Nurture your skin - 5 key ingredients for anti-ageing
When shopping for anti-ageing skincare, it is important to understand what has been put into the product, so we’re confident it will give results.
Firstly, we want to ensure that the formula contains ingredients with high levels of antioxidants and skin regenerative properties - all which can be found in natural and organic ingredients.
This article will highlight some impressive ingredients you should look out for, the next time you consider shopping for anti-ageing skincare. These nutrient-rich ingredients have been proven to reduce the signs of ageing and assist in the regeneration of skin cells.
Vitamin C comes at no surprise when we are discussing anti-ageing ingredients, which is why Kakadu Plum is high on list. This native Australian Superfruit holds the highest content of vitamin C of any fruit, and is 100 times the vitamin C content of oranges. Vitamin C is a vital component in anti ageing products as it boosts collagen and elastin production. It is also high in antioxidants which helps to neutralise free radicals. Try our Rejuvenating Toner for the ultimate dose of vitamin C.
The benefits of this ‘Super-herb’ may need it’s own article, but for now let’s sum them up! Gotu Kola has been used for centuries and has been highly regarded for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It has shown to improve circulation, restore skin elasticity as well as keeping skin feeling hydrated. It enhances skin’s resilience to a cellular level, which prevents the sagging of skin, while reducing the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
Apart from skincare, alternative medical practitioners believe Gotu Kola may help to treat anxiety, depression, fatigue, asthma and stomach ulcers. In ancient times it was used not only to heal wounds, but improve mental clarity, treat epilepsy and skin conditions such as leprosy and psoriasis. Explore the benefits of Gotu Kola in our Regenerative Elixir
Rosehip is loved everywhere and one of the most popular ingredients for a long list of reasons. It moisturises and brightens skin, and promotes tissue and cell regeneration. This makes it perfect for the treatment of fine lines, scars, stretch marks, and to improve skin texture and flexibility. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins A and C, and essential fatty acids. It also acts as a defence, protecting the skin from environmental damage. Treat yourself to our luxurious Rosehip Exfoliating Scrub - using only 100% natural ingredients.
The acai berry is a renowned Superfruit, grown on palm trees native to the Amazon region of Brazil. It is potent in nutrients and should be highly considered when searching for anti-ageing skincare. It contains omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids, as well as amino acids which act as antioxidants; it is also abundant in vitamins A, B, C, and E - an impressive berry that packs a punch!
These ingredients possess powerful anti-ageing properties, that aim to boost cell turnover and collagen production, defend skin from environmental damage, and revive skin texture and appearance - ultimately providing skin with a more youthful and glowing complexion. It is no wonder this little berry has been considered as Mother Nature’s most powerful ingredient. Discover the benefits in our Shea Nourishing Moisturiser
Green tea leaf extract is the oil obtained from the Camellia Sinensis plant. It has been regarded for centuries as a powerful and versatile ingredient - there are many health benefits associated with Green tea, including anti-ageing benefits. Evidence shows that Green tea has anticarcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties, and is also beneficial for cardiovascular health.
An active component of Green tea are Catechins, which are polyphenol compounds, and what gives Green tea its high concentration of antioxidants. Diving a tad deeper - EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate), is the most potent green tea Catechin. This natural antioxidant works to reduce the formation of free radicals in the body - caused by pollution and excessive UV exposure - which will prevent cells from damage and disease. To sum up, Green tea extract works to prevent skin elasticity and premature ageing, inflammation, irritation, acne, dermatitis, and also has the potential for helping to prevent melanoma.
Green tea extract also contains caffeine, which helps to reduce puffiness; and L-Theanine, which works to prevent moisture loss in skin. Discover the benefits in our Shea Nourishing Moisturiser
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