Over the years, I have carried out a number of studies on natural ingredients and what they can do for your skin, and I am amazed almost every time of the benefits these natural ingredients have when applied directly onto the skin. They bring tremendous benefits to improve the look and feel of the skin and improve the overall skin appearance together with promoting new cell growth which in turn creates a healthy-looking skin.
Below you will find some of my favourite ingredients that I have chosen to share with you, so you are more informed about natural ingredients and their uses, why are they beneficial to our skin and I have listed the products we use these ingredients in.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects and repairs your skin.
When your skin takes a beating from outside factors, such as the sun’s ultraviolet rays, the healthy cells that make up your skin can be damaged and that’s where antioxidants like vitamin E come in. It protects and repairs the skin. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin found in many nuts fruits and vegetables and is probably one of the more powerful natural anti-oxidants available.
We use Vitamin E oil in all of our balms and creams because it not only has amazing benefits when applied to the skin but it has a preserving effect in the products itself and we like to use preservatives as minimally as possible.
Gogi berries are known as both a fruit and herb grown in China and have wonderful benefits both when used in skin care as well as when put into your granola. High in vitamin C, vitamin B, Vitamin A, iron, selenium and other anti-oxidants, they help to stop, inflammation and even out the skin tone. They help firm up the skin and give a more youthful appearance. Also super to help reduce the appearance of scars and replenish damaged skin that has been dried out due to over sun exposure.
We use gogi berry infused oil in our Vitality Super Vitamin Balm.
Lupine Peptides have earned the nickname ‘Botox in a bottle’. They are a blend of protein peptides sourced from the lupine flower and it had been documented that they help renew the outer layers of skin by stimulating the production of collagen, giving your skin a younger appearance and visibly reducing the depth of wrinkles.
We use lupine peptides in the Age Corrective Anti-Ageing Cream, Age Corrective Anti-ageing Serum and the Age Corrective Eye Gel Serum.
Rosehips are one of the richest sources of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant often used to heal and protect the skin. Rosehips help to brighten and revitalise tired looking skin and help to reduce the signs of aging. Rosehip oil helps to keep the skin more elastic, so it doesn’t develop wrinkles, so it’s super as a preventative in anti-ageing for treating the skin. It eliminates flaws easily, heals burns and scars, and makes the skin look younger and more vibrant. It’s a dryer texture oil and tends to be drying on skin when used alone so we like to mix it with other anti-ageing oils so you get the benefits but it feels much softer on the skin.
We use rosehip in our Vitality Super Vitamin Balm, Vitality Super Vitamin Cream, the Age Corrective Anti-Ageing Balm.
The beauty scene is becoming more familiar with the benefits of ginseng, no longer is it just used in our herbal teas but we have come to know it as an excellent skin care ingredient with super benefits.
This plant helps with the growth of new skin cells and the removal of dead skin cells. These benefits of the improved metabolizing of skin cells results in glowing healthy looking and well-toned skin. One of our main skin concerns is premature ageing and ginseng helps with this by tightening the skin and stimulating the production of collagen. Ginseng is also good to help reduce the look of dark spots which are a giveaway sign of skin ageing caused by sun damage and environmental factors.
We use Ginseng in Age Corrective Anti-Ageing Mist, Age Corrective Anti-Ageing Cream and the Age Corrective Anti-Ageing Serum.
Frankincense is an essential oil known as the king of essential oils! It is extracted from the resin of the frankincense or olibanum trees and has a variety of notable uses and benefits. This powerful essential oil is revered for its ability to beautify and rejuvenate skin, it promotes regeneration of new healthy cells and also keeps the existing cells and tissues healthy. It can help to eliminate sun spots, remove fine lines around the eyes and cheeks, and generally tone and tighten skin.
We use frankincense essential oil in our Age Corrective Anti-Ageing Mist, Age Corrective Anti-Ageing Serum, Age Corrective Anti-Ageing Cream and Age Corrective Anti-Ageing Balm and also the Age Corrective Eye Gel Serum.
Most of you are familiar with Vitamin A as being in foods such as carrots and ingested which is correct but when vitamin A is applied to the skin research has shown that it has the capacity to stimulate collagen production. When collagen becomes damaged due to UV exposure and other external aggressors, wrinkles begin to develop. Vitamin A creams can help lighten sun-induced brown spots and also boost skin radiance and evens skin tone and gives a healthy glow. It also helps to counteract inflammations and protects cell membranes and other structures within the cells from the damage caused by free radicals which is why we also use it in our oily skin range.
Vitamin A is found in our Age Corrective Anti-Ageing Serum, Age Corrective Anti-Ageing Cream, Age Corrective Anti-Ageing Balm, Sebum Control Mattifying Fluid and Sebum Control Treatment Gel.
Wheatgrass contains both vitamins and natural phytochemicals such as flavonoids which are known to be anti-oxidants. It is known for numerous health benefits due to its concentrated chlorophyll content in addition to 19 amino acids, minerals including calcium, iron, phosphorous, magnesium and potassium together with essential enzymes. Wheatgrass can do no wrong in terms of health benefits and is as good when applied topically as is taken internally.
We love the qualities wheatgrass brings in our Vitality Super Vitamin Mist, Vitality Super Vitamin Serum, Vitality Super Vitamin Moisturiser and Vitality Super Vitamin Mask.