Top 10 Best Natural Ingredients You Should Implement in Your Skincare Routine

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Julia Adams

Julia Adams

Last updated:  2020-12-02 17:51:50

Are you tired of the chemical-filled ingredients in skincare products that cause you more harm than good? The problem with today's cosmetics is that it's not aimed at a particular person, even though we're all unique and therefore need a different approach. Stay with us, and read about the top 10 natural ingredients you should implement in your skincare routine. Whether you have oily, normal, or dry skin, there's something for you on our list. Be sure to check out our Top 10 Best Ingredients in Skincare Product for a Youthful Glow list.

10. Rose Water 

This is why you should use rose water

Rosewater is created by distillation of rose petals with steam and has many beneficial properties. Some people who prefer natural fragrances even use them as an alternative to the perfumes that are chemically-filled. First of all, this healing water has anti-inflammatory properties and is good for calming eczema and rosacea issues. Also, it reduces redness and acne and therefore has a brightening effect. We use it in many beauty products because it diminishes the appearance of fine lines.

Additionally, rose water helps with skin healing, including scars, cuts, and burns. But how to implement it in your skin routine? Just purchase it in pure form, and use it as a toner, for hydration, or as water mist to refresh your face from time to time.

9. Licorice Root Extract

Dr. Dray recommends Licorice for hyperpigmentation

The licorice root extract is derived from the plant Glycyrrhiza glabra, which you can find in Africa, Asia, and Southern Europe. This amazing ingredient helps with hyperpigmentation, as it contains glabridin that prevents the skin from darkening after sun exposure. Besides, it helps speed up the scar discoloration process by blocking melanin production. Licorice is especially good for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, and many studies back that up.

Some other benefits of this plant-derived ingredient are that it reduces the number of bacteria on the skin and controls oil production. Instead of using a hydrocortisone cream when dealing with bug bites, just apply this magic ingredient, as it will relieve you from redness and swelling. Have we already convinced you to implement it in your beauty routine?

8. Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel can be great if used carefully (Image by Manfred Richter from Pixabay)

Witch hazel, or hamamelis virginiana, is a shrub that grows in the US and is used by Native Americans for centuries as a cure. Nowadays, you can find it in pure form at your local drugstore. When used in toners, it can potentially soothe irritation and inflammation. Also, witch hazel acts as an astringent by drying out acne blemishes. Additionally, you can use it to treat sunburns, as it has calming properties.

Another use would be to apply it to your scalp, as it can soothe it and help with dandruff. Just mix it with your everyday shampoo, and use it regularly. However, don't utilize witch hazel every day as a face toner if you have sensitive skin since it can worsen some conditions like rosacea or eczema.

7. Green Tea

Learn how to implement Green Tea in your skincare routine

Green tea contains lots of antioxidants and nutrients and is great for applying to the skin and drinking it. This is a good treatment for acne and oily skin, as it has an ingredient called EGCG that reduces sebum production. Also, polyphenols in green tea prevent UVB-induced skin issues, including melanoma, nonmelanoma, and photoaging. Additionally, it helps deal with atopic dermatitis or rosacea when applied to the skin. In cosmetics, just look for the ingredient called green tea extract.

Furthermore, it has anti-aging properties, as it provides elasticity and moisture. In case you didn't know, green tea contains caffeine, which can help with puffiness and swelling. For example, prepare some tea, wait for it to cool off, and use a cotton pad to pat it on your eyes. You'll immediately look fresher and more awake!

6. Sea Buckthorn Oil

See how this woman healed her acne scars

This oil is extracted from the sea buckthorn plant, a small shrub that grows in the Himalayan region. It's rich in vitamins as well as minerals and has beneficial plant compounds. For example, it's naturally full of antioxidants, which protect the skin against aging. The sea buckthorn plant provides all four omega fatty acids and can do wonders when ingested orally or applied directly. We extract oil from the fruit pulp or the berry seeds, as both are fantastic for the skin.

