The market for green skincare has been growing for years and is expected to continue doing so with an expected CAGR of 5.5%. Many brands have started using natural ingredients because of the many benefits they have. Not only can they be easily sourced, but they are proven to be just as effective, if not more, than their chemical counterparts. They are also less likely to irritate because of their organic nature and lack of irritants like fragrances. Using products with these ingredients can help you upgrade your skincare routine and to be effective and eco-friendly. Here are some of the ingredients that have been proven to work that you can look for the next time you are buying skincare products:
Honey is commonly used as a healthier alternative to sugar, but did you know it has its cosmetic benefits as well? It is a moisturiser that can easily penetrate the skin, leaving you hydrated beyond your skin's surface. Aside from this, it also has antibacterial properties and can unclog pores, which makes it a good additive to products for those who are experiencing acne. Honey can be used as a facemask or as a hydrating soap that is safe to use for your face. When used together with other ingredients like oatmeal, honey-based soap can give light exfoliation and moisturisation simultaneously.
Green caviar, also known as green sea grapes, is typically eaten as a food rather than used as an ingredient for skincare. But they are actually very beneficial for the skin since they have anti-ageing and moisturising properties. Using products infused with green caviar can help your body produce collagen, which can help with skin elasticity and prevent sagging and wrinkles. Having a skincare routine centred with products using this ingredient can help give you a youthful glow. This is why the ingredient is popular in countries like Korea, where the norm is to have smooth and dewy skin.
Another natural ingredient that is known to be good for your skin is shea butter. This fat extracted from shea trees is great for moisturising and soothing skin. It contains properties that help restore your skin’s protective barrier and keeping moisture in. Aside from that, it is anti-inflammatory. If your skin is prone to conditions like eczema and sensitivity, it is an effective topical treatment. It can be incorporated into goods in many different ways so it is not hard to find a shea butter product that will suit your needs.
This ingredient may sound a bit gross or unexpected, snail slime is actually an ingredient that has been gaining popularity in the skincare industry. This is because aside from being a naturally occurring ingredient, it is also known to be very hydrating. It contains hyaluronic acid that helps your skin lock in moisture, making sure your skin does not become dry. Just be careful before buying products with this ingredient because, like many other skincare elements, this may cause allergies for some people.
Buying products that use natural ingredients can be a way for you to treat your skin right. These ingredients have many benefits to help your skin look good and feel just as great. If you are looking into ways to change up your skincare routine, look for products that use these ingredients and see for yourself why they are so great.
Written exclusively for R&R Luxury
by Aliyah Crowne