Plants are a treasure trove full of natural compounds that offer numerous benefits for your skin. Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids all play a role and work in harmony to keep your skin nourished, protected, and healthy. Let’s dive deeper and chat about the power of plant medicine in your skin care routine!
Antioxidants are great at neutralizing free radicals that can contribute to premature aging, dull complexion, and environmental skin damage (think pollutants and UV rays). Good news! Plants are full of these. Some skin friendly, plant-based ingredients include: marula oil, calendula, pumpkin seed, lavender, and more! Oils like marula and pumpkin seed, for example, are both rich in vitamin C. This makes them great protectors from free radicals that cause damage to the skin. Our Nourishing Eye Cream is chock full of vitamin C and other essential antioxidants to make your skin radiant.
If you’re dealing with acne or rosacea, plants known for their anti-inflammatory properties are your new best friend. Green tea, rooibos leaves, lavender, and evening primrose are medicinal plants that are great at reducing redness and swelling. Green tea, for example, has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Due to its high levels of polyphenols (plant compounds with similar properties as antioxidants), green tea is great at soothing skin and reducing irritation. We love to use it in our Multi Tea Facial Cleanser.
Certain plants, like aloe vera and cucumber, have exceptional hydrating properties that can help retain moisture in the skin. These natural humectants draw in and lock moisture, preventing dryness and maintaining skin suppleness. We love to utilize aloe in our Facial Moisturizer for its anti-aging properties that stimulate collagen and improve skin elasticity.
By harnessing the power of plants, you can achieve healthier, radiant skin while steering clear from harsh chemicals found in conventional skin care products. Embrace the beauty of nature in your skincare routine, and experience the transformative benefits that plant-based ingredients can offer. Remember, when it comes to skincare, the best solutions often grow from the ground up.