They grow on a meadow, smell good and attract eco-life lovers. What’s this? Plants which are more and more frequently used to produce natural cosmetics. Among them, you can find, for example, chamomile, aloe, algae and olive.
It’s a plant used in therapeutics since a very long time. Chamomile extract has anti-inflammatory, easing, rejuvenating and highlighting features. It contains flavonoids combating free radicals as well as vitamins B and C. Chamomile is recommended for people having sensitive, irritation-prone and inflammation-prone skin. Moreover, it supports epidermis regeneration processes together with wound healing ones, it highlights discolorations and reinforces walls of blood capillaries. Also, extract obtained from the very plant is used to treat scalp. Chamomile nourishes hair bulbs, relieves irritations and counteracts excessive hair loss.
It’s a succulent which can preserve long without having access to water. In the ancient times it was used to cure scalds, wounds and fungal infections. It contains amino acids and vitamins A, B, C and E, thanks to which your hair becomes stronger and more shiny. Aloe is used to produce creams designed for mature and dry skin which is especially wrinkle-prone. Cosmetics featuring this substance smoot skin and make it more radiant.
They contain plenty of vitamins and microelements which take care of skin and hair. Among them we can enumerate iodine, magnesium, potassium as well as vitamins A, B, C, E and PP. Furthermore, algae also contains hyaluronic acid which maintains hydration of skin. Algae are added to the products that focus on making skin more supple, highlighting discolorations and regulating sebum production. Thanks to algae content, such cosmetics stimulate skin regeneration, deliver protection, relieve irritations and help fighting cellulite.
As it turns out, olive oil is good to be used outside the kitchen, too. As an ingredient added to many cosmetics, it takes care of skin and hair well. It contains vitamins A, C, B, E and F as well as microelements, antioxidants and saturated fatty acids. Basically, olive oil delivers relief and protection to skin. Moreover, it slows down skin ageing processes, makes skin more supple, soothes irritations and protects skin against UV radiation.
And what are your favourite ingredients added to natural cosmetics?