06/01/2014 08:27 am ET Updated Jun 01, 2014

6 Need-To-Know Ingredients For Perfect Skin

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Does beauty have to hurt? Not if you’re using the right products and being careful about how often you use those with active ingredients. And, by active, I mean over-the-counter drug products like sunscreens and anti-acne treatments with benzoyl peroxide, plus anything that contains anti-aging ingredients like retinol, vitamin C, or the skin-lightening agent hydroquinone. All of those ingredients do something to the skin beyond creating a smooth finish.

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