5 Holy Grail Skincare Ingredients You Don't Want To Be Without This Winter
Winter is coming...and it's time to get prepared. During the colder months (depending on where you live, of course) we experience some environmental factors that contribute to issues with our skin: dryness, an easily damaged skin barrier, and decreased oil/sebum production. Incorporating the following ingredients into your skincare routine will help to counteract these winter woes and leave your skin glowing!
Aloe vera is amazing at keeping skin hydrated and healthy. It contains close to 20 amino acids along with minerals, enzymes, polysaccharides and more components that keep skin aging beautifully and protects skin against harsh environmental elements (like December chill 🥶).
It penetrates quickly and deep into skin’s layers, moisturizing at the lower levels of the skin and nourishing damaged areas. For us, aloe is where a good formula begins when it comes to managing a simple and effective skincare routine-that’s why both our it’s the first ingredient in our Glow Worthy moisturizer and the second ingredient in our Moon Water cleanser.
Everyone’s talking about hyaluronic acid! But that doesn’t mean that the buzz surrounding this ingredient is all hype. During the winter, it’s a super-effective hydrator while the air is drier and harsher on skin.
When applied topically to the skin, it works as a humectant, grabbing 1,000x its weight in water from the surrounding air and holding it on the skin’s surface. This is why you should apply a great moisturizer containing hyaluronic acid just after a shower or before a steam treatment, so it can draw all of that moisture into your skin, leaving it soft and smooth (P.S. hydrated skin makes applying makeup much easier!).
Shea butter acts as a protective barrier between your skin and the dry, harsh atmosphere, preventing the skin from losing precious moisture. Shea butter is extracted from the seeds of shea trees, indigenous to West sub-Saharan Africa. We use this powerhouse ingredient in our Glow Worthy moisturizer.
Not only is it a key element of a serene Sunday morning, green tea is amazingly rich in antioxidants that have skin-boosting benefits.
Apply it topically for its anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing benefits morning and night with our Glow-Worthy moisturizer for smoothing and toning benefits 😉.
Native to Southwestern North America, the jojoba bean is responsible for producing the golden liquid known as jojoba oil. Research shows that jojoba oil is similar to human skin sebum, killing bacteria and viruses while locking in moisture. Jojoba oil can penetrate into the skin easily and deliver vital nutrients for skin repair.
Jojoba oil is antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and hypoallergenic. Wait, there is more. Jojoba oil also contains vitamins A, D and E, which are all important for skin healing–particularly beneficial for dry and aging skin. Include Jojoba oil in your routine with our Glow-Worthy moisturizer.