Plant based skincare products are made entirely from ingredients that are derived from plants such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, flowers, seeds, nuts, and herbs. When a product is labeled USDA certified organic, it means that it is made from 95% or more ingredients that are derived from a plant source. All organic certified ingredients must be grown without pesticides, bioengineered genes, or petroleum-based fertilizers.
Given that skin is our single largest organ, it makes sense that toxins as well as healthy ingredients can be absorbed into your body. Some times the old ways are the best. Ancient civilizations created beauty, skincare and therapeutic needs from the organic ingredients around them.
Let’s get into the reasons plant-based skin care can make a difference in your beauty regime. Plants are filled with some key ingredients that have huge benefits to your skin.
Plants rich in antioxidants include: Pecans, Blueberries, Cranberries, Strawberries, Artichoke, Goji Berries, Raspberries , Prunes, Apple, Cherries, Plum, Kidney beans and Pinto beans. These ingredients work to restore and strengthen your skin cells by combating free radicals.
Just as vitamins are critical to your internal health, they are also key to maintaining the health of your skin. Vitamin rich plants support skin cell repair and can help reduce the signs of aging. Vitamin rich foods aid in the production of collagen which is vital to healthy skin. Vitamin C-rich foods include: Citrus, strawberries, kale, bell peppers, papaya, tomatoes, parsley, broccoli, brussels sprouts. Zink plays a vital role in collagen synthesis. Zinc-rich foods include: cacao, pumpkin seeds, watermelon seeds, sesame seeds, spinach, almonds, cashews, chickpeas, kidney beans, lentils, oats. Copper rich plants support red blood cells, bone, and connective tissue. Copper-rich foods include: sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, almonds, cashews, spirulina, shiitake mushrooms, swiss chard, kale, spinach, cocoa
Essential Fatty Acids
Plants and oils rich in essential fatty acids can help to calm acne, combat oiliness, smooth scars, fight dryness and improve skin elasticity. Essential fatty acid oils can also assist with hair growth by working with your body to stimulate resting hair follicles into a growth phase. Key sources of fatty can be found in: flaxseed oil, grapeseed oil soybean oil, canola oil and castor oil. We harness the power of select essential fatty acids in Wink Lash & Brow Oil.
Lipids and Esters
Lipids and esters can be naturally found in coconut oil, palm oil and oils made from plants like sunflowers, olives, soybean, and safflower. They help support skins natural defense barrier to smooth, protect, and repair skin. These ingredients are often used in conditioning creams to keep skin healthy and hydrated.
Now that you know what ingredients to look for it’s important to mention that you should be sure to read labels as you chose your skin products. Simple rule: if you don’t know what’s in it, then don’t buy it. Want to read more? We like this article from hello glow: essential antioxidants for glowing skin. If you want to try organic products for the first time we are offering 20% off any item. Just apply code NEWBIE @ Amaliebeauty.com
In conclusion, plant based skin care is healthier for your skin as these ingredients work with your body and can be safely absorbed. Be sure to look for the ingredients listed and if the label is filled with chemical ingredients – stay clear.
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