What Ingredients Should Be in Skincare Products?

There are a lot of ingredients that can go into skincare, and it can be difficult to know what’s good for the skin. Take a look at common ingredients and understand what should or shouldn’t be in your skincare.

Ingredients you should have

You’ll notice a common thread between these ingredients—they’re all natural substances that are likely found in your food and other health products. Nature produces the best components for skincare, which is why we focus on using them at Romano Group.

Amino Acids

Amino acids provide the skin with collagen, which helps prevent wrinkles and signs of aging. Amino acids are also an essential nutrient for your skin and will keep it healthy.


Antioxidants are good for firming skin, protecting it from sun damage, and preventing inflammation.


While cholesterol is commonly known as a harmful ingredient in food, it actually has substantial benefits in skincare. Cholesterol will soften the skin and prevent wrinkles and sagging.

Fatty Acids

These create the membrane around cells—and when applied to your skin, they increase the strength of your skin’s ability to stretch and hold its shape. This prevents wrinkles and sagging.


Glycerin attracts water, which means it keeps the skin moisturized. Glycerin is also useful for preventing buildup of oils, so there are fewer blackheads or acne on the skin.

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid dries the skin. This ingredient should be used with caution but can provide immense benefit to oily skin. This element is vital for acne treatments.

Ingredients you shouldn’t have

Make sure your skincare products aren’t advertising these harmful components.


Parabens are a name for synthetic preservatives found in many skincare products. Small amounts won’t hurt you, but research shows that regular use of products with paraben ca lead to the body absorbing up to 5 pounds a year. At this level, parabens are proven to disrupt the endocrine system and cause hormonal issues.


Polyethylene refers to small plastic beads found in many skincare products. These were once seen as good for exfoliation but now are known to be toxic to people and extremely harmful to the environment.


This is a common ingredient in many anti-aging products, but newer studies show that it can lead to increased sun damage and risk of skin cancer.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, or SLS, is a known skin irritant. It breaks down cell membranes and allows harmful toxins into the cells. It can severely damage skin.

If you’re concerned about any of the ingredients in products from Romano Group, feel free to contact us for more information. We are certain to use the best components that won’t do more harm than good.