Every year, an increasing number of consumers turn to natural ingredients for their skincare needs. Unmodified and organic substances are currently at the forefront of skincare and beauty research, whether in home-made therapies, high-street goods, or spa treatments.

The 6 Best Natural & Organic Skincare Ingredients

We can simplify our skincare procedures and reduce the danger of reactions to harsh chemical compounds by using the natural efficacy of plant-based components. However, with so many products promoting a plethora of 'miracle' ingredients, it can be difficult to keep track of the skin benefits of each of these ingredients.

In this guide, the Goodness Project shares the natural components that have been demonstrated to be the most beneficial to assist you in your choosing. In some situations, these natural wonders can help fight breakouts on acne prone skin, reduce inflammation, cure uneven pigmentation with their anti-inflammatory properties, and even prevent UV damage.

If you're on a journey to healthy skin, take a look at our guide of the best natural skincare ingredients.

How To Find The Best Natural Skin Care Ingredients

Natural ingredients in the context of beauty products are those derived from the land or sea. (Botanical refers to the fact that they are derived from plants.) However, not all natural products are organic because the soil from which natural ingredients are sourced is not necessarily herbicide, pesticide, or fertiliser-free.

It is important to note that a 'natural' or 'botanical' label does not necessarily imply that all of the ingredients found in the product are sourced from land and sea, but rather that some are. Chemical additives may be present in 'natural' products.

A certification label is the only guarantee that a product is natural or organic. That indicates it has had its ingredients and production standards evaluated. (However, just because a product lacks a certification logo does not signify that it is not natural or organic.)

6 natural and organic skincare ingredients

1. Aloe vera

Even if the product is not entirely natural, aloe is one of the most widely utilised natural skin care product ingredients, especially for those with sensitive skin.

Aside from its dietary benefits, aloe vera gel is well recognised for its anti-inflammatory, healing, and skin barrier development capabilities for sunburn and wounds.

It has also been utilised as an antifungal, antiviral, anti-parasitic, and regenerative treatment due to its bioactive nature.

It works similarly to almond oil in slowing the progression and irritation of striae (stretch marks from pregnancy).

2. Shea butter

Shea butter is used to relieve rashes, sunburn, chapping, ulcers, acne, eczema, and dermatitis and contains valuable antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and moisturising characteristics. It effectively hydrates dry skin and protects it from the elements.

It's frequently used in the best organic face moisturisers and skincare products such as the Lavera Basis Sensitive Organic All-Round Cream. This all round wonder cream keeps the skin hydrated and can be used as a face cream, body butter, hand or foot cream.

3. Jojoba oil

The chemical structure of jojoba oil is quite similar to that of human sebum (i.e. the oil or lubrication that our skin produces). It absorbs quickly and effectively as a moisturising and balancing agent for the skin's natural oils without blocking pores. It is also anti-inflammatory, has antioxidant properties, and is antibacterial.

It is regarded as one of the greatest natural skin care ingredients since it is not only an effective moisturiser for dry and chapped skin, but it is also useful for healing burns, ulcers, scars, dermatitis, treating acne, psoriasis, and sunburn.

Keep a look out for this one if you wish to revitalise and improve the suppleness of your skin. We recommend the UpCircle Face Serum, a hydrating face serum with nourishing jojoba, sea buckthorn and rosehip oils.

4. Coconut oil

Coconut has been used to manage chronic skin problems such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and wounds due to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal qualities.

It's also ideal for dry skin because its emollient nature and high lipid density increase barrier function, which offers (and keeps) hydration to the skin. The perfect ingredient for maintaining skin health!

You can find coconut oil in the UpCircle Body Scrub Lemongrass. Exfoliate and remove dead skin cells with this gorgeous scrub, whilst the coconut oil and shea butter keeps the skin deliciously soft and smooth.

5. Seed oil

Sunflower seed oil offers skin barrier-enhancing characteristics that have been demonstrated to help retain the skin's outermost layer while also improving moisture.

The Wanderflower Sheet Mask Set is packed with this miracle ingredient, these masks contain oils and extracts from actual flowers, seeds, and leaves, and are inspired by the natural virtues of roses, aloe vera, sunflowers, and hibiscus.

This cute gift set would also be the perfect Valentine's Gift for someone who loves nothing better than getting cost and relaxed with a soothing face mask on!

6. Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is widely used to treat acne and oily skin, lice, fungal infections, scabies, athlete's foot, scrapes, burns, and insect bites due to its outstanding antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal characteristics.

As this is an essential oil, take care when using it as it should be diluted appropriately when applying to the skin. Essential oils can be beneficial for not only our skin but for our mental wellbeing too!

The Tisserand Happy Vibes Pulse Point Roller Ball is the ideal size to take in your pocket or handbag to keep you smiling throughout the day.

To deliver an instant blast of happiness, this uplifting combination blends 100% natural pure essential oils of zesty Lemon Tea Tree, refreshing Bergamot, and cheery Nutmeg.

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Natural skincare ingredients FAQs

What is a natural cosmetic ingredient?

Natural cosmetics contain a high amount of natural components derived from plants, animals, or minerals. They employ as few synthetic substances as possible, particularly those derived from the petrochemical industry. They may, however, include plants, milk products, or egg products derived from intensive agriculture.

What defines natural skincare?

Natural skincare products, according to most experts, are those that are free of synthetic perfumes, colours, parabens, sulphates, and phthalates. Many of these products also contain naturally sourced or botanical substances that have skin-healing properties.

What is the difference between organic and natural skin care?

Natural items may contain chemicals, whereas organic products do not. "Organic" refers to ingredients that are grown without the use of pesticides, chemicals, or artificial fertilisers, and it is non-GMO.

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