Another important property of this Asian miracle is that it stimulates derma regeneration, and therefore it's beneficial for acne and scars. Sea buckthorn oil has 12 times more vitamin C than an orange and three times more vitamin A than carrots. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and purchase it, as your skin will love it!

5. Tea Tree Oil

Acne-prone skin greatly benefits from Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil helps dry skin, reduces itching and irritation, and is more effective than zinc oxide in treating eczema. It can also help people who combat oiliness, as it reduces it if mixed regularly with your toner or moisturizer. Additionally, it reduces inflammation and helps fight against acne since it has antibacterial properties. Not only that, but it will also prevent future breakouts by killing the bacteria. 

You can also use it for dandruff treatment on the scalp because it can remove dead skin cells. Finally, don't apply it directly on your face, but dilute it with a carrier oil, and don't use it around your eyes. Most importantly, do a patch test to make sure you don't have a reaction. Always choose an organic oil with no additives, with 40 percent of terpinen, as its main antiseptic component.

4. Gotu Kola

Learn which product with Centella Asiatica to buy

Gotu Kola or Centella Asiatica is a herb that Indians use in their Ayurvedic medicine and is a component in drinks and salads in many Asian countries like Thailand. It contains active ingredients terpenoids, which have many positive effects on the skin. Sometimes, they're in a product alone, like asiatic acid, or in combination where you can see Centella Asiatica extract on the packaging. Gotu kola is rich in antioxidants and vitamins and has humectant and moisturizing properties.

Some other beneficial things you can expect from it are scar healing and collagen synthesis, preventing early aging. We recommend you to buy La Roche-Posay Cicaplast, which contains one active ingredient from Gotu kola and is great for inflamed skin.

3. Grapeseed Oil

Learn which oil is good for your skin type

This oil is produced from the pressed seeds of the grape, a by-product of the winemaking process. We know that it has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties that give a glowing complexion. In particular, you can use it to treat acne, as it attacks the bacteria causing it. Additionally, it evens out skin if used regularly and provides moisture and softness. 

Grapeseed oil has a high percentage of vitamin C and fatty acids, thus being one of the best oils you could use on your face. But how to use it and where to buy it? You can purchase it at a pharmacy in pure form and pamper your skin at night using it as a serum, or you can just mix it with your regular moisturizer. Finally, a brand we recommend to try out is Caudalie, as the winemaking process inspired its creation.

2. Jojoba Oil

Best oils for acne-prone skin

Jojoba plants thrive in harsh climates in North America and produce a nut with healing effects made into wax. It's gentle enough to use as a carrier oil, and mix it with other essential oils. There is plenty of evidence to support its use for acne-prone skin, as it mimics the natural sebum occurring on our face. Therefore, it's non-comedogenic and safe to use for this skin type and can even minimize oil production.

It's also a humectant, as it draws moisture from the outside and seals it into our skin. Additionally, jojoba oil helps you fight oxidative stress caused by pollutants because it contains vitamin E. Also, we recommend it for people struggling with eczema, as it has a soothing effect.

1. Rosehip Seed Oil

Rosehip Seed oil is quickly absorbed, but it hydrates skin

We derive this natural oil from Canina rose bush that grows mostly in Chile. Pressed from the fruit and the seeds of this plant, it contains lots of vitamins and fatty acids. Also, rosehip seed oil contains phenols that are antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal. Additionally, we use it as a carrier ingredient for essential oils, which are intense to put directly on the skin.

One of the biggest benefits is that it's easily absorbed but will also keep you moisturized. Finally, it's great for all skin types, as it can fight irritation, eczema, dermatitis, etc. It's also amazing for oily skin, being dry and non-greasy.

Finally, before buying any of the things mentioned on our list, talk with your dermatologist about the issues you should address regarding your skin. Be aware that not all natural ingredients are safe for you. Also, keep in mind to follow our instructions about which ones are intended for which skin type.

What's your say on our top picks of natural ingredients you should use? Have you tried any, and how did it work on you? Have we convinced you to buy any? Let us know in the comments.

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