Now, more than ever, natural skincare products are at the top of everyone’s mind. Natural ingredients are also topping the list on skincare product labels. And for good reason! Natural components can make a product less likely to irritate or spark an allergic reaction. Kristals Cosmetics skincare experts say products containing a high proportion of natural ingredients are safer, for your body and the planet.
1. Coconut oil
Number one in our natural skincare products list is this tropical-smelling versatile emollient. Coconut oil is both antibacterial and anti-fungal. The use of oils for skin care is nothing new. You can find in plenty of everyday products like moisturizers and makeup. And while plant oils can be great for boosting your skin’s moisture, it’s not necessarily best to use them solo. Look for coconut oil in the ingredient list.
Soy is applied to the skin in lotions, creams, or serums. It can help lighten discolorations due to melasma and sun damage. It inhibits the skin’s over-production of melanin ( skin pigment). Products containing soy are a good option if you need to get rid of dark patches while avoiding stronger prescription retinoids.
3. Vitamin C
An oldie but a goodie. Vitamin C’s health-boosting powers have been known for years, particularly when it comes to battling colds and improving immunity. Not too surprisingly, this nutrient also delivers benefits when used topically. The anti-aging superstar can even out your skin tone, renew the surface of your skin, improve hydration, and keep your skin looking younger, longer. Look for toners, serums, gels, or lotions containing Ascorbic Acid near the top of the label’s list. A great alternative is Kristals Amber Multi Vitamin C Dark Spot Corrector .
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