When buying skincare or makeup products you can often be confused and a little scared of the ingredients that they contain.

Here are 6 awesome ingredients to have in your skincare and that you need not be scared about.


They are natural, good for your skin and the scariest thing about them is how to pronounce their names.


Naturally derived from Chamomile, an anti-bacterial active ingredient that accelerates the healing process of skin and protects it from the effects of daily stress.

Also great as an anti-inflammatory to help sooth and calm the skin. And makes for a lovely cup of tea too.


Tocopherol is the actual name for Vitamin E. Though the more commonly and familiar ingredient often used in skincare is Tocopheryl acetate.  This is a form of vitamin E and a natural skin-conditioning agent and antioxidant. It’s often used as an alternative to normal pure Tocopherol (Vitamin E)  as it is a more stable and less acidic form.

Hyaluronic Acid

This ingredient is often found listed in many moisturisers and for good reason.

Scientifically has the ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, provide all skin types with an immediate hydration boost, plumping and rejuvenating the complexion.

So for us ladies this means a huge hydration for the skin and a smoother appearance. An awesome ingredient and one to look out for..


A naturally occurring plant oil found in olives, rice bran and sugarcane

Use as a moisturising agent that mimics your own skin oil (sebum).  So this oil is very light and is quickly absorbed into the skin without the oily residue. Great for healing and has antioxidant properties.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Found in coconut oil and glycerin

Used in cosmetics due to the content of fatty acids which helps stop moisture loss, moisturise and makes the skin feel lovely and silky. Extremely nourishing for dry skin types.

Glyceryl Oleate Citrate

Glyceryl Oleate Citrate is a compound used most often in cosmetics as a skin-conditioning agent and surfactant or an emulsifying agent. Commonly used in cleansers.  Has a lovely natural fragrance and found in olive and peanut oils.

A great ingredient for those with drier skin types.  May sound unusual to be using an oil based cleanser to clean your face. Helps to remove the most stubborn makeup and will clean without stripping the skin.


The above 6 ingredients are not only lovely ingredients but have a great purpose in skin care as well.  If you are unsure about anything you are popping onto your skin it’s always best to investigate.

With so many women opting for more natural based skin care  products, it’s even more important to know what you are applying to your skin.  It’s the largest organ of the body so let’s give it the love it deserves.