These days the word “Natural” is being tossed around a lot and consumers are often being misled that if a product is natural it works for every skin type but that is far from the truth.
Like our skin, natural ingredients also have specific characteristics which make them unique.
This is the reason why, many a times you would have bought skincare ingredients only to find out that, the product isn’t suiting your skin type and is not letting you ace your skincare game.
But we know that being the busy person that you are, you do not the time to spend on finding out what may work for your skin or not. So here’s a list of natural ingredients know to work your skin type.
Best Ingredients for Oily Skin
Aloe Vera : Aloe Vera has a plethora of benefits to offer but there are a few that stand out for Oily Skin type. It helps regulate sebum production and it’s antimicrobial properties are very effective against acne and also help soothe irritated skin. Aloe Vera contains over 90% water which keeps your skin hydrated without leaving it feeling greasy / oily.
Kaolin Clay : Using Kaolin Clay once or twice a week can help you balance oily skin. It exfoliates & absorbs excess sebum without being too harsh or stripping your skin of it’s moisture.
Jojoba Oil : Jojoba oil is a real trickster! It’s consistency is similar to the sebum produced by our skin, this tricks your skin into thinking that it has produced enough sebum. Regular use of Jojoba Oil keeps your skin moisturized which reduces the need for your skin to produce sebum.
Best Ingredients for Dry Skin / Sensitive Skin
Shea Butter : Shea butter deeply nourishes the skin, thanks to it high concentration of fatty acid that keep the skin moisturized. It can soften, smoothen your skin & preventing moisture loss which is a major cause of dry skin. Since it is naturally thick, you might want to add it in your night routine.
Argan Oil : Argan Oil has high levels of Vit. E & essential fatty acids (oleic & linoleic acids) which have hydrating effect on dry skin. It keeps your skin moisturized and keeps dry and flaky skin at bay. Argan oil has great permeability which means it penetrates the skin deeper and protects your skin from inside out.
Lactic Acid : Lactic Acid is a Alpha Hydroxy Acid or more famously known as AHA’s. These are water soluble organic compounds that have unparalleled advantages for your skin. Lactic Acid does this better than any other AHA’s, apart from improving your skin’s appearance it keeps it naturally hydrated and moisturized. Lactic acid is naturally present in milk.
Best Ingredients for Normal / Combination Skin
Aloe Vera : Normal / Combination tends your gives raise to acne in the T-zone due to excess sebum and feels drier in the cheek region causing discomfort. Aloe Vera helps overcome this by moisturizing your skin while not making it feel more oily or greasy, additionally Aloe’s antimicrobial properties help in reduction of acne.
Lemon : Combination skin is often accompanied by uneven skin tone and blemishes. Lemon is rich in Vit. C that is perfect for evening out your skin tone and make your skin skin brighter, youthful and hydrated.
Cucumber : Cucumber hydrates the skin effectively and soothes irritation that may arise on the dry regions of the skin. Cucumbers are mild astringents which help cleanse the skin and tighten pores.
Note : These are some beneficial natural ingredients according to skin type. Though all these ingredients are safe to use on skin, patch test before use to see if you are allergic to any ingredient.
Here are some products formulated using these ingredients you could pick up