Our Top 5 “Holy Grail” Skin Care Ingredients

Updated: Apr 7, 2021

Your skin care routine is a lot like a cooking recipe - you’ll need to make sure you have all the right ingredients to get the best results!  However, with so many different types of products out there, it can be difficult to determine exactly what your skin needs.  Here are a few “holy grail” ingredients that should be a part of every balanced skin care regimen.

1. Retinol!

What is it?  Retinol, also known as Vitamin A, is a key component in anti-aging: not only does it help to slow down the appearance of aging, but it also improves the look of already-developed wrinkles and fine lines!  

What does it do?  Retinol works by sloughing off old, dead skin cells, keeping the skin fresh and glowing.  Add this to your routine to see improvement in skin tone and texture, acne, and wrinkles.

Try: YovinoMD Retinol Super Serum, Retinoid Complex 0.5%, Retinoid Complex 1.0%, Bye Bye Bags

2. Hyaluronic Acid!

What is it?  Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally-derived hydration powerhouse.  There are many different forms of HA, so it is possible to have multiple types in a single product!  Fun fact: hyaluronic acid is used in dermal fillers, like Juvederm and Restylane, to plump the skin.

What does it do?  HA is capable of deeply penetrating the skin, providing long-lasting hydration.  Unlike a moisturizer, which only locks in pre-existing moisture, HA delivers a mega-dose of ultra-hydrating molecules.  This leaves the skin soft, dewy, and healthy.

Try: YovinoMD Filler in a Bottle, Wrinkle Erase Serum

3. Vitamin C!

What is it?  Vitamin C is a vitamin well known for its immune-boosting abilities, often sourced from citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruits, or lemons. 

What does it do?  In skin care, Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant which helps to protect your skin cells from free radical damage.  This means your skin is healthier, your complexion is brighter, and you get a boost of protecton from the appearance of sun damage. 

Try: Retinol Super Serum, Retinoid Complex 0.5%, Retinoid Complex 1.0%

4. Niacinamide!

What is it?  Niacinamide, also known as nicotinamide and vitamin B3, is a water-soluble vitamin that works wonders on the skin.

What does it do?  Niacinamide boasts a whole host of benefits: it helps to tighten pores, regulate oil production, prevent acne breakouts, protect the skin from environmental stressors, soften fine lines and wrinkles, and improve the appearance of skin tone, to name a few!  

Try: YovinoMD Wrinkle Erase Serum

5. Sunscreen!

What is it?  Sunscreen refers to products designed to provide protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays.  Sunscreen can consist of physical blockers, chemical blockers, or a mixture of both - read our sunscreen blog to learn more.

What does it do?  You can have the best skin care regimen in the world - but, if you don’t include sunscreen, you’re undoing your routine every time you step into the sun!  Sunscreen not only helps to prevent skin cancer and sunburns, but it also prevents hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and other obvious signs of sun damage.  Make sure to protect your skin every day, even if you are only planning on being outdoors for a few minutes!