Have you noticed your skin looking duller and lifeless recently? Have you been wondering if there a way to revive and rejuvenate tired skin, without resorting to harsh, environmentally unfriendly chemicals? Aging can affect the health and vitality of your skin. But thankfully, bright, youthful skin can still be yours for the taking, with 100% natural products.
Traditionally, dermatologists have relied on a plethora of chemicals to fight the signs of ageing. Not only are these harmful, but they often don’t work, and drive people turn to increasingly expensive items, assuming that you get what you pay for (think Botox, surgery, masks etc).
The best ingredients for anti-aging actually come from nature itself, at a fraction of the price and without the side-effects. Roll out the carpet for mother nature – here are a round up of our favorites plant-based skincare ingredients.
Natural Skin care Ingredients that Work
According to Michael Stiegler, founder of organic skincare company Cannabella, there are key ingredients to look out for as your ally to youthful-looking skin. “The big hero is a good quality organic hemp seed oil. When this is combined with anti-aging botanicals, it will naturally nourish your skin from the inside out”, says Michael, who uses organic hemp seed oil in products he creates for his Australian botanical skincare brand, Cannabella.
Best Ingredients for Glowing Skin?
So which skincare ingredients really work? Here are 4 ingredients which are packed full of anti-ageing properties:
- Hemp Seed Oil: Gaining huge ground recently in the skincare industry, a good quality organic hemp seed oil is rich in antioxidants and the fatty acids Omega 3, 6 and 9 (in the correct ratio). This means it can address skin texture and wrinkles head on, with its great skin-quenching properties and ability to absorb moisture from the air during the day.
- Coenzyme Q10: Our body slows as we age, and our Q10 production is no exception. Topping up our naturally occurring Q10 levels with products which contain Complex COQ10 enzyme can naturally keep free radicals at bay, thereby reducing aging and cell damage. You’ll be able to see the results – softer fine lines and wrinkles, firmer skin and a greater glow – in no time!
- Squalene: Our production of Squalene also reduces with age. Replenishing our supplies with a good quality plant-based oil, such as those used in many of Cannabella’s serums, will allow its superior hydration properties to work their magic. This ingredient penetrates deeply and addresses skin concerns at the cellular level. This protects skin from the free-radicals which do additional damage and boosts blood circulation for firmer, plumper skin.
- Baobab Oil: Used for centuries by African communities for its nourishing properties, the baobab tree is called the “Tree of Life” and “Pharmacy Tree” for good reason. Celebrated for its luxurious and nutrient-rich properties and health benefits, this lightweight oil is absorbed quickly, locking in moisture. A key ingredient in the Cannabella Renewal Serum, baobab oil will improve elasticity, repair the skin barrier and prevent water loss.
When you are searching for powerful anti-aging ingredients, steer clear from harsh, acid-based products and look instead for effective plant-based alternatives. You can rest assured that these good quality natural ingredients are your heathier, gentler recipe for firm, youthful skin.