The Ingredients You Want to Look For in Your Skincare Products

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Ever looked at the ingredient lists on skincare products and felt completely baffled about what all of those names mean, as well as which ingredients your skin actually needs?

You’re not alone. Skincare ingredients can be confusing, making it difficult to decipher whether or not a product is going to benefit your skin.

So, to make life a little easier, here’s Vivo Per Lei’s list of the skincare ingredients that you want to see in the products you use/buy:

Sodium Hyaluronate

Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Day Cream

Let’s start with one of the most popular skincare ingredients around; sodium hyaluronate. Even if you’ve not heard of this one before, you’re probably familiar with its relative; hyaluronic acid. Sodium hyaluronate is basically the salt form of hyaluronic acid. This means that it has a much smaller molecular size that enables it to dive even deeper into your complexion.

What does it do once it’s there? It quenches the skin with plenty of hydration. Being a humectant, sodium hyaluronate binds moisture to the skin. This immediately leaves the skin looking plump and dewy while ensuring that skin cells have all of the moisture that they need to function to the best of their abilities.

Due to its popularity, sodium hyaluronate can be found in a wide range of skincare products, including several from Vivo Per Lei. If you want to make the most of this ingredient, look for it in serums and creams, such as the Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Day Cream. This formula’s primary focus is on boosting the skin’s moisture content, which is why it combines sodium hyaluronate with several other hydrating compounds.

Polyglutamic Acid

Snow Mushroom Night Cream

Another ingredient that boasts exceptional hydrating properties is polyglutamic acid. In fact, one study found that polyglutamic acid could be even better at hydrating the skin than hyaluronic acid.

Just like hyaluronic acid, polyglutamic acid is a moisture-binding humectant. However, it also works to keep your skin’s existing levels of hyaluronic acid feeling protected. This, in some ways, provides double the moisture.

When used as the sole hydrating compound in a skincare product, the effects of polyglutamic acid are undeniable. However, combine the ingredient with sodium hyaluronate/hyaluronic acid and the visible results become even more impressive. These two skincare ingredients work beautifully together, which is why you’ll find them used alongside each other in a number of Vivo Per Lei skincare products. The Snow Mushroom Night Cream is one, with this moisturizer also harnessing the power of retinol, another ingredient worth keeping an eye out for in skincare products…


24K Caviar Gold Serum

Retinol is another ingredient that you’ve likely heard of before. It’s one of the many vitamin A derivatives out there, with vitamin A being revered for how it can help with so many different visible skin concerns.

The appearance of skin aging, for example, can be reversed and prevented with the use of retinol. Multiple studies confirm this, showing how retinol can leave the skin looking smoother and firmer.

The ingredient is also a superstar at lightening the look of dark spots. Being an antioxidant, it fights the appearance of other forms of free radical damage too. Again, this keeps the skin looking youthful and healthy.

While retinol tends to be beneficial no matter how it’s used, serums containing the ingredient are usually the most effective way to soak up its array of properties. Give the Vivo Per Lei 24K Gold Caviar Serum a try and you’ll see exactly what we mean. Not only will this serum tackle the look of skin aging but, thanks to sodium hyaluronate, it will also provide an extra layer of hydration for your skin.


Age Control Eye Cream

We’ve talked about vitamin A, so now let’s move on to the B vitamins. There are eight in total, with niacinamide known as vitamin B3. Out of the eight B vitamins, this one is the most beneficial for the skin.

For starters, it leaves the skin barrier and skin surface feeling much stronger. This has a knock-on effect of reducing transepidermal water loss – the rate at which moisture evaporates out of your skin. The result of this is increased skin moisture levels, meaning healthier-looking skin.

Niacinamide also helps to even out the skin tone, reducing the visibility of discoloration. It’s great for making the pores look smaller and lighter too. Meanwhile, its antioxidant properties add to its appeal even more.

Being a relatively gentle ingredient, niacinamide, unlike many other skincare ingredients, can safely be used on the delicate skin around the eyes. That’s why we’ve included it in the Vivo Per Lei Age Control Eye Cream. It’s joined by a long list of botanical skincare ingredients, all of which back up the power of niacinamide to leave the eye area looking smoother, brighter, and fresher.

Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate

Activated Charcoal Mask

The next vitamin on our list is vitamin C, another ingredient that’s available in multiple forms. Ascorbic acid is the purest but this isn’t necessarily the best form of vitamin C for your skin. Why? Because of its instability. It oxidizes quickly, not only causing the skincare products that it’s in to deteriorate faster but also potentially harming your skin.

