Mar 1, 2024

Nature Knows Best

When searching for your next cleanser, toner, mask or moisturizer, take a mindful look at what is in each product you purchase. There are many products to choose from that have organic ingredients and can target certain issues you may be experiencing. Just like selecting nutritious food to fuel your body, clean skincare products can do wonders for your skin. Learn which ingredients are best for sensitive skin, oily skin, dry skin and acne.

There are many natural ingredients that can make a difference in the texture and appearance of your skin. It always takes a few weeks or months to see real results so be patient as you try things. Using new products can take time for your skin to adjust. The key is to stay consistent.

Here are some organic ingredients to incorporate into your daily skincare regime.

Kojic Acid is primarily an anti-aging and lightning agent. It can brighten sun and age spots, lighten melasma and reduce the appearance of scars. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that relieve inflamed, red skin.

Hyaluronic Acid creates a barrier to hold moisture into the skin. This also helps plump the skin and smooth fine lines. Hyaluronic acid also has healing and anti-inflammatory effects to calm irritated skin.  

Grape Seed Oil is well known for soothing and hydrating skin. It is also non-comedogenic so it won’t clog pores and can be used on oily skin and acne.

Mushroom Extracts are great for sensitive skin. They create a strong barrier to protect against environmental damage to lessen inflammation. They are also well known for their skin lightening and hydration benefits.

Peptides are mini proteins that fight aging. They increase hydration, collagen production and build elasticity to firm the skin and plump fine lines.

Niacinamide is vitamin B3 known to reduce the appearance of pores, calm redness, brighten skin and boost hydration. It can also help reduce sensitivity in skin.

Algae is full of vitamins and minerals including B, C, E, iodine, omega 3 fatty acids, amino acids and magnesium. These all play a huge role in moisturizing the skin and soothing inflammation.

Leslie Peck is a local makeup artist, aesthetician and lash artist with almost two decades of experience. She has worked 11 seasons of NYC Fashion Week as well as several beauty shoots while living in New York City. Leslie also has experience in TV, film, print and celebrity makeup in Los Angeles. She specializes in bridal makeup, skincare education and was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal in 2007.