Ingredients In Your Skincare

Debbie: Esthetician at Neroli Mequon

We all know that using high-quality beauty products is essential for achieving results and keeping skin healthy. I’m going to introduce you to two unique ingredients will give your face a boost of radiance and glow: bromelain and caffeine.

Yes, facials are vital to the look and feel of your skin, but I want to show you how equally important is your daily skincare routine. 

Ingredient #1 | Bromelain 

In 2019 one of the hottest ingredients in skincare lines was an ingredient called bromelain. Bromelain is an enzyme that is extracted from the stem and core of a pineapple. 

The purpose of enzymes is to treat aging, acne, congestion and pigmentation.  Enzymes accelerate the rate of reactions in our cells by more than a million-fold. So, reactions that would normally take years can occur in fractions of seconds.

The interest in using enzymes for cosmetic applications has grown in recent years. Topical bromelain has been shown to have significant benefits for skin protection as it captures the free radicals that cause so much damage to our skin. 

One source of bromelain that I use 2-3 times a week is Ultraceutical’s Ultra Dual Microfoliant.  It’s also a great combination of ascorbic acid microparticles and bromelain.  This Microfoliant will improve skin texture gives my face a beautiful, natural glow.

Ingredient #2 |  Caffeine

Drinking coffee is a huge part of many people’s daily routines. But did you know that it is also a popular ingredient in your skincare, too? Caffeine has many benefits to your health and skin. 

  • Reduces Puffiness: it improves the circulation in our skin which helps to dissipate any water retention that causes puffiness.  The increased circulation also gives our skin a beautiful glow.
  • Contains Antioxidants: products with antioxidants limit how much free radicals our body produces (which cause fine lines and wrinkles).
  • Collagen Production: the amino acids found in green coffee bean oil help our skin produce more collagen and elastin.

One source of caffeine that I like to use is found in Ultraceuticals Ultra Energising Mask.  This is a weekly treatment mask that really wakes up my skin. This mask also contains ingredients like: vitamin e, olive leaf extract, Persian silk wood extract and vitamin b5. These vitamins and extracts help to energize my skin!


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