When you make the switch to natural care for skin, you can rest assured that you won’t be applying harsh, synthetic chemicals to your face. Instead, you’re making the choice to invest in high-performance natural skin care ingredients derived from nature. But what natural ingredients are good for skin? And what do they actually do?
You have a right to know what’s in your skincare and why it’s in your skincare. To decode precisely what you’re applying to your skin, we’ve collated this guide to natural skin care ingredients.
A blessing for dry, dehydrated skin, hyaluronic acid has the unique ability to retain up to 1000 times its own weight in moisture.
What is hyaluronic acid?
While many people hear the word “acid” and assume the ingredient is a harsh, synthetic chemical, hyaluronic acid is actually an ingredient that occurs naturally in the skin. In Andalou Naturals products, hyaluronic acid is derived from potatoes.
As we mature, our skin begins to lose its natural ability to retain moisture. This lack of moisture heightens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and diminishes our collagen stores. Hyaluronic acid helps the skin hold on to that moisture, leading to plump, more hydrated and youthful-looking skin.
Resveratrol combined with Coenzyme Q10 is another powerful, natural ingredient commonly found in anti-ageing skincare.
What is resveratrol CoQ10?
CoQ10 is an antioxidant, helping to protect your cells from free radical damage. In what seems to be a recurring theme, our body’s natural CoQ10 levels begin to deplete with age, making it increasingly difficult for our cells to maintain their form and overall health.
In our products, the CoQ10 we use is derived from fermented vegetables. When applied topically in skincare, resveratrol CoQ10 can help to protect skin cells from further free radical and environmental damage and boost dermal vitality.
A once taboo inclusion in natural care for skin, hemp seed oil is a rich source of proteins, nutrients, minerals, and vitamins E, C, B1, B2, B3 and B6.
What is hemp oil?
In skincare, hemp delivers moisture to the skin and helps to strengthen its natural barrier function. It can be effective in soothing dry skin, helping to fight free radicals and boosting overall skin health.
A natural exfoliant, glycolic acid works to sweep the skin of dead and dry skin cells without having to rely on a physical scrub or anything abrasive.
What is glycolic acid?
A member of the AHA family, the use of glycolic acid in skincare can promote a bright, glowing complexion and a more even skin texture. This hardworking natural skin care ingredient is found in plants such as beets, sugar cane and pineapple.
Once you know which natural skin care ingredients to look out for, making the transition to natural skin care is simple. Whether you want to treat dry skin with hemp seed oil or clear your complexion with kombucha for skin, at Andalou we’ll help you to find the best natural ingredients for each and every skin concern.
If you are trying a product or ingredient for the first time, we always recommend a patch test first.