For those struggling with dry skin, you likely find yourself staring at the same few ingredients, over and over, no matter what new product you try. While common ingredients like hyaluronic acid and aloe vera are undoubtedly effective at hydrating dry skin, there are a number of powerful, natural, moisturizing ingredients that go overlooked. Want to learn more about these unique and effective ingredients for your dry skin? This blog has you covered! Here are some surprising, yet sensational, ingredients for soothing dry skin:
Green tea isn’t just a refreshing beverage! It is rich in antioxidants, which protect the skin from harmful free radicals, caused by environmental stressors like UV radiation or air pollution. This can help to minimize the effects of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, dull complexion, and rough texture. Packed with anti-inflammatory properties, green tea can also help to soothe the effects of skin conditions like rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis. Not to mention, green tea contains skin-loving vitamins and nutrients, like vitamin E, which is known for its powerful hydration properties.
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet almond oil has been used for centuries to soothe and soften dry skin. Even today, you can find it being used frequently by massage therapists and estheticians. Unlike bitter almond oil (an ingredient used primarily for scent, not for skincare), sweet almond oil is a powerful moisturizer that absorbs quickly into the skin. It has a high level of protein, vitamins, and minerals that soothe and revitalize dry skin. On top of nourishing the skin, sweet almond oil is also known to improve complexion and even skin tone.
Pomegranates have all-around amazing health benefits, including for your skin! Pomegranate extract is ideal for treating dry skin because it contains punicic acid, a fatty acid that prevents moisture loss and promotes hydration. Pomegranates contain a hefty dose of vitamin C, an antioxidant that enhances the skin barrier, allowing the skin to retain moisture and stay hydrated. They are also packed with a number of other antioxidants like tannins, anthocyanins, and ellagic acid, all of which help to defend against free radicals (major agents of skin damage and aging.) What’s more, pomegranates promote elastin and collagen production, which help skin appear smooth and firm.
You’ve probably tried avocado on your toast, omelette, or burrito, but have you ever used it as an ingredient for your skin? In addition to antioxidants, avocado oil contains potassium, lecithin (a fat that is essential to cell function in the body), and other nutrients that hydrate, moisturize, and nourish dry skin. Avocado oil also has anti-inflammatory agents that can relieve inflammation, calm itchiness, and even accelerate wound healing.
These unique, powerful ingredients can be found in a variety of our hydration products! Make sure to check out our Rosa daily moisturizer and our bestselling Honeybutter body salve (containing these special ingredients and more) for soft, supple, spectacular skin!
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