SKINIMALISM: TWO HERO ACTIVE INGREDIENTS BESIDES SUNSCREEN (VITAMIN C & RETINOL)

SKINIMALISM: TWO HERO ACTIVE INGREDIENTS BESIDES SUNSCREEN (VITAMIN C & RETINOL)

Skinmalism - "skincare minimalism" - stresses a simple and sustainable skincare routine with fewer skincare products that are highly effective. Skinmalism is about reducing the skincare steps, harnessing the power of multitasking products, and ultimately following a more sustainable beauty regimen. 

Not only is skinimalism known to be the most low-maintenance skincare routine, but you might also be taken back by the effectiveness of the results. In addition, skinimalism does not lead to a compromised skin barrier, redness, irritation, or the acne breakouts sometimes associated with excessive skincare efforts, including multiple serum layering.  

Dermlove has developed a supercharged skincare duo that provides this "less is more" approach and works wonders by letting your natural skin shine through. 

  1. Daily Glow Capsule with Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid)

This antioxidant powerhouse formula is for the AM routine and has only nine ingredients with multiple benefits. 

Brightens complexion

 L-ascorbic acid blocks the melanin production pathway in the skin, which helps lighten hyperpigmentation, fade brown spots, and reveal an even complexion with a natural glow.

Protects against environmental stressors and delays aging

The free-radical-fighting power due to the antioxidant activity of vitamins C and E is essential for protecting the cellular structures, delaying signs of premature aging, and preventing precancerous changes caused by UV exposure and pollution.

 Boosts collagen production and preserves youthful vitality

L-ascorbic acid is a vital cofactor for building collagen bundles and boosting collagen, a naturally occurring protein that provides skin support and structure. Collagen production helps enhance elasticity and firmness, leaving skin with fewer wrinkles and fine lines. 

  1. Night Renewal Capsule with Retinol

This PM treatment with only eight ingredients has the following benefits:

 Renews epidermal cells layer

Retinol goes to the deeper layer of the skin – the dermis – and speeds up surface cell turnover, prompting new cells to grow underneath. 

Stimulates collagen biosynthesis

Retinol stimulates fibroblasts to produce collagen, which supports and strengthens skin. It softens wrinkles and fine lines.

Helps prevent accelerated aging

Retinol helps thicken the top layer of the skin – the epidermis - through increased cell division. It also helps increase hyaluronic acid content, a potent humectant that gives the skin a plump effect. Moreover, retinol stimulates blood vessels, giving the skin a youthful, rosy color. 

Both products combine vitamin E and rich emollients that work synergistically to deliver better antioxidant protection and hydration.

When you pick a single product like a serum, with active ingredients including vitamin C or retinol that target the multiple areas you most want to address, the rest of your routine will be simpler and more nourishing and protecting. 

 References:

  1. Topical Vitamin C and the Skin: Mechanisms of Action and Clinical Applications
  2. Vitamin C in dermatology
  3. Cosmeceuticals: The Evidence Behind the Retinoids
  4. Do retinoids really reduce wrinkles?
  5. Improvement of Naturally Aged Skin With Vitamin A (Retinol)

DISCLAIMER: These articles are intended to help educate on specific ingredients and skincare topics and are designed for informational purposes only.