Scientific terms are the bane of our digestion of literature. We find ourselves alienated by these big words that just do not register with us at all, and often find no value in it and tune out.

This is especially the case in beauty circles, where skincare is a science meticulously researched by scientists in the field. Where science is involved, there might be some terms alien to us, but essential to our knowledge.

Here are some terms that may perturb you – but knowing about them will greatly enlighten you in your skincare journey.

Because all of us yearn for immaculate complexions, don’t we?


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This mouthful of a term is a form of Vitamin B-3, an essential nutrient for the well-being of not only your skin, kidneys, and brains.

A deficiency of this nutrient can bear undesirable effects like kidney and skin disorders. There is more than meets the eye when it comes to this nutrient in terms of skin health, and its properties are known to be especially efficient in the alleviation of acne and eczema.

If you’re suffering from frequent breakouts or bouts of eczema, a product with concentrated doses of Niacinamide might just do the trick where all other skincare products have failed.


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Astaxanthin is another term that might confuse and fly under our radar… until you hear what it brings to the beauty and wellness table.

Astaxanthin is a carotenoid pigment and a potent antioxidant that boasts multiple health benefits, namely healthier skin and complexions that exude glow. Additional benefits of this antioxidant include better heart health, joint pain relief, and even a potential of cancer treatment.

If you find yourself looking at a sallow and pallid complexion in the mirror, a boost of Astaxanthin can add a dash of much-needed color and vigor to your skin.


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Tranexamic Acid

Acid is usually something that burns on the first association, but this acid does everything but that.

Dubbed the “It” acid in beauty circles, Tranexamic Acid wages a winning war against breakouts, pigmentation, and even acne scarring.

Safe for all skin types, a one-two combo of Retinol and Tranexamic Acid can easily fade discoloration of skin, iron out your acne scars, and even cure cases of eczema.

The only thing that Tranexamic acid burns are possibly all your issues with pigmentation, hormonal breakouts, and even protection from UV exposure.


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Not So Complex After All

 So there you have it… a better understanding of these complex terms that you’re reading on your product labels.

They may be a mouthful, but trust me – their benefits are too, bountiful.


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