Botanical ingredients in skin care have been on the rise. This is for good reason since researchers keep finding more value in the power of plant extracts for skin concerns. No matter what the complexion issue that you’re trying to solve such as anti-aging, acne, oily, combination or dry skin to pigmentation problems, there is some amazing botanical-infused skin care worth looking into when trying to keep your complexion healthy. These five top plant extracts are ones that I feel your skin deserves to try for what they can do.
Mushrooms have been used for in traditional Chinese medicine for treating a variety of health problems from type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, weight loss, etc. Due to their antioxidants and various components, varieties such as shiitake and reishi have been shown to be effective to fight inflammation, heal and brighten the skin with their storehouse of B complex vitamins. The exciting part is mushrooms are so promising in what they can do for skin that other types such as the chaga with its cordyceps for soothing irritation to the tremella for its remarkably similar hyaluronic acid properties are being more closely examined.
Marine extracts are also top botanical ingredients for a beautiful complexion. What makes them so special is the amount of amino acids, proteins and vitamins to protect, renew and moisturize the skin. The bioactive compounds in marine algae have been shown for its effectiveness in anti-aging, reversing hyperpigmentation, addressing dry skin, helping inflammation, and skin cancer.
Another of these top plant extracts you need to look into is the pomegranate. Besides being a superfood, it does super things for your skin as well being an antioxidant, defending against free radicals and inflammation, as well as brighten skin. The interesting part is how its compounds work together in a synergy to nourish and reinvigorate the skin to produce collagen.
Pine bark extract has been studied as well for its role in helping the skin’s hydration and overall elasticity and correcting hyperpigmentation.
Green tea is another of these top plant extracts your skin deserves due to its potent quantity of the antioxidant, EGCG for hydration, calming and balancing the complexion. According to one research study, green tea may help guard against certain skin cancers such as the nonmelanoma variety. Potentially, this could possibly reverse DNA damage and offer a promising future for anti-aging.
What I shared with you here with these top five plant extracts are ones that I truly believe in for effectiveness. There are many other fabulous plant botanicals, but I have noticed wonderful changes to my complexion from those five. This is why I wanted you to be aware of them because I consider them the best in my book.
I have used algae and green tea infused products. I never knew all this about mushrooms. Interesting post!
Mind blowing what all that have/are being used in beauty products now. several years I was given a bottle of Snail Serum, have to admit it took me a while before I tried it. Today I am will to try anything they want to use
The same thing happened to me when I was first sent snail- based skin care and makeup to test. I was reluctant at first, but really loved the extra moisture it also left behind when I finally got brave enough to try it.