8 Skin Care Ingredients to Use in Your Own Brand for 2021

Today, people are looking for green, natural, and synthetic-free skin care ingredients for personal care use. Cosmetics consumers are more and more aware on the product formulas and transparency is becoming a real value. Before buying a product we want to know about where is it made, how and what kind of ingredients are used. A lot of brands are adapting their cosmetics components to this trend, and start using natural and gentle ingredients.

Let’s Review our 5 favorite trendy skin care ingredients and their benefits! But before it let’s talk about Sourcinglab patented ingredients.

Sourcinglab patented Skin Care Ingredients: 

Our clients have access in exclusivity to a lot of patented ingredients which only Sourcinglab products can have. Here are three of them:

Nymphea Caerula Blue Lotus is a patented skin care ingredient made of blue lotus extract, a sacred plant in ancient Egypt. It acts like a natural and protective moisturiser that suits to all types of skin. Its anti-inflammatory virtues improving the dry and rough feeling by soothing the skin.

7 Fold Hyaluronic Acid is a seven kinds of hyaluronic acids that retains water to keep your tissues well lubricated and moist while reducing the appearance of wrinkles.The Polymer prevents skin irritation and moisture deodorization. Your skin Hydratation is maximized thanks to the heavy molecules concentrated storage. The small molecules prevents quick drying and gives a moisture glow.

Xylito complex aquaxyl is a mixture of active ingredients (Xylitol polyglucoside, Xylitane, Xylitol). This ingredient is a moisturiser, it increases water retention and prevents water loss while reducing wrinkles. By using it your skin is smoothed and visibly restructured.

Having the opportunity to use those patented skin care ingredients will add big value to your brand and products by making them unique. All of the ingredients are certified to be free from sulphates, parabens, synthetic dyes and fragrances, mineral oils and silicone. If you are interested in creating products using those patented ingredients, find at the end of this article the « contact us » button!

Now let’s move on our 5 favorite skin care ingredients !


You probably notice that multiple indie brands incorporate CBD in their cosmetics formulas, but what is exactly CBD? CBD stands for Cannabidiol. It’s a molecule present in the cannabis plant. Unlike marijuana, CBD does not contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis. So, CBD has many benefits, but it will definitely not make you high.

CBD is sometimes used as an alternative to western traditional medicines to ease the pain caused by some diseases. It also helps with anxiety, stress, sleep, pain and inflammation. Today, CBD is also present in the cosmetic industry and this ingredient is becoming more and more popular in cosmetic products.

Cannabidiol is used by cosmetic manufacturers for its multiple advantages as: moisturizing, reducing inflammation, relieving skin diseases (for example: psoriasis, dermatitis or xerosis). It’s also an antioxidant, an acne treatment and an anti-aging that protects your skin from the sun UV rays.

You can find CBD cosmetics in many forms for makeup, skin care, and body care products. If this ingredient was used at the beginning by indie brands, you can find it now in big retailer stores as Sephora or Ulta.


The Polyhydroxy acid, also named PHA is a gentle chemical exfoliant. Acids have been used since long time in cosmetics, the alpha hydroxy and the beta hydroxy acids are really popular in the skincare world. AHAs acids are recommended to ageing skin and BHAs acids are good for oily skin. If you want to learn more about BHAs, you can read our last review about the Paula’s choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant.

So, cosmetics manufacturers already approved those acids and they use it in most of their products. But their downside is that they can create skin irritation. Because of it, they started using  PHAs which is a good skin care ingredient for sensitive skin as it’s a gentler acid with many benefits.

PHAs is composed of different acids that are mixed together in the product. The PHAs that you can find in most of skin care cosmetics are:
  • Gluconolactone:  this one is the most popular of the PHAs. It exfoliates and also hydrates your skin. Its antioxidant function also provides many benefits.
  • Lactobionic acid : It’s an oxidized form of milk, It’s an exfoliator and it will also keep your skin moisturised.
  • Galactose: It’s the sugar you can find in milk. It also gently exfoliates your skin.

