Continuing on the route of skin nutrition, I am following up with specific natural ingredients often found in skincare, and why they benefit your glowing complexion. Its becoming more and more obvious that chemicals and unnatural materials are not beneficial to the skin. Most good skincare lines now contain oils or extracts from plant life, each known to have different properties. Look for these ingredients and know why they are in your night cream! From A to Z, Included a thorough, though by no means complete list of plant ingredients you should look for in your skincare.
ALGAE: Normalizes moisture in the skin.
ALOE VERA: Balances pH in the skin and calms skin irritations.
AVOCADO OIL: Infuses protein into the skin, and contains the B Vitamin Biotin.
CHAMOMILE: Anti-Inflammatory properties.
COCONUT OIL: Controls acne and provides a moisture barrier.
GINKGO: Increases blood flow to the skin.
GRAPE SEED OIL: Contains antioxidants 50X Stronger than Vitamin E with natural UV protection.
GRAPEFRUIT EXTRACT: An anti-inflammatory with cooling properties.
LAVENDER OIL: Is antibacterial on the skin.
LICORICE EXTRACT: Stimulates Cell Regeneration.
OATS: Contain a protein that is very easily absorbed into the skin.
RICE PEPTIDES: Prevents the breakdown of collagen.
SAGE: Purifying properties by cleansing the skin.
THYME: Protects against free radicals in the air caused by pollution.
TOMATO: Contains lycopene, a powerful antioxidant.
WATERMELON EXTRACT: Protects skin DNA from degradation from stress and pollution.