moisture.
Skin appears smoother and feels softer.
Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by plumping the skin.
Helps the skin fight against environmental aggressors
Hyaluronic Acid is suitable for a range of combination skin types e.g. oily, sensitive and mature skin