I still remember the Vicco Turmeric and the Borolline tubes in large quantities at home. Somehow, when I was growing up this was a regular at every house I ever visited. There were only two alternatives to all ailments related to skin.
Then came the great smelling and pampering products. When I laid my hands on a lotion my aunt had gotten from the USA, I forgot all about the tubes that made me get through my growing up years and skin problems. It looked better, smelled better and felt better. It was only after repeated usage that I realised that it wasn’t as effective as the creams my family had always believed in.
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What made them great? The ingredients! The organic creams and the brands that we now see flooding the markets have realised the same. That the ingredient is the king. The effectiveness of the product is only and only basis its ingredients. And if they are natural, it becomes all the more better.
So what do these particular products have as ingredients that work for us? We decode some of the most common ingredients as part of organic skin products in this blog.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree has been used since many years to treat breakouts, redness and rashes on the skin. The tolerance to this particular ingredient is also high among people, which means the chances of an allergic reaction is next to impossible. It is a natural anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal ingredient with phytochemical that make it one of the most versatile. Some of the phytochemical that help are terpene hydrocarbons, sesquiterpenes and mono terpenes. Over 100 hydrocarbons help in its easy absorption in the skin and give healing benefits.
ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar)
Don’t get appalled by the smell of it. And that anyway will be taken care of by your organic product brand because it will be used with many other ingredients. Products containing this wonder ingredient should take care of your acne, sagging skin, dark spots and wrinkles. It is 100% organic and leaves your skin feeling fresh and supple. Some more benefits include fighting age spots, reducing blemishes and acne, balancing the skin PH and removing the toxins from the skin.
Loaded with tonnes of minerals and nutrients, this wonder ingredient absorbs the magnesium, calcium and potassium from the sea. Many of these minerals are already a part of the body and we need external ingestion just to maintain the natural order of the body. Hence we can say that sea salt not only protect the skin but also restores it. There are many types of sea salts used in organic products depending on their origin of water body. This lends the exotic flavour to the product that organic creams are famous for.
This beautiful ingredient has nutrients, vitamins, skin boosting enzymes and more! Some of its many benefits include include reducing breakouts, providing moisturizing properties, containing antiseptic qualities, encouraging wound healing, fighting allergies or rashes, and helping to reduce scars. Organic products often used non processed and unheated honey which make the benefits richer!
Jojoba oil is a carrier oil. That is, the base oil to which other essential oils are added to add more benefits. It has amazing moisturising properties and can help heal burns, sores, scars, dermatitis, acne psoriasis and wrinkles. Since it is native to USA and Mexico, it becomes expensive to buy products that carry this oil in Asian markets. But its unique benefits attributed by its structural properties make it worth it!
Its origins go to Africa, where it has been used for hundreds of years as a natural skin care agent. Owning to its amazing benefits it is now shipped all over the world to be used in beauty products. Extremely effective in reducing reducing flaking, redness or peeling.
Before usage in any product, aloe vera was used to treat sun burn. Its other benefits include anti-bacterial properties, ingredients that fight inflammation, redness and itching. It is also an excellent detoxifying agent and has the capability of detoxifying you inside out! Apart from all of this, Aloe has over 75 active ingredients like vitamins, minerals, saccharides, amino acids, fatty acids, enzymes, lignin and salicylic acids.
Knowing the ingredients better that you apply on your skin, makes the experiences more rewarding. Get your very own skin specialist by booking a beauty service at home from Urban Company!