6 Best Summer Skincare Ingredients To Look For

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Vitamin C

SPF is important for summer skin protection, but we have a stronger combination for you. Do you know that Vitamin C can boost your sunscreen’s SPF protection? As an antioxidant, Vitamin C neutralises the free radicals from environmental aggressors that cause sun damage to the skin if they manage to escape through your SPF protection. Double up your SPF with Vitamin C, and worry no more!

 

Swiftlet Nest aka Bird's Nest

If we imagine a baby's skin, it's plump and smooth - that is because it is full of epidermal growth factor (EGF). Scientific studies have proved that the Swiftlet Nest aka Bird's Nest has a large amount of EGF, a protein that helps to boost collagen and elastin production in order to maintain youthful skin. And because collagen breaks down more rapidly when we expose ourselves to the sun, Bird's Nest gives an extra push in collagen production to replace what we have lost during the day when we are out. 


Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid is a natural sugar molecule that is found in our skin. It helps to retain hydration on the skin for a dewy look. During the summer, our skin dries up easily and ageing is sped up due to environmental factors. This causes a decrease in Hyaluronic Acid production. Hence, applying a product with Hyaluronic Acid topically helps to keep your skin hydrated for more hours under the sun without damaging your skin!


Salicylic Acid

Hot weather causes us to sweat a lot, but due to the high humidity, the sweat stays on our skin for a longer time during the summer. It then traps bacteria, dirt, and cell debris in your pores resulting in ACNE. As an exfoliator, Salicylic Acid works by penetrating through our clogged skin to dissolve all the dreadful things that are trapped inside. This prevents acne from forming. However, do take note that Salicylic Acid causes inflammation when it is used with Retinol so be sure to consult your dermatologist before incorporating it into your routine. 

 

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Chamomile Extract

We all know that drinking chamomile tea calms us down for better sleep, but do you also know that chamomile extract calms our skin too? Chamomile contains a high level of apigenin, an antioxidant that aids in calming, healing, and soothing the skin. If long exposure under the sun causes you horrible sunburn, chamomile extract can reverse the DNA damage on your skin. Thus, it preserves a few more years of youthful skin! (who doesn’t want a few more years of youth?)


Copper Peptide

We reckon Copper Peptide isn’t the first thing you thought about during the summertime. However, we bet that you would love this ingredient just as much as we do! Copper Peptide works as the key of activation to a wide range of skin health functions - healing, collagen synthesis, anti-inflammation, and normalizing bacterial concentration on the skin which may contribute to acne. Not only is it perfect during the summertime, but Copper Peptides are also highly needed for long-term smooth and youthful skin throughout the years. 

If you are astonished by the blessings that Copper Peptide can bring you, we recommend the CLEF Copper Peptide Mask that incorporates both chamomile extract and Copper Peptide that cools down and repairs your sun-kissed skin if there was any damage done. 

Planning to start your summer skincare routine? Opt for a skincare product that can be used throughout the whole year for a consistent result. Check out our website CLEF Skincare for further explanation on the products available.