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Many people are turning to natural skincare products for all types of skincare needs. They are also searching for specific ingredients that will address common skincare problems such as dry skin, acne, or sensitive skin. There are natural products that can be used in skincare, and many share similar properties or have individual properties that help specific problems that arise on the skin. Here are four of the most beneficial ingredients you can find in natural skincare.
You will find these ingredients in many natural skincare products for the simple reason that a plant carrier oil will safely and efficiently carry those essential ingredients present in other oils or herbs to your skin in an accessible way. Carrier oils come in different varieties, and each has its own positive effects. Popular types of plant carrier oils include almond oil, which is also popular for massage and aromatherapy sessions, along with coconut, olive, argan, sesame seed, and Tamanu oil, which has been popular in Polynesia for generations and used in many of our products. Tamanu oil has many good qualities of its own, and it contains a form of vitamin E that has been shown to be good for the skin. It also boasts natural fatty acids that have healing and moisturizing properties that literally lock moisture into your pores, along with antioxidant properties and UV protection. This is all before you start adding in those extra-special therapeutic ingredients!
Natural aromatherapy oils are often present in natural skincare products thanks to their therapeutic properties, particularly for those aimed at addressing a skincare problem such as pimples or acne. There are different types of aromatherapy extracts, and each have their own part to play in the role of natural skincare. There is also the added benefit of their beautiful fragrance, and they can be uniquely blended with each other to amalgamate the properties of each essential oil and fine-tune the treatment, so it is as individual as you are.
For example, frankincense, ginger and tangerine essential oils have been shown to have a positive effect on addressing acne and other skin complaints. By adding a blend of these to a natural product, along with a carrier oil that can also help with skin complaints, you can enjoy a powerful yet gentle natural skincare product, such as this Sesame Ginger Scrub. Besides the delicious fragrance and therapeutic properties, using essential oils also gives you a feeling of well-being. Some oils are known for being relaxing, such as lavender, rose and geranium oils.
You will often find natural exfoliants in natural skincare products. These are included to give the skin a gentle scrub and remove any dead skin cells, which often contribute to skin complaints such as acne-prone skin or dry and flaky skin. Natural exfoliants have been used in skincare for generations, and many ancient civilizations have their own favorite exfoliants. Sugar scrubs, for example, have been popular in North Africa and Asia for many centuries, and oatmeal is a popular exfoliant and skin moisturizer in Europe where it is grown. Fine sea salt is another popular exfoliant, as is honey and volcanic ash. Volcanic ash is most well-known for its use in the form of a pumice stone to remove dry skin, especially on the heels of the feet. However, a finer form of volcanic ash is often included in beauty scrubs to gently remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. For example, this Facial Polish contains volcanic ash to use as a gentle exfoliant.
Some vitamins have therapeutic effects on the skin, such as vitamin A. Vitamin A in the form of retinol is an antioxidant that has a beneficial effect on the production of collagen in the skin and the renewal of skin cells. Unwanted age spots can be treated with retinol to fade and rejuvenate the area. Vitamin E is another vitamin that is beneficial for skincare and often included in natural skincare products. It is present in many healthy foods, of course, but it can be used topically on the skin and can help reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
Natural skincare products make full use of the wisdom of nature and her healing properties. The value of many of these ingredients has been recognized for centuries, and they are now incorporated into skincare products that can quite easily rival their chemical counterparts.