When it comes to great skin, it takes more than just making sure that it is clear. The most memorable skin is not only smooth and soft, but it radiants from the inside out. Check out some of our favorite natural products for a glowing look that will get you noticed. Also, make sure to tune into Daybreak this Thursday to see us chat about them.
As our skin ages, it naturally loses the external radiance we associate with youthful-looking skin. Dryness, slower skin metabolism and years of exposure to the elements causes skin to appear dull, uneven and ashy. The hypo-allergenic Lavender LuminosityTM skincare collection by Avalon Organics uses a combination of plant-based ingredients, including licorice root, lavender, arnica and white tea, to gently and naturally clean, treat, moisturize and reactivate skin.
Derma e targets uneven pigmentation and age damage at the source with an intensive skin-brightening treatment serum. Formulated with Intensive Skin Brightening Complex, it contains Madonna Lily Plant Stem Cells, Bearberry, Niacinamide, Licorice, Green Tea and C-Ester plus illuminating Alpha-Arbutin to help fight discoloration for more evenly toned, luminous skin. Ideal for skin showing signs of uneven pigmentation, discoloration, sun damage, freckles, age spots and dark spots. In a 4-week consumer trial on the full Evenly Radiant® line, 82% of participants saw improvement in overall color and tone of skin. Plus it’s 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free and GMO-free.
Sibu Beauty products are known for utilizing skin-brightening Omega 7 in their products. Omega 7 fatty acid (also called “Palmitoleic Acid” in most scientific and clinical publications) can be found in animal and plant sources, including macadamia nuts, cold-water fish and sea buckthorn berries. Sea buckthorn contains a much higher concentration of this valuable fatty acid, up to 40% as compared to 17% in macadamia nuts. Omega 7 provides key building blocks for skin, hair and nails. It helps combat wrinkles, dryness, loss of skin elasticity, and other symptoms of malnourished or aging skin. In turn, this helps boost collagen production, protect against oxidative damage, restore youthful resilience and invigorate aging skin cells.
Supplements for Brighter Skin
One of the best vitamin supplements for your skin is one of the easiest. Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant that helps with collagen production and repair. Think about it, if Vitamin C helps to fight infections in your body, doesn’t that make sense that it is also good to help renew your skin? Also, if your skin is dry or dull, it could be a sign of a calcium deficiency. Calcium is one of the essential building blocks of bones, teeth and skin. Not only that, but it helps with muscle cramping, nerves and even PMS. One of our favorite calcium supplements is WishGarden Herbs’ Herbal Cal which features high quality plant calcium that assimilates naturally into the body.