Ever wondered what’s in your skincare products? Well, the beauty of most ‘clean’ brands is they display their ingredients loud and proud. However, reading complicated names on the back of bottle is one thing, knowing exactly what they are and what they do is another. But don’t worry, you don’t need a degree to understand just how beneficial they are for your skin, all you need to do is take a moment to read this article (cuppa in hand) and learn about the miracle workers that care for your skin, every time you use our products.
Here are six of our favourite hard-working, clean beauty elements that you’ll find in our skincare range.
Hemp Seed Oil
Produced by cold-pressing hemp seeds, this oil can add moisture to your skin without clogging pores. Research suggests it can also help reduce inflammation of the skin, as well as conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. It is thought to also help reduce fine lines and prevent wrinkles as well as prevent signs of aging (yes, please).
Sourced from marine algae, Wakame is packed with anti-inflammatory properties. And thanks to the high levels of antioxidants, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, E and K, it’s also smoothing and is used to help detox and hydrate your skin, leaving it feeling pump and youthful.
Coffee Arabica Bean Extract
If you love your morning latte, you’ll know how invigorating it can be for a sleepy mind. Coffee bean extract, when used on your skin, is also believed to reinvigorate the blood circulation of your face. The result is a brightening of the skin and a reduction of dark under-eye circles and blemishes.
One of the most popular ingredients in skincare, lavender oil has been used for centuries to calm irritated skin and help reduce fine lines (oh, and it smells pretty amazing, too!). Research indicates that it also has antibacterial properties so it’s helpful for acne and skin cleansing.
Shea Nut Butter
Used in many different skincare products, Shea butter is famous for its moisturising capabilities. It’s believed the presence of fatty acids helps shea nut butter penetrate the skin more effectively, leaving it smooth and reducing fine lines.
Marshmallow Root Extract
Not to be confused with the marshmallows in your hot chocolate, the root of the marshmallow plant is used to give skin instant hydration. Research suggests it does so by creating a barrier on skin to lock in hydration, creating a smooth and healthy look, and preventing your skin from drying out.