Three Hero Skin Ingredients
In this article we show you three examples of superhero ingredients for your skin. Your skin will love you for it!
Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe Vera juice is extracted from the plant leaf and has been used for in the past and still today for many different topical and medical applications. Common uses include healing sunburn and mild burns. Its beneficial properties mean it has a number of other uses for topical application that also includes calming skin irritation, scalds, wounds, eczema, acne and many other conditions. Its gentle and cooling liquid softens the skin and soothes inflammation. Studies have even confirmed that wounds treated with Aloe Vera heal faster than wounds treated without it.
Aloe Vera Juice can be purchased here, and is 100% pure with no added ingredients.
Top Tip: Aloe Vera juice blends well with floral water in making a nourishing and healing skin tonic. Combine with Lavender or Orange Blossom to create a delicate and lovely product.
Rosehip oil is an incredible ingredient and one that benefits the skin enormously. This may have something to do with the countless natural properties found in rosehip oil that makes it one of the best sources of omega 3 and 6. It also contains Vitamin A, E and high amounts of essential fatty acids that help to delay the effects of aging and aid skin rejuvenation by promoting collagen and elastin levels. This helps the skin to replenish and rebuild skin tissue. High quality rosehip oil is often sourced from the seeds of the native rose plant that grows wild in Chile, used by its native people for centuries, where it is known for its truly beneficial properties.
Naturally Balmy sells an Organic Rosehip Oil that comes directly from Chile and is 100% cold pressed. Its rich, thick texture and deep, natural red shade derives from its high vitamin content.
Top Tip: Use rosehip oil alone or try combining with other beneficial ingredients and oils to create a luxurious product that can help tackle various problems such as stretch marks, eczema, wrinkles, dry/ damage hair and brittle nails.
Shea butter comes from the Shea nut tree, which produces this natural butter, a healing emollient that has been used for generations to soften and smooth skin, as well as repair cracked, aged and damaged skin. Its highly beneficial properties include Vitamins A and E, as well as high amounts of unsaponifiables and cinnamic esters that have antimicrobial and moisturising properties, which also provide protection from the sun. The creamy, rich texture penetrates the skin when applied topically and has proven successful in the treatment of various skin ailments, such as eczema and psoriasis.
Naturally Balmy sells organic and fairtrade Shea Butter that is obtained from the Shea nut tree of West Africa.
Top Tip: As the smooth texture of Shea Butter melts at skin temperature, it’s an ideal ingredient to use and include in lip and body balms, as well as in soaps, lotions and skin creams.