Natural skincare with actives

Is Natural Enough? How Actives Increase Efficiency In Your Skincare Products

Apr 23, 2024
by Bonnie Giangrande minute read
In today’s world, there are so many skincare products to choose from. It can be hard to choose the perfect products for your skin. There are many natural based skincare companies, and companies that offer natural products that also contain powerful activities. This poses the question “is natural enough?" From Peptides, Niacinamide, Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid, and more. In this blog, we’re going to talk about different types of actives in skincare, and how they increase efficacy in your products to give you better results, without harming your skin or overall health.

CoQ10 - Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10 is an active ingredient that you can find in many skincare products that helps to protect the skin from environmental stressors. This can include but is not limited to UV exposure, pollution particles, and more. Coenzyme Q10 helps to neutralize free radicals serving as a shield to protect and even help strengthen skin cells. It offers a plumping effects to smooth and firm your skin as well.

When you incorporate Coenzyme Q10 into your skincare routine, you can help to protect your skin against potentially harmful environmental stressors that in this day and age, are near impossible to avoid.

This is why we have Coenzyme Q1O in our Brightening & Resurfacing Toner. The powerful formulation with CoQ10 not only helps to deep-clean, remove traces of impurities, and helps to bind moisture and refresh the skin, it also acts as an antioxidant that helps to protect skin and and fight skin-famaging free radicals. This helps to promote circulation while adding radiance!

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) has become a staple ingredient in many skincare formulations and for good reason. From cleansers, serums, and creams, you'll find Niacinamide listed in many. A benefit of Niacinamide is that it helps to restore cellular energy and even repair damaged DNA. Niacinamide can help to fight off external stressors to your skin which can deteriorate and break down the skin overtime which can lead to aging, discoloration, and wrinkles.

This is why you'll find Niacinamide in RENU Nourishing Night Cream. This nourishing night cream is formulated to hydrate, support collagen production, and loss of elasticity. If you're looking for a night cream to smooth and protect your skin while you sleep, this night cream is the perfect formula.


If you're looking for an ingredient that will help your skin appear supported, plump, smooth, and rejuvenated, then introducing peptides into your skincare routine is a great idea! Tripeptide-5 can be found as an active ingredient in many skincare products and has many great benefits for the skin.

You'll find peptides in RENU Pure Radiance Moisturizer to help soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as brighten complexion.

Retinyl Palmitate

Retinyl Palmitate is an active ingredient that has wonderful exfoliating properties. This active ingredient helps in the shedding of the upper dermal layer. Shedding of this dermal layer then forces the skin to produce more new cells. The word Retinyl may sound familiar. That is because it is the ester form of Retinol which is less irritating to the skin and more stable. Overall, it is one of the best known and studied anti-aging ingredients and is one that you should desire in your skincare routine!

This is why we have formulated our Advanced Night Lift Face Cream so that you can provide your skin with nourishment while softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles! This night cream will also work hard to brighten your complexion.


Aquaxyl is an active that is derived from natural sugars. Studies have shown that aquaxyl improves water reserves and limits water loss, which in turn helps with maintaining hydrated skin! It also helps to maintain the skins natural barrier to keep the hydration in. This will leave your skin feeling smooth and the overall appearance glowing.

This is another active ingredient you'll find in our Advanced Night Lift Face Cream. With the help of aquaxyl, your skin can better retain the hydration all night long so you can wake up with a fresh and hydrated face in the morning.


Matrixyl® Synthe-6™ acts as a wrinkle filler by smoothing the wrinkles from the inside by rebuilding skin where needed. This active is particularly great for the forehead and crow’s feet.

This is why you'll also find Matrixyl in both our Vitamin C Glow Serum and our Advanced Night Lift Face Cream. It works hard to combat wrinkles, so you can experience a smoother and refreshed complexion!


This may sound familiar to the Retinyl we discussed above. That's because Retinyl is an ester of Retinol, which is a collage stimulating active that can help to reduce find lines and wrinkles when used topically. Retinol works hard to promote cell turnover. This will help to fade any dark spots or hyperpigmentation you may be experiencing, which will then result in a much more even complexion!

You can find Retinol in our Renu Repair Eye Cream! With retinol included into this formula, we can tackle fine lines, dark spots, and dullness around the eye area!

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid brings moisture to the surface of your skin. Because of this, your skin will appear smoother, plumper, and you'll see a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles when your skin becomes more hydrated!

That's why you'll find this powerhouse active in our RENU Luxury Face Oil.The Beauty Oil not only has Hyaluronic Acid, but is also infused with 10 cold-pressed plant seed oils to brighten and increase collagen for the best anti-aging benefits!

Will You Be Trying Out Any of These Powerhouse Actives Next?

While we at Renu Naturals, love all things natural, sometimes safe actives are needed to get the results we want out of our skincare routine. When you incorporate actives into your skincare routine, you can better target specific skincare concerns you may be experiencing.

It's also important to remember that some actives may cause you sensitivities. It's best to introduce one active at a time. This way your skin can get used to your new skincare addition. You can then slowly increase the amount of product you use as your skin becomes more tolerant.

Looking to introduce actives into your skincare routine? Check out our skincare products to find the perfect products for your specific skin condition. Wondering what skincare products you SHOULD avoid? Read up on our "8 Popular Skincare Ingredients to Avoid" on the blog! Have questions? Feel free to leave a comment below, we'd be happy to help!


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