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Common Ingredients Used in Medspa Products

Cosmetics are essential for keeping skin healthy because they hydrate and cleanse the skin. The FDA requires product labels to provide a complete ingredient list that separates active from inactive ingredients. This practice of labeling skincare products helps consumers understand their ingredients.

Alpha-hydroxy Acids (AHAs)

 Over time, these acids—which include citric, glycolic, lactic, and tartaric acids—have become more and more common in skincare formulas. AHAs are found in creams and lotions and are said to help with a number of skin issues, such as enlarged pores, age spots, fine lines, and uneven pigmentation. When adding products with AHAs to your routine, it’s important to be aware of potential side effects, such as sun sensitivity and mild skin irritation, which call for the use of sunscreen.

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid, also referred to as beta-hydroxy acid, is a common ingredient in moisturizers and wrinkle creams. Its main purpose is to eliminate dead skin cells, which improves the texture and color of the skin. Products with salicylic acid are especially useful for treating sun-damaged skin because of their exfoliating qualities.


Made from vitamin A, retinal has a special molecular structure that makes it able to reach the skin’s lower layers. Targeted by this penetration are collagen and elastin, two substances that are necessary to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. A common component of anti-wrinkle serums and creams is retina.

Vitamin C & Hyaluronic Acid

Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid are commonly found together in skincare products. Hyaluronic acid is also referred to as glycosaminoglycan. It is believed that this substance, which is naturally present in young skin, joint fluid, and tissue, has the renowned ability to slow down the aging process. However, over time, the body’s levels of hyaluronic acid may decrease due to aging, bad eating habits, and smoking.

Copper Peptide

Known for its efficiency in tightening and hydrating skin, copper peptide has also been investigated for its capacity to stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastin. It also has antioxidant properties and promotes the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans, which are similar to hyaluronic acid.

Understanding What Ingredients Are Used

Consumers are more able to make decisions depending on their individual skincare needs when they are aware of these ingredients. The wide variety of ingredients found in skincare products provides answers for a range of skin issues, from sun damage to aging signs.