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The botanical world is rich in natural antioxidants, vitamins, and emollients, which are the perfect building blocks for truly effective complexes that deliver powerful benefits.

One of the benefits of plant-based ingredients, both in medicine and natural skincare, is that your body automatically knows how to process them.

HOW PLANT-BASED PRODUCTS BENEFIT YOUR SKIN

While there are many reasons why plant-based skin products could be a welcomed introduction to your skincare routine, there are a few key benefits worth highlighting:

  •     Antioxidant-rich plant-based skincare products work to restore and strengthen your body’s cells by combating free radicals (oxidants).
  •     The vitamins featured in plant-based skincare products are vital to maintaining the health of your skin. They also support cell repair and can help decrease signs of aging.
  •     Essential fats and acids offer a number of skin benefits such as helping to calm acne, fight dryness, combat oiliness, smooth scars, and increase skin elasticity.
  •     The word hydrocolloids may sound a little foreign, but these naturally occurring polymers give plant-based skincare products a natural texture without the need for harmful petrochemicals or other synthesized polymers.
  •     Naturally occurring lipids and esters help support the skin’s natural defense barrier to smooth, protect, and repair.  Such substances are often used as emollients and conditioning agents to keep skin healthy and hydrated.

IS PLANT-BASED SKIN CARE ORGANIC?

All Green People products contain organic plant ingredients and most of our products are certified organic.

The organic plant extracts that we use to make our natural skincare products are grown in a controlled environment where they are not exposed to synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilisers.

Each plant is like a natural pharmacy in its own right: plants are made up of thousands of different types of molecules that evolved right alongside us in nature, and for thousands of years they literally were our medicine.  The difference between a plant and a pharmaceutical used as medicine is this: plants have those thousands of chemicals available to our bodies, so the active components are generally available in relatively lower doses and are provided along with many other synergistic chemicals that balance out the effects of the active components and provide additional benefits.  In contrast, a pharmaceutical drug contains a higher dose of one active constituent without the benefit of other synergistic chemicals, which is why pharmaceutical drugs tend to have lots of side effects.  Plants provide natural balance, pharmaceuticals provide a one-way push.  I’m not saying they don’t have their place, I’m simply illustrating the difference between botanical and pharmaceutical ingredients.  

To be sure that the plants used in your skincare are organic always check the label for an indication that the product contains a high percentage of ingredients derived from organic farming. We mark this percentage on many of our certified organic products and we are proud to say that some of our plant-based products are made with 100% organic ingredients.

You may have heard a lot about plant-based lifestyles these days, anything from our diets to our skincare products.  While it may still seem like a trend and not much more than hype, in reality, plant-based lifestyles can offer many health benefits, including the promotion of healthy skin. As its name suggests, plant-based skincare products are made entirely from ingredients that are derived from plants such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, seeds, nuts, and herbs.

Letting your skin breathe with plant-based skin care products is the most effective way to absorb vitamins and keep your skin hydrated.

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics products are rich in these vitamins and natural antioxidants, which can help you achieve healthy, luminous, and younger-looking skin.

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When you use natural, plant-based products, you are not only ensuring that your body is better protected but also that our earth is.

One of the benefits of plant-based ingredients, both in medicine and natural skincare, is that your body automatically knows how to process them. The botanical world is rich in natural antioxidants, vitamins, and emollients, which are the perfect building blocks for truly effective complexes that deliver powerful benefits.

Letting your skin breathe with plant-based skincare products is the most effective way to absorb vitamins and keep your skin hydrated. Natural ingredients, when used by authentic and conscientious plant-based skincare brands, are carefully chosen, harvested, and utilized in skincare formulas. This means money, time, and effort spent since seasonal crop variations can occur that affect availability.  It takes effort to procure these valuable plant-based ingredients and there is a big payoff.

A single plant can contain dozens of different phytonutrients. This means you get an array of nutrient benefits in whole plant skincare rather than the handful of isolated chemicals from synthetic ingredients.  Just the essential oils from Calendula have 27 different individual compounds!  Plants are so complex and vary so much from one variety to another that it is virtually impossible and definitely impractical to try to duplicate their unique chemistry in a lab.

Just as a phytonutrient-rich diet makes your body feel healthy, phytonutrients in cosmetics deliver healthy-looking skin. Phytonutrients lend a calming sensation, diminish the appearance of redness, and provide the appearance of even skin tone. These ingredients also help to improve the appearance of aging and make skin look rejuvenated and healthy.  Plant-based skincare is even well suited to use on skin that may have acne breakouts, eczema, hyperpigmentation, allergies, and other problems.

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics brand, created by Anis Lacerte, focus on restoring and maintain the skin’s natural youthfulness and vitality through healthy, pure ingredients and truly effective advancements in skincare using biotechnology. The challenge is to understand what skin cells truly need for better performance and how we can provide them with the components vital to healthy function.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING PLANT-BASED SKIN CARE PRODUCTS?

