When it comes to skincare, you can’t always trust chic packaging or rosy marketing language that promises “plump, firm, clear, youthful, flawless skin.” Frankly, brands can say pretty much whatever they want, so it’s up to us consumers to know their ingredients – Byrdie
The new health wave in conjunction with distrust in brands is causing many consumers to take an interest in the ingredients going into their products. Advancing research is beginning to provide the beauty industry with new findings varying from synthetic innovation to natural plant and fruit extracts that have a long-standing history with a diverse set of cultures. That being said, let’s dive into some of the most exotic-sounding ingredients trending now!
Not only is the scent invigorating, but the fruit oil helps you feel more relaxed while it heals your chapped skin
The yuzu is an Asian citrus fruit originating in China and Tibet. Not only is it a popular choice for consumption, but many Asian cultures trusting in its uplifting health benefits also utilize the fruit in both medical and spiritual treatment. The Japanese have made it a part of their annual winter bath rituals, leaving the fruit to float upon steaming baths. They believe the strong aroma and bright yellow colours energize the body in preparation for the cold. In 2008, the fruit’s healing properties began catching the attention of beauty experts in the west and has been a highly favoured ingredient ever since. Its high concentration of vitamin C makes it a great choice for brightening, toning, and the number of benefits that usually come from vitamin C. If you’re interested in testing out this exotic ingredient, check out SKINFOOD’s Yuja Water C Toner or Hempz’ Yuzu and the Starfruit Daily Herbal Lip Balm.
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African potato (Hypoxis hemerocallidea)
African Potato extract is rich in plant sterols, which are abundant in plants but are highly concentrated in the African Potato. Researchers have found that plant sterols greatly enhance the functioning of T-cells, which control and regulate the immune system, and possess potent anti-inflammatory properties similar to cortisone, but without the side-effects
Deriving from the southern parts of Africa, the African potato extract has been recognised around the continent for its medicinal value. Packed with active antimicrobial and antioxidant-rich compounds, which help protect our skin, the benefits of this ingredient range from arthritis and stiffness relief to soothing inflamed skin conditions such as eczema and acne. Whilst it may do wonders in your everyday skincare routine, this is especially worth a try from those who are struggling with inflammation. The Down To Earth African Potato Cream is one of the best rated cosmetic versions of the extract currently on the market.
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Eucalyptus Essential Oil’s anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and analgesic properties make this powerful element a natural healer
Eucalyptus tree extract is consistently being used in an endless number of ways; from vapour rub to aromatherapy and mouth-wash, these gum trees are providing natural alternatives throughout several different industries. It is also quite a common ingredient in cosmetics with a long list of benefits. However, one of the most unusual and perhaps the most environment-friendly use we can make out of eucalyptus is using it as an alternative for micro-plastic glitter. Glitter is in high demand within the beauty and fashion industry making it concerning to acknowledge that most glitter being sold on the market is made from plastic. Fortunately, we can now choose to make an eco-friendly swap.
Not only is eucalyptus a more sustainable option, many consumers who have tried it said they actually prefer it. Microplastic glitter tends to be solid stiff with rough edges which can be harsh especially for those who use it over makeup. Glitter produced from eucalyptus comes out much softer whilst offering the same results. If you like using glitter and are considering the switch, the EcoStardust Biodegradable Glitter is an affordable option selling from £1.50 a pot.
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A skin added bonus is that synthetic Mica does not contain any sharp edges that may microscopically tear or damage the skin
Mica is a shiny silicate mineral found in granite and other rocks. The beauty industry uses it in cosmetics to give products the shine and shimmer that many of us love. Sadly, the sourcing of this ingredient often involves a greatly unethical process. Refinery 29 sheds some light on the harsh mining environments that many Indian natives have to work in, “some as young as 5 years old”, to collect this material. In addition, some of the minerals found in natural mica are toxic making it a health concern for consumers as well. Opting for synthetic mica will give products the same result whilst taking the moral high ground. If you are interested in making the swap, Lush has recently removed all natural mica from their products.
Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract
The name Althaea actually comes from the Greek “Althea” which means “to heal”
Originating in North Africa, Europe, and western Asia, Marshmallow root extract is an ingredient procured from the Althaea Officinalis, a herb of the hibiscus family. Although it seems to have only recently made its way to the public eye, this ingredient has actually been around for centuries. Going all the way back to Ancient Egypt, the extract was used as a remedy for a number of conditions from congestion to PMS symptoms like water retention. Now trending in the beauty industry, you can find it in many products aiming to calm the skin. It’s anti-irritant and soothing properties make it a particularly effective choice for anyone with sensitive skin. If you think you would benefit from marshmallow root extract, Jurlique’s Activating Water Essence’s high concentrations of the ingredient have brought the product excellent reviews.
Retinol Irritating Your Skin? Try This Natural Alternative
Sourced from the plant Psoralea Corylifolia, Bakuchiol has long been a favoured ingredient within Chinese medicine. Recent studies showing similar effects between Bakuchiol and Retinoids are the main reason why it’s now become one of the most trending ingredients in today’s beauty industry. Whilst retinol (vitamin A) has been an absolute must-have for most skincare junkies, it is a strong ingredient that can easily result in irritation if used without caution. Bakuchiol is a much gentler alternative allowing us to reap the benefits of retinol without any of its side effects. Ren’s Bio Retinoid™ Anti-Wrinkle Concentrate Oil is a great product example of this extract along with the Boots Ingredients Bakuchiol Serum which is a more affordable option.
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Calendula (Calendula officinalis)
Calendula oil might be an option for sun protection. A 2012 laboratory study found that calendula oil had SPF properties as a cream mixture. However, more evidence is needed to support calendula cream as a possible sunscreen
Calendula has a high concentration of carotene, phosphorus and vitamins A and C. It was initially discovered by ancient cultures such as the Aztecs and Egyptians who used the plant for its healing properties. It’s anti-inflammatory and tissue regenerating functions make it another fantastic option for those with sensitive skin and can even be used on babies. Kiel’s Calendula line includes a water cream, two foam cleansers, toner, and even a mask.
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New ingredients are always showing up; whether it be created in a lab or finding another one of many hidden gems from a faraway village, our options are always growing. This is especially true now that paying attention to our ingredients has become a trend in itself as it inspires discussion making new information more accessible.
Old or new, what are your favorite ingredients?