Have you ever wondered how Japanese celebrities achieve bright and dewy skin? Yes, they may have access to weekly facials and skin treatments, but it's their brightening skincare products that really make the difference! Ingredients that go into Japanese brightening skincare products have been thoroughly researched and proven to benefit its users. Fret not; the ingredients are no secret. If you want to achieve Japanese "mochi" soft, supple skin, these are the 5 must-have ingredients to look out for in your next brightening serum.
Niacinamide is no stranger to those with acne-prone and dull skin. It controls sebum production, treats hyperpigmentation, retains skin moisture, brightens skin complexion, and so much more. Brightening serums containing niacinamide can also help fight free radicals to prevent cell damage, resulting in healthier, younger-looking skin.
2. L-Ascorbic Acid
L-ascorbic acid is a fantastic skin brightening and anti-ageing ingredient widely found in most brightening serums to brighten skin, even skin tone, and reduce fine lines. It brightens, hydrates, fades hyperpigmentation, prevents skin sagging, the list goes on and on; but most importantly, safe for all skin types!
3. Citric Acid
Do not confuse citric acid with l-ascorbic acid! Both have similar sources of origin; however, citric acid is an antioxidant while l-ascorbic acid is a vitamin C. Brightening serums with citric acid are great for exfoliating and removing the dead skin cells off of the skin's surface while smoothing out uneven skin tone and texture.
A great +1 in any brightening serum! Many swear by retinol to not only brighten their skin but to also treat acne, fade stubborn acne scars and dark spots, improve texture, as well as to reduce wrinkles. For those with acne-prone and sensitive skin types, remember to start off with smaller concentrations of retinol (0.01% to 0.03%) and work your way up. Retinol may irritate the skin and potentially cause skin purging when used incorrectly!
5. Sodium Hyaluronate
Last but not least, sodium hyaluronate! Brightening serums that contain this ingredient help to effectively provide your skin with the hydration it needs. When the skin is well hydrated, it will eliminate the dullness. So you can restore your skin barrier while achieving brighter skin! What's not to like about that?If you're on the search for a brightening serum that has not one but all these skin brightening ingredients, definitely give NIHON Skin's Triple Action Serum a try! Formulated to provide your skin with that extra boost towards Japanese "mochi" soft, supple and glowing skin, this lightweight and fragrance-free brightening serum may just be your next holy grail.