“High Point, NC, dermotologist Zoe Draelos, MD syas that plant stem cells are used to create the highest-quality pure ingredients that go into cosmetic products”.
– New Beauty, Winter Spring 2016, pg 117
One of my favorite magazines is New Beauty Magazine. They are actually the reason I got into beauty blogging in the first place. Sometimes they have such interesting articles that I feel compelled to share some of their suggestions and guidelines with you.
This post provides a quick overview of one of their articles that features certain organic/natural ingredients that can replace your usual skincare regimen.
Think of it as holistic health or holistic skincare.
This article I speak of came from their Winter-Spring 2016 Issue, Volume 12. Beginning on page 112 to 117, it’s titled “The Power of Plants”, complete with beautiful photography by Gregor Halenda.
…according to the article, instead of using Witch-Hazel (the distilled “hydrosol” version) as a way to perfect skin, use mint. Mint, those of the Mentha family, are natural plants that can stimulate and act as an antimicrobial to the skin.
None of the suggestions below are, in my opinion, “better” options. But for those of you who want organic options based on your lifestyle or just to do fun “homemade” recipes, this can help guide you.
|Synthetic Ingredient||Organic Alternative Ingredient||Product Examples|
|Vitamin E (lab produced)|| Soy
||Lancome Energie de Vie Cleansing Oil
|Retinol|| Echinacea (Daisy)
||Farmacy Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum
|Hyaluronic Acid|| Algae
||Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist
|Vitamin K|| Horse Chestnut
||Mila Moursi Firming Body Lotion
|Niacin (Vitamin B)|| Aloe Vera
||Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster
|L-Ascorbic Acid|| Baebob
||Tammy Fender Restorative Radiance Masque
||Cover FX Custom Infusion Drops E+ Chamomile
|DNA Repair Enzymes|| Tea Leaf
||Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Serum
||Skin Inc Licorice Serum
So there are plenty of vegan, organic options out there that can help you moisturize, exfoliate, cleanse, and revitalize your skin.
“A plant-based diet of minimally processed plant-based foods offers a myriad of benefits such as clearer skin, good digestive health and weight loss”
“Plants are rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that stop the inflammation caused by too much acid in our bodies”. (117)
– Monica Klausner, cofounder of Veestro meal delivery