This month, Sephora brings “The Yes List”, a curation of the season’s five most sought after ingredients that back March newness as well as some all-time favourites. In the list, they also recommended some skin care products that contain these ingredients that can be found in Sephora stores.
“With Sephora Malaysia’s The Yes List, we hope to educate and to empower customers to choose their skincare based on science-backed ingredients that promise to deliver results,” Daryl Hee, Sephora SEA Vice President of Merchandising shared.
1. AHA/BHA: The Skin Smoothers
Hydroxy acids exfoliate the skin, unclog pores and remove dead skin cells for a boost in radiance, minimises appearance of lines and improving skin textures. As these ingredients work by exfoliating the skin’s upper layers, sunscreen application is essential to prevent UV damage.
2. Squalane: The Lightweight Moisturiser
A weightless, non-comedogenic oil that protects skin’s moisture barrier for dewy, hydrated skin. Squalane oil can be used to tame frizz and moisturise dry hair as well.
3. Retinol: The Collagen Booster
Also known as Vitamin A, this skin-firming ingredient boosts collagen production to keep skin looking youthful and plump. It firms and brightens skin while boosting cellular turnover and reduces appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Nevertheless, you are advised to start slow with gentle formulas, and avoid layering AHA/BHA products with retinol to prevent increased skin irritation.
4. SPF: The Ultimate Protector
SPF offers protection from the sun’s harmful rays and reduces premature signs of ageing. It also prevents dark spots, keeps skin tone even, and reduces sun damage. Looking at the weather in Malaysia which is hot and humid year round, it’s highly recommended that you wear SPF even on days when you’re mostly indoors as the ultraviolet rays can still pass through glass windows.
5. Probiotic: The Good Bacteria
Live cultures of good bacteria help protect skin against inflammation and breakout-causing bacteria by calming irritation and redness, while protecting skin from environmental stressors. It also helps to improve the appearance of signs of ageing. This ingredient is good for those who face breakouts.