While the beauty industry is immersed with high-tech gadgets and cutting-edge chemicals, when it comes to resolving some of the most basic skincare concerns, newer is not necessarily better. In certain situations, natural remedies may be just as successful as scientifically developed ones.
It is not easy to love your skin when it is constantly acting up. Whether it is dry, itchy spots, or the unexpected pimple, skin problems are not just inconvenient; they may also make you feel more self-conscious. Fortunately, you are not always required to schedule an appointment with your physician. Instead, natural in-home treatments can help alleviate a range of topical skin problems:
· Organic Cocoa Butter
Cocoa beans from the Theobroma cacao plant, are used to make cocoa butter and cocoa powder. The process begins with roasting cocoa beans, stripping them of their hulls, revealing cocoa nibs. The cocoa nibs are ground into a paste (called cocoa liquor), which is then pressed to release the Theobroma oil, which is the cocoa butter. Cocoa butter contains naturally occurring antioxidants that prevent rancidity, giving it prolonged shelf life. Cocoa butter feels velvety smooth on the skin, making it perfect for salves, lotions, lip balm, and makeup. Because it is nontoxic and melts at body temperature, it is also used as a base for medical suppositories to deliver medications. Body R&R's Body Butter uses organic cocoa butter as one of the principal foundations of the product.
· Organic Shea Butter
Anti-inflammatory and anti-itch properties. Shea butter is extracted from the nut of the Shea tree and is used in a variety of moisturizers. These nutrients have an anti-inflammatory and soothing impact on the skin. Shea butter may be particularly beneficial for curing and calming eczema. Clinical trials with Shea butter as a therapy for eczema in children shown significant improvement after four weeks, while another research with adults demonstrated relief within two weeks. Another advantage of Shea butter: it seldom appears to induce skin allergies, making it suitable even with the most sensitive skin types. Body R&R's Body Butter uses organic Shea butter as the foundation for the healing properties of the product.
· Organic Coconut Oil
Even applied topically, coconut oil has healing properties. One interesting factoid is that while antiperspirants containing aluminum are associated with Alzheimer's, coconut oil actually prevents it because of the medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA) that are easily absorbed and metabolized by the liver and can convert to ketones. As a cleanser and moisturizer, coconut oil moisturizes and hydrates. As a natural antimicrobial and antibacterial, it's also a great foot fungus fighter. On bruises, it speeds up healing in damaged tissues.
· Organic Grape Seed Oil
Unlike other oils that may only suit certain skin types, or clog pores, grapeseed oil is a lightweight oil that is noncomedogenic, making it suitable for most skin types - including sensitive and acne prone. Because it contains ingredients that can help to improve a variety of skin concerns, those with multiple skin related issues may be able to decrease the number of products that they currently use by switching to a product like RENEW ~ Face Oil Blend, which contains grapeseed oil.
· Organic Almond Oil
Almond oil contains emollient properties, meaning it helps prevent water loss from the skin. The moisturizing effects of almond oil may be especially helpful for people who have dry or sensitive skin. It is also packed with vitamin E, which may help to protect the skin from sun damage and premature aging. Additionally, the soothing oil may even prevent the spread of stretch marks. RESTORE ~ Body Oil Blend contains organic almond oil which makes a great choice for people looking for natural beauty products that have a limited number of ingredients and can be used in many ways.
· Organic Rosehip Oil
Rosehip oil - otherwise known as rosehip seed oil - is a pure plant oil commonly used in skincare. Contrary to popular belief, rose hip oil isn't actually derived from roses, but from wild-growing rosehip bushes. The golden rosehip oil is packed full of antioxidants, essential fatty acids (omega 3 & 6), fatty acids (omega 9) and natural beta-carotene, making it one of the best pure plant oils for helping to repair and rejuvenate skin. Rosehip oil has properties which help to brighten skin naturally. While it can be used all over your body, Body R&R's RENEW ~ Face Oil Blend formula is specially formulated for the face, containing other natural ingredients to boost the condition of the skin and achieve greater radiance.
· Organic Sunflower Oil
Sunflower oil can be applied directly to the skin (and is often used in infant products because of it's gentle nature). Sunflower oil helps to retain moisture, is high in Vitamin E, A, C and D, and can be applied directly to the skin as an antioxidant facial oil. The vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants help regenerate skin while it fights ache-causing bacteria. Body R&R's RENEW ~ Face Oil Blend formula is specially formulated for the face, containing organic sunflower oil and other natural ingredients to boost the condition of the skin and achieve problem free rejuvenation.
· Natural Vitamin E Oil
There are studies that suggest that vitamin E, even in topical form, can be beneficial in treating Eczema, Psoriasis, Sunburn, Itching skin, Preventing or minimizing the appearance of scares, and treating fine lines and wrinkles. Both Body R&R's RENEW & RESTORE Oil Blends contain organic vitamin E and our feedback suggest that our customers are seeing the benefits of utilizing the product.
· Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil
You may not know about Sea Buckthorn yet, but this miracle berry is gaining popularity for it's wide range of benefits from cardiovascular support to anti-aging properties. For topical purposes, Omega 7 from sea buckthorn berry oil can help reduce the appearance of scars. If you add a bit of sea buckthorn berry oil to (a sanitized) wound or burn, it may help speed up the healing process and reduce the appearance of future scars. Sea buckthorn berry oil does wonders for moisturizing and nurturing skin cells. People suffering from long-term skin issues like eczema and psoriasis love to add the oil as a weekly topical treatment to affected areas. The oil can support healthy inflammation response — which can have a soothing effect on skin problems. RENEW ~ Face Oil Blend contains an organic blend of Sea Buckthorn as one of it's key ingredients.
· Natural Lavender Oil
Studies have shown that lavender oil can not only soothe dry skin, but also reduces anxiety, combats stress, soothes burns and itchiness, treats insomnia, boosts brain health, eases menstrual pain, fights migraines, and boost your overall mood. With that many benefits, that we are currently aware of, it's no wonder Body R&R has included organic lavender oil as one of the essential ingredients in their RENEW ~ Face Oil Blend.
· Organic Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil is extracted from the seed of the jojoba plant which is closest to the oil produced by the human skin called ‘sebum', that helps protect and heal the skin from external toxins. It is the first defense barrier for the skin. Jojoba oil being the closest in construction to the human sebum is a natural replacement for it. When the body is unable to produce enough sebum to protect against harsh external elements, jojoba oil can be the perfect skincare solution. Jojoba oil contains essential vitamins for the skin such as Vitamin B, E and key minerals such as zinc, copper. In adulthood, your skin tends to produce lesser sebum hence making the skin dry and dull looking. Jojoba is a natural supplement that can be used for your regular skin care routine. Body R&R’s RESTORE ~ Body Oil Blend contains organic jojoba as one of it’s key ingredients.
· Organic Olive Oil
Olive oil acts as an antioxidant, which is a substance that prevents oxidation. Oxidation is a process that can produce free radicals, which are chemicals that can potentially damage cells and may contribute to cancer development. When applied to the skin, antioxidants may prevent premature aging. Also, some research suggests that putting olive oil on the skin after sun exposure may fight off cancer-causing cells. Olive oil contains the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Some of these vitamins may be beneficial for the skin. For example, people have used vitamin E oil topically throughout history to treat a variety of skin conditions, including psoriasis and eczema. The vitamins and other antioxidants in olive oil may fade scars by helping skin cells to regenerate and is a key ingredient found in Body R&R’s RENEW & RESTORE oil blends.
· Organic Cinnamon
Cinnamon is a widely used spice throughout the world. It is made from the inner bark of many species of tropical evergreen trees of the genus Cinnamomum. Intriguingly, oils extracted from various sections of the cinnamon tree—for example, the roots, bark, trunk, and leaves—vary in molecular makeup and may have varying pharmacologic effects. Body R&R is exploring the benefits of utilizing cinnamon in our current products, and products soon to come.
· Organic Honey
"Honey is a major actor in Mother Nature," Not only is it antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, but it is also antiviral and antifungal, which means it can help fight inflammation and accelerate the healing process of the skin. Additionally, because of the flavonoids in it, it may be suitable for acne-prone or blemish-prone skin. It has been demonstrated in studies that it can effectively decrease the impact and severity of acne lesions. Organic honey is a key essential ingredient to our brand of Natural Healing Body Butter.
· Organic Oats
Oatmeal baths can help soothe sensitive skin and are frequently suggested for poison ivy, sunburn, and eczema. "Research indicates that colloidal oatmeal has minor anti-inflammatory effects." Body R&R is currently exploring how to incorporate organic oats into our line of products.
· Organic Green Tea
What does green tea not achieve? To begin, it is anti-ageing. "Green tea inhibits inflammation and neutralizes free radicals, providing anti-aging effects," In addition, it soothes the skin and works as a fire-protective sunscreen with photoprotective qualities, as well as an epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG).At the same time, green tea is beneficial for adding a bit of sun protection.
· Natural Epsom Salts
This straightforward substance combats inflammation, irritation, and dryness while soothing and smoothing rough areas for smoother, more even skin. "An excellent scrub or bath elixir, Epsom salt (which is not truly salt) is high in magnesium, which is required for over 300 enzymatic and metabolic functions in the body, including blood pressure management and immunological support. Additionally, it aids in the removal of toxins and relaxes muscles, and when combined with essential oils, it exfoliates, hydrates moisturize and seals the skin. It is not for consumption, however, after soaking in this wonderful solution, your body will thank you.
· Organic Aloe Vera
Studies have shown that the use of Aloe Vera in topical form can combat ache, fade dark spots and acne scares, soothes sunburns, moisturizes dry skin, treat cold sores, provide relief from psoriasis and eczema, reduce puffiness and dark circles. It has also been shown to be a natural exfoliant, slow signs of aging, and it is very good for people with sensitive skin. Body R&R is currently exploring the benefits of utilizing Aloe Vera in our products.