Natural Ingredients Trends
New year, new natural ingredients to try for your healthcare and skincare regimes. According to the experts, we’ll all be buying CBD gummies, duckweed, lion’s mane and products with sea moss, astaxanthin and bamboo. While smearing our skin with mamey sapote, blue tansy and linoleic acid. Not forgetting copper peptides, urea and chebula. Heard of them all, or lost already? Don’t worry, we’ll help you navigate your way through some of this “short” list of lesser-known must-use ingredients.
Starting from the start: CBD gummies are flavourful edibles infused with cannabidiol (CBD) oil. They’re often taken to manage pain, ease anxiety and improve sleep patterns.
While duckweeds are tiny, free-floating aquatic green plants, sometimes unkindly referred to as common pond weed. As a food, it contains a large amount of protein, and the fresh plant is often used to make medicine. Used for treating swelling (inflammation) of the upper air ways, yellowed skin due to liver problems (jaundice) and arthritis.
Using lion’s mane won’t be worrying the lion population, as it’s just a grand term for a type of mushroom. Apart from being nutritious and full of vitamins, research shows that it’s full of health-promoting substances. These can support your immune system, improve brain health and even help manage some chronic conditions.
Then there’s sea moss, which may not sound very exotic, but it certainly does have a very long list of health benefits. Boosting your immune system, it’s also good for gut, heart and digestive system health, helps with weight reduction and even skin beauty.
Mamey sapote is a species of tree native to Mexico and Central America. It produces a tasty tropical fruit with endless health and cosmetic benefits. It’s rich in nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Perfect to keep your skin glowing and smooth.
What comes to mind when you think of a blue tansy? If you think it’s a wild Mediterranean plant cultivated in Morocco, you’d be correct ;-) It’s widely believed to have anti-inflammatory, calming, antihistamine and skin-soothing effects. Ideal for skin cleansers, moisturisers, masks and serums.
Lastly and certainly not least, chebula, which comes from a tree, native to Southeast Asia, and is causing a bit of a buzz in the skincare world. Its antioxidant properties are said to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The secret of maintaining eternal youth? Just maybe!
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