Natural and organic beauty products have gained in popularity in recent years, with many brands choosing to use more natural ingredients in their products, and even a few A-listers releasing their own natural skincare ranges. Modern technology allows us to reap the benefits of natural ingredients, without sacrificing the results that we have grown to love.
With so many different alternatives out there, making the switch to natural ingredients can be daunting, especially when it comes to choosing ingredients that will make the most impact. So we did some research and have put together a list of the best natural skincare ingredients for a few of the most common skincare concerns.
Derived from an Australian tree called Melaleuca Alternifolia, Tea Tree Oil is one of the most popular natural ingredients around. Tea Tree Oil is extremely beneficial for treating acne breakouts, thanks to its disinfecting, healing, and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have shown that tea tree works as well as other ingredients when it comes to treating breakouts, without over-drying the skin.
Try: Dr. Organic Tea Tree Blemish Stick, a cooling, roll-on blemish treatment that combines healing tea tree oil and soothing aloe vera to bust breakouts.
For Dry Skin:
When it comes to keeping skin soft and supple, olive oil is an old school ingredient with big benefits. As an emollient, olive oil keeps skin hydrated by locking in moisture and soothing chapped skin. It also contains a high fatty acid content, which allows olive oil to repair and protect the skin.
Try: Phyto-C O-Live Gel, a soothing, anti-inflammatory gel that instantly hydrates dry skin and calms itchiness. This gel also nourishes skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
For Oily Skin:
There is a reason that witch hazel is a popular toner for oily skin. Witch hazel is a plant that grows in parts of Asia and North America, and has been used for centuries. As a natural astringent, witch hazel reduces excess oil on the surface of the skin while conditioning it, making it suitable for use on sensitive skin. It also acts as an antioxidant and can soothe irritated skin or even insect bites.
Try: Dr. Hauschka Intensive Treatment 02, an intensive, 28-day treatment that will clarify and calm oily, acne-prone skin in adults. This treatment will also soothe irritated skin while refining pores and balancing out the complexion.
For Wrinkles and Fine Lines:
Shea Butter is not only a heavy-duty moisturizer, it also protects and supports the skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF), making it a wonderful repairing ingredient. Shea butter prevents irritation and aids the skin’s natural healing mechanisms, allowing the skin to regenerate and repair itself while visibly reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Try: Exuviance Age Reverse HydraFirm, a hydrating and toning treatment that contains an anti-aging and repairing blend of shea butter, hyaluronic acid, and peptides to lock in moisture, boost collagen production, and plump out fine lines and wrinkles.