When it comes to what we put in our bodies, many of us seek out a healthy diet full of fresh natural food – but when it comes to skincare, nature is often forgotten in favour of chemicals. Synthetic ingredients are usually added to beauty products to help extend their shelf life, but the repercussions of using such chemicals on our skin are largely unknown.
Nature has a whole host of pampering ingredients at its disposal and beauty brands are starting to wise up. Thanks to advancements in technology, natural and organic brands can now integrate science and nature for toxin-free products that produce incredible results.
If you’re keen to avoid a chemical overload, consider skincare that contains natural ingredients such as:
Plant stem cells
Plant stem cell technology has been around for a while now, but its use in the world of skincare is relatively new. Containing powerful regenerative properties, plant stem cells can stimulate collagen and elastin.
Seaweed has been a key ingredient in beauty products for hundreds of years, but now researchers are keen to source seaweed rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. According to experts, red algae can help to purify the skin while brown seaweed can restructure the skin’s protective barrier to improve moisture retention.
Again, many of us will have seen clay used in facemasks (usually to help combat oily skin), but now the beauty industry wants to harness other properties from this natural skincare wonder. Utilising clay’s hydrating properties, new products are able to retain up to 800 times their weight in water.
Green tea in particular is full of antioxidants and amino acids, making it ideal for fighting free radicals and regenerating the complexion. Beauty brands are including green tea into their products to help boost radiance and prevent sun damage.
If you want to take advantage of nature’s beauty treatments, get in touch with a beautician who offers facials and ask if they include the above ingredients.
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