If you haven’t noticed the boom in natural ingredients in skin care, you’ve probably been living under a very large rock. Companies big and small are moving towards building a brand around sustainable, natural ingredients and the results are unlike anything you’d ever see from a chemical filled drug store brand.
Not all natural ingredients can provide astounding results and not all companies are on the right track yet as to which ingredients are really going to provide impressive results without a bank busting price tag. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most important natural ingredients to look for in your skincare and lucky for you, you can find all of these below in our South Beach Skin Lab collection!
Wild Evening Primrose:
Wild Evening Primrose is a powerful anti-inflammatory that’s been used for centuries to hydrate and repair inflamed and damaged skin. It is an incredible source for Linoleic acid, a fatty acid essential for maintaining healthy skin.
Green Tea is so rich in anti-inflammatory and anti-aging antioxidants that Asian cultures have been using Green Tea for over 500 years to both maintain and protect healthy and youthful skin. The polyphenols in Green Tea inhibit the formation of free radicals that cause skin at the cellular level.
Described by experts as one of the world’s healthiest foods, Apricot is rare ingredient in North American skin care. The reason is that Apricots need specific conditions to thrive such as nutrient rich volcanic soil and thus are considered a luxury ingredient. The pure essence of Apricot is an antioxidant so rich in Vitamin A that they have been documented to protect the skin from poisonous free radicals that prematurely age and deteriorate your skin.
Coconut oil may be hogging the beauty spotlight at the moment but a new study in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science found that sunflower seed oil may actually be better for anti-aging. Sunflower seed oil significantly reduces skin irritation and improves skin hydration by accelerating the production of ceramides (a key component of healthy skin cells). In other words, sunflower oil equals softer, smoother and healthier skin.
The American Indians knew the power of Witch Hazel. It’s been pressed, boiled and steamed for usage for hundreds of years. Witch Hazel’s unique ability shrink blood vessels and tighten pores makes in incredibly effective for treating inflammation, puffiness, discoloration and sun damage. It’s also an incredible moisturizing and healing agent. It accelerates the skin’s own healing for bruised and damaged skin by increasing blood flow around the skin’s surface thus dispersing any blood that pools or clots to form dark spots.
Do you enjoy a little chamomile tea before bedtime? If so, then you are one of millions of Americans who use Chamomile to soothe and encourage restful sleep. You’ve probably guessed that Chamomile is also an amazing soothing agent for the skin. It contains powerful antioxidants that protect the skin from free radicals and helps slow down skin’s aging process. It also boosts your skin’s immune system encouraging it to be stronger and more resilient to damage, infections and inflammations.
So the next time you reach for your South Beach Skin Lab routine, just remember that our powerful formulations of natural ingredients are working just as hard as you do!