We combed the continents for the most exciting new naturals coming to your beauty regimen. With some serious science backing them up, they may just outperform your old skincare standbys.
Rosehip seed oil, or rosa moschata, is a natural source of retinoic acid (the gold standard of anti-aging regimens everywhere), and it’s free of the drying side effects of the synthetic version. A 2009 clinical study found that rosehip oil could diminish scars by up to 27 percent after 12 weeks, while a 2007 clinical study showed a 23 percent reduction in fine lines and wrinkles when applied twice daily for eight weeks.
What makes rosehip oil so effective? Its high content of essential fatty acids, such as gamma linoleic acid (GLA) and omega 9 fatty acid, plus vitamin C and quercetin, are powerful antioxidants and skin fortifiers. “It’s superb for aging and dry skin,” says Annet King, Director of Global Education for Dermalogica.
Try Trilogy Rosehip Oil – Clinically tested and shown to help minimise the appearance of wrinkles, smooth skin and dramatically improve skin moisture levels, leaving the skin’s appearance radiant and glowing.
You may have sipped it on occasion: rooibos, or red tea, which trumps even green tea in antioxidant powers. “Rooibos teacontains nine potent flavonoid anti-inflammatory antioxidants, including quercetin and luteolin, that are potent free radical scavengers that help diminish the signs of aging,” says Holistic Cosmetic Dermatologist Jeanette Jacknin, M.D.
Studies show that rooibos has sun protective properties, in addition to its role as a multitasking skincare ingredient that heals acne, allergies, eczema and sunburn.
Try Glo Therapeutics Glo Peptitde Plus Defense – Not only provides natural protectants against environmental aggravates, but cellular and structural support. A blend of peptides improves skin function to enhance elasticity and durability, as well as may reduce the appearance of fine lines.
The quick-absorbing, anti-inflammatory oil contained in the seeds of the Barbary fig, also known as the prickly pear, is one of the most expensive natural oils on the market. And it appears to be worth the price: barbary fig oil is a rich natural source of antioxidant vitamin E (even more than the buzzed-about argan oil) and tissue-healing zinc that’s a known blemish-eraser.
Its extremely high content of linoleic acid (up to 70 percent by research estimates) restores the hydro-lipid layer of the skin, and its vitamin K content reduces and prevents dark circles.
Try Dermalogica Exfoliating Body Scrub - Putifying and conditioning, it invigorates your body while awakening the senses. Pulverized fig, date and olive seed powders slough away dead cells without stripping skin.
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