What Ingredients to Look for in Your Beauty Routine

April 26, 2021 4 Comments

Ingredients to Look for in Your Beauty Products

So you’re looking to give your skin some extra love and TLC but aren’t super sure where to start? Or maybe that serum you just bought isn’t giving you the results you were looking for? You might find the answers you’re looking for by checking out the ingredients on the back.

We know that skincare can be such a beast, but we’re here to help by sharing some important, must-know info about ingredients in your beauty routine.

Give it Time

Good things take time, babe! We all want instant results but skincare is a process, and it’s going to take time before you see a difference. Check out this list of common ingredients and their standard efficacy rates:

Ingredient efficacy rates. Vitamin C: 3 weeks Retinol: 8-12 weeks Sodium hyaluronate: a few minutes Caffeine: a few hours Salicylic Acid: a few hours Alpha Hydroxy Acids: right away Peptides: a few weeks Biotin: 2-3 months Panthenol: a couple of weeks Castor oil: a few weeks

Some formulations are going to work quickly - others are going to take time! So be consistent and stick to it.

Our Fav Ingredients

So, which ingredients are at the top of Babe’s list? 


You’ve heard of biotin, but do you know what it does? Biotin is a B-vitamin that converts nutrients into energy, playing a role in the health of your hair, skin, and nails. 

Which Babe products have biotin?


We looove peptides. Why? Because peptides are the building blocks of essential beauty proteins like collagen, elastin, and keratin. 

Which Babe products have peptides?


Derived from Vitamin B5, panthenol is full of anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties. Dermatologists recommend panthenol for all skin types but say it’s especially beneficial for those with dry, flaky skin.

Which Babe products have panthenol?

Sodium Hyaluronate

Sodium hyaluronate attracts moisture in skin cells, adding healthy moisture and plumpness to the skin barrier. It reduces dryness and flaking in all skin types.

Which Babe products have sodium hyaluronate?


Niacinamide is a vitamin B-3 compound that diminishes the appearance of dullness, restoring the skin’s luminance. It also reduces inflammation and protects against environmental stressors. 

Which Babe products have niacinamide?

Castor Oil

Castor oil is full of proteins, vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants, allowing the oil to nourish and enhance the hair follicles for improved hair health.

Which Babe products have castor oil?

The world of ingredients and skincare is so big, and it’s easy to get lost. If you ever have questions about our ingredients, the Babe team is always here to chat with you over 
email or DMs.



4 Responses

Tabatha Gerber
Tabatha Gerber

July 26, 2022

I absalutely love this site, and the products, dont have one bad thing to say


February 16, 2022

So many things I had no idea about! I definitely going to save this and use it when looking for future products. 😍


April 26, 2021

I had a problem with an order and within 3 days of sending an email to Babe Lash, I was sent a replacement product, no muss, no fuss.
That is an A++++++ Rated Company. Plus their products are awesome! Thank you Babe Lash
Customer for Life! Rebecca

Tia Jones
Tia Jones

April 26, 2021

It’s so true that you really have to give your skin/hair/nails time to adjust. Sometimes switching to a new product or ingredients takes a minute to acclimate and also notice a difference.

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