Which Naturals Are Backed By Serious Science?
Depending on what part of the world we hail from, we have grown up with some promise about the power of natural beauty.
Recently, personal-care business is figuring this out too. Below listed products have been researched and are being used in everyday products.
LOOK BEFORE YOU BUY THOUGH!!! Companies conduct research on which products people respond to the most and sprinkle them into their products. Take a look at the ingredient list. If the product is in the middle or closer to end, IT’S A RIPOFF.
If you can get your hands on the following topical ingredients, you will definitely get their full benefits.
Argan oil(“liquid gold”): Morrocan women swear by this stuff to treat everything from wrinkles and psoriasis to burns and acne. Science is still catching up but argan is extremely rich in linoleic acid, which applied topically is proven to reduce acne, and vitamin E, an antiager, that may reduce scarring as well.
Aloe vera: has calming and restorative properties straight from the plant. Science says that it’s antibacterial and has been proven to speed wound healing in rats. In humans who’d undergone dermabrasion treatment, damaged skin healed 72 hours faster when aloe was applied.
Baking soda: It will wash your sink, but it will also whiten your teeth, banish your bad breath, and deodorize bad smells—including your own.
Coconut oil: With a molecular structure that allows it to penetrate skin and hair, both preventing water loss and replacing lipids that deplete with aging, it’s a double winner. Science says it also accelerates wound healing, can help treat eczema, and has shown to be therapeutic in the treatment of acne.
Green tea: We should all be drinking it, but topical application of green tea has lots of science on its side, too. Several studies have shown it to reduce the effects of UV damage , enhance wound healing, and treat acne. Green tea is also anti-inflammatory and can help reduce the redness associated with rosacea
Honey: Before we had antibiotics we had honey, which was frequently used in wound dressing to accelerate healing. Its topical application also demonstrates antibacterial action, and helps prevent scarring.
Olive oil: A 2000 study done on mice indicated that topical application of olive oil after UVB exposure effectively reduced the rodents’ chances of developing skin tumors. already proven to be a powerful antioxidant in food, olive oil may play an exciting role in reducing DNA damage in skin too.
Propolis: Bees use propolis, an antimicrobial resin, to sterilize their hives, and a variety of studies have shown its properties to benefit human health—from reducing the duration of common colds to slowing the proliferatinon of cancer cells. Topically, propolis functions as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory proven to protect skin against photodamage, it’s more antibacterial than honey, and is even effective against cold sores.
Shea butter: West African women (and grandmas) have been using this stuff forever. Not only does its application exhibit powerful anti-inflammatory properties but recent studies are indicating that cinnamic acid (found in shea) reduces the effects of UV damage. Just make sure to choose a brand that’s sourced fairly, like Alaffia.
Vitamin C: You can’t soak your face in orange juice to get the topical benefits of this powerful antioxidant, but a good natural cream or serum containing L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C), which in its stable form helps the skin fight free-radical damage, reduces redness, stimulates wound healing, and helps minimize fine wrinkles.
Tea tree oil: When it comes to acne, this is your friendly alternative to that beast benzoyl peroxide, which has been linked to cancer and its banned in Europe. A comparative study found tea tree oil to be just as effective as BP for treating pimples, if a little bit slower on the draw. On the plus side? It exhibited fewer side effects
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