Important Reasons for Plant-Based Skin Care

Think plants are just for making your home or office a bit cozier? Think again. Plant-based skin care products can deliver amazing results, thanks in part to the fact that their active ingredients are found in nature. For example, if you’ve ever suffered from a bad sunburn, you may have found relief in a soothing aloe vera gel, or even an aloe vera plant.

Clarins has always been devoted to the idea of plant-based skin care. In fact, Clarins’ Face Treatment Oils came out over 50 years ago and were created with 100 percent pure plant extracts. Today this tradition is still going strong with products like Double Serum, which is packed with anti-aging plant extracts.

Joe Chappell, professor of plant biochemistry at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, notes that humans are just beginning to discover the vast health benefits of our green friends and how they relate to natural skin care practices.

Are the circles under your eyes more of a blue colour? If so, the cause is most likely oxygenated blood collecting under your eyes. Lying down for a long period of time can cause these fluids to accumulate, so these kinds of circles are more common in the morning. You can help fight them by putting more pillows under your head at night, which will keep fluid from collecting under your eyes.

"Somehow in our fast-track lives, we forgot to take advantage of the lessons provided by Mother Nature,” he says. “That is all changing now with the recognition that two-thirds of all currently prescribed drugs can be traced back to natural sources."

"Several well-known medicines were brought to us by plants: foxglove gives us the cardiac muscle stimulant digoxin, and periwinkle offers a source for the widely used chemotherapy drugs vincristine and vinblastine. In fact, there are at least 250,000 species of plants, out of which more than 1,000 have been found to possess significant anticancer properties."

One of the benefits of plant-based ingredients, both in medicine and natural skin care, is that your body automatically knows how to process them. The botanical world is rich in natural antioxidants, vitamins, and emollients, which are the perfect building blocks for truly effective complexes that deliver powerful benefits. And Clarins products are rich in these vitamins and natural antioxidants, which can help you achieve healthy, luminous, and younger-looking skin.

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Letting your skin breathe with plant-based skin care products is the most effective way to absorb vitamins and keep your skin hydrated.

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