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.

 

The Beauty-Boosting Vitamins You Need to Be Taking

There is no single vitamin that contributes more the other for skin health, so it is recommended to maintain a balanced supply of vitamins and minerals. Vitamins are an essential part of the health and welfare of the body and beauty. The important role of vitamins has been widely recognized by the industry of cosmetics and skincare. You can choose a variety of products for your skin from Kristals Cosmetics, which formulates gemstone-infused skincare products that also include powerfully calibrated doses of key antioxidant vitamins that work well with gemstones to product powerful, lasting effects to refresh and revitalize skin. With that in mind, here’s a look at the vitamins that help boost beauty.

Vitamin A: This fundamental vitamin is great not only for overall nutrition but also when used in skincare products. Retinol is a vitamin A derivative that has been proven to work to smooth wrinkles and nourish skin.

Vitamin C: Products with this key vitamin will refine the skin texture, pigmentation and significantly improve the skin texture. That said, keep in mind that topical vitamin C must be kept in dark containers, because clear or light containers will allow in sunlight, which destroys the skincare benefits of vitamin C creams.

Vitamin E: This crucial component in cells helps to improve the immune system to prevent cell degeneration. The reason why this vitamin has been added to cosmetic creams is because it improves the elasticity of the skin and reduces wrinkles. Its anti-inflammatory properties help the skin in its natural regenerative process and provide natural protection against ultraviolet rays and negative effects.

Panthenol: Also known as provitamin B5, this is a superb moisturizer and also known soothing inflamed skin. It works well when paired with skin-soothing gemstones such as aventurine, among others.

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.