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Supergreens and prebiotics can be a great way to heal the skin. And there are some new buzz-worthy botanicals that can do the same! Here’s what you need to know about the latest and greatest skin care solutions.
Adding supergreens and prebiotics to your skincare routine is a great way to heal the skin. As luck would have it, there are some new buzz-worthy botanicals that can do the same! Here’s what you need to know about the latest and greatest skin care solutions.
Supergreens are being added to skin treatments for their firming, hydration and helping diminish lines. Some products blend leafy greens with powerful antioxidants like vitamin C from lemon and grapefruit, and vitamin E from avocado to boost our skin’s elasticity and repair damage from UV rays. Other products combine kale, green tea and caffeine to minimize under-eye puffiness and tone delicate skin.
To keep skin barrier function working optimally we need to treat our skin’s microbiome with ingredients that support a healthy balance of the beneficial microorganisms that live on our skin.
Prebiotics feed these helpful microorganisms. Try choosing a product chock full of prebiotic plant sugars and botanicals like chia and coconut extracts, along with moisturizing prickly pear and jojoba. Other products feature prebiotics and avocado and coconut oils that are absorbed into skin overnight.
If you’re looking for smoother, younger-looking skin but can’t tolerate the redness and irritation that retinoids can cause, try bakuchiol. It features a completely different compound than vitamin A-derived retinols, but helps reduce wrinkles and hyperpigmentation as well as retinol does without stinging and peeling. It also boosts collagen production and has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
This lightweight, highly absorbable botanical oil is a savior for skin that’s dry or irritated thanks to its high concentration of essential fatty acids (EFAs), powerful anti-inflammatory agents that soothe and calm red, flaky skin, and help reduce scars and brown spots. Rosehip oil is lightweight and highly absorbable, so its beneficial ingredients sink in quickly with no greasy feeling.
The healing power of CBD (cannabidiol) oil on our skin is showing exciting results, skin experts say, especially when skin is inflamed, itchy or broken out from rashes or acne. (It’s important to know that CBD oil extracted from flowers and leaves of hemp plants doesn’t have the psycho-active properties from the THC that’s found in marijuana.)
Talk with your Medly Pharmacists about these new skincare ingredients today!