Sometimes we talk so much about what ingredients SHOULDN’T go in your skin care, and how important it is that ingredients be organic or vegan, that we don’t talk about the ingredients themselves all that much. That’s the reason for today’s post. Our ingredients are chosen very carefully for their ability to enhance your skin and promote healing and hydration so they are worth taking the time to mention.
- Aloe barbadensis (organic aloe) juice has been used historically both internally and externally. Externally, both the juice and the pulp have been shown to be effective at reducing skin irritation. There are more than 500 species of aloe and the plant has been effective in soaps, as a home remedy against sun burn, and in lotions and balms.
- lavandula angustifolia (organic lavender) distillate – where does one even start with the uses of lavender? Distillations of lavender, oil of lavender, dried lavender flowers and plants are used for aromatherapy, easing burns and insect bites on the skin, have been shown to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. The beautiful flowers gave their name to the color, lavender, and the oil is currently being studied by sleep labs for it’s soporific qualities.
- anthemis nobilis (organic roman chamomile) distillate – Like Lavender, Chamomile is often used in aromatherapy and has been taken internally in tea for centuries to calm the digestive system and the nervous system. Chemical components of chamomile have demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties when applied topically.
- rosa damascena (rose) distillate has a long history of use in perfumery and in cooking. In modern times, rose water is not as popular as a flavoring ingredient in sweets and desserts but the rose continues to be used for its fragrance and its romantic overtones.
- cocos nucifera (organic coconut oil), is recognized for its efficacy in treating dryness in skin. It is a preferred ingredient in fine soaps because of its ability to lather in hard or soft water and its gentleness on delicate skin. The anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties of coconut oil have given rise to numerous studies on possible medical uses including against anti-bacterial resistant germs.
Give your skin a wonderful treat with one of Beach Organics moisture-rich skin lotions. Your mind will relax with the aromatherapy while your body enjoys the healing properties of these time-tested ingredients.