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August 22, 2021



When searching around trying to find the best solution for your skin concerns you will find yourself clicking on the top search result. It makes sense that you will expect the most popular suggestions to work. After all, if it has worked for hundreds if not thousands of others.

Skin transformations are however far more complicated than that. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and depending on your genetics, environment, age, and stress levels you may need a certain ingredient to help it shine. Make sure you are following the proper order of applying skincare products to get the best results.

However, if the most popular ingredient does work for you, fear not! There are plenty of alternatives that may be better suited to your needs and unique situation.

Here are some alternatives to the most popular skincare ingredients.

Salicylic Acid

What does it do: Treats Acne

If salicylic acid fails to treat your acne, you may need to try alternative solutions. Consider looking into face acids, retinol, zinc, sulphur, and tea tree oil. If your acne is chronic, consider seeing a dermatologist for a specific treatment. Whether it be topical or an antibiotic to help get your acne under control.

Hyaluronic Acid

What does it do: Reduces dryness and dehydration?

Hyaluronic Acid helps bind moisture to the skin, however it requires to be followed up with a hydrating formula. Try a moisturiser or face oil to hydrate your skin. Check out the NO FACE phytogen 99.


What does it do: Increase skin collagen, Helps treat fine lines, wrinkles, aging, acne and skin elasticity.

If you have tried this product and experience dryness, peeling, or burning after using it, that is a sign it is too active for your skin. You can decrease the concentration or try an alternative such as bakuchiol. This is a natural alternative that imitates retinol however is all-natural.


What does it do: Helps treats wrinkles, sun damage, redness, acne.

If you have tried niacinamide and you are experiencing redness, burning, or itching then you should skip this ingredient from your beauty routine. Alternatively, you can try by using less of the product. Make sure to give it two to five minutes to fully absorb into the skin prior to proceeding. If you continue having reactions, you can switch to a gentler ingredient. Try bakuchiol extract, a different face acid, or rose hips seed oil.

Vitamin C

What does it do: Improves dullness, reduces dark spots, and helps elasticity

Vitamin C provides nourishment to your skin. If it does not work, then you can consider a water-soluble derivative of vitamin C such as magnesium phosphate. Also be careful what you are pairing Vitamin C with, as it can cause damage when applied with AHAs or BHAs. There are plenty of Vitamin C products to choose from, so check out the guide for what Vitamin C to use.

NO FACE Skincare Range

The extensive range of revolutionary skincare products will have something to match your skin needs and boost your skin health. Whether you wish to get some pollutant removal, with for your skin to brighten up, or need a high quality make up remover.


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