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Beauty / Health and wellbeing / Our Products | 22.11.2018

7 Natural Ingredients your skin needs this Summer

 

Summer is the perfect time to focus on your skin. Preparing in advance for the party season will help you keep a cool complexion whilst the heat is on. Not sure where to start? It's all about natural selection.

There are 7 key natural skincare ingredients, each actively targeting your skin in different way. Each of these are found in our products and will do your skin a favour all summer long. These 7 key ingredients are found in our products and will do your skin a favour all summer long.

Aloe Vera/Aloe Barbadensis 
Botanical/Humectant

There’s a good reason why Aloe Vera makes up the base of all our skin care products. It has an abundance of active constituents that literally feed your skin. Aloe leaf gel has been used to soothe the skin for more than 2,500 years. Its renowned to be excellent for all skin conditions and skin types. And when used externally, Aloe Vera can rebalance dryness and calm delicate skin. Aloe also promotes collagen production and has excellent soothing and calming properties.

Aloe Vera gel is 96% water, so it makes for an excellent natural skin hydrator. Withan ability to penetrate the skin four times faster than water, it assists other organic anti-aging ingredients work more effectively. Aloe Vera gel can also help normalise oil production, reduce inflammation and heal wounds .

Its active constituents are natural plant sterols, organic acids, B vitamins, minerals, amino acids, polysaccharides and enzymes. These all make for a remarkable skin food with excellent protective properties. It is one of the most soothing ingredients you can put on your skin, especially after over exposure in the sun.

Zinc Oxide
ACTIVE SUNSCREEN

Zinc oxide is one of the best natural skincare ingredients and has been used to treat wounds and for healing for over 2,000 years. Today it is more commonly found in natural sunscreens. It’s brilliant at reflecting both UVA and UVB rays. And has a soothing effect on skin irritations with its antimicrobial properties. Zinc oxide has been used to treat wounds and for healing for over 2000 years. Today it is more commonly found in natural sunscreens. 

 

Some of its other uses and benefits:

 

 

Kakadu Plum
TERMINALIA FERDINANDIANA | BIOACTIVE NATIVE EXTRACT

A native Australian plant found in the northern regions of the continent considered to be among the top natural skincare ingredients. Due to the constant exposure to the harmful rays of the sun, this superfood plum has developed an efficient system to protect itself from the oxidative stress caused by sun induced free radicals. It's known to contain the world's highest concentration of nutrient-available vitamin C. A free radical scavenger that protects the skin from environmental harm. When applied topically, it restores the skin's antioxidant defence system, protecting the dermis from degradation.

Kakadu plum also stimulates pro-collagen 1 and hyaluronic acid to help reduce wrinkles, improve skin texture and protect against UV related damage. It has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that dramatically increases the synthesis of collagen. It also lessens hyper pigmentation and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Boosting the efficiency of sunscreen actives whilst enhancing skin radiance and resilience, Kakadu plum is one of the most highly sought after natural skincare actives across the globe.

Knotgrass
POLYGONUM AVICULARE | EXTRACT

Knotgrass extract is one of the best ingredients for natural skincare and works to fight those pesky UV rays whilst giving your skin a good dose of flavonoids. It clinically reduces the visible signs of photoaging by protecting the dermis and cells from UV and infrared (IR) damage. It does this by increasing firmness, elasticity and preventing premature ageing. Studies on Knotgrass extract have shown improvements of skin texture, plumping out the skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Found in our Vital C Elixir

CoEnzyme Q10
Ubiquinone/Vitamin Active

A  anti-aging ingredient that may improves the skin quality. CoEnzyme Q10 or CoQ10 is a nutrient and fat-soluble vitamin-like substance that is found in every cell of your body. It not only acts as an energy carrier for the mitochondria, it plays an essential role in cellular function as an antioxidant located in the membranes near the unsaturated lipids. It's known as a primary scavenger of free radicals, and acts in a synergistic way with Vitamin E (tocopherol) in cell membrane protection against oxidative stress. The result? - protection for your skin cells against the photoaging process induced by free radicals. 

Synthesized by the body, it starts out at low levels when you're young and then reaches its peak in early adulthood. It then shows a gradual decline after the age of 20. CoQ10 and Vitamin E are the only oil soluble antioxidants that are found in the epidermis. Both protect the skin from UV light, but are depleted by UV radiation. When Topically applied it can penetrate the cell layers and may increase the epithelial turnover and depth of the wrinkles caused by photo aging. 

Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES | EMOLLIENT/ESSENTIAL FATTY ACID

Sea Buckthorn is cultivated in the arctic region. It is regarded as one of the most potent antioxidant and bioactive natural skin care ingredients available. It contains approximately 108 different age reversal bioactives including abundant levels of Vitamin C, A, B, E, K and P. It also contains essential fatty acids 3,6,7 & 9 carotenoids plus flavonoids, lycopenes, phytosterols and minerals.

Due to its ability to assist with free radical scavenging and tissue regenerating properties it assists with combating wrinkles and soothes dry, irritated skin. Clinical studies have demonstrated that Sea Buckthorn can improve skin metabolism and retard skin maturation, slowing the ageing process. Because of its extremely high nutrient content, it can also contribute to the reduction of the damaging effects of sun radiation.

Green Tea
CAMELLIA SINENSIS | BOTANICAL EXTRACT

Green tea contains an abundance polyphenols that are very powerful antioxidants. They inhibit collagenase, the enzyme that causes degradation of collagen. Green tea also contains methylxanthines (alkaloids) that may assist with reducing irritation. Green tea is 20 times stronger than the beneficial plant chemicals that are found in vitamin E. It may act to protect the skin cells from damage by free radicals. If you're searching for one of the best natural skincare ingredients, green tea is famous for its healing abilities.

All of these natural and organic key ingredients are found in our products. Leave a comment to win your choice of our new Daily Moisturiser with Sunscreen and our new, improved Tinted Moisturiser with Sunscreen.

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