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The Best Natural Skin Care Ingredients and What They Do

The Best Natural Skin Care Ingredients and What They Do

When people think of skin care serums and creams, they probably imagine long lists of synthetic ingredients with complicated names. While synthetic ingredients are common in skin care products, there are also many natural skin care ingredients that are extremely effective on your skin. Most of the best organic skin care products contain these powerful natural ingredients.

Here’s our list of the 10 best natural skin care ingredients, and how and why they are so effective:

  1. Hyaluronic acid

If you follow our articles regularly, you’re probably tired of hearing about hyaluronic acid by now. It makes its way into many of our articles because it is such a versatile powerhouse of an ingredient. It’s a great humectant (read all about humectants here), it builds collagen, it helps other skin care ingredients absorb in the skin, and it is a naturally occurring compound that has very important effects on our bodies.


                Check out our spotlight on hyaluronic acid for more information.


  1. Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is a strong-smelling essential oil that you have likely already heard of. It is naturally anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-fungal. It has been used for many years in Australia to fight breakouts and skin inflammation.


  1. Coconut oil

Coconut oil is a first-rate ingredient in so many ways. In addition to coconut oil being a healthier replacement than vegetable oil or butter in cooking and on your food, it is also fantastic for your skin. Coconut oil is naturally anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, making it good for healing.


  1. Aloe vera

Aloe has long been available in gel form as a remedy for burns, sunburns, and scrapes, serving as a soothing ingredient with properties that help skin to heal. Some species of the aloe vera plant possess more than 75 active ingredients, including amino acids, vitamins, fatty acids, salicylic acids, and anti-inflammatories.


  1. Jojoba oil

Jojoba oil is an excellent natural carrier oil that moisturizes and heals. It has been used in some places to treat sores, acne, psoriasis, and burns. This oil also soothes skin and is said to unclog hair follicles.


  1. Shea butter

Shea butter is another oil that, like coconut oil, is rich and solid at room temperature. When it is added into creams, it can make them thick and richly moisturizing. Originating from Africa, shea butter has a long history of being used for natural skin care.


  1. Castor oil

Castor oil is a natural oil that is nutrient-rich and excels at nourishing skin and hair. It is also a great carrier oil, providing the base for many lash oils and serums.


  1. Green tea extract

Many praise the benefits of drinking green tea for your health, but it’s also wonderful for your skin. It is a natural anti-inflammatory that can soothe the skin.


  1. Licorice root extract

People have varying feelings on the smell and taste of licorice, with most either loving or hating it. Regardless of your feelings about licorice in sweets, however, it has several properties that make it one of the best natural skin care ingredients. Licorice extract can help reduce uneven pigmentation and is successful in treating rosacea.


  1. Vitamin C

Vitamin C is another one of those extremely popular skin care ingredients that also happen to be natural. Vitamin C serums are one of the most common types of skin care serums, and with good reason. This vitamin has strong antioxidant benefits and can tone skin. It also aids in the skin’s production of collagen and helps to regulate the production of natural oils on the skin.




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