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10 super ingredients that will transform your skin

By Natalie Sellars, owner of Kindred Toxin Free Facials

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It’s been said that if you don’t want to put it in your body, you shouldn’t put it on your body. But how often you do look at – and understand – the ingredients list on the back of your skincare products? This is one of the reasons we recommend natural, organic skin care: you actually know what the words mean!

We asked Natalie of Kindred Toxin Free Facials to give us the run down on her top, natural super ingredients. Your skin won’t recognise itself after being treated with these goodies.

Cacao

High in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, cacao is nourishing and hydrating on the skin. The antioxidants help to reduce the appearance of fine lines. I love The Little Alchemist’s Glow Mask – a humble but mighty goo full of potent super-fruits. I use it weekly and will usually mix with filtered water or a spritz of The Little Alchemist’s Rose spray. It’s suitable for all skin types.

Hemp Seed Oil

A dry feeling oil, hemp seed can be used on oily and large-pored skin. It increases elasticity and water retention capacity in the tissues. It contains GLA (an omega-6 fatty acid) as well as a perfect balance of omega 3. The masses of Vitamin E will help to soften your skin. Miskin Organic’s Balance Elixir Oil uses hemp seed, calendula and blackcurrant seed oil to heal, balance and repair skin. It’s a great all-rounder and most popular among clients aged 22-40 years old.

Turmeric Root

This skin brightener and cleanser soothes skin and helps to reduce inflammation. Again, that amazing Glow Mask from The Little Alchemist contains turmeric root as an anti-inflammatory to help you glow.

Coenzyme Q10

This powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger is shown to protect skin. I love this Eye Complex, which contains most of the ingredients on this list! It’s soothes the delicate skin around your eyes, reduces fine lines, and eliminates puffiness and dark circles. It lasts and lasts, too.

Tamanu Oil 

This oil possesses anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant properties. It also contains a unique fatty acid called calophyllic acid, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent called calophyllolide. These and other components account for some of the oil’s beneficial activity. The Miskin Calm Oil is my favourite for cooler months, because it gives your skin some powerful healing nutrients.

Honey

Honey can help moisturize, fight ageing, and is anti-bacterial – great for breakouts. Plus, it’s loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, and healing compounds. Erica Brooke’s Honey Cream Cleanser is great for all skin types, but especially on skin in need of healing and hydrating. With both Manuka and raw honey, it’s a double-duty product. As well as a daily cleanser, it also packs punch as a weekly mask.

Wheatgrass

With high oxygen levels due to its chlorophyll content, wheatgrass soothes, heals, cleanses and purifies the skin. It includes over 80 different vitamins, minerals and amino acids to detox and prevent premature ageing. And I told you that Eye Complex had everything in it!

Goji Berry

This powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger is high in vitamins A, B and C. The Kyella Rose Mist is a decadent mix of bulgarian roses, gotu kola (see below) and goji berries to rehydrate and soothe the skin. Use it after cleansing to give your skin a boost of antioxidants.

Marine Collagen

This miracle ingredient activates natural collagen production by stimulating fibroblasts (main connective tissue cells in the body responsible for collagen production) to slow the effects of aging and replenish the body’s lost collagen. It also helps prevent further collagen breakdown by combatting collagenase, the enzymes responsible for the break-down of collagen in the body. The Vitamin C Radiance Serum by The Little Alchemist is a night fix for repairing UV damage. It’s chock full of ingredients to stimulate collagen production and brighten the skin. Bring your skin back to life!

Gotu Kola

Anti-inflammatory and soothing, Gotu Kola helps stimulate collagen production. You’ll find it in both the Kyella Rose Mist and the Eye Complex for just those reasons.

To find out more about Natalie and Kindred Toxin Free Facials visit www.kindredtoxinfreefacials.com.au

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