In today’s world with our fast paced life and external stresses like Pollution, environment, work pressure and MakeUp, it is essential to look after our skin.
It is important to give our skin important nutrients which serve as food for healthy and radiant skin. We do not need to spend hours daily, but if used correctly Skincare Essential Products & supplements could help us achieve and maintain healthy & youthful skin.
Being a Beauty Chemist, the most common question people ask me: What can I do to make my Skin better?
The above question inspired me to start this Series of ‘’Anti-Ageing Essential Skincare’’ and share my knowledge & experience with people who care for their skin.
Ayurveda, explained as The Knowledge of Life, a 5000 year old Holistic Science has always inspired me, so what better place to start with.
I started putting a list together including ancient Herbs going back thousands of years from Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine on one side and latest Actives & Oils on the other side.
One more requirement was the right carriers along with Water to deliver these Herbs, Actives & Oils effectively into the skin.
The challenge was to balance the materials in such a way that the product contains Anti-Ageing Solution in one concentrate.
The concentrate in a form of Serum was ideal.
Anti-Ageing Serum is our First Product in this Series ”Anti-Ageing Essential Skincare”
The list of seven actives ideal for Ant-Ageing Serum you should look out for is:
Centella Asiatica [Gotu Kola]
Centella Asiatica, also called Gotu Kola was mentioned in #Forbes by Melanie in May 2014 as ”Latest Anti-Ageing Skin Breakthrough: An Ancient Herb”.
Melanie stated it as an ancient healing plant making a comeback in the modern science of preventing skin aging. In England, it is known by name Pennywort due to its coin shaped leaves. It was among the earliest treatments for Leprosy.
The herb is listed among Legends of Herbs in Ayurveda for thousands of years. Chinese medicine has listed it among the ‘’Miracle Elixirs of Life’’. In Thailand Centella is drunk as cold beverage and considered a Turn-Back-The-Clock Health Tonic.
Centella or Gotu Kola is rich in amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids, and numerous potent phytochemicals. Extracts have been found to calm inflammation, speed wound healing, stimulate new cell growth, build collagen, and improve circulation.
Researchers found that Gotu Kola inhibited bacterial growth, fuelled the growth of new skin cells and increased skin “tensile strength” and resilience.
Recent research shows that Centella extract is able to penetrate the skin well enough to be utilized effectively. Gotu kola is also being experimented to treat burns, prevent scars, treat psoriasis, and decrease stretch marks.
Pumpkin Oil is considered as ‘’All-Around Anti-Ageing Superpower’’.
Pumpkin Oil is rich in vitamin E, zinc, Omega 3- and 6- fatty acids as well as antioxidants. The high amounts of zinc and vitamin E help improve skin tone, help wounds heal more rapidly, fight acne and help with skin renewal.
The natural nutrients in pumpkin oil, particularly zinc and vitamin C, help firm and tighten skin. A rich source of vitamin E, which is a potent antioxidant, pumpkin oil protects skin from environmental stressors. Vitamin C also helps brighten the skin.
Zinc along with natural selenium helps our skin look healthy and clean. The essential fatty acids sink deeply into skin to provide long-lasting moisturization without greasiness.
These acids also help balance oil, moisturizing dry skin and control oily skin. Natural properties of pumpkin oil work great with sensitive skin.
An excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A, D and E, avocados can provide skin with deep moisture and plump.
The oil contains sterolins and natural steroids effective in boosting collagen production and in treating age spots.
Antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, flavonoids, and phenolic acids also help soothe sunburned skin. Avocado oil helps reduce itching and skin inflammation and is also beneficial in softening rough and cracked patches.
Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline [DPHP]
DPHP has antioxidant properties and it retains moisture for a long time to give skin a plump effect.
DPHP is known as a ‘Wrinkle Corrector’ for the Ageing skin. It helps lift, remodel and soften the skin for a more youthful appearance. It stimulates the correction of collagen fibres and promote skin support tissue.
It also promotes triple action skin firming. DPHP is a true leader among latest industry known raw materials used for Anti-ageing products.
Green Tea Extract
Green Tea has been a popular beauty remedy for generations. It is a rich source of Epigallocatechin Gallate [EGCG], one of the most powerful known antioxidants.
The rich amounts of polyphenols in green tea delivers antioxidants and anti inflammatory properties to the skin that can help to slow the aging process, maintain the vitality of the skin, and improve its natural tone and glow.
It also acts as antibacterial agent that helps detoxify the skin and promotes elimination of acne causing bacteria.
Aloe Vera is filled with more than 200 compounds, which justify its use since ancient times as a medicinal healer for hundreds of ailments.
Aloe leaves contain a plethora of antioxidants including, beta carotene, vitamin C and E that can help improve the skin’s natural firmness and keep the skin hydrated.
It acts as a protective layer on the skin and helps replenish its moisture.
Lemon stimulates the circulation to the skin. This Hydrosol also refreshes, cools and help energize the skin.
Lemon Hydrosol promotes pH balance of all skin types.
Due to high content of Vitamin C, it also helps in skin brightening for clear, refreshed skin.
Thanks for reading the above content. If you would like to suggest more ingredients for Anti-Ageing Serum, please mention the name of Herb or Active in the comment box.
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