Sodium ascorbyl phosphate (SAP), on the other hand, is known for being much more stable. It provides the same visible effects as ascorbic acid, meaning that it will brighten, tighten, and revive your complexion. However, it can be formulated into a wider range of products. It’s also better tolerated by those with sensitive skin, giving it a wider appeal.

If you would like to give this ingredient a try, you’ll find it in the Vivo Per Lei Activated Charcoal Mask. This mask is designed to leave the skin feeling detoxified and replenished, making SAP a perfect fit. In this formula, it’s joined by vitamins A and E, along with a buffet of antioxidant-rich botanical extracts.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Soothing Facial Serum

It’s easy to understand why people favor products containing plant extracts – these skincare ingredients have so much to offer. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of botanical extracts out there that can be used on the skin. However, aloe vera is one of the true originals. This ingredient has been used for centuries, and to great effect!

Most people love the ingredient for how it soothes the complexion. It reduces the feeling of inflammation, making it a go-to when trying to calm the look of a sunburn. It’s exceptionally hydrating too, due to how a large portion of the plant consists of water.

Even better, research shows that aloe vera can help with the appearance of skin aging. It makes the skin feel more elastic and less fragile. This is largely down to the numerous phytochemicals and hydrating compounds within aloe vera extract. 

You’ll find aloe vera extract in a few Vivo Per Lei formulas, but if you’re looking for a product that places the ingredient front and center, you won’t go wrong with our Aloe Soothing Facial Serum. This serum features quite a short ingredient list, with aloe vera at the top. It has been blended with sodium hyaluronate, amino acids, and purslane extract, resulting in one of the most hydrating serums you’ll ever use!

Kojic Acid

Dark Spot Corrector Serum

If you’ve been looking for a way to lighten the look of dark spots on your face, kojic acid is the way to go. Dermatologists often recommend this ingredient over the chemicals that are commonly used to lighten the complexion because not only does kojic acid get the job done just as well, but it won’t leave you dealing with any nasty side effects.

The ingredient works to decrease the appearance of melanin in the skin. Melanin is the pigment that gives the skin its color. Dark spots are usually formed when excess melanin ends up clustered under certain areas of the skin, a common occurrence after sun exposure. 

Kojic acid works well on its own, but we’ve magnified its effects in our Dark Spot Corrector Serum by combining it with other skincare ingredients known for fading the visibility of dark spots. Between vitamin A, peptides, glycolic acid, and niacinamide, this serum will have your skin looking even and clear in no time!


Magnetic Deep Hydration Mask

If you want to ensure that your skin looks as healthy as possible, antioxidants are what you need. They’re the only compounds that can fight the appearance of free radical damage, making it worth incorporating as many antioxidants as possible into your skincare routine.

With that said, some antioxidants are more powerful than others. The vitamins that we featured earlier are among the most potent. However, one other antioxidant that matches their power is resveratrol. It’s a compound that’s naturally produced by certain plants, including grapes, blueberries, and plums.

Just like other antioxidants, resveratrol will keep your complexion safe from oxidative damage. It works even more effectively when it’s combined with other antioxidants, which is what we’ve done with our Magnetic Deep Hydration Mask. In addition to resveratrol, this face mask also contains a decadent blend of antioxidant-rich botanical extracts. It’s a great way to give your complexion a lift and a glow, and it also happens to be so much fun to use!

Hemp Seed Oil

Hyaluronic Acid Daily Facial Wash

There are only a handful of plant oils that can be used on all skin types. The majority of them have pore-clogging tendencies. This is why these skincare ingredients are usually avoided by those with oily skin.

Hemp seed oil, however, is different. It has a comedogenic rating of zero. This means that you won’t have to worry about this oil clogging your pores and contributing to acne. In fact, studies have found that it does the opposite, suppressing the appearance of inflammation and breakouts.

That’s not the only reason to use this oil though. It’s also wonderfully hydrating while being loaded with antioxidants, which, as you know, are key for your skin. It feels extremely soothing too and the potent compounds within it are fantastic for eliminating the look of fine lines and wrinkles. 

While hemp seed oil is most commonly used in leave-on products, it’s a great ingredient to have in a cleanser too. That’s why we’ve used it in the Vivo Per Lei Hyaluronic Acid Daily Facial Wash. It will keep your skin feeling hydrated while it’s being cleansed, leaving you with a much smoother and softer complexion.

Experience High-Quality Skincare Ingredients With Vivo Per Lei

While it’s true that many brands make use of sub-par skincare ingredients, this is certainly not the case with Vivo Per Lei. As you have seen from the ingredients featured above, our products have been formulated with the best of the best. Give some of them a try and your skin will soon look all the better for it!

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