Do you like natural ingredients?
Of course you do.
Walk up to anyone in the street and ask them if they like using all-natural ingredients in their daily lives – their food, their body care, you name it.
Yet ask them if they use face masks, serums and other products that enhance their external appearance, and they will say “yes”.
Did you know that nearly al the ingredients the commercial beauty products have, are harmful to your health?
Here is a list of the most harmful ingredients that are found inside most beauty products (not trying to scare you but…)
- Parabens: a type of preservative to keep the product inside its packaging freash for a very long time. Pretty inexpensive, you will find it in many creasm.
- Formaldehyde: The colourless gas that doctors use to preserve dead tissue (have you seen these labs where scientists keep various parts from the human body – these ones). Formaldehyde acts as an anti-bacterial preservative to reduce the growth of bacteria in the product.
- Sodium lauryl sulphate/ sodium lauryl sulfate (or SLS): SLS is the ingredient that turns a squirt body wash into a smooth lather. It is basically used to makes bubbles. However, at the same time it is a hard detergent that cause dry and flaking skin, allergies and redness.
- Petrolatum: it is a harmful skincare chemical that is heavily used by moisturising products such as lip balms and creams. It is used NOT to moisturise your skin, but to create a barrier that retains moisture. This is what makes your skin suffocate and dry out!
- Coal tar: Oh my goodness. Coal tar is used for lipstick colourants and the more vibrant your lipstick is, the more Coal tar it has. Due to its composition, it is really heavy and puts weighs on the skin. It turns out that the skin reacts by showing you irritations, acne and allergies!
Let’s not continue – we are quite depressed by now! No worries, we will write a full list of harmful ingredients the beauty industry is using to make you more beautiful, at your expense, on another post.
Wouldn’t it be nicer and better for you and your body, if you got less (or none at all) harmful ingredients, and more of the healthy ones?
How much better and healthier would you feel?
That’s why we handpicked the most healthy ingredients that help your body recover from the harmful ones and boost not only your immune system but also your regenerative properties.
You’ll notice something that all these healthy ingredients have in common: each one is a basic ingredient. You can even use this back to basics idea as a rule of thumb when shopping: Is the food you are buying simple and wholesome, without too much processing? If yes, you are good to go!
Now, on to the healthy ingredient list.
1. Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen Peptides
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It is the major component of connective tissues that make up several body parts and has many important functions, including providing your skin with structure and strengthening your bones.
Collagen makes up approximately 70% of skin and is a vital component of skin elasticity and that youthful look in skin. However, the production of collagen begins to lessen from the age of 18 and by the age of 30, that collagen reduction starts to become visible in skin.
The production of collagen decreases by approximately 1% per year from the age of 18. A woman’s skin decreases in thickness (which is maintained by collagen) by 7% every ten years.
From the onset of menopause, your skin loses thickness even more as collagen reduction accelerates. Following the first 5 years of menopause, women can lose up to 30% of their remaining skin collagen.
Maintaining the amount of collagen you have is one of the keys to beautiful skin and the Amino Acids – Glycine, Proline, Alanine and Hydroxyproline – are the main constituents of collagen; replenishing these constituent amino acids, in the correct proportions (and, more importantly, in an absorbable form), is needed to maintain healthy levels of collagen, thus preventing and lessening the signs of skin ageing.
Hydrolysed collagen means that the collagen has been broken down, making it easier for you to absorb.
2. Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is a clear substance that is naturally produced by your body like collagen. Your skin, connective tissue and eyes have the largest amounts of it, and its main function is to retain water to keep your tissues well lubricated and hydrated.
For us, Hyaluronic acid is an essential, natural moisturiser for your body.
3. Punica Granatum Extract
This is the botanical name for pomegranate, which is rich in antioxidants that help fight and repair free radical damage from the sun and environmental stressors such as hyperpigmentation and age spots.
Sunlight, heat and other environmental pollutants can lead to premature ageing. The body’s defensive mechanism reacts by releasing enzymes which trigger the free radicals to cause further inflammation that break down collagen and elastin that disrupts, thins and flattens your skin.
The anti-inflammatory compounds in pomegranates prevent your skin from becoming thin and loose and that’s why we have included this into our Anti-ageing Collagen Booster.
4. Camelia Sinesis Extract
Derived from tea leaves, this extract has been proven to boost your immune function, improve the skin texture and appearance, and enhance the skin’s collagen production.
Disease fighting antioxidant properties of polyphenols and flavonoids are responsible for protecting the skin against free radicals.
Additionally, it has powerful components which block wrinkle formation, improve skin texture and boost protection against harmful UV rays.
Finally, of the many benefits it has, collagen synthesis is by far the most important benefit in making the skin look younger. This effect smooths out fine lines, maintains elasticity and makes the skin look more plump and supple.
5. Skin Ceramides
As far as anti-ageing ingredients go, ceramides have a proven record. Ceramides are lipids (fats) that are found naturally in high concentrations in the uppermost layers of skin.
It helps skin retain moisture, fortify its protective barrier and keeps its appearance firm and plump using its unique ability to rejuvenate the skin’s appearance.
Ceramides make up over 50% of the skin’s composition, so it’s no surprise they play a vital role in determining how your skin looks!
Want To Get All These Ingredients In One Go?
Combined, these five ingredients moisturise, soothe, enhance, fix and protect your skin. However, not many products offer all these ingredients together.
One of these products is the Antiageing Collagen Booster an original blend of all-natural, healthy ingredients that include Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen, Hyualuronic Acid, Pomegranate Extract, Camellia Sinesis Extra AND Skin Ceramides.
The Antiageing Collagen Booster is designed toboost your skin’s radiance and create dewy, plump and super soft skin, right from the inside, with no harmful creams or serums.
Using a high dose of our Hydrolysed Collagen -which by the way, is more bio-available form than Type 1 and Type 2 collagen powders, and derived from 100% Marine Collagen – you will be receiving all of the benefits of this doctor recommended, ground-breaking formula that includes a booster complex of skin healthy ingredients. One scoop of Collagen Booster lessens the look of gaunt, dull and sagging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines.
After just 8 weeks of use:
- The skin’s wrinkles and furrows are smoothed out by 26%.
- The suppleness of the skin is increased by 19%.
- The skin’s hydration levels are up by a massive 28%
When you’re getting all these benefits, what’s not to love?
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