There’s a lot of chatter about plant-based ingredients, and for a good reason. As the ingredients lists on skincare products get longer and longer, it’s comforting to know that there are still tried-and-true, natural components to the products that we put into and on our bodies. In fact, many of the ingredients we see with long, confusing names are simply derivatives of much more familiar things. For example, acetic acid is just the science community’s name for apple cider vinegar, and camellia sinensis is the technical name for green tea.
If you want to incorporate more plant-based ingredients into your skincare routine, we suggest starting with these skin-loving botanicals:
Chamomile, which you may see listed as anthemis chamomilla or matricaria chamomilla, contains a bevy of anti-inflammatory components that are small enough to penetrate deeply into the skin. Polyphenols and phytochemicals are shown to hasten cell regeneration, reducing the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. It can soothe irritation, reduce redness, and even help keep conditions like acne, eczema, and rosacea under control. Along with anti-inflammatories, this plant also contains antioxidant polyphenols that help keep your skin healthy by fighting off free radicals and restoring your inner glow. If you want to give chamomile a try, Exuviance Hydrating Eye Complex is an intensely hydrating and soothing eye cream that contains chamomile, working to condition and soften the delicate eye area.
This small succulent aloe barbadensis miller packs huge power when it comes to providing skin health benefits. This plant’s gel is made up of 98% water, which can help moisturize and soothe dry, itchy skin without feeling greasy or sticky. It is rich in vitamins A, B12, C, and E and antioxidants that can help fight against sun damage while keeping skin more supple. You can find aloe vera in Meg 21 Redness Relief, where it works with other botanical ingredients to combat redness and irritation while promoting skin healing.
The same ingredient that makes your matcha latte so delicious can help your skin stay radiant and protected due to the polyphenols and antioxidants found in camellia sinensis. The key player is epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, which has been shown to promote DNA repair in skin cells, making it an invaluable addition to any anti-aging skincare routine. It also helps reduce sebum, soothes inflammation, and provides antibacterial benefits, making it a powerful tool in the fight against breakouts. Advanced Skin Therapeutic’s Triple Action Green Tea Cream features an advanced formula of therapeutic ingredients to guard against free-radical damage while visibly reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pore size, redness, and puffiness.
Jojoba oil comes from a hearty nut grown in harsh desert climates, and it has made a meteoric rise in the skincare world due to its laundry list of skin benefits. It acts as an antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal that can kill off salmonella, E. coli, and candida. Because of the environment that it has adapted to, it is a waxy, humectant ingredient that helps prevent your skin from moisture loss by creating a sealed surface barrier. Jojoba oil also contains vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that helps your skin fight against oxidative stress and environmental toxins. You can find jojoba oil in many serums, moisturizers, and skin creams.
Want to know more about the power of botanicals and which ones work best for your skin? Start with the experts at Advanced Skin Therapeutics. We can help you find products that fit your skin’s specific needs from our range of effective, nurturing skincare brands.