Skin Care Alphabet: A

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Skin Care Alphabet: A

Do you know how to decipher the ingredients label on your skin care products? Have no fear, the Skin Republic Skin Care Alphabet is here!

A is for…


What are they?

Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) are chemical exfoliants. They work by dissolving the bonds between dead skin cells revealing soft, new skin. For your AHA fix, try our Foot Peel, which removes dead skin after 7 days. 15 plant extracts including ginkgo biloba, green tea and vitamin E intensely moisturise, leaving feet soft and silky smooth.

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What are they?

Antioxidants reduce the negative effects environmental stressors such as pollution have on the skin. These stressors can lead to premature aging, breakouts and pigmentation. To boost your antioxidant skin care game, try our Platinum Lift Face Mask, which lifts and firms the appearance of the skin, enhancing texture and elasticity.

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Aloe vera

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Rich in vitamins A, B, C, D and E as well as minerals like magnesium, potassium and zinc, aloe is exceptionally efficient at healing and soothing the skin. Try it in our Collagen Hydrogel Under Eye Patch, which smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and reduces dark circles and puffiness.

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A is for avocado.

Not only great on hot buttered toast, avocado is rich in essential fatty acids and ideal for dry, itchy and flaking skin. Avocados also contain lutein, a carotenoid that promotes skin elasticity, while oleic acid and chlorophyll help to reduce redness and inflammation. Where to find it? In our powerful Detox Charcoal + 10-Superfood Formula Face Mask Sheet, nourishing and revitalising your skin and leaving it ultra-soft.

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Argan oil

How do I know if I need it?

If you’re suffering from dry, flaking or itchy skin, then argan oil is for you. It intensely hydrates and repairs damaged and dry skin. Try it in our Collagen Hydrogel Face Mask, which instantly reveals a radiant, glowing complexion.

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Why should I use products that contain apricot?

Exfoliating products containing apricot not only remove dead skin cells which enable ingredients to penetrate more efficiently, but also stimulates new skin cells and helps maintain skin suppleness and elasticity. Our 2-Step Hyaluronic Acid + Collagen Face Mask is the answer as it contains Apricot fruit acids.

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