When planning what products I want to create, I have to think about the benefits I am aiming for. When I know what goals I am aiming for, then I can consider the ingredients I wish to add to my products. Different products bring different benefits. My goal is to provide products for your skin that help encourage your own natural beauty.
I have recently acquired many ingredients in which I hope to incorporate into my products. These are meant to bring specific benefits to nourish the skin. Being that the list is so long, I am going to break down this article into three parts. Each part will cover four ingredients in which I will be using.
Below you can find information about four of the ingredients I have recently received. I intend to use these in some of my more targeted facial products. With these ingredients, I hope to provide affordable, luxury skincare products.
Evening Primrose Oil
The header photo for this entry is the flower of the Evening Primrose. The oil is extracted from the seeds of the plant. While looking into this ingredient, I learned that it can do so much for a person! Here is a “short” list of benefits I saw in my research:
- Treat PMS/Menopausal Symptoms
- Induce Labor
- Improve Fertility
- Control Diabetes
- Aid Weight Loss
- And MANY More!
My focus is purely on the benefits an ingredient can bring to skincare. The benefits I wish to obtain by adding this to specific item to my skincare products would be to help your skin health, minimize acne & eczema, and even skin tone. While the skin tone benefit hasn’t been 100% confirmed by studies, Evening primrose seems to be commonly accepted to assist in improving skin health and treating acne/eczema. If this natural ingredient assists with these things, I think it would be a great addition to my skincare facial products.
This ingredient also has many benefits outside of the skincare world. The reason I have chosen this ingredient for my products would be that it is already found naturally in the body. It naturally helps keep parts of the body hydrated.
Different environmental factors can reduce the amount of hyaluronic acid in your skin. So by reintroducing it through topical application, it should help to provide the look of healthier, more supple skin. Think of it as a topical vitamin to help replenish something you might be lacking in your skin!
Hyaluronic acid has also been shown to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. For this reason alone I have absolutely decided that I need this ingredient in my face masks and eye serums. I mean, who wouldn’t want to try to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles? I know I want to!
Rose Hip Extract
With the addition of rose hip extract, I am doubling down on the efforts to find ingredients that help keep the skin looking healthy and supple, keep skin hydrated, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Each one of these reasons would be enough reason to add this to any product I create.
Rose hip is also loaded with antioxidants like vitamins A, C, & E. Those vitamins have been show to assist with combating the effects of sun damage. If you aren’t protecting your skin properly with sunscreen, you might be visibly aging yourself faster due to UV damage! If rose hip can potentially assist your skin in naturally fighting against damage from the sun, then I absolutely need this ingredient!
I have also seen a few reports that rose hip can assist in brightening and evening out skin tone. While I don’t need assistance with brightening my skin, I wouldn’t mind having a consistent skin tone all over my face. I equate even skin tones to healthy skin for me.
- Please note, this ingredient is not a replacement for using proper sunscreen.
This product I picked specifically for use on the face. Jojoba oil is very similar to the oil your body produces naturally. Because of this, your skin is less likely to cause issues with your skin. What that means is if used as a moisturizer, this oil can provide the assistance you need to hydrate without clogging pores! Jojoba oil doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy like many other oils can do, so this is ideal for a facial moisturizer for people that might be sensitive to lotions. I plan on using this as a base to many of my targeted serums as it shouldn’t feel heavy on the face or create issues with the skin.
Again, doubling down on benefits, Jojoba oil is excellent for hydrating, may reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and is full of the antioxidant Vitamin E.