10 Powerful Botanicals and Their Benefits

 

In last week’s blog post, I wrote about the benefits of botanicals in skincare. In this week’s blog post, learn the basics of botanical skincare ingredients with us! This week’s blog post teaches us more about individual botanical ingredients and their benefits. 

Skincare Secrets: 

Understanding Botanical Ingredients and What They Do

Borage Oil: Derived from the seeds of the Borago Officinalis plant, it is native to the Eastern Mediterranean. The oil contains gamma-linolenic acid that helps your skin barrier. 

Benefits: Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, and Antioxidant

Great for treating skin concerns like moisture loss, inflammation, rosacea, dryness, and impaired skin barriers

Burdock is a biennial plant that grows in North America and Eurasia and helps to treat skin conditions, among other ailments. 

Benefits: Antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, help to prevent and treat acne and eczema. Burdock contains fatty acids that encourage healthy skin. 

Cocoa: comes from a small tree in the rainforest area of Central and South America.

Benefits: It is highly moisturizing and contains an incredible amount of antioxidants. 

Coconut Oil: Comes from the pulp that’s in the seed of the coconut fruit. 

Benefits: Coconut oil moisturizes, promotes healthy cell growth and blood circulation, and treats keratosis pillaris.  

Dandelion: Dandelions contain antioxidants like Vitamins A, C, and E. 

Benefits: Boost collagen and elastin production, anti-aging, helps correct fine lines and wrinkles, and protects against sun damage. Not only does it help reverse signs of aging, but it helps prevent premature aging that comes from UV damage. Dandelions have anti-inflammatory benefits that help to reduce dry, itchy, sensitive, and flaky skin. The minerals in dandelions help to hydrate dry skin. 

Grapeseed Oil: Pressed from the seed of grapes and contains fatty acids.

Benefits: wound healing, UV absorbing, anti-inflammatory,anti-fungal, 

antimicrobial properties. Great for skin barrier repair and sensitive skin. 

Horsetail: found in northern Europe, northern Asia, Central America, and North America.

Benefits: Horsetail is rich in minerals that help rebuild tissues and speed healing with anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. 

Jojoba Oil: Jojoba oil is native to southern Arizona, California, Northwestern Mexico, and other desert climates worldwide. 

Benefits: penetrates quickly into the skin, skin balancing, hydrating, promotes healing, and prevents water loss. 

Sea Buckthorn: does not come from the sea but from a shrub that produces berries. Sea Buckthorn is grown in India, Mongolia, Russia, northern Europe, and Canada. 

Benefits: Sea Buckthorn berries contain many antioxidants like vitamins C and E, slowing aging. It’s hydrating, evens out skin tone, and improves elasticity.

Willow Bark: a plant extract that comes from various willow bark trees. 

Benefits: Gently exfoliates, smooths out texture, and reduces inflammation—a natural source of salicylic acid. You will find willow bark in skincare products like cleansers, moisturizers, and toners. 

Final thoughts

Now that you know all the long-term skin benefits of using botanicals, you can understand why we are so passionate about using botanicals in our skincare products!

Indulge in botanicals when you order professional skincare through my online store. Click the link to begin your step to healthier, brighter, younger-looking skin. 

Have questions? I’m here to help! 

Teresa

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