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The natural ingredients you need in your skincare routine

The natural ingredients you need in your skincare routine
Team LF
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Natural products can work wonders on your complexion, gently helping to calm, soothe and repair your skin. Finding the right natural ingredients for you and your skin concerns is essential when venturing into the world of natural skincare so we have gathered our favourite natural ingredients that we feel should become a staple in your skincare routine.

Shea Butter

Shea Butter has long been a staple ingredient in our skin and body care routines - and for good reason. Naturally rich in Vitamins A and E, Shea Butter is a glorious moisturiser extracted from the shea nut which works to repair, soften and strengthen the skin.

Packed full of healing vitamins and natural fatty acids, Shea Butter is incredibly nourishing and melts into your skin, leaving it soft and supple. Shea Butter also helps to enhance your skin's natural collagen production and supports the barrier function of the skin thanks to its complex of different lipids which support and treat the skin.

The Avène Hydrance Hydrating Cream utilises the nourshing, repairing properties of Shea Butter to soothe your skin, helping to restore hydration and and luminosity to your complexion. Complete with Avène Thermal Spring Water, the Hydrating Cream minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkes, leaving your skin looking and feeling youthful, healthy and radiant.

Manuka Honey

Manuka Honey is another natural ingredient which helps to hydrate and protect the skin. Rich and luxurious on the skin, Manuka Honey protects your complexion, helping to create a barrier on the skin which boosts water and moisture retention for a smooth, hydrated visage.

This wonderful ingredient also contains a naturally occuring enzyme which produces hydrogen peroxide which acts as an antiseptic on the skin, ideal for those with acne or blemish-prone skin.

Manuka Honey is also an integral ingredient in many anti-ageing skincare products as it is a humectant. Drawing vital moisture from the surrounding environment into the skin, Manuka Honey helps to upkeep the natural radiance of your complexion whilst soothing and softening your skin.

The Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask works to deeply hydrate your skin, harnessing the power of Manuka Honey to soothe and add glow to your complexion. Perfect for all skin types, the Aura Manuka Honey Mask is the secret to beautiful skin.

Baobab Oil

Baobob Oil is a little hidden gem in the world of skincare. Unlike Shea Butter and Manuka Honey, many people have never heard of Baobab Oil and are unaware of its beautifying benefits for the skin. Extracted from the seeds of the fruit that blossoms on boabob trees, Boabob Oil nourishes and heals damaged skin, working deep beneath the surface of the skin to soothe and calm.

Rich in Vitamin C, Baobob Oil also helps to boost the production of collagen in your skin, helping to promote a radiant, plumped complexion.

Baobob Oil is a key ingredient in the Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Cell Revitalise Day Moisturiser which beautifully hydrates the skin, helping you achieve a dewy, luminous complexion. Thanks to its high levels of Omega 3, 6, and 9, Baobob Oil in the Revitalise Day Moisturiser revitalises and boosts your skin.

Grape Extract

Rich in Resveratrol and Quercitin, Grapes are a wonderful natural ingredient in skincare, helping to soothe and protect the skin. With amazing anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, Grapes help to minimise irriation and redness on the skin making them the perfect ingredient for those with acne or blemish-prone skin.

Incredibly rich in antioxidants, Grapes also help to protect your skin, fighting against environmental aggressors and pollutants which can damage and dull the skin.

The Caudalie Gentle Buffing Cream harnesses the powers of Grape Oil to nourish and soothe your skin whilst lifting away dead skin cells to cleanse and exfoliate your skin. Fortified with natural Jojoba Beads, the Buffing Cream works to reveal an illuminated, healthy complexion.

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