These 3 Natural Ingredients Will Take Your Skin To The Next Level

Contributor: Primally Pure
Photographer: Primally Pure

Believe it or not, conventional skincare products and man-made chemicals are NOT necessary for clearing up acne or minimizing signs of aging. Harsh, harmful ingredients can actually be one of the biggest contributors to premature aging, acne and skin sensitivities.

This is the basis of our business and our mission in making the most natural and effective skincare products on the market. And in our search for the purest ingredients our planet has to offer, we came across three of the most effective skin superfoods found in nature.

These vitamin-rich, reparative and active plant-based ingredients deeply absorb to promote a healthy complexion and powerfully transform your skin, naturally. Keep reading to discover our top 3 ingredients derived from nature that will take your skin to the next level.

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Astaxanthin Oil

Asta-what? Asta-ZAN-thin. This deep red/orangey oil is sourced from algae and one of the most potent antioxidants found in nature. It’s actually a source of nutrients for several animals including salmon and flamingos – and is also to thank for their bright pink pigment! But don’t worry, it won’t stain your skin. It deeply absorbs and just leaves behind a seriously healthy glow.

While you can find Astaxanthin as a supplement at your local health food store, when applied topically, it’s a powerhouse when it comes to supporting youthful skin. According to research, it’s 6,000 times stronger than Vitamin C and 800 times stronger than CoQ10 – that is a lot of times! And it’s not just a lone ranger, it works together with other antioxidants to optimize their potency to pack a serious punch of skin-loving properties.

As a carotenoid (think: sweet potatoes, carrots, squash – and hence, its orangey/pink hue!), it contains a vitamin-rich profile to powerfully protect from UV damage + premature aging, increase elasticity + collagen levels, and stimulate skin regeneration to create a softer, smoother, more even complexion. Rich in Vitamin E, beta-carotene and omega fatty acids it boosts cell renewal, reverses + repairs signs of aging and minimizes pigmentation to promote a more youthful, vibrant appearance.

This is one natural ingredient that’s been around forever and is abundant in nature – but is just starting to show up in skincare products. As soon as we came across Astaxanthin and realized its powerful benefits + visible improvements in the skin, we were sold. You can find this potent antioxidant in our brand new Plumping Serum!

Green Tea with EGCG

Matcha is having a serious moment, but Green Tea has been used for its health benefits for centuries – and you’ll catch our PP Team sipping cups of this polyphenol-rich tea morning, noon and night. 🙂 With its long-standing list of beauty benefits, we knew this natural ingredient needed to become a staple in our topical skincare routines.

Green Tea is rich in polyphenols and chlorophyll which powerfully protect skin from oxidative stress, sun damage + free radical damage and deeply support regeneration at a cellular level by stimulating skin cell turnover, giving a healthy glow to dull complexions. Not only does Green Tea boost moisture and more youthful appearance in mature skin, it helps to balance oil production, decrease redness and detoxify blemish-prone skin.

Brighter, more balanced and purified skin no matter your skin type? Yes, please, we’ll take a cup of that.

So what’s the deal with EGCG? According to studies, EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate: a seriously potent antioxidant + the most abundant found in Green Tea) is at least 100 times more effective than Vitamin C and 25 times more potent than Vitamin E in neutralizing free radicals and activating DNA repair. This means your skin is getting serious support from Green Tea in promoting collagen production, increasing elasticity, minimizing melanin buildup (which leads to discoloration + hyperpigmentation) and evening skin tone. You guys, Green Tea has got it going on.

Known as the “Fountain of Youth” for oil-rich, sensitive and even mature skin, Green Tea is one plant-based ingredient that you want to sip and apply to your skin every. single. day. Check out our newly released Clarifying Serum to get your daily dose of Green Tea with EGCG!

CBD Oil

Just like the benefits that CBD Oil offers when ingested (a more quiet mind, calm mood + balanced state of being), research is showing that it has a similar effect when applied topically to the skin.

It contains a variety of vitamins (like Vitamin A, D + E), minerals and multiple amino acids (the building blocks of our body) to strengthen the skin, create a more resilient complexion and optimize collagen production. It has the perfect ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acids to maintain a healthy appearance and more GLA (Gamma Linoleic Acid a.k.a. a strong anti-inflammatory compound) than any other plant, helping to relieve painful skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Plus, by helping to inhibit the buildup of dead skin cells and minimize inflammation, it’s an effective, natural acne treatment.

The visible improvements in the skin are why this natural ingredient is starting to saturate the skincare market. This beauty botanical is most well known for its potent antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits – so for sensitive skin, acne-prone complexions, and inflammatory conditions, CBD is a dream.

And always be sure your hemp-derived, full-spectrum CBD oil is sourced from organically grown plants so the product (and your skin!) is free from pesticides and harmful chemicals.