When you think of high-end skin care ingredients, most people don’t go immediately to green tea or vitamin C. Yet nature provides the most fantastic ingredients to give you healthy, beautiful skin. Here are 4 nature-inspired skin care ingredients that help keep your skin looking its best.
1. Green Tea
Studies have shown that these antioxidant ingredients can help protect the skin from free radical damage due to sun and environmental stresses. Free radicals damage skin causing skin cancer and wrinkles. But, applying green tea antioxidants to skin has been shown to help prevent non-melanoma skin cancer by helping repair damaged DNA – this damage repair is critical for your skin health. The trick is getting enough of the hefty amounts of the right green tea compounds. Just adding green tea to a skin care product isn’t good enough. In my opinion, these compounds are the most effective plant-based antioxidant in skin care today. Our most popular green tea antioxidant product is Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy.
2. Zinc Oxide
The unwanted consequences of skin aging are almost entirely due to sun damage. It’s the reason your tummy skin looks better than the sides of your face and neck or the back of your hands. Exposing your skin to UV rays from the sun leads to skin thinning, wrinkles and sun spots that make your skin look old. Even once you stop going into the sun, the “stage has been set” for this to happen as the years pass. Protecting your skin from the sun, starting today, will have lasting consequences for you skin for years to come. Zinc oxide is the best best option for sunscreen, in my opinion. Zinc oxide particles in sunscreen sit invisibly on the surface of your skin bouncing the UV rays off like balls bouncing off of a hard surface. There is no chemical reaction at your skin level as there is with chemical sunscreens.