Plant Actives for Unblemished Skin at Any Age
Even dry and mature skin can suffer from breakouts. Why does one mark on an otherwise flawless face grab all the attention? Incorporate these botanical ingredients to maintain clear skin without a second thought.
Actives to look for
The most effective ingredients for maintaining clear skin are those that balance oil production and increase cell turnover.
Reduce oil production, increase cell turnover, and are antimicrobial and antibacterial. You'll feel the tingle of natural salicylic acid in our Snow Rose Recovery Mask from white willow bark serving up BHA-like benefits.
Phytoceramides are recognized for reinforcing and protecting the skin from trans-epidermal water loss and are believed to help improve epidermal integrity. Even oily skin needs hydration. You'll find phytoceramides in Aspen Dew Illuminating Essence.
Dew Bean is known to boost skin renewal, reduce oil production and reveal a fresh, radiant complexion as a natural, botanical alternative to retinol. Vigna Anticontifolia is our find in Aspen Dew without the irritants found in synthetic retinoids.
Vitamin B3 from seaweed (vs synthetic) inhibits the transfer of pigment to the skin to help visibly improve enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, and a weakened surface. Niacinamide is a key ingredient in Aspen Dew.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect from the environment's aggressions. Vitamin C also helps brighten skin and increase hydration. Ours is abundant and naturally occurring in its most bioavailable whole plant form in several ingredients in all our products, such as Swiss Edelweiss in our Aspen Dew Illuminating Essence.
You'll often see vitamin E paired with vitamin C for better results and ours is purely whole plant from sunflowers. This vitamin E offers potent antioxidants and has emollient properties that help the skin retain its moisture. Found in Aspen Dew, the Alpine, and Purist.
Camellia seed oil in the Purist is a rich source of palmitic and Omega-6 linoleic fatty acids, as well as numerous anti-aging polyphenol antioxidants. Fast absorbing, it permeates deep into the lower layers of the skin, encouraging cell turnover and giving the skin support and flexibility.
Frankincense essential oil in the Alpine is great for oily skin and acne because it is a natural astringent, helping to regulate sebum and remove excess oil.
Jojoba seed oil
Jojoba has superb absorption properties similar to our skin’s own sebum. It helps to both balance and reduce oil production, support cell turnover, and has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. We believe so strongly in starting with balanced skin that we made cold-pressed, organic Jojoba the first ingredient in both The Alpine and The Purist.
A powerful antioxidant in Aspen Dew, with enzymes that assist in reducing free radical damage to the skin and subsequent signs of aging.
Rosehip seed oil
Rosehip seed oil's vitamin A and linoleic acid content help regulate sebum production, which can help prevent blackheads and whiteheads from forming. It is found in the Alpine and The Purist.Continue reading