Beauty has a different definition for different people. However, the common underline pertaining is healthy, glowing skin. Living amidst polluted, unhealthy air having a natural glow is tough. Pollutants in the air make can cause inflammation, pigmentation, acne, etc.
Nonetheless, we can strive to get rid of these environmental impurities and restore our natural glow with these five plant-based natural ingredients.
Hyaluronic acid: Hyaluronic acid is one of the most magical skincare ingredients infused with hydrating, anti-ageing and wound healing powers amongst others. HA can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water which helps our skin in holding natural moisture, giving you a natural, hydrated look. Factor like air pollution can decrease the HA level in our skin and hence, it is ideal to use products infused with this magical ingredient to achieve a youthful glow.
Squalane: Until some time back, squalane was mostly found in dermatological solutions. However, it has now paved its way into cosmetic products. Squalane is naturally found in our skin however dulls down from factors like ageing, pollution, etc. This naturally moisturising ingredient is extremely beneficial for both skin and hair. It infuses antioxidants in the skin, acts as a detoxifier and boosts the collagen level which makes the skin tight and firm, giving a younger, healthier glow.
Argan oil: One of the most famous skincare ingredients- argan oil is derived from argan kernels found in the semi-desert region of southwestern Morocco. The liquid gold of Morocco is rich in natural antioxidants like tocopherols (vitamin E), Vitamin A and C, fatty acids. Hence it is the go-to ingredient for the majority of skin and hair solutions. 100% real argan oil products act as a natural anti-ageing and lip moisturizer, helps in treating acne and dry skin. It further provides relief from common skin conditions like inflammation and soothes your skin.
Hydrosol: Hydrosol is a water-based ingredient derived through the distillation process along with essential oils. They are ideal for balancing the pH level and microfauna of the skin. Hydrosol, being water-based is lighter and milder on the skin. Hydrosols derived from lavender, chamomile and curry plant have carboxylic acids that help in reducing skin inflammation. The calming and relaxing element is used in curating fragrances while the cleansing properties are leveraged while skincare products. Hydrosols also have a milder fragrance and can be used without dilution, unlike essential oils.
Retinol: Another commonly known skincare ingredient, retinol is derived from Vitamin A. It is most famous for its anti-ageing properties. Retinol penetrates into the middle layer of the skin and helps in boosting the production of collagen and elastin. It is primarily used to treat skin conditions like wrinkles, fine lines, uneven texture and sun spots. Further, retinol works well for treating acne and other types of hyper pigmentation.