By Alexis Lardieri
As an acne prone gal, I have always had to pay close attention to my ingredients whenever I am thinking of adding something new to my facial regime. But, that can be hard when you have no idea what to look for! Here’s a quick tip – anything that comes from the earth is good. In celebration of Earth Day, we have searched the world over to bring you the finest and most natural ingredients available, sure to give your skin the healthy glow you’ve been craving without the harsh ingredients.
Whether you are getting ready for the summer sun or trying to overcome the dryness of this harsh winter, your skin can certainly use a pick-me-up!
The Source: Sea Pearl Elixir, Dominican Republic
The Elements: Seaweed, Coconut Extract, Cucumber, Palm Tree Origin, Shea Butter, Olive.
Our journey begins in the luscious Caribbean. Flown in from the Dominican Republic, the Sea Pearl Elixir is packed with all natural ingredients. The B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12 vitamins in seaweed combined with its mineral salts and proteins help soften the skin to prevent premature aging and fight off free radicals. The cucumber offers added benefits designed to remove accumulated pockets of waste and toxins deep inside the skin to minimize inflammation and redness and promote ultimate hydration. Lastly, the palm tree origin, penetrate deep into the skin to provide a long-lasting shield of moisture and a radiant complexion.
The Source: Whipped Basil Moisture Crème, Domincian Republic
The Elements: Avocado Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Jojoba oils, Fresh Basil, Carrot Root, Raspberry, Rosehip
Whipped Basil Moisture Crème gives you the perfect blend of ingredients to make your skin feel hydrated, but not greasy. Jojoba oil tends to have a bad rap especially for those who are acne prone or have oily skin. However, jojoba oil can actually help prevent breakouts because it tricks the skin into producing less natural sebum (the oil that clogs your pores) and protects the skin from harmful bacteria. Basil also has similar benefits. You can actually create your own basil serum at home. http://www.beyondjane.com Avocado oil helps diminish aging by treating brown spots or sun damaged skin and also produces collagen to help keep your skin looking smooth and youthful! Carrot root adds vitamin A to help keep your skin alive and protect against skin cancer.
The Source: Kiss my Face, Upstate New York
The Elements: Organic Bees Wax, Organic Canola Oil, Aloe Vera
This fun and vibrant lip balm is 100 percent organic and available in a variety of flavors. They use local ingredients farmed in upstate New York including, Organic Beeswax – used to help soften the skin with its anti-oxidant properties, Organic Canola Oil – acts as a moisturizing agent and Aloe Vera – to heal and soothe and to prevent chapping or sun damage.
Available Whole Foods stores and http://www.kissmyface.com
The Source: Skincando Miracle Cream, Bulgaria
The Elements: Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Essential Fatty Acids, Organic Rose Geranium Oil,
This unique combination of ingredients is designed to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. Rose geranium oil can actually be used to treat oily or congested skin, inflammations, eczema, broken capillaries, varicose veins, dermatitis and can prevent premature aging skin.
The Source: Rose and Billbery Toning Gel: Iran
The Elements: Aloe, Seaweed, Billberry, Rose Oil, Rosehip
This gel is packed with all the right stuff! Bilberry and Rose holds the perfect properties to tone and reduce redness and repair broken veins while Rose Hip nourishes dehydrated skin. Rose oil revitalizes and helps the skin to maintain elasticity.