By incorporating natural, plant-based ingredients, you can achieve healthier skin in the long term that makes you feel confident. (Photo: Pexels)
Natural ingredients are at the heart of delivering not only effective results but also fostering a sense of well-being. And this is even more important when it comes to skincare as this is what is directly applied on the body and face. By incorporating natural, plant-based ingredients, you can achieve healthier skin in the long term that makes you feel confident.
Specific ingredients used in skincare products can help combat wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots while promoting a youthful complexion. You can use these ingredients orally or topically to fight the signs of aging.
"Green tea can soothe irritated skin as it consists of anti-inflammatory properties. Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone) is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the skin from free radical damage. It also supports the skin’s natural regeneration process and can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Aloe Vera has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. It helps calm irritated skin, promotes healing, and hydrates. While it may not directly target wrinkles, it supports overall skin health and can reduce redness and inflammation associated with ageing. Ginseng extract helps increase blood circulation to the skin, which can improve skin tone and texture. Ginsenosides, the active compounds in ginseng, also have antioxidant properties that protect the skin from free radical damage," says Dr. Ishmeet Kaur, Co-Founder, Dermosphere Clinic.
Natural ingredients in skincare can help delay signs of aging by providing essential nutrients, antioxidants, and bioactive compounds. They support collagen production, protect against environmental damage, and maintain skin elasticity, promoting a youthful appearance.
Shreedha Singh, CEO & co-founder, The Ayurveda Company, says, "Nalpamaradi is an Ayurvedic ingredient that boosts collagen and maintains skin elasticity, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Its natural properties contribute to overall skin rejuvenation. Bakuchiol, a natural alternative to retinol, has shown promise in reducing wrinkles and improving skin texture and tone, much like retinol. However, it comes without many of retinol’s drawbacks, making it a gentle yet effective option for anti-aging. Bakuchiol is photostable, suitable for day and night use, and generally less likely to cause skin sensitivity, redness, or peeling."
Rica Jain, co-founder, head of Quality Assurance, System and Process Optimization, Kimirica, adds, "revered for its nutrient-rich composition and anti-inflammatory prowess, Ashwagandha root extract helps keep skin healthy which delays signs of ageing. Its exceptional ability to diminish fine lines and scars, combined with its non-comedogenic nature, makes it a potent ally in promoting a complexion that exudes youthful vitality. Rich in vitamins and minerals, jojoba oil closely resembles the skin’s natural sebum. It helps regulate oil production, keeps the skin hydrated, and maintains its elasticity, thereby preventing the dryness and sagging that can lead to premature ageing."
This apart there are a host of ingredients that are rich in specific skin friendly vitamins. Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) helps improve the skin’s barrier function, which keeps moisture in and irritants out. Additionally, niacinamide can help control oil production and reduce redness and inflammation.
"Retinol (Vitamin A) is a potent form of vitamin A that promotes collagen production and accelerates skin cell turnover. It also aids in fading age spots and improving skin texture. Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the skin from free radical damage caused by UV rays and pollution. It also promotes collagen synthesis, brightens the skin, and reduces the appearance of age spots and uneven skin tone. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin that attracts and retains moisture. It helps hydrate and plump the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and making the skin appear smoother and more youthful. Rosehip oil is rich in vitamins A, C, and E, as well as essential fatty acids. It hydrates the skin, promotes collagen production, and reduces the appearance of scars and wrinkles. The antioxidants in rosehip oil also protect the skin from oxidative stress," says Kaur.
Natural ingredients possess a variety of benefits that can help significantly heal your skin and make it supple. Unlike synthetic compounds, they tend to be gentler on the skin and often contain essential nutrients and antioxidants that promote overall skin health.