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Skincare Shopping: Ingredients To Look Out For

Aug 31st 2020

Skincare Shopping: Ingredients To Look Out For

Whether you’re a hardcore skincare enthusiast or a casual skincare follower, knowing the contents of what you apply to your body is essential. Properly taking care of your skin will not only show physically but will also bring wonderful effects to your inner health.To keep your beauty and skincare game on point, we’re listing down the most sought-after ingredients that you should be looking for in your skincare routine:

1. Aloe Vera

A timeless term in beauty, aloe vera’s benefits dates back to history’s beauty icon herself, Cleopatra. The Egyptian queen was said to have greatly valued the nourishing juice of aloe vera and used it as a part of her daily skin and beauty care. Today, aloe vera is a key ingredient in superior skincare products as it is known to work wonders for the skin. Containing antioxidants, enzymes, Vitamins A and C, it has soothing properties while bringing hydration and nourishment. It can also help treat burns, acne, and dry skin, being highly anti-inflammatory.

Quick tip: To always enjoy aloe vera, look for products that use it as its first ingredient, instead of water. Water evaporates as it spreads across the skin, stranding many active ingredients at the surface. Complete Hemp does this because aloe vera is able to put the other ingredients on its back, carrying all the good stuff to the deepest layers of your skin, while providing moisture. Quite a treat, right?

2. Microalgae

Unlike aloe vera, this one may not sound too familiar. We may not notice it but algae species (both macroalgae, and microalgae) have been used in cosmetic formulations for a while, such as moisturizing and thickening agents.

Recently, the applications of microalgae in skincare products have received more attention in the treatment of skin problems, such as aging, tanning, and pigment disorders. Moreover, they are being considered as potential uses in the areas of skin-whitening, anti-aging, and pigmentation reduction products.

Microalgae are some of the oldest life forms on Earth and bringing an ancient solution to present-day needs is always a clever idea, especially in skincare.

3. Lemon Oil

When life throws you lemons, be thankful because they’re great for your skin! Lemon oil carries active chemical components that contribute to its therapeutic invigorating and cleansing benefits. Based on both scientific research and anecdotal accounts, lemon oil may help in skincare by being absorbent and antibacterial, among others.

4. Vitamin C

This one is a no-brainer. Vitamin C is a highly known antioxidant. It protects skin cells from damaging free radicals caused by UV exposure. A common beauty ingredient, it also inhibits melanin production in the skin, which helps to even out skin tone, lighten hyperpigmentation and brown spots, and enhance skin radiance.

5. Vitamin E

Another famous antioxidant is vitamin E. It is believed to be effective in helping to reduce UV damage in the skin. It’s, therefore, no surprise that we see it a lot in many cosmetic products, including anti-aging creams, eye serums, sunscreens, and makeup. When applied topically, vitamin E may help nourish and protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals.

Experience all these ingredients blended together

If each of these ingredients is powerful by itself, imagine how they could be when combined. Complete Hemp has carefully crafted products that blend CBD oil with these celebrated ingredients. You can experience them in the following:

Collagen Booster Serum with CBD Full Spectrum

Collagen Booster Serum with CBD THC FREE

Face & Eye Moisturizer Cream with CBD Full Spectrum

Face & Eye Moisturizer Cream with CBD THC FREE

Ingredients to Avoid

Now that you know which ingredients to keep an eye on when choosing your beauty product, it’s just as important to distinguish the ones that can bring damage to your skin and your overall health. These ones are often common in beauty and skincare products, but by all means, avoid these:

  1. Parabens
  2. Phthalates
  3. Fragrance
  4. Lead
  5. Formaldehyde

Go for Clean Beauty

To ensure that you are getting the best skincare, pay close attention to the labels and ingredients in every single item that you buy. For added reassurance, it’s smarter to go for an all-natural and organic skincare regimen. Complete Hemp only uses organic ingredients, with every product being safe and toxin-free. This way, your skin will experience the nourishment, healing, and glow it deserves!