We’ve featured many amazing natural skin care products on this blog over the last year. With fall around the corner, I wanted to highlight five client favorites that will help skin recover from any damage that occurred over the summer and transition seamlessly into your autumn and winter skin care routine. I always like to help you shop smart so there’s no need to worry that you have products sitting unused.
As the name suggests, the Bamboo Firming Fluid helps achieve tighter-looking skin. It’s great for normal to dry skin, and especially mature skin. The product’s namesake, bamboo, brings antioxidants, proteins, and vitamins to the mix — nourishing skin as the retinol alternative tightens.
The plant-based Natural Retinol Alternative supports aging skin with benefits similar to retinol (a synthetic derivative of Vitamin A):
- Increases skin healing
- Promotes healthy cell function
- Smooths uneven skin texture
- Minimizes fine lines & wrinkles
- Keeps skin firm and plump
All this, without the unwanted effects reported with regular retinol use — redness, irritation, UV sensitivity, peeling, and itching.
Eminence Organics’ Natural Retinol Alternative Complex uses a blend of chicory root and tara tree extract and was developed by scientists from Pfizer. Chicory root increases cellular turnover with oligosaccharides that stimulate skin cells’ healing response, helping your skin shed dead layers more efficiently and replace them with healthy new cells. This process activates collagen and elastin production to soften fine lines. Mixed with tara tree extract, this Natural Retinol Alternative increases collagen levels by 25% in just 6 days!
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This extra-strength brightening serum from Eminence Organics is great for hyperpigmented skin (skin that looks darker than the skin around it, typically on the forehead, cheeks, neck, above the upper lip, and on the backs of the hands). It contains all natural skin care products.
Licorice extract contains liquiritin, a compound that helps disperse and remove melanin in the skin. It can help prevent new dark spots from forming, while fading existing ones. Licorice also contains antioxidant-rich compounds that benefit the skin. And it’s a powerful anti-inflammatory, helping to reduce swelling and redness.
Eminence Organics’ Natural Hydroquinone Alternative is made from African potato and tara tree. It offers the same skin-lightening properties as over-the-counter hydroquinone without the safety concerns, and it’s safe for all skin colors.
This serum also has lactic acid to gently exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells. It’s a common ingredient in products to treat hyperpigmentation and age spots, and it’s gentler than many other acids used in skin-care products.
The Bright Skin Licorice Root Booster-Serum also contains a trademarked concentration of “GigaWhite” that’s derived from well-researched plant extracts to brighten skin, including mallow, peppermint, primrose, lady’s mantle, and more. This serum is a Tyrosinase inhibitor, which means it blocks the enzyme that destroys healthy melanin production.
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There’s talk of regular mask wearing again, with new variants of COVID spreading and a new school year upon us.
While there are steps you can take to avoid breakouts, you could follow every recommendation and still get maskne. To prevent it, pay special attention to exfoliation and hydration.
Cue Camellia Glow Solid Face Oil, one of my favorite natural skin care products for deep hydration. The main ingredient, camellia oil, is pressed from the seeds of Camellia oleifera, better known as the plant that gives us tea. The precious oil is prized around the world for being highly moisturizing, revitalizing, and rejuvenating.
This luscious, solid face oil also includes crushed pink tourmaline, a gemstone that encourages positive thoughts.
Another prized ingredient in this moisturizing blend is marula oil, which contains up to 60% more antioxidants than Argan oil. It also has antimicrobial properties, making it a perfect option for anyone dealing with maskne. Marula oil is rich in fatty acids and combats visible signs of aging due to drying environmental stressors.
The final ingredient in this luscious formula is hemp seed oil that’s rich in vitamins and antioxidants and can improve the appearance of aging.
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This Eminence Organics exfoliating peel gets its name from acai berry juice, rich in antioxidants, phytonutrients, and vitamins to improve skin tone. Best for normal to dry or mature skin types, this firming solution will hydrate as it exfoliates, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Supporting ingredients include:
- Grapefruit, packed with antioxidants and vitamin C to tone the skin.
- Goji, a source of antioxidants and carotenoids.
- Lactic and glycolic acids, gentle and rejuvenating exfoliants that bring firmer looking skin.
- Noni fruit reduces the look of inflammation and the appearance of wrinkles.
- Sweet pea to improve skin elasticity and firmness.
Regular use of this peel will visibly increase skin’s firmness, restore its elasticity and reveal a smoother, softer, younger looking complexion.
Please note: Although this peel features natural skin care products, after using it skin will be more sensitive to the sun. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product.
Astringent strawberries gently exfoliate with naturally occurring salicylic acid, while rhubarb nourishes with antioxidant-rich vitamins.
Hyaluronic acid from marshmallow plant extract binds moisture at the molecular level to smooth and plump the skin, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in tissue throughout the body, and is quite gentle on the skin. A quick review of its benefits:
- Maintains hydration levels, giving skin a naturally radiant glow.
- Protects against fine lines and wrinkles.
- Supports the repair and regeneration of skin cells.
- Helps maintain healthy stem cells.
Although our bodies produce their own hyaluronan, adding natural skin care products with hyaluronic acid to your routine can amplify its complexion-improving benefits. Our bodies produce less hyaluronic acid as we age, and the molecule is also degraded by exposure to UVB rays. A topical solution can help keep skin looking youthful, and may even help speed recovery from breakouts.
Finally, shea butter seals in moisture with its triglycerides and fatty acids, softening and soothing the skin.
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Late summer is a great time to help skin recover from seasonal stressors, whether that was a bit too much sun or a mask-related breakout. These natural skin care products will also transition well into fall and winter skin care routines, so you can continue to use them as the seasons shift.
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Discover the path to your best skin with a one-on-one consultation. Licensed Esthetician Jessica Goneia is a knowledgeable guide who can offer recommendations specific to your skin type and the environmental stressors you face day to day.