Is there anything more beautiful than skin glowing with health?
Let’s admit it – nothing beats rosy cheeks, radiant complexion and even skin tone. While it is true that our lifestyle (what we eat, how stressed we are, how much we sleep, etc.) is what “shows” on our skin, the quality of the products we apply on our face daily is just as important.
That’s why I am a huge fan of La Mav products, they really do deliver great results, and they are an Australian company!
Harsh cleansing products, drying alcohol-containing toners, creams filled with petroleum byproducts and dangerous preservatives are definitely NOT what your skin needs to look its best. If you are planning to ditch all chemicals out of your life and “green” your beauty routine, here’s some great natural ingredients for radiant, healthy and youthful skin.
Vitamin C is, has always been and will be on top of my list – a true skin care hero!
This super-powerful antioxidant is known for its remarkable ability to reduce oxidative stress, by neutralizing free radicals, and also for boosting collagen and elastin synthesis. Vitamin C makes your skin more elastic and resistant to external damage, while preserving its youthful appearance.
But this is not where it all ends. Vitamin C brightens the complexion, even the skin tone and reduces hyperpigmentation. Whether you are trying to get rid of dark spots (caused by aging/excess exposure to UV rays) or marks from already healed blemishes, Vitamin C is sure to help, by enhancing the natural self-healing ability of your cells.
What To Try: La Mav Vit C Advanced Nightly Repair Nectar
Hyaluronic acid is a compound naturally present in the human body and its main role is maintaining the elasticity and the integrity of connective tissue. In the last decade it became extremely popular among skincare manufacturers because of its outstanding moisturizing and anti-aging properties.
So, how can your skin benefit from it? Hyaluronic acid is proven to speed up collagen synthesis, making your skin stronger, more elastic and firm. Thanks to its outstanding water-binding properties, hyaluronic acid doesn’t allow water molecules to escape the cells, which keeps the fluid levels stable.
With regular use your skin will appear fuller and more radiant. Last but not least, hyaluronic acid enhances cell proliferation i.e it speeds up wound healing and reduces the formation of scars.
What to Try: La Mav Hyaluronan Daily Moisture Cream
Vitamin E (also known as Tocopherol) is a fat soluble vitamin and is one of the most widely used ingredients in skincare products, because of its impressive antioxidant and anti-aging activity. Vitamin E can be synthesized in a lab or derived from plants (most often, from wheatgerm). What makes the plant-derived vitamin E better than its synthetic version, you would ask?
Two things – it is more potent and is absorbed by the skin rapidly, without leaving greasy residues. But enough with chemistry, let’s move to Vitamin E’s benefits.
Apart from reducing damage, induced by free radicals, vitamin E has the power to protect your skin (to a certain extent) from UV rays, therefore preventing premature aging, caused by excess sun exposure. Vitamin E has strong water-binding properties that allow it to maintain your skin hydrated longer. And as we all know – hydrated skin is always glowing!
Lastly, vitamin E is a natural preservative (100% safe, unlike its chemical alternatives) hence increases the shelf life of your products, without harming your health.
What To Try: La Mav Pure Organic Vitamin E Oil
My faves are the Vitamin C and Hyaluronan Cream. Beautiful texture, and best of all – made from nature, no nasty stuff!
What are your favourite natural beauty products and why? Feel free to leave a comment below!
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