Skincare Ingredients from Nature
As you may have noticed, certain supplements, like vitamin C, CoQ10, and biotin, and tasty items, like rosemary, green tea, and oatmeal, are just as often found in skincare ingredients as your grocery store. These natural wonders are attractive options for people who want to avoid synthetic additives, and manufacturers claim that they help battle breakouts, soothe irritation, treat uneven pigmentation, and even prevent sun damage. Here’s a look at the most common natural skincare ingredients and their potential benefits.
- Skin-Boosting Supplements: Alpha-lipoic acid, biotin, B-complex vitamins, coenzyme Q10, hyaluronic acid, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K
- Herbs for Healthy Skin: Aloe, almond oil, chamomile, ginger, jojoba oil, lavender, rosemary, peppermint, green tea, sea buckthorn, sea algae, kelp, tea tree oil
- Everyday Ingredients for Healthy Skin: Cocoa butter, coconut, fruits (such as mango, papaya, and avocado), honey mud and clay hair masks, oatmeal
A nutritional anthropologist by training, Linda Knittel works as a nutritional counselor and health writer. She writes regularly about nutrition, alternative medicine, traditional diets, yoga, and fitness for publications such as Natural Health, Yoga Journal, Body & Soul, Fitness, Gourmet, and Let’s Live. She is also the author of the User's Guide to Natural Remedies for Depression (Basic Health Publications, 2003).