No matter what time of year, your skin is constantly fighting free radicals, UV rays and many other things that can do harm. Luckily, there’s certain ingredients and products that can help you avoid these harmful things around you so that you don’t show signs of aging as quickly, avoid breakouts, inflammation and more.
What are these dream products and ingredients you ask?
To start, all of these evidence-based ingredients can be found in at least one of the products in our Age Clear line. Whether it’s the Detox Gel Cleanser, Age Clear Lotion or the Serum Pads, you know you’re getting the best plant-based ingredients out there. We’re not joking when we say that it’s impossible to pick our favourite ingredients but we thought we would highlight three that you may want to learn a bit more about.
Also known as centella asiatica, gotu kola, is essential if you’re looking for anti-aging benefits and to clear out your skin of free radicals. It’s a favourite ingredient amongst many green beauty activists and with the right additional ingredients alongside it, gotu kola thrives.
So what’s this ingredient all about? Well, it’s a plant that’s found in the wetlands of Asia and Africa and it’s been known in its past for it’s health benefits but recently more so its use in skincare products. When it comes to skincare, this evidence-based ingredient houses an incredible combination of amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids and phytochemicals. This means that it’s a dream combination to help fight the signs of aging and also protect your skin from everyday free radicals.
There’s a compound in gotu kola called triterpene saponins. Let’s break this down, overall what it does is aid in ensuring your skin stays tight and firm. This is a big part of how gotu kola assists with lowering the signs of aging. On top of this, the ingredient fights off free radical damage through phytonutrients called flavonoids, which act as antioxidants. Not only this, but all of these that form gotu kola also help in forming collagen, and especially when it comes to improving blood circulation. Why is blood circulation important? It speeds up the process of healing when it comes to your skin, think blemishes.
You can find gotu kola in our Age Clear Lotion.
Not only is this fun to say, but this superfood berry does absolute wonders for your skin. Found in the Amazon region in South America it contains a crazy amount of one of our favourite ingredients, vitamin c (which you’ll learn more about later). To be precise, it actually holds 30x more than an orange does! Since it also has niacin in it, these two work together to help fight pigmentation through having an effect on cells that produce melanin. This means that over time you’ll see spots of sun damage or anything left behind by blemishes in terms of discolouration fade away.
We all know that the environment can be our skin’s worst enemy and thank goodness camu camu is here to help save the day. This special ingredient is known to help your skin shield itself against nasty things like pollution, pollen and even UV rays. All of these things can actually leave to dry, itchy and inflamed skin.
Find camu camu in our Age Clear Serum Pads.
Now, we can’t forget about a long time favourite, vitamin c. We all know it’s good for our skin and works wonders, especially in serums, but why is that the case? Well, when we create our products we dig deep into these evidence-based ingredients to make sure they’re what we need. So, we have your answers.
Let’s start off with what vitamin c actually is. It’s an antioxidant that can fight off free radicals along with help with regenerating your skin by repairing damaged skin cells. The focus on fighting off free radicals isn’t just important for anti-aging reasons, but it also helps block UV exposure. Other than this, vitamin c also helps speed up the production of two things we want… collagen and elastin! These two things are key elements in ensuring your skin looks both firm and plump.