Over the last ten years, if you could pinpoint one exploding trend in the world of skin care, it would be the organic and vegan skin care movement. While the two trends are fundamentally different, they do share many of the same qualities.
With a vegan skin care approach, you would not allow any skin care products, or any products containing animal derived ingredients, to touch your skin. You would only use products that come from plant sources and other non-animal sources in nature.
Let us take a look at some of the most popular ingredients in these organic and vegan skin care products and see what it is they do for your skin.
The single most popular skin care ingredient in the world is aloe. It does not matter if it is sun block, moisturiser or even make-up remover, aloe is a major ingredient.
Aloe helps the skin in several ways. Aloe is like a magic wand when it comes to having dry or oily skin. Perhaps no other natural ingredient on earth helps to balance out your skins never ending battle between dryness and oiliness.
Aloe also helps to rid the surface of the skin of dead skin cells so your skin not only looks younger and healthier, it actually is! Aloe also contains a particular chemical that helps keep your skin clean. It is pretty amazing when you think what this one plant can do for the human body, and finding it certified organic only makes it better!
Another extremely popular ingredient in skin care products that is also 100 percent vegan is Shea Butter. Do not let the name fool you, it has nothing to do with dairy and even less to do with baseball, shea butter comes from the Shea tree and is an a vitally important ingredient to share with your skin.
In the laboratory, Shea Butter has been proven to help prevent wrinkles from showing up in your skin! That is right, it is proven to work! Shea Butter also works like Gatorade to your skin cells by helping to speed up healing and the generation of brand new skin cells, which makes this ingredient an excellent addition to any part of your skin that needs healing fast. If all that was not enough Shea Butter also works as a natural sun screen, although you should never wear just Shea Butter alone.
Maybe its most amazing property is how the skin and the Shea Butter interact. Unlike so many other products we put on our skin every day, Shea Butter actually absorbs completely into the skin, making sure not to block or clog up any important pores on your skin. Shea Butter really is a wonder!
Finally, green tea has been shown to act as an amazing anti-oxidant in the skin. And for those of you that need both organic as well as vegan properties in your skin care products, there are more and more all natural, organic green tea farms popping up every day! As well as being one of the most power anti-oxidants in the world, it also helps to block the breakdown of collagen in the skin to help keep you looking young and beautiful every single day.. Plant based skincare