Beyonde Beauty: 5 Natural Ingredients to Look for in Skincare Productsmaine
July 6, 2018
What natural ingredients should you look for in your skincare products?
- Aloe vera
- Green tea extract
- Coconut oil
- Licorice extract
- Jojoba oil
Supplements and antioxidant-rich products like Beyonde are great for keeping your skin young and smooth. They’re packed with vitamins and minerals that do wonders for the human body. Consumption of these products is one of the ways people take care of their physical health. Another way people care for their health, mostly their skin health, is through the use of skincare products.
The beauty industry is saturated with these skin care products and they’re the rage nowadays, especially since Korean skincare products were brought in the Philippines. Because of this people are getting more and more into skincare routines and are buying all the latest products. While not deadly, doing this can deter your skin health. Majority of the products available on the market are made from harmful ingredients that should not be applied to your body.
The list of potentially harmful ingredients that you have to avoid is way too long, and a couple thousand words aren’t enough to explain why they’re dangerous. So instead of focusing on those, it’s best to just focus on the natural ingredients that you should look for in your skincare products. We’ve listed them below, as well as how and why they are good for you!
In ancient Chinese medicine, aloe vera was used as a natural treatment for skin and fungal diseases, and that actually hasn’t changed. Even in recent years, aloe vera is still used to treat skin conditions like sunburns, inflammations, redness, and itching. It’s a well-known remedy for these things and that’s what people use it for, but did you know that it can do more than just heal your skin conditions?
Aloe is actually a very popular ingredient for skin care products because it is packed with vitamins A, C, E, and B12 and antioxidants—elements that help calm and soothe even the driest skin. These active compounds give it amazing moisturizing properties that can help people with perpetually-parched skin.
Green Tea Extract
Green tea leaves are known for being rich in antioxidant polyphenols like epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) that have multiple health benefits and many of those are linked to skin health. It can protect the skin from UV damage, help break down collagen and elastin, regulate sebum production, soothe inflammation, and prevent bacterial growth.
New discoveries have also led scientists to believe that, aside from being a great antioxidant, green tea also has pro-oxidant properties. What this means is that it contains a certain molecule that tricks cells and makes them think they’re under oxidative stress. As a result, the cell’s produces more antioxidants and protective enzymes. So not only does green tea protect the skin, it also allows it to get better at repairing itself.
Similar to aloe, coconut oil has been used as a skincare product way before skincare was even a thing. It’s considered skincare magic for its many benefits including dead skin cell removal, sunburn protection, and epidermal tissue strengthening. Additionally, it has antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, anti-aging, acne-busting, and moisturizing properties.
Consumption of coconut is also crucial for skin health for it supports hormonal and digestive functions. Through supporting this functions, oxygen and nutrients are brought to the skin’s cells and toxins are washed away—both these help achieve optimal skin health.
Licorice is actually a root extract that is more commonly used as a food additive. It adds pleasant flavoring to dishes and is also quite tasty in candy form. While a great snack and additive, licorice is also an amazing ingredient for whiteners and anti-aging creams. This is because it contains two active compounds, namely glabridin and licochalcone.
Glabridin is a skin whitening ingredient that ultimately inhibits the production of melanin—the pigment responsible for skin discoloration. It has been proven effective especially for removing the dark circles under our eyes. Licochalcone, on the other hand, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties much like the other ingredients listed here. Acne products make use of this ingredient to balance oil production, which should benefit those with oily skin.
Not that many people are aware of the existence of jojoba oil let alone the benefits it has to our skin. It actually comes the seed of the same plant that is native to the southern parts of America and Mexico. Native Americans have been using this ingredient since time immemorial for its many skin and hair benefits.
A few of its skin benefits include moisturizing dehydrated skin, dissolving sebum deposits, controlling bacterial growth, acting as an anti-inflammatory age, and soothing irritated skin. All of these are beneficial to us but most especially to those with dry and oily skin.
Consuming Beyonde products and performing regular skincare routines with the best products are the best way to ensure that our skin stays healthy and young. However, there are way too many skincare products in the market and most of them contain elements that are actually harmful to the skin. It would be best for you to avoid these and stick to products that are made from natural ingredients.
We’ve listed five of the best natural products that you should look for in your skincare products, so we hope you keep them in mind whenever you’re reading the labels. All these ingredients offer amazing benefits and using products that make use of them will lead to amazing results and better skin!