Going natural with your skincare products is not always that easy, especially when looking at a list of ingredients with little to no clue of what you are looking at.
We’re here to help decipher the confusing lingo of makeup ingredients and have five natural options that you want to try this year:
Retinol: A big buzz word in the beauty world, but what does is actually do? It really is a miracle worker and helps to reduce fine lines, improve skin texture, and promote a youthful glow – who doesn’t want that, right? BUT, the power of retinol is in the way you use it. Following a “skin cycling” routine is recommended, so use retinol every other night or gradually increase the frequency to allow your skin to adjust and minimise potential irritation.
Bakuchiol: This is one to look for, as Bakuchiol is an amazing natural alternative to retinol. Derived from the Babchi plant, it offers similar benefits to retinol without the potential for irritation. Bakuchiol helps improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and enhance overall skin tone.
Hyaluronic Acid: Yes, the word “acid” is really off-putting, but this is a good acid, as it provides deep hydration and helps your skin retain moisture, resulting in a plumper, more supple appearance. To maximise its benefits, apply hyaluronic acid to damp skin, which helps lock in moisture. Follow it up with a moisturiser to seal in the hydration and enjoy a beautifully hydrated complexion.
Niacinamide: It might sound scary and far from natural, but Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, is a multi-tasking ingredient that helps regulate oil production, minimise the appearance of pores, and improve uneven skin tone. Niacinamide also has anti-inflammatory properties, making it suitable for sensitive skin.
Omegas: We all know omegas are essential fatty acids and these guys are crucial for maintaining overall skin health. They provide deep nourishment and help strengthen the skin’s natural barrier function.
Camel milk: Yes, that’s right, milk sourced from camels, has been cherished for centuries for its remarkable benefits for the skin. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, camel milk nourishes and moisturises the skin deeply. It can help soothe dryness, reduce redness, and promote a more even skin tone.
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