Are you frustrated on what products to choose for your skin? When it comes to our skin, we prefer natural and organic skincare products – as most of them contain nourishing antioxidants which our skin loves. Let’s explore the benefits of some of our favourite natural ingredients, Aloe Vera and Frangipani below!
Aloe Vera Skincare Benefits
A group of doctors used aloe vera to treat burn wounds resulting from exposure to X-Rays. From then on, aloe vera gel made its impact in the world as a pharmaceutical skin treatment medicine and has been widely used in cosmetics.
We know today that Aloe Vera contains antioxidants, enzymes, Vitamins A and C, and it is highly anti-inflammatory. It can help treat burns, acne, dry skin and in conjunction with other acne products can boost the effects of other skin treatments.
A small 2014 study consisting of 60 people with mild to moderate acne gave participants either a topical retinoid alone or a topical retinoid alone with aloe vera. The researchers found that the combination was more effective than using only the retinoid, suggesting that aloe may be beneficial for acne in certain cases.
In Mayan culture, this plant was named “fountain of youth”.
Aloe vera contains many antioxidants including vitamin C, vitamin E and beta carotene, which are the perfect blend of anti-ageing nutrients that help improve the skin’s firmness and elasticity. They also help to keep your skin hydrated and looking fuller for longer.
What is Frangipani?
Frangipani is a flower that also naturally relieves inflammation and has moisturising effects. It has a sweet with subtle fruity notes with a deep and richly intense floral scent. On top of its alluring aroma, frangipani has deep-cleansing properties and can boost the clarifying ability of skincare products. For this reason, frangipani is a go-to ingredient in the plant-based skincare industry to offer top-notch cleansing power without the use of harmful chemicals.
Frangipani evokes deep internal cleansing that refreshes the body, mind and soul. Some of the therapeutic properties include increasing libido, uplifts the inner spirit, promotes self-esteem and destresses through sleeping. It also moisturises the skin, maintains healthy body with antioxidants and sedates the mind.
How Frangipani Benefits Skin?
Thanks to glycosides and other constituents, frangipani is a known moisturiser and anti-inflammatory. It is often used in the natural health industry to smooth dry, cracked skin and keep it soft. Glycosides assist other vital ingredients to be absorbed into the skin to provide intense skin hydration by binding onto water molecules. It also supports healthy collagen production. Frangipani also keeps the skin supple and toned thanks to an organic substance, Lignin. Lignin is an organic polymer that binds cells together and provides structures. This means it can keep the skin supple and firm at the same time. As a natural antioxidant capacity, it is often used in anti-aging, anti-wrinkle and skin toning products.