Plant Based Skincare:“Harbour the Power of Plants for perfectly glowing skin!” An Overview of the Blog:Seen a rise in plant-based skincare, right? Well, it's not hard to guess- it is good for skin and a self-selling product. On realizing the importance of the increasing need for plant-based skincare, the beauty industry has inclined toward the plant for help. We all love to follow the trend, so like anyone else, you might have considered jumping on the bandwagon of plant-based skincare too. And, you must have come across words like “natural”, “organic”, or “vegan”. Every beauty enthusiast is soon to have their versions of green beauty. But, are these only for easy making profits, or are these actually worth it? While it may sound like hype, but plant-based ingredients of products have a lot to offer to the individual and their skin. Plant-based ingredients not only meet one of your skin needs but can cater to a lot of skin troubles.
What is Plant Based Skincare?Before we learn how green skincare helps the skin or the environment, let us understand what they are. As the standard definition goes- plant-based skincare is the range of products that are free of chemicals, plastics (like parabens, sulfates, or phthalates), and not derived from animals (like beeswax, silk cocoon, etc). This skincare also promise to not leave any plastic-based or other harmful residue after use. And, throughout its journey, it is not damaging mother nature. Plant-based skincare is only out of benevolent plants like fruits, vegetables, seeds, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and herbs. They are packed with beneficial vitamins, minerals, nutrients, antioxidants, and other compounds that keep our hair luscious, skin glowing, and nails healthy.
Nutrients in Plant Based SkincarePlants have a lot of nutrients in them for the skin like isoflavones, flavonoids, tannins, terpenes, carotenoids, cannabinoids, amino acids, mineral acids, fatty acids, glycosides, polysaccharides, alkaloids, saponins, catechins- the list goes on and on! Like a phytonutrient-rich food makes your body healthy, similarly, the phytonutrient-rich cosmetic makes your skin healthy. You can easily get rid of redness, inflammation, or uneven skin tone and have clear healthy skin. These nutrients also help you fight acne, breakouts, hyperpigmentation, allergies, eczema, and several other skin issues.
Plant Based ActivesWondering how you will know your product is plant-based? It is common for anyone to be bewildered at this point. Whenever you are seeking to buy a product, look at its label. Make sure that the active ingredients mentioned on the label are natural or a least derived from plants.
Note that often some products claim to be natural- they cannot be 100% natural ( mostly because a product needs a preservative of some kind to increase its shelf life). And if the products are made out of 100% natural ingredients, they have limited shelf life and should be used within that time window. So, the best approach you can make while looking for the right skincare is to go for the ones with the best plant-based active ingredients. Vitamin C, CBD, Chamomile, Green Tea, Fruit Extracts, Aloe vera, natural oils, Rose Water, Argan Oil, etc. are some to look for in your product. Of course, there are many others that can be easily understood by the name.
How is plant based Skincare Better?Your skin absorbs 64% of what you put on it. Plant-Based Skincare are better than synthetic alternatives. They are smarter and involve lesser risk.
Studies go Back to Early B.C.Plants have been among us for more than centuries of years. And, each has been well accounted in the books since 1500 B.C. For ages, humans have been using the plants for treating themselves- whether it is inner health or the skin. Thus, this makes a good selection of plants safer and efficient for use.
Get More for the Bucks SpentWho doesn’t want a product to be worth every single penny. On one hand, synthetic or chemical-based products are all about having a neutral base like water, oils, or waxes. On the other hand, plant-based skincare has more natural active ingredients with a few nutritionally active neutral bases.
Support your Skin MicrobiomeUsing synthetic products or chemicals on your skin for too long strips the natural and beneficial bacteria from the skin repressing the skin microbiome. Whereas, the plant ingredients have the best effect on the skin in supporting the skin microbiome for perfectly healthy glowing skin and balanced moisture.
Say No to Chemicals proudlyWhen you indulge in plant-based skincare or green beauty as most call it, the skin gets rid of the probable list of chemicals it faces daily. Believe it or not, skin is like a giant sponge- it absorbs all, good or bad. So, when you use those chemicals-packed lotions on your body, the skin absorbs all the toxins in the body. And, it might be a surprise for you but the most conventional cosmetic products are the ones that are most loaded with chemicals and might be less researched.
Promotes Skin Health, without a doubtIt is no brainer that plant-based ingredients can benefit your skin. We all turn to our kitchen when we look for homemade recipes or the garden for the right herbs to treat a skin issue. As the beauty industry saw the shift of the people towards homemade remedies, they inculcated those nature-borne ingredients in the daily skincare products. We know that plants are of diverse varieties and each has its own set of compounds benefiting humans. Using nature-based skincare in your routine daily delivers the skin with the right nutrition and vitamins. However, Plants are so complex that it is virtually impossible to replicate all the compounds as it is.
More Earth FriendlyPlant-based ingredients or skincare are eco-friendly. They are also biodegradable, when they are washed off, they are not harmful to the soil or the water bodies or any other living organism. Additionally, the processes required to produce such products are less harsh and derived from renewable sources. Of course, no petroleum-based skincare manufacturer can claim so. Can they?
A Few Words by Uniqaya“Skincare is Healthcare”. Uniqaya believes that whatever is put on the skin should be as safe and healthy as it can be to consume (just a thought). Proud to be one of such brands that have plant-based active ingredients and are free of toxic chemicals. We take pride in being cruelty-free and plant-based skincare products. The active ingredients used in our product are all well researched and derived from nature.
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