While beauty trends may come and go, there’s one thing that never goes out of style - taking care of your skin. Part of taking good care of your skin is finding out which natural ingredients benefit you and help improve your skin health. The ingredients that will work best for you depend mainly on what skin type you have. If you have dry skin, you'll want to choose skincare products that are moisturising and hydrating on the other hand if you have oily skin, you might need skincare ingredients that unclog pores, refine skin texture and control excess oil.
To get glowing skin naturally and to liven up dull, uneven complexion what you need is natural ingredients as a part of your skin care products that take care of your skin and provide myriad nourishing, anti-aging and skin brightening benefits.
We take you through some skin care ingredients and list down their benefits and properties.
A powerful antioxidant and ideal for strong immunity and healthy skin and eyes, Vitamin C is works wonders for your skin and hair. It lightens spots and prevents acne. This ‘brightening’ vitamin aids treats uneven skin, pigmentation and leaves skin glowing.
We recommend: Mon Cherry Brightening Foam Cleanser
Used in various cosmetics, skincare and personal care products, glycerin is known for its incredible skin healing and repair benefits. It helps increase the water volume between skin cells, giving the appearance of firmer, plumper looking skin. An effective moisturizer and a natural humectant, it can help boost the health of your skin, supports optimal skin barrier function and promotes hydration.
We recommend: Mon Cherry Intense Brightening Essence
Licorice Root Extracts
A great skin brightening ingredient, licorice prevents free radical that can lead to aging, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. It is known for its superb skin soothing, oil-control properties and suits all skin types.
We recommend: Chialeader Zit Fix Serum
A gentle skin exfoliator that removes all impurities and dirt from skin without drying out skin, kaolin white clay clears off pores, refreshes skin and locks in moisture. Ideal for oily and acne-prone skin, this popular facial clay detoxifies, brightens and tones skin.
Centella Asiatica (Cica)
Known for its moisturizing and anti-aging benefits, Centella Asiatica (Cica) also known as gotu kola is a skin healing herb rich in amino acids, beta carotene, essential fatty acids and phytochemicals. Cica is quite beneficial for improving skin elasticity, improves collagen synthesis and blood circulation. It helps repair the skin barrier to resist visible signs of aging, prevents sagging of skin and is best suited for blemish and acne-prone skin. It is also known for skin healing, prevents scarring and lightens dark spots.
We recommend: Mama Cica Dark Circle Fading Under Eye Cream
Glycolic acid is an AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid), widely used for treating hyperpigmentation, acne, wrinkles and dryness. Suitable for most skin types, topical application of glycolic acid unclogs pores, exfoliates and removes dead skin cells from the outer layers of the skin revealing smoother, supple and hydrated skin!
We recommend: Mama Cica Zit Away Treatment Patches
Packed with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, ginseng is known for brightening skin, boosting collagen and calming down irritated, stressed out skin. Popular in Korean skincare and long known for its usage as a medicine in China, ginseng firms and enhances skin texture, reduces appearance of dark circles and helps prevent signs of ageing.
We recommend: Mama Cica Oil Fix Exfoliating Gel Mask
Tea Tree Oil
Packed with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, tea tree oil is a medicinal essential oil derived from the leaves of a small tree native to some areas of Australia. Tea tree oil has numerous skin benefits and is known to treat acne, blemishes, irritation and help improve skin conditions. Suitable for all skin types except sensitive skin, tea tree oil is known for its versatility and can be used to treat hair and scalp problems like dandruff, flakes, itching and also helps get rid of nail fungus.
We recommend: Mama Cica Rejuvenating Face Mist
A powerful and effective substance used in cosmetic treatments since a decade and found commonly now in a lot of mainstream skincare products. It is one of the most important components for healthy, plump skin and just 1 gram of this potent ingredient can hold up to 6 liters of water and can help retain moisture. We are talking about Hyaluronic acid (HA)! An effective skin hydrator and anti-aging ingredient, HA is found naturally in our skin and connective tissue and is known to act as a lubricating agent for joints, nerves, hair and eyes. Due to its moisture binding properties, this ingredient is used in a lot of anti-aging skincare products and can help improve skin firmness, elasticity and helps diminish wrinkles and fine lines.
We recommend: Mon Cherry Brightening Face Mist
Niacinamide, also called nicotinamide, is one form of Vitamin B3 and is one of the most potent skin strengthening ingredients known to treat hyperpigmentation, boost hydration and tackle large pores and skin dullness. If you have oily, combination or acne-prone skin, then make this multi-tasking ingredient your best friend as it not only regulates sebum production, treats pores, spots and fine lines but also improves overall skin texture.
We recommend: Bravocado Intense Brightening Serum
Retinol is a form of vitamin A and is known as an absolute skincare game-changer thanks to its collagen boosting, antiaging and skin brightening properties. Retinol helps in skin’s natural renewal process and is known to minimize fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and slough off dead skin cells revealing softer, smoother and younger looking complexion.
This thorny plant is extremely rich in carotenoids and fatty acids, which allows it to penetrate deep into the skin and nourish it from within. It is anti-fungal in nature and helps fight off acne breakouts, while soothing the skin. It contains vitamin C and E that repair damaged skin and makes it deeply hydrating - which is what makes it a great choice for dry, aging skin. It is also rich in antioxidants and protects the skin from free-radical damage.
We recommend: Mama Cica Intense Oil Control Essence
Indigenous to North America and Asia, this plant contains polyphenols that help fight premature ageing by preventing free radical damage. It also has astringent properties, meaning it constricts the proteins inside skin cells, making your skin appear firmer and younger. The natural tannins also soothe inflamed skin and regulate oil production. All this helps prevent breakouts, too! All in all, a great natural toner!
We recommend: Mama Cica Zit Away Treatment Patches
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