Benefits of botanicals in skin care

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It’s pretty safe to assume the world has changed rather dramatically in the past two years, now that more people care about their health , experts have noticed an increased demand for natural Australian skincare products.  Phew thank goodness skincare isn’t as popular as toilet paper though.

This increased demand has  prompted the emergence of many new botanical skin care products and treatments which we are sure you have noticed all over  your instagram feed. What are these things called botanica and why do we need them in our routines?

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What are Botanicals?

Botanicals are simply plants that are valued for their therapeutic or medicinal properties. Components that have been extracted pack a powerful punch with high levels of nutrients such as antioxidants, vitamins and minerals which are essential for the nourishment and regeneration of skin cells. 

Why you need botanicals in your skincare routine ASAP

  1. Vitamin C, collagen production and reducing pigmentation are always top of the skin care target list, botanicals such as kakadu plum dramatically give the look of brighter skin due to increased collagen production and help reduce the appearance of dark spots.
  2. Botanicals such as bilberry contain phenolic acids (polyphenols), which have antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Due to their natural origin and low toxicity, phenolic compounds are an  exciting tool in combating skin ageing and sun damage which is a major win when we are worried about fine lines and wrinkles.
  3. Many plants contain botanicals abundant in nutrient rich oils to nourish and restore your skin whilst improving firmness , smoothness and radiance. Our favourite plant oils which are lightweight, non greasy and penetrate like a boss are jojoba , apricot  and Squalane.
  4. Davidsons Plum is a botanical which is extremely high in antioxidants and contains anthocyanin, a flavonoid which researchers have found assists in the prevention of wrinkles and the elimination of free radicals. Think of it as an AHA treatment for your skin. Davidsons plum is a star ingredient in our Aquila AHA & Antioxidant toning essence.
  5. Aloe Vera has to be the most well known botanical, a natural moisturiser which helps reduce transdermal water loss and  contains antioxidants, vitamin E and beta carotene. These stellar nutrients help to fight free radicals whilst promoting skin and wound healing. The perfect botanical for acne scars, dermatitis and dry skin.

Botanicals offer a huge range of targeted benefits to your skin and you won’t find a formulation without them. They are a gentle, more natural way to approach skin care concerns without the need for synthetic ingredients. Skin Muk is passionate about organic and vegan skincare where you will find our products are abundant in beautiful botanicals.

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