Did you know that your skin absorbs an average of 64% of what you put on it, and that your face is several times more permeable than other broad body surfaces? ¹ That’s why it’s so important to be mindful of what you put in your skin, and even more important to look towards more natural skincare! It’s time to start limiting products that contain harmful ingredients such as toxic chemicals and fragrances as those ingredients may enter your blood and lymphatic system.
Since I advocate for organic and natural skincare, I thought that it’d be nice to do a bit more research in this area in terms of what the specific elements actually do. This post will be going over 3 natural skincare ingredients: aloe, vitamin E, and jasmine, and the specific benefits each of them has.
I also have a great brand to recommend which makes serums and other great natural skincare products called Phenic Skincare (they are the lovely sponsor of this post). They are cruelty free and vegan as well! I’ll be doing a more thorough review of their aloe vera serum below.
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Benefits of Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a very popular ingredient in skincare, and it’s even added to drinks as well! That’s because aloe contains antioxidants, enzymes, Vitamins A and C, and it is highly anti-inflammatory.
It’s great for skincare as it can help treat burns, insect bites, acne, and dry skin. Aloe vera is practically a staple in skincare, so I’d highly recommend finding a product that contains some aloe vera as it’s such a versatile thing to have.
I was able to try out Phenic’s aloe vera serum, and can definitely vouch for it’s ability to smooth and nourish my skin. It instantly makes my face super soft, and helps retain the moisture to keep it that way for much longer. I also hate getting acne, so I love how the aloe vera helps with that! The serum is a great consistency, and comes in excellent packaging. Plus it smells amazing!
I like to use the serum after I wash my face to really lock in the moisture; many experts also recommend doing it as your skin is damp. Then I apply some moisturizer on top.
Benefits of Vitamin E
Some skincare products (Phenic’s included) add in vitamin E oil, which is a great antioxidant that helps reduce free radical damage. Free radicals are essentially unstable atoms that may cause diseases and aging, as they cause damage that shortens the life of your cells. And I mean, with all this stress now in our lives, a bit of anti-aging natural skincare oil is probably a good thing to have in your routine.
Some other benefits vitamin E can provide are treating psoriasis, preventing sunburn, and also promoting nail health (it prevents cracked cuticles and dry skin around the nail bed, as well as peeling/yellow nails). Overall, it also has great moisturizing effects.
Benefits of Jasmine
I’ve got a jasmine plant at home, and its flowers smell amazing, which makes it a great mood booster. But other than the scent, jasmine has many skincare benefits as well. For starters, it helps even your skin tone and diminish the appearance of spots or scars. It’s also non-irritating, so it will work with all types of skin (oily, dry, or sensitive skin).
Anyone here have a wonky sleep schedule? Jasmine can help clear your mind and relieve any tension you might be holding onto. It will help you feel instantly calm and relaxed so you can better sleep too.
There are honestly so many benefits to going the natural skincare route as you can see from the many functions of just these three ingredients! If you’re looking for a starting place, I recommend checking out Phenic’s products, as they produce great results, and are all natural, cruelty free, and vegan as well! They’ve also been featured in Beauty Con, Think Dirty, Beauty Independent, and MadameNoire.
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¹ Brown et al. The role of skin absorption as a route of exposure for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in drinking water. Am J Public Health. 1984 May; 74(5): 479–484.