Before choosing a skin care product it is important that you should know the ingredients of skin care products and benefits of these ingredients to skin care.
Therapy systems always describe details about ingredients of skin care product so that any one can right skin care product for their skin.
Here are some of ingredients and their effects
Aspen Tree Bark Extract- Native American Indians have been using Aspen tree bark for multiple medicinal uses for centuries. This bark contains salycin, an aspirin-like substance. It is considered to be anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and calming. Due to it’s healing properties, it is great to treat wounds, burns, and eczema .
Shea Butter– This ingredient has soothing, moisturizing and protecting effects. It displays a protecting role against UV rays because of its content in cinnamic acid and can thus be incorporated in solar products. Shea butter also helps cell regeneration and capillary circulation. This favors the healing of small wounds, skin cracks and crevices, and skin ulcers. In the cosmetic field, this property is an asset against skin aging. It has restructuring effects on the epidermis. Dry skin, dermatitis, eczema, sun burn, and burns are all helped by natural shea butter.
Kelp– This ingredient helps to detoxify the skin and contains essential fatty acids to improve skin elasticity. It also contains carbohydrates which stimulate the skin’s ability to heal along with Vitamin A, which is an antioxidant that helps to normalize skin cells.
Green Tea- It has been found that one of the two major pharmacologically active groups of chemicals in green tea, the polyphenols, is a powerful antioxidants – more than 20 times the strength of vitamin E. It can help suppress inflammation and irritation. It provides potent damage control from any irritants that come into contact with skin as well as provides free-radical protection, leaving skin buffered against future environmental assault.
Caffeine– This ingredient has been found to have anti-cancer properties.
Licorice– This ingredient is found to have exceptionally strong antioxidant effects that are over 100 times stronger than that of Vitamin E. Licorice is currently the strongest natural antioxidant known. It is also a mild anti-inflammatory and skin lightener.
Mulberry & Bilberry– These ingredients are both natural skin lighteners.
Parsol 1789-Also known as avobenzone, this is an ingredient that effectively neutralizes the damaging effects of both UVA and UVB rays in the skin which cause wrinkles and hyper pigmentation
Vitamin E– This ingredient is an antioxidant that has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. It improves moisturization, softness and smoothness and also provides modest photo protection.