When you make the switch to natural skincare products, you can rest assured that you won’t be applying harsh, synthetic chemicals to your skin. Instead, you’re making the choice to invest in high-performance ingredients derived from nature.
But what are those ingredients? And what are they actually doing for your skin?
You have a right to know what’s in your skincare- and why it’s in your skincare. To decode precisely what you’re applying to your skin, we’ve collated this guide to natural skincare ingredients.
A blessing for dry, dehydrated skin, Hyaluronic Acid has the unique ability to retain up to 1000 times its own weight in moisture. While many people hear the word “acid” and assume the ingredient is a harsh, synthetic chemical, Hyaluronic Acid is actually an ingredient that occurs naturally in the skin- in Andalou Naturals products, Hyaluronic Acid is derived from potatoes.
As we mature, our skin begins to lose its natural ability to retain moisture with this lack of moisture heightening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and diminishing our collagen stores. Hyaluronic Acid helps the skin hold on to that moisture, leading to plump, more hydrated, youthful looking skin.
Resveratol combined with Coenzyme Q10 is another powerful, natural ingredient commonly found in anti-ageing skincare. Much like Hyaluronic Acid, CoQ10 is naturally found within the body. It’s an antioxidant, there to protect your cells from free radical damage. In what seems to be a recurring theme, our body’s natural CoQ10 levels begin to deplete with age, making it increasingly difficult for our cells to maintain their form and overall health.
When applied topically, Resveratrol CoQ10 can help to protect skin cells from further free radical and environmental damage and boosts dermal vitality.
With potent brightening properties, Turmeric is a popular natural ingredient for anyone suffering from an overexposed complexion. When applied topically, Turmeric works to brighten the overall complexion, prevent ageing and leaves you with a more even, radiant skin tone.
The Turmeric extract found within our products is organic and sourced directly from the plant.
Kombucha is not just a health drink! The byproduct of fermented black tea, Kombucha is rich in pre and probiotics - good bacteria. When used in skincare high probiotic content in Kombucha has the natural ability to balance the skin with good bacteria and deter bad bacteria for healthier skin function, and less blemishes - win!
Hemp Seed Oil
A once taboo inclusion in natural skincare, Hemp Seed Oil is a rich source of proteins, nutrients and minerals and vitamins E, C, B1, B2, B3 and B6. In skincare, hemp delivers moisture to the skin and strengthens its natural barrier function.
The pure, organic Hemp Seed Oil found in our CannaCell range has been cold pressed, ensuring its all-important vitamin and nutrient content has been retained in the process.
A natural exfoliant, Glycolic Acid works to sweep the skin of dead and dry skin cells without having to rely on a physical scrub or anything abrasive. The use of Glycolic Acid in skincare promotes a bright, glowing complexion and a more even skin texture.
The Glycolic Acid used in our Brightening Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask is derived from natural sugars found in fruit.
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