If glow is your goal, some of the best beauty ingredients are those found naturally in plants, flowers, fruits, and other botanicals.
Delivering vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients to the skin, they work to transform skin at the cellular level but are also highly effective for creating real-time results in the form of a radiantly nourished complexion. At Blue Haven Holistics, we have many favorites, but in the interest of keeping it simple, we’ve narrowed it down just a bit. In no particular order, here are our top ten go-to ingredients and why we love them so much:
Blue Tansy –
Beautiful blue tansy lends its gorgeous azure color to some of our favorite products, but that’s not the only reason why we love it. In skincare formulas it is calming, soothing, and supportive of the skin’s healing process, making it a great choice for sensitive, irritated, or compromised complexions. Experience the magical healing properties of blue tansy in our Blue Tansy Beauty Balm and Azul Clarifying Face Oil.
Vitamin C –
Few ingredients support the skin quite like Vitamin C. In skincare, it works to boost skin immunity, diminish discoloration, encourage production of new collagen, and bring out the skin’s natural radiance. Just about all skin types and conditions can benefit from adding some C to the mix. Experience the brightening and collagen boosting properties in our Bakuchiol Regenerative Balm and Vitamin C Cleansing Grains.
Also known as ubiquinone or coenzyme Q10, a powerful antioxidant that is essential for keeping our skin healthy. It helps to neutralize and protect your skin from free radicals and oxidative stress from the elements like the sun, pollution and outdoor elements. CoQ10 is particularly effective for revitalizing the complexion while helping to fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Experience the powerful antioxidant properties of CoQ10 in our Ambrosia Antioxidant Face Oil and Bakuchiol Regenerative Balm.
Aloe Vera –
One of the oldest remedies in skincare, aloe vera, is still one of beauty’s most beloved ingredients today. In addition to having anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant effects, it’s also intensely hydrating and helps encourage water retention in the skin. Experience the wonderful benefits of aloe vera in our Fruit Enzyme Resurfacing Mask, Rose Essence Hydration Mist
In recent years, bakuchiol has been making a splash in skincare, due to the fact that it acts as a natural retinol alternative. According to experts, it is plenty effective for promoting cellular turnover and collagen synthesis in the skin, without the unwanted side effects of more aggressive vitamin A-derived ingredients. Experience the transformative benefits of bakuchiol in our Bakuchiol Regenerative Balm and Azul Clarifying Oil.
Goji Berry –
Superfood goji berry is also a super ingredient in skincare. It’s chock full of aminos, essential fatty acids, and other nourishing components that can help to bolster the skin’s protective barrier. It’s also high in Vitamins C and A, making it a powerful ally for treating signs of aging. Experience this superfood berry in our Cacao Mousse Antioxidant Mask.
Another tried and true ingredient that dates back to ancient beauty rituals is honey. In skincare it acts as a powerful humectant, making it an amazing ingredient for dry skin. It also has applications for inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis, due to being incredibly antifungal, antimicrobial, and skin-calming. Experience this powerful humectant in our Cacao Mousse Antioxidant Face Mask, Hibiscus Honey Enzyme Mask and Vitamin C Cleansing Grains.
Raw Cacao –
As it turns out, cacao doesn’t just belong in desserts. It’s actually a sweet treat for your skin as well. Raw Cacao provides a good source of vitamin A, magnesium, sulfur and polyphenol antioxidants to help protect the skin from environmental damage, as well as reduce and prevent aging. Its high flavonoid content helps to improve skin texture and hydration, cell rejuvenation and stimulates collagen production. Cacao increases blood flow and promotes healing on a cellular level. Experience this sensuous antioxidant in our Cacao Mousse Antioxidant Face Mask
Kakadu Plum –
With one of the highest recorded levels of vitamin C of any plant in the world, kakadu plums contain over 3000mg of Vitamin C per 100g of fruit. This supercharged anti-oxidant ingredient works to stimulate collagen to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Containing the phytochemicals gallic and ellagic acids, kakadu plums have long been sought after for their antifungal and antibacterial properties. Experience the powerful benefits of kakadu plum in our Blue Tansy Beauty Balm, Ambrosia Antioxidant Face Oil, Cacao Mousse Antioxidant Face Mask
Tremella Mushroom –
Hello, hydration! Tremella mushroom, which is also sometimes called snow mushroom has become a trending ingredient in beauty elixirs and is said to be on par with hyaluronic acid in terms of hydrating the skin and preventing moisture loss. It makes a great addition to any routine for dry, depleted, or damaged skin. Experience the super hydration benefits of tremella mushroom in our soon to be released Wild Pansy Hydration Nectar.
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What Are the Benefits of Blue Tansy Essential Oil? By Rebecca Joy Stanborough, Medically reviewed by Debra Sullivan, Ph.D., MSN, R.N., CNE, COI https://www.healthline.com/health/blue-tansy#what-is-it
What Is Bakuchiol? Skin-Care Benefits, Side Effects, How to Use It, and More By Jessica Migala, Medically Reviewed by Ross Radusky, MD https://www.everydayhealth.com/smart-skin/what-is-bakuchiol/
Can I put honey on my face? What does it do? By Jenna Fletcher, Medically reviewed by Reema Patel, MPA, PA-C https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/honey-for-face#benefits
CoQ10 for Skin: Benefits and How to Use By Audrey Noble, Medically reviewed by Morgan Rabach, MD Board-Certified Dermatologist https://www.byrdie.com/coq10-skincare-benefits
This Brightening Skincare Ingredient Might Be Even Better Than Vitamin C By Jessica Defino