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.