6 natural anti-aging skincare products to try this Earth Day
These days, natural beauty products are full of outstanding ingredients sourced from every part of nature imaginable. Researchers and formulators are going to the ends of the earth and as deep into organic fruits and vegetables as possible to extract high-performing ingredients. The good news is, all of this research means that you don’t need to turn to synthetic products in your own quest to find the fountain of youth. Ranging from basic single-ingredient-wonders to sophisticated product blends, natural anti-aging products take the form of masks, cremes, serums, treatments, oils and cleansers, with key ingredients to plump, refresh and refine skin naturally. The shelves are brimming with options, but here are six faves to stock up on to beat the clock.
Tata Harper Boosted Contouring Serum ($207, clementinefields.ca). Apply this jam-packed serum post cleansing and toning to lift and firm. With over 35 active ingredients, this concentrated booster stimulates collagen production, tightens slackened skin and decreases the appearance of wrinkles.
California-based line Marie Veronique Organics sources only efficient and harmless ingredients. Specifically made for mature skin, the Pacific Cleanser ($55, freshfaced.ca) removes dirt and makeup using naturally-derived sugar-based surfactants. Includes aloe vera to prevent moisture loss, and green tea oil to dissolve dead skin cells.
La Bella Figura Barbary Fig Seed Oil ($99, clementinefields.ca) contains only one ingredient. Extracted by cold pressing the seeds of the prickly pear cactus plant, barbary fig seed oil is advantageous for all skin types, most specifically for skin dealing with the effects of sun damage, hyper-pigmentation, hormonal issues, aging or fine lines. Gentle and naturally rich in Vitamin E and Linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid.
Also containing barbary fig seed oil, among a host of other natural and skin-rejuvenating ingredients is La Bella Figura Bio Active Healing Mask ($66, clementinefields.ca). Formulated for mature skin to stimulate new cell growth, exfoliate and brighten and featuring manuka honey, a nourishing ingredient known for it’s anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and bio-active properties.
Dr. Alkaitis Organic Day Creme ($66, freshfaced.ca) moisturizes while stimulating oxygen supply to skin’s surface. Lightweight but high-impact, organic aloe vera, shea butter, and a proprietary herbal blend work to heal and protect while brightening the complexion.
Vered Botanicals Anti-Wrinkle Eye Treatment ($77, clementinefields.ca) treats hyper-pigmentation, age spots, and sun damage. A base of natural oils reads a list of super-skin oils including, rose hip, primrose, and carrot seed—all organic and ethically sourced.