Dr. Kloss a naturopathic doctor who got into this field because of a deep love of botanical medicine and an obsession with at-home skincare recipes.  So it makes sense that as a huge advocate of plant-based skincare.  Plant-based skincare is a term that is pretty vague, and not regulated so that means that anyone can use the term, even if there are a lot of non-plant-based skincare ingredients in the product.  However, there are a lot of great companies that do use the term appropriately, meaning that a healthy amount of ingredients are plant-based ingredients.

Each plant is like a natural pharmacy in its own right: plants are made up of thousands of different types of molecules that evolved right alongside us in nature, and for thousands of years they literally were our medicine.  The difference between a plant and a pharmaceutical used as medicine is this: plants have those thousands of chemicals available to our bodies, so the active components are generally available in relatively lower doses and are provided along with many other synergistic chemicals that balance out the effects of the active components and provide additional benefits.

Phospholipids are another important chemical class naturally found in plant-based skincare ingredients.  They are considered complex lipids (fatty acid molecules attached to another compound, making them more chemically similar to the molecules naturally found in human cell membranes).  They naturally provide the skin with increased elasticity, hasten skin renewal, and calm inflammation.  One important phospholipid naturally found in sea buckthorn oil is lecithin, also known as phosphatidylcholine, an important chemical messenger and precursor in human biochemistry.  When we use it topically as part of sea buckthorn oil, it has the important ability to moisturize the skin and smooth fine lines and dry patches.

Why Should I Have a Plant-Based Skin Care Routine?

You may be thinking, “That’s great, but I don’t have sensitive skin so why does it matter?” Using a plant-based skin care routine isn’t only beneficial to people with sensitive skin. It also helps alleviate allergies, which are developed over time.

But there are even more benefits of switching to a plant-based skin care routine.

You’ll Have Softer Skin

A few years ago, “sulfate-free” was a word to look for when searching for natural skin care products and it’s still a hot trend today.

A sulfate is a chemical that is used in shampoos, detergents, soaps, cleansers, and other de-greasers to act as a surfactant. In simple terms, it’s what causes your soap or cleanser to lather and foam. A sulfate-free product is one that doesn’t strip or dehydrate your hair or skin.

Many skincare and cosmetic brands add drying agents to their products. Just as their name suggests, they dry out your skin and no one wants that! The essential oils in plant-based skincare products help to moisturize and that’s something just about everyone is looking for.

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics is offering a free online skincare consultation. Start now and discover your best plant-based skincare routine.

The expiry date is very important. There’s no point in having the ‘best-selling’ anti-aging cream if it’s already expired. So, check to confirm that the expiry date is far enough before you buy it. Additionally, check for an open jar illustration at the back of the bottle to confirm for how long you can use the cream after opening it. Most of them have 12M, 18M, or 24M written, representing the number of months you have to use it. If you buy an anti-aging skincare product at a discounted store like Tj Maxx, Marshall, Ross, Make sure you look at the expiration date. It is much better to buy a fresh product with raw live ingredients that will actually work on your skin.

Always choose creams or serums that are specific in what it is that they do. Every brand out there has an anti-wrinkle cream. However, we recommend that you prioritize those that focus on special aspects like the weather, skin type and condition, as well as your precise skincare goals. 

Pay attention to the ingredients list. While this might sound like a cliché, any skincare product is as good as its ingredients. It’s the components that determine how well it will meet your needs. So, make sure it has the right ingredients for your skincare needs. Additionally, ensure your ideal choice is free of fragrance, preservatives, parabens, and other irritants.  Choose products that are organic, plant-based and non-toxic. The longer the expiration date the more preservative is in the products. Preservatives are toxic and will enter your bloodstreams.

First, let’s be clear about what the terms “organic” and “natural” actually mean. Organic refers to something that was produced without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), sewage, ionizing radiation, as well as antibiotics and growth hormones. Natural means something that originally “existed in” or was “derived from” nature.

Plantbased skincare products are made only from plant ingredients, such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, seeds, whole grains, legumes and nuts. Plantbased skincare products are naturally full of essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients that support glowing skin.

Choose a skincare brand that contains organic ingredients, and be free from most (if not all) of these ingredients: Parabens, PhthalatesSulfatesPEG compoundsPetrochemicals & Mineral OilsEthoxylated Ingredients, as well as Synthetic Fragrances & Dyes.

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics works to address environmental aging on all fronts with cutting edge “master antioxidants”, bio-available dermal nutrition, plant stem cells, peptides, and precious botanicals.

It’s the power and potency of each ingredient that makes the whole greater than the sum of its parts. With this, we incorporate the highest concentrations of proven actives and give them “center stage” to create real change and vitality without being canceled out by useless ingredients that you don’t want. I’m Fabulous Cosmetics purchase their ingredients with artisan farmers, suppliers and green manufactures who also appreciate quality over quantity. Combining both phyto-biology and the latest in cellular dermal nutrition.