3 Best Trending Organic Skin Care Ingredients This Year
We all hear buzzwords such as “organic” and “natural” being overly used throughout the skin care and beauty industry, but what do they really mean? Did you know that natural products can still contain chemicals, whereas organic ingredients must be farmed without pesticides, chemicals or artificial fertilizers? Organic skin care is non-GMO (No Genetically Modified Organisms) meaning, they have higher nutrient levels. As less harmful chemicals pass through your skin into the blood vessels, this reduces the risk of skin irritation or potentially causing long-term damage in the body.
Before we deep-dive into which ingredients you should look for in your skin care products, let us first become aware of some of the encouraging benefits associated:
- Eco-friendly and sustainable – refers to organic ingredients that are certified to be grown using only sustainable practices. With less harsh chemicals, fewer toxins and waste will go down the drain and into our precious oceans. The more chances we have to swap in organic skin care products, the more positive contributions we make to our endangered environment’s long-term sustainability.
At JK7®, our philosophy considers a sustainable lifestyle as one of the seven critical assets to your health and wellbeing. We care about our carbon footprint on the planet, and so, we only use organic and natural ingredients that are sourced sustainably – some even from our own garden!
- More nutrient-rich – refers to organic skin care products featuring biological and nutritional organisms that will feed only the most beneficial ingredients into your skin to repair, moisturize, cleanse or hydrate.
- Lower risk of skin irritation – logically, the less amount of harsh chemicals – from artificial fragrance, colors, sulfates, alcohols, the less likely they can cause long-term damage to your skin. From irritation, increased skin sensitivity, hormonal imbalances or even, skin cancer.
Owing to years of dedicated research by our inspirational founder, Dr Jurgen Klein, we can shortlist 3 Best Trending Organic Skin Care Ingredients this year. Read on to find out more!
1. Aloe Vera – soothe, calm, and heal
The gel from aloe vera consists mainly of water; hence, products containing aloe are more easily absorbed into your skin without leaving it feeling oily or greasy. In essence, the aquatic properties help your skin to lock in moisture and prevent dehydration. Immensely rich in antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties support the fight against acneic skin problems, sunburn, dry patches and even firms the skin to slow down any signs of aging. This powerful ingredient is one of the most beneficial, multi-purpose ingredients you can integrate into your skin care.
Face moisturizers such as the JK7® Day Face Lotion blend an ultra-potent type of aloe vera with other premium, raw and natural ingredients such as Moroccan rose oil, calendula, green tea extract and vitamin C. Hand-picked to harmoniously work together, the featured ingredients deliver super antioxidants to fight against free radicals and prevent skin damage whilst moisturizing and balancing the skin. The JK7® Day Face Lotion is suitable for all skin types, including oily and sensitive skin.
Delve further into the extensive benefits of aloe vera in our highly sought-out article: https://jk7skincare.com/featured/3-benefits-of-aloe-vera-in-your-skin-care/
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2. Lavender – soothe, calm, and heal
Next up, a popular aromatherapy scent – Lavender. Like aloe vera, lavender oil protects the skin against free radicals and can improve acne, fine lines and wrinkles, thanks to its antibacterial properties and anti-inflammatory effects. The best way to reap the benefits of lavender oil is to indulge through a moisturizer, serum or lotion. The micro-organisms in lavender can bring out other complementary services – for example, Neroli and Patchouli oil to amplify the calming and pain-relieving force to combat inflammation.
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3. Green Tea – sun protection and anti-ageing
Many of us drink green tea for its wealth of healthy compounds that naturally aids digestion, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, weight loss and much more. So, how does green tea as an organic ingredient work in skin care?
Green tea is a powerful antibacterial agent for treating acne and unclogging pores. The organism in the ingredient (known as polyphenol) fights against infections that cause bacterial growth – ultimately leading to smoother and toned skin.
Green tea is loaded with vitamin B2 and vitamin E to repair your skin from environmental stressors and toxins. Vitamin B2 also helps your skin cells maintain collagen levels to prevent fine lines and acts as a powerful anti-ageing agent. Combined with vitamin E, green tea supports cell regeneration and accelerates hydration for soft and nourished skin.
As you have probably recognized by now, many skin care trends this year continue the shift towards clean, organic ingredients that deliver positive, visible results. There has also been a large focus on antioxidants to prevent environmental damage as well as premature aging.