Natural Skincare Products: The Best Ingredients for Sensational Skin

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.

2. Soy

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 .

If you enjoyed today’s blog post, you may also want to read What to Look for in a Good Moisturizer.

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.