The 5 Top All Natural Skincare Ingredients

Next time you are shopping for some new skincare products, why not focus on the top all natural skincare ingredients? Scan the labels for one or more of the ingredients listed below. Experts say these components are among the best naturally derived substances for improving your skin, while respecting the planet and your own overall health.

5 Top All Natural Skincare Ingredients

Green tea extract

This simple Asian (and ancient) drink contains high levels of antioxidant chemicals (known as catechins, including epigallocatechin gallate, and flavonoids, such as kaempferol and theaflavin) that are known to prevent and reverse sun damage to the skin. These same edible plant chemicals make green tea an excellent natural anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing ingredient in skin care.

Oats

Colloidal oatmeal is one of the few natural skincare ingredients that the FDA has actually approved as effective against skin irritations such as eczema, dry skin, poison ivy, poison oak, and insect bites. The magic comes from oat lipids and proteins, which help replenish and maintain the skin barrier. Oats also contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant substances that contribute to skin health.

Gemstones

Relatively new to the skincare scene, gemstones including diamonds and pearls are becoming very popular in high-end beauty products. And for good reason – these precious substances contain specialized mineral properties that offer exfoliating, anti-aging, and detoxifying benefits to the skin.

Read a review of the Kristals Cosmetics diamond products line at Jess Oshii here.

And for under your eyes, Kristals Cosmetics has a product that brings quick results: our Diamond Select Anti-Gravity Spark Eye Mask, which Glossybox is featuring in its December 2016 box.

Curious about pearl? Read & watch a video review of the PEARL Neck & Chest Extra Firming Cream from Kristals Cosmetics over at TheInsideOutBeauty by Heidi.

Vitamin C/citric acid

Used topically, vitamin C can combat the common signs of aging skin, such as sagging and dullness. Vitamin C aids in collagen synthesis, which is essential for firmness and smoothness. Plus, it has powerful antioxidant chops to help fight free-radical damage. It even lightens dark spots and, like a fairy godmother of skincare, can also regulate sebum production to prevent acne and decrease associated inflammation. Taking vitamin C internally, either in supplement form or in fresh citrus fruits, is another way to protect your skin and overall health.

Coconut oil

Is there anyone out there who doesn’t know about coconut oil? This tropical plant oil smells like the beach and is head-to-toe useful. Coconut has naturally emollient properties, softening the skin and holding in moisture. As one of the top all natural skincare ingredients, coconut oil helps preserve commercial beauty products because it contains antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antioxidant properties.

 

About Kristals Cosmetics
Kristals Cosmetics has unlocked the holistically healing power of gemstones to promote vibrant, radiant skin with a deep range of products, including creams, masks and serums. Kristals complements its gemstone-infused skincare products with leading-edge ingredients designed to pair perfectly with precious gems, including peptides, niacinamide and Vitamin C.

 

Why Rock Crystal is Rock-Solid for Skincare

Pure quartz, traditionally called rock crystal or clear quartz, is colorless and transparent or translucent. The dominant mineral in quartz is silicon.This stone has often been used for noteworthy ornamental carvings, such as the Lothair Crystal. The classic “crystal ball” is typically made of rock crystal. Other varieties of quartz contain colors and include citrine, rose quartz, amethyst, smoky quartz, milky quartz, and others.

Uncut clusters of rock crystal are organic treasures and look like crystal cities of fantasy stories. In a natural setting, the long and tapered clear prisms of quartz project upward from a common base. These are true mineralogical wonders found in various parts of the world. The cost of good-sized clusters of rock crystal is quite affordable.

Beyond being a beautiful ornament to your home, quartz can also contribute to your own personal beauty. Many skincare companies are now incorporating high rock crystals into their products, with the intention of harnessing the healing power of crystals. It’s a growing trend that is definitely turning heads and also providing real benefits.

Finely ground rock crystal makes an excellent exfoliator, able to remove dead and dry cells and leave skin smooth and even-toned. Quartz can also be added to other skincare products, including lotions, lip balms, and even bar soaps.

Quartz-containing products can also be designed to positively affect your mental and spiritual well being, leading to beneficial changes both inside and out. Quartz has been said to add energy to everything and anything. It contributes focus and clarity, and enhances sensitivity to others’ energies. Having a piece of quartz in your living space will affect the energy in that area. You might even consider carrying a piece of quartz with you, in your pocket or purse.

Clear quartz is considered an April birthstone, making it easy to find many types of birthstone jewelry containing quartz stones. Although rock crystal gems may be found in a variety of shapes and different configurations, based around the natural hexagonal crystalline structure, it does not really matter which one of these shapes you choose.

Read a review of the Kristals Cosmetics rock crystal products line at Jess Oshii here.

About Kristals Cosmetics
Kristals Cosmetics has unlocked the holistically healing power of gemstones to promote vibrant, radiant skin with a deep range of products, including creams, masks and serums. Kristals complements its gemstone-infused skincare products with leading-edge ingredients designed to pair perfectly with precious gems, including peptides, niacinamide and Vitamin C.