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What ingredient do you need most in 2015 to have great skin?

20th January 2015

Your beauty regime may already include vitamins and minerals but there may be one that you're missing out on to give your skin that extra boost.

Ferulic Acid

Ferulic acid is a potent anti-oxidant found in a number of seeds and plant cell walls (orange and apple seeds, rice, oats, etc). It's also an anti-oxidant 'booster', enhancing the benefits of other important compounds like Vitamin C and E.

It is thought this combination can contribute to extended cell repair as well as boosting sun protection.

Know what you're doing

Unfortunately it's not quite as simple as popping a couple of vitamin supplements every morning. It's important to only use products suitable for the use on skin and that it's not a let's-chuck-everything-in-and-see-what-happens DIY attempt.

Once you've decided on the right product for you, remember to do a spot-test. As with any topical product, you must know how your skin reacts to it before covering your entire face. People will react differently, especially if you have particularly sensitive skin.

Is it really worth it?

The leading product on the market is currently over £100 for 30ml. This is not for the budget buyer. In fact, even those who are willing to invest in their skin financially this is still a lot considering you can't know its suitability for your skin until you buy it.

If you are wanting to spend this kind of money into your beauty regime, it makes sense to spend it on something that has a greater chance of giving you the results you want. Unfortunately there are very few at-home treatments that can provide you with this kind reassurance.

This is why going to a qualified clinic is a smarter investment as they can use their experience to recommend the best treatment for you. They will also be able to go through the entire procedure with you, from consultation to aftercare. This level of support just isn't there when trying a new product at home; leaving you deflated if it doesn't give you the results you want.

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