Our bodies instinctively know what to do with real food. When we use simple plant and food-based ingredients on our skin, our body soaks up their antioxidants and vitamins. Farm to face ingredients include powerful healing and revitalizing properties that improves skin, moisturizes, or even reduces wrinkle lines. Instead of using products filled with harmful toxins, these clean ingredients can be more effective solutions for anti-aging, moisturizing, calming and regenerating.
Look on the back of your skin care products and see what ingredients are plant and food-based and which are not. You will most likely recognize the names of the skin food ingredients and not recognize or be able to pronounce the ‘scientific’ sounding ingredients that most likely are chemicals created in a lab.
There are many plant and food-based ingredients that can be used to nurture our skin. Each has unique properties and applications. Below are some of our favorites!
Mango butter – Natural essential fatty acids, includes antioxidants and vitamins, provides a protective emollient layer.
Green tea – high in antioxidants, reduces free radical damage, anti – inflammatory
Cucumber – Contains amino acids and minerals that help firm and regenerate. Anti-inflammatory and soothing.
Blueberry – Diverse range of micronutrients, reduces inflammation, has shown to decrease in cancer cell development.
Chamomile – Calming, antimicrobial
Papaya – Powerful enzymes helps fight free radical damage and renew cells
Jojoba oil – Helps reduce wrinkles, stretch marks and heal scars.
Shea butter – Protects skin from dehydration and other climactic influences. Improves elasticity and increases moisture. Assists in cellular regeneration.
Oatmeal – Boosts skin’s immune functions and reduces sunburn cell formation. Inhibits free radical formation.
Honey – A natural humectants, antibacterial properties
Rose hips – The fruit of the rose bush, high in vitamin C. Helps prevent against capillary damage and is firming.
Grape seed oil – Soothing, high in antioxidants, anti bacterial
Lavender – Calming, healing properties that soften skin. Anti-inflammatory properties.
Peptides – Proteins that help plump the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Mushroom extract – High in anti oxidants and help block harmful proteins that prevent collagen breakdown.
Sweet almond – Contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and vitamin E. Helps smooth soften and protect the skin.
Avocado oil – Good source of vitamin A, B, D and E. Accelerates healing, promotes regeneration of scarred skin.