As an industry leader in custom contract manufacturing for over three decades, I can promise you that anti-aging products will always dominate the market. According to consumer behavior, acne treatments and brightening products offer steep competition, but in order to keep up with leading skincare brands today, you’ll want to consider these insights from Allure’s R&D experts as to which ingredients to center in your custom skincare formulations.
Focus on these ingredients
- Retinoids. Retinol has a longstanding reputation for its efficacy in anti-aging. When used mindfully, this ingredient uniquely boosts collagen production, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.
- Peptides. These amino acid compounds are known to improve firmness and elasticity by also stimulating collagen production.
- Vitamin C. By now we know that vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that can dramatically brighten the skin and neutralize dark spots, uneven skin tone, and discoloration.
- Hyaluronic Acid. In accordance with its name, hyaluronic acid’s power over the skin is in its ability to provide ultimate hydration. Hydration also contributes to minimizing wrinkles and fine lines, or any other texture concerns resulting from aging skin.
- Niacinamide. A form of vitamin B3 that strengthens the skin’s barrier, also increasing elasticity that swallows wrinkles and texture.
- Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs). These chemical exfoliants slough off dead skin cells to reveal smoother, brighter skin underneath.
- Ceramides. Ceramides are lipids that serve the same purpose as niacinamide, also contributing to the visible effects of aging skin.
If you’re looking to create a hard-hitting formulation to treat aging skin, you’ll want to use any of these as a starting point for success. With over thirty years of experience in contract manufacturing, I can confidently decipher between fleeting industry trends and those that are here to stay. Save yourself the hard work by partnering with Allure Labs to fast-track your road to success.
This article was authored and approved by Sam Dhatt.