Skin-Restoring Ingredients



Skin-Restoring Ingredients description

Skin-restoring ingredients are skin care ingredients that nourish skin’s surface in a way that helps transform it on many levels to appear noticeably younger, with a renewed feeling of firmness, and a more even-looking complexion. With ongoing use, these ingredients also help improve dull skin tone and rough texture, plus soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, including deep wrinkles. Well-researched examples of skin-restoring ingredients include retinol, niacinamide, peptides, linoleic and linolenic acids, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (found in green tea), and adenosine.

Skin-Restoring Ingredients references

  • Aging Research Reviews, January 2015, pages 8-21
  • British Journal of Dermatology, March 2010, pages 647-654
  • Dermatologic Therapy, September-October 2007, pages 343-349
  • Archives of Dermatology, May 2007, pages 605-612
  • International Journal of Cosmetic Science, December 2006, pages 343-349
  • Dermatologic Surgery, July 2005, pages 860-865
  • International Journal of Cosmetic Science, May 2004, pages 231-238

Peer-reviewed, substantiated scientific research is used to assess ingredients in this dictionary. Regulations regarding constraints, permitted concentration levels and availability vary by country and region.

Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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