If you are looking for a natural alternative to cosmeceuticals, then look no further! We have a great range of potent, bio-active plant based formulas that not only work just as well as their synthetic counterparts, but feed your skin pure nutrients as opposed to synthetic chemicals, often linked to unwanted side-effects.
The term cosmeceutical is a hybrid of the words ‘cosmetic’ and ‘pharmaceutical’ which suggests more than just skincare, instead a cosmetic treatment. This is because cosmeceutical ingredients have the active potential to bring about visible changes to the skin, and these changes will be backed by clinical evidence. There are many brands claiming to be cosmeceutical – but only those with proven scientific formulas, using cosmeceutical grade-peptides, and effective delivery methods, can really be trusted to visibly improve the common skin conditions associated with ageing. "Natural cosmeceuticals" as we like to call them, is where science meets nature. Discover the most hard-working and active skin care lines in the natural beauty industry, and the star ingredients to look out for:
Put simply, Vitamin A is retinol, known for its cell-repairing ability to improve the appearance of ageing skin by speeding up its cellular renewal processes to refine skin texture and improve skin tone. In fact, Vitamin A is one of the only ingredients known to visibly improve wrinkles. The powerful antioxidant is able to interrupt free-radical damage that causes skin to age, thus helping prevent premature ageing by boosting collagen production. It is also effective at helping to manage acne and eczema, improve skin discolourations, pigmentation and damage associated with sun exposure. Natural forms of Vitamin A comes in many natural skin oils including carrot seed oil, nettle seed oil, pumpkin and rosehip oils, to name a few.
Another key ingredient needed for helping improve skin's general health, tone and texture is Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant found in many plant and fruit oils and extracts; not only has vitamin C been proven to diminish hyper-pigmented marks, but it will stimulate collagen production in the dermis, resulting in firmer, plumper skin, as well as help shield skin from free radicals and visibly brighten skin tone. Some of the most potent forms of Vitamin C is found in fruit oils such as Kakadu Plum, grapefruit and sea buckthorn.
It may not sound very natural but it really is – Hyaluronic Acid is Mother Nature's most effective hydrator helping lock moisture into the skin. It is in fact a molecule that occurs naturally in your skin and connective tissues. It has the impressive ability to retain large amounts of water and moisture, and studies have shown that just one gram of hyaluronic acid can hold up to six litres of water. When used in skincare products, hyaluronic acid helps to plump up your skin and give it a refreshed, soft, and deeply moisturised feel. In addition to its moisturising properties, hyaluronic acid is also adept at protecting your skin’s external barrier layer.
Hydroxy Acids (AHAs & BHAs)
These active skin care ingredients can be naturally derived from fruit acids and are great for helping refine and exfoliate the skin. Giving it a super youthful glow and helping your other skincare products work more effectively. They can also help improve acne and congestion, reduce pigmentation and brighten/even the skin tone and improve the appearance of wrinkles.
But it's not just the ingredients which are important but their potency and delivery mechanism. When applied topically, a cosmeceutical grade formula has the ability to penetrate deeper into the skin, since it is here that collagen, elastin and cellular activity takes place. In order to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin, and be most effective in bringing about change, the formula must have very small particle sizes and active peptides easily recognised and absorbed by the skin. There are also tools that can aid the absorption of the product including dermal rollers.
Here are our top pick active skincare products:
For a natural botox in a bottle, MUKTI's Age Defiance range would be our pick. The ingredients include essential fatty acids and Australian native extracts mega boosted with antioxidants, potent cosmeceutical peptides and vitamins for dramatically visible age reversal.
A brilliant herbal alternative to retinoid, KYPRIS Moonlight Catalyst employs a cocktail of renewing fermented pumpkin enzymes, biomimetic EGF, and hydrating botanical extracts to refine and renew your complexion without irritation or peeling. If opting for Kypris, use the Antioxidant Dew morning, and the Moonlight Catalyst evening for best results.
This beauty product has made cult status for its formidable formula. A unique blend of twenty-two active botanicals and essential oils make up this high-performing potion that is multi-correctional for all skin concerns: anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, balancing minerals, collagen building phytoceramides, nourishing fatty acids and wrinkle fighting antioxidants helps reduce the signs of ageing; stimulate cellular turnover; inhibit melanin production; strengthen collagen and skin elasticity; and more!
Vanessa Megan has recently launched an active skin care range that's giving customers great results. The Advanced Anti-Ageing EPI Cell Serum is a powerful elixir of certified organic ingredients absorbs easily into the skin. Omega acids, vitamins and hyaluronic acid help diminish fine lines and wrinkles.
This clinically trialled, time miracle range harnesses the power of Northern plants for a daily facelift in a bottle! Through the cellular repair bio-complex ingredients such as rejuvenating Northern Birch juice, wrinkle-filling hyaluronic acid and light-reflecting particles help soften imperfections, reinforce the skin’s collagen matrix and soften facial contours for a smooth, sculpted, ‘facelift’ effect.
This balmy blue enchantress greets your skin with cool serenity, melting on touch to a fluid potion. Mystical blue tansy eases feelings of emotional anxiety while releasing heat and providing nourishment and relief to even the most delicate and troubled skin conditions. But this product may seem just for soothing aromatherapy, but it also has strong active ingredients, including Vitamin A.
Of course we have lots of other great brands using cosmeceutical grade natural ingredients. Please contact us for more specific skin care advice and to help choose the brand that's best for your skin needs at: firstname.lastname@example.org