We all know that our bodies require an array of nutritional foods to keep us healthy. And while a healthy diet helps improve our skin from the inside, we can also feed our skin from the outside with secret natural ingredients that skin loves.
Just like your body requires a balanced healthy diet, so does your skin. Using just one skincare ingredient (or product) will never serve the complex needs of your skin, no matter how great it may be!
Instead, a combination of powerful and effective ingredients will do the world of good for your skin, working together to improve texture, reduce aging, even skin tone, and improve firmness. Your skin is the body’s largest organs and it needs the best of the best to keep it in tip-top condition.
Keen to discover the secret natural ingredients your skin will love? Keep reading!
Not only is green tea a soothing and healthy drink to sip, but it also works wonders for calming skin. Green tea is anti-inflammatory and is packed full of tons of antioxidants to reduce redness and settle angry and irritated skin.
Green tea is also loaded with nutrients called polyphenols that can slow the signs of aging and reduce sagging skin and wrinkles. Plus, it works well to protect and ease skin against sun damage. The question is – what can’t green tea do?
Bioelements’ Oxygenation Creme is infused with hydrogen peroxide manufactured from atmospheric oxygen along with green tea extract, vitamins C and E, and lavender oil. The powerful combination works to boost dull and tired skin, leaving it looking fresh and renewed.
Most of us have at least heard that manuka honey provides a variety of health benefits when incorporated in a balanced diet. But did you know it’s also a wonderful ingredient to use directly on the skin?
Loaded with vitamins B, C, and live enzymes, Manuka honey works to combat acne with its anti-inflammatory properties, repairs cellular damage, hydrates and moisturizes skin, and reduces wrinkles and signs of aging.
Think of using manuka honey in your skincare routine as like providing it with a nourishing bowl of soup – it’s comforting, soothing, and works to improve the overall wellness of the skin.
The papain enzyme is found in exotic papaya and pineapple fruits. Aside from smelling utterly delicious, this super-ingredient is loaded with antioxidants which work to gently remove dead skin cells, decongest clogged pores, and improve skin texture.
Transport to the tropics and combat dull skin at the same time by using Revision’s Papaya Enzyme Cleanser. The refreshing formula leaves skin deliciously smooth and silky by exfoliating skin and combatting impurities. Just don’t be tempted to eat it!
When we think of caffeine, we picture ourselves grabbing our morning cup of coffee to help kickstart our day at work. But did you know that as well as keeping us awake and alert in the office, caffeine is also a miracle ingredient for our skin?
Most commonly, caffeine is used in creams and serums to help with redness or dark circles under the eyes.
This is because caffeine is a vasoconstrictor, which means that it shrinks veins and reduces the appearance of redness and blue from poorly oxygenated blood. That means it’s the perfect ingredient to diminish those undereye bags you woke up with after a late night in the bar!
While the use of caffeine in eye products isn’t a permanent solution for tired eyes, it does offer an incredible quick fix. So, if you’ve got a full morning of meetings after an unexpected late night, it’s the perfect antidote.
Plus, with continued use, caffeine can reduce the definition of wrinkles around the eyes, especially those pesky crow’s feet.
Banish dark eyes with the help of Neocutis’ Micro Eyes Rejuvenating Cream. As well as caffeine, the formula features hydrating hyaluronic acid to improve the appearance of the skin around the eyes.
Not only is olive oil great used in cooking, but it works as an effective cleanser and moisturizer for the skin. As it’s so hydrating, olive oil is fantastic for dry and damaged skin and works well to heal any scars or acne scabs.
A versatile ingredient, it also works wonders for shiny, glossy, and healthy hair!
While the idea of having algae smeared into your skin doesn’t sound too glamorous, this slimy ingredient improves the elasticity and firmness of the skin. Chlorella is a type of algae that works particularly well to soften defined lines and wrinkles around the eyes, hands, or face.
Give dull and dry skin a refresh with BABOR’s Algae Vitalizer extracts. These ampoules supply intensive moisture to the skin, helping revive and protect the appearance of skin. Bet you’d never think you’d be so grateful for algae, did you?
Want to learn how to put your new super-products to good use? Here’s how to apply your skincare routine in the correct order.