PHA exfoliate dead skin cells to reveal healthy cells and reduce hyperpigmentation. This skin care ingredient also hydrates skin by protecting the skin’s barrier, it’s also used to reduce the wrinkles and fine lines.

Finally, these acid have antioxidant properties which prevent from pollution, but also UV rays and sun damage.  Dermatologist recommended to limit your sun exposure when you use AHAs and BHAs, or to apply them at night. PHAs can be used at morning, sun will not be an issue. PHA is also recommended to cure skin diseases as eczema or rosacea, to retexturize the skin and make it smooth without irritation.


Bakuchiol is a vegan skin care ingredient obtained from the seeds of the Psoralea corylifolia plant. It’s used since very long time in Chinese medicine and it’s today one of the trendiest skin care ingredient. But what makes Bakuchiol so trendy? 

First of all, Bakuchiol, is known as the natural alternative to retinol. Cosmetics manufacturers have used Retinol for a long time for its ability to treat wrinkles, but it often causes irritation to skin. The Bakuchiol keeps the Retinol benefits with none of the side effects.

This skin care ingredient is used to treat the signs of age. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it also improves your skin elasticity and firmness. Bakuchiol is a strong antioxidant that you can use to visibly reduce your dark spots, skin discoloration or hyperpigmentation.

In our last article we talked about the OLE HENRIKSEN Wrinkle Blur Bakuchiol Eye Gel Cream which is a perfect product to represent the Bakuchiol virtues.

So to conclude, Bakuchiol is a great alternative to retinol, especially if you are looking for a gentle and natural ingredient! If you want to start your own product range using Bakuchiol, Sourcinglab can help you to find the best manufacturer!


The scientific name of Cica is Centella Asiatica, its also known as gotu kola or tiger grass. This medicinal herb became trendy few years ago. Today, many brands, especially in K-beauty, creates products or entire cosmetics range containing Cica.

This skin care ingredient suited to most types of skin, it provides hydration thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. As CBD, Cica is also a high antioxidant that protects your skin from sun’s UV rays and pollution. It gives to your skin an elasticity by improving your blood circulation and your production of collagen.

Centella heals the skin barrier and helps to decrease skin dryness, inflammation or itchy skin. It can also be a good remedy for skin diseases as eczema, psoriasis, varicose veins or acne. It soothes the skin and prevents scarring.

Some of those products using this ingredient are targeting specific problems. To mention some cosmetics, the L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Cicacream is a good product used to fill up wrinkles and the Bioderma Cicabio is perfect for irritated and damaged skin. Dr Jart+, with the Cicapair product range, is probably the expert for this ingredient. 

If you are a cosmetic manufacturer or a skincare addict, you understand now all the  significant benefits of Cica. Do not hesitate anymore and start using this wonderful skin care ingredient!


Probiotics are live bacteria greatly impacting skin’s health and overall appearance. We all know that taking probiotics in food and supplement form is good to treat and protect our digestive system health. Using probiotics for skin care is an emerging and promising trend. 

Indeed, the global probiotic cosmetic products market is anticipated to reach USD 37.8 million by 2025, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 7.6% from 2017 to 2025. 

Every day we clean, exfoliate and use many chemical products on our skin. It can create inflammation and deplete our skin’s probiotic population. The goal of probiotic skin care is to help rebuild and strengthen the skin’s barrier and also speed up the process of skin natural immunity.

Using this skin care ingredient will restore your pH balance. So, if you have a dry or sensitive skin probiotic will help balance your skin’s microflora by moisturizing your skin deeply. It protects your skin from the environmental invaders which are the main cause of redness, irritation and rosacea. Some cosmetics are oriented on preventing ageing signs by lifting and plumping the skin, and others products are effective in treating acne. In the next few years, acne won’t probably treated with antibiotics but with probiotics.

As you can see all those products are very different, but they are used to protect the skin from same type of problem. When you create your product range you have to know how to choose the perfect skin care ingredient to target perfectly your customers. Sourcinglab is here to help you in the all process, so if you are interested, fill your inquiry in our contact form below!

Also, do not forget to read our last article about Top 5 of the new beauty products of 2021!

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