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The 7 best ingredients for your skin

The beauty world is filled with high-tech devices & cutting edge solutions.

When it comes to treating common skin care concerns, the most extreme ingredient isn’t always the best. A natural option can be just as effective as a scientifically engineered ingredient.

A lot of skincare solutions that are regularly use can largely be composed of ingredients and chemicals that can potentially cause harm to your skin. We might disregard it as the price we pay for a youthful appearance. The damaging results might not be visible immediately but can cause harm on the long run.

We have compiled a list of the best natural ingredient for your skin. These will help to maintain that fresh, youthful look. Continue reading for the best natural skincare ingredients that will keep your skin soft, fresh and radiantly glowing.

7 Ingredients we want in our skincare

1. Avocado Oil

It has multiple benefits for your skin as it is a well absorbed oil. It is an excellent source of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, minerals and vitamins. Your skin will stay soft, strong and elastic due to the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents found in avocado oil. The main benefits is to soothe and moisturise your skin.

2. Chamomile

Chamomile comes from the happy daisy family and has been used for many generations for its medicinal and beauty properties. It is particularly known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It is a valuable antioxidant and also a mild astringent. This makes it perfect for skin care. Chamomile is best known for its benefit in aiding sleep. For this reason it is an enormous skincare benefit. Good quality, balanced sleep is a very important aspect to your beauty routine. Other benefits include reducing redness and irritation, reduce bacteria which in return assists with acne, sooths sunburn and good for treating wounds.

Avocado Oil
Chamomile
3.  Marigold

Marigold (calendula) oil has antifungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Due to its medicinal properties, it has been used for centuries. It was commonly used to treat skin irritation, sooth burns and help heal cuts. Today still in India, marigold is considered a sacred flower. Marigold is suitable for all skin types especially for people with sensitive skin as it is gentle and non-irritating. Marigold is high in flavonoids and saponins. Flavonoid is a powerful antioxidant. It can counter the ageing process and is soothing to the skin. while saponins will naturally cleanse the skin.

 

4. Geranium Oil

This is a plant species native to South Africa that is derived by steam distillation of the leaves. According to some research it is thought to have antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and astringent properties. These properties make it beneficial in reducing acne breakouts, skin irritation and skin infections when applied topically.

Marigold
Geranium
5. Wheat Germ Oil

One of the most widely grown grain, it has been regarded as an important grain in Ayurveda. Wheat germ oil is rich in vitamin E, A and D. It is used in formulations as it is nourishing and moisturising to the skin. It is also an excellent source of antioxidants which helps to improve blood circulation and repair damaged skin cells. It is well known for its humectant property. It will seal moisture into the skin and remove excess oil too.

6. Tea Tree oil

Tea tree leaves have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects. It can help combat germs, fungus and bacteria. It is great in reducing inflammation in acne, pustules and papules.

7. Allantoin

It is a compound that can naturally be found in most organisms including plants, animals and microbes. A shortlist of benefits include anti-inflammation and hydration. This very versatile ingredient that also acts as a skin protectant. Research has found that allantoin has antioxidant, wrinkle soothing and exfoliating properties. It will scavenger free radicals and reduces inflammatory markers. It can also stimulate collagen and prevent trans-epidermal water loss.

Wheat Germ Oil
Tea Tree
Allantoin

As with any new treatment, it is a good idea to always check in with your dermatologist or skin specialist to make sure the ingredients are right for your skin type. Not sure what your skin type is? Read our blog “How to determine your skin type“.

Till next time, JL.