Luxury Ingredients – Part 2

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.

This is part two of the benefits of specific ingredients. While all are not technically considered luxury ingredients, what they can do to your skin can be quite luxurious. As mentioned many times, each ingredient has been selected with care to meet specific goals I have in mind.

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.

Aloe Vera Extract

Have a sunburn? You would probably use aloe vera! Did you know that it’s more than just good for soothing sunburns. Aloe vera is excellent for keeping skin hydrated and clear. It has also been known to assist with preventing breakouts and treating existing acne. I’ve even found research that states aloe vera can help slow signs of aging and help to prevent (and possibly help fade) dark pigmentation.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is and antioxidant and amazing for your skin! Like many of the other ingredients I have chosen, it can help prevent signs of aging, keep your skin moisturized, and help minimize the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. Some studies have found vitamin E to assist with itchiness, eczema, and psoriasis.

One interesting fact I found in my research is that Vitamin E has been show (in mice) to help prevent skin cancer. Human studies have been inconclusive though. I’m sure that we just aren’t applying as much of the vitamin on ourselves as they applied to those poor little mice. Vitamin E may be effective in reducing UV damage to the skin. Less damage could mean less chance of developing skin cancer.

Corn Silk

Corn Silk Powder

If you have ever had to shuck corn, you know what corn silk is. Even if you didn’t know the name, you absolutely know those annoying little strings. When you don’t clean the corn well enough, those little strings get stuck in your teeth. Those little strings are called corn silk! Well, what you didn’t know is that those little strands of cork silk have a purpose in the cosmetic world!

For my concentrated face creams, the addition of corn silk will provide a silky feeling and assist the “slip” of the cream. Slip is what helps to spread a cream or lotion over the skin. Having a nice silky slip will allow you to use less product to cover more of your skin. That can help save you money and stretch your product to last longer!

While the slip of my product is the main reason for choosing corn silk, I can’t ignore that some of my research says corn silk can help with a few skin problems like itching, boils, and rashes. And it’s full of vitamin C.

Vitamin C

Speaking of vitamin C, let’s get into what this can do for your skin. Vitamin C is an and antioxidant and excellent ingredient to assist with anti-aging properties. It can boost the production and quality of collagen in the body. More quality, naturally produced collagen in the body can help the elasticity in your skin. Getting a boost to collagen can help you avoid fine lines, loose skin, and dryness.

Vitamin C has also been reported to assist with skin discoloration. It does this by helping the skin to be manage and heal itself better. That boost in skin health (and collagen) can also help protect against UV damage!

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