Skincare products are great for keeping your skin healthy and evenly toned, but not all skincare products are created equal. Across the market, many popular skin care products can be found to contain unusual, and sometimes unnecessary ingredients.
We always suggest you look for skincare products that don’t contain parabens, artificial colours or synthetic fragrances, and of course ones that are not tested on animals. There are hundreds of natural skincare products and treatments to choose from, and we are here to tell you the great benefits of skincare products with marine and botanical actives.
What are Marine and Botanical actives?
Marine and botanical actives are extracts from the most valuable natural plants and ocean plant life nature has to offer. These naturally occurring actives possess soft and hydrating properties which nourish and protects the skin’s natural barrier. There are a large variety of marine and botanical actives found in skincare products, so this article will take you through some of the most effective, and how they can work to enhance your skin.
Wakame Sea Kelp
Wakame sea kelp is a type of edible seaweed which is rich in vitamins and minerals. It contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12, as well as Calcium, Sodium, Iron and Potassium. The high levels of vitamins B and C boost the production of collagen, which helps to soothe the skin of any inflammation and promotes young, healthy and fresh skin. It also reduces hyaluronidase, an enzyme that attacks the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid, which improves elasticity and smoothness.
Wakame also prevents the deterioration of the extracellular matrix, a dominant means of defence against visible signs of ageing. All in all, wakame sea kelp is great marine active that contains a whole host of essential vitamins and minerals which help maintain a youthful look.
Seaweed extract is made up of a number of seaweed species, creating a rich blend of vitamins and minerals that help soothe, soften and reduce sensitivity. It also helps protect and maintain the skin’s natural balance, whilst accelerating the skin’s natural repair process. You can also get a Kelp extract supplement that can be incorporated into your diet which gives all of these benefits and more.
Seaweed also promotes skin hydration and can tighten the skin, reducing the ageing process. This is an all-round versatile ingredient which is perfect for any skincare routine.
Squalane is a colourless poly-unsaturated hydrocarbon liquid found in many plants. It also forms part of the human sebum, a natural liquid your body produces to lubricate and protect your skin. It is used in skincare products as a highly effective emollient and natural antioxidant.
Squalane helps lock moisture into your skin, preventing fine lines, dryness and signs of ageing. It is a great botanical active that works in unison with your existing body’s sebum.
Organic Rosa Damascena Flower Water
Organic Rose Damascena flower water is a natural flower water found in the heart of the Valley of Roses in Bulgaria. It is formulated using a unique distillation technique that completely preserves the biodynamic energy of the rose plant. This biodynamic energy is great for skincare as it promotes anti-ageing, rejuvenation, detoxifying anti-inflammatory and acne prevention.
Choosing Skin Care Treatments
You can say goodbye to the old chemical and acid peels of yesterday. Today there are some amazing natural skin peels that give the same results if not better and contain some of the most naturally active skincare ingredients on the market. Next time you decide to have a skin treatment, check to see whether they contain natural marine and botanical actives.
You will find natural solutions for various skin concerns on the face and body. These include:
- Acne and Open/Congested Pores
- Some forms of Hyperpigmentation
- Sun spots, Freckles and Sun Damage
- Some forms of Stretch Marks
- Many types of Scars
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Coarse & Uneven Skin Texture
- Skin Rejuvenation for Ageing skin
The outcome achieved with these naturally active treatments may be compared to the results of chemical peels and acid peels or microdermabrasion but with fewer risks and side effects.
Choosing Skin Care Products
There are many great marine and botanical actives we have not had time to discuss, but these are currently the four most effective skincare ingredients on the market. Next time you go to buy your next skincare products, make sure you check to see whether they contain both marine and botanical actives.
This article was supplied by The Laser Treatment Clinic, who stock ZAHEDA® Skincare a great range of natural skincare products and ZAHEDA® Marine Peel a natural skin care treatment that contain key marine and botanical ingredients discussed in this article.