Active Unadulterated Ingredients
Poppy Seed extract
Deeply nourishes and moistures the skin, improves skin's barrier function, prevents moisture loss, softens and smooths the skin. Poppyseed is rich in several different fatty acids, as well as in addition to antioxidants.
Linoleic acid - Linoleic acid is important for maintaining the water barrier of the skin
Oleic acid - Oleic acid may play a roleTrusted Source in wound healing. It can also increase skin absorbance of other compounds that are present along with it.
Palmitic acid - Palmitic acid is the most common fatty acid in your body. It can also be found in the skin. One 2010 study observed that levels of palmitic acid actually decreased with age.
Providing moisture to cuts on the skin can help facilitate healing, this is due to a compound in aloe vera called glucomannan, which can help with wound and sunburn healing by improving collagen production. That healing is helped along by antioxidant vitamins C and E. The antibacterial properties allow aloe vera to be useful for the treatment of minor cuts and wounds to prevent infection and also contribute to how it can be effective for acne.
Did you know only 42% of natural skin care brands on the market are actually (and often only partly) natural.
In the new study it revealed how the word “natural” is being misused to market non-natural skincare products.
Research conducted by skincare specialists THE DERM REVIEW analysed the ingredient lists of the top 100 best-selling natural skincare products and found that more than half (58%) contained synthetic ingredients, while all the “natural” serums in the study contained at least one synthetic ingredient. Majority of the synthetic ingredients found in the products had links to irritating skin.
Are These Anti Ageing Ingredients Safe?
No is the short answer! If you’re not using in a humid environment it can actually draw water/hydration out of your skin leaving it dryer and tighter than ever before It can be irritating, many products use a low molecular weight of HA to help it get into the skin, however, this low molecular weight has been shown in studies to be inflammatory for some skins, leading to redness, soreness and irritation. The production process that HA goes through to get to this molecular weight renders it a totally different substance to that which is found naturally in the body.
We love vitamin C in skincare as part of a natural organically derived formulation; it can brighten the skin and is an antioxidant that protects the skin, BUT most products on the market who use synthetic unnatural potencies so the answer is no: It can cause oxidisation for the skin - yes! The opposite of what you are told it does. Synthetic vitamin C can react very easily with other molecules, including oxygen, when this happens, it can lead to acne, collagen and elastin loss, inflammation and irritation
One word, No. They are not. In short, please don’t use them! They damage the skin, the skin barrier and can alter your molecular biology all for a short term gain with long term dangers Many of the studies showing benefits to retinol are flawed.
The use of silicones in skincare baffles us, the only benefit it brings to any product is ‘slip’ - the way the product feels, it gives a velvety texture which then is transferred to the skin, so the skin can look smoother but there’s no actual skin benefit - yet another example of products being developed by marketing departments. In short, we don’t like them because They have zero therapeutic benefits to the skin.
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Healthy Products & A Healthy Planet
We are passionate about the environment and avoid synthetic ingredients at all costs.
From our ethically sourced ingredients to only using a natural preservative! All of our packaging is recycled and recyclable and we have and will never test on animals.
The Study of Molecular Geometry In Botanicals
Natural Elements works extensively in researching botanical ingredients with UK biotech universities.
Our recent 2021 study found vital organic oils are the most effective at penetrating the skin to reach cells, collagen, and skin fibres.