Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Common Fruit Substances in Natural Beauty Products

When it comes to makeup, facial cleansers, and facial moisturizers and applying it to your face and to your cheek bones - you want to make sure that you AREN'T being like the ancient Egyptians. They had no idea what they were putting on their face. When choosing makeup - one might think that the all-natural beauty products are what you would want to put on your face. Why is this? Well because natural products seem to be better for your skin.
Take a look at some of the surprising ingredients that are found in all natural make-up selections. All of these ingredients are made up from natural substances – many of them being different fruits and/or vegetables. You can find all of these ingredients in the all-natural beauty products at Simply Nontoxic Cosmetics.
Almond Oil: This natural oil which is obtained from compressing almonds is known to be ideal for the treatment of dry skin. It soothes, moisturizes, and penetrates the skin easily.

Aloe Vera: A very popular ingredient that is well known for being used to treat sunburns. It heals the skin by drawing and holding oxygen to the skin.

Apple Juice: Not just for drinking! Acts as a pH balancer by becoming an "acid rinse" when combines with the skin tonic formulation.

Avocado: Avocado Butter/Oil is highly rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, D, and E. Skin problems, especially eczema, respond very well to ingredients that are rich with vitamins - making avocado butter the perfect selection.

Banana Extract: A great medium for softening and moisturizing the skin. If you have dry or mature skin, banana extract can help.

Cocoa Butter: Used in lip balms to help firm the product. It also adds a nice "chocolaty" scent.

Coconut Oil:Derived from the coconut, this oils makes an excellent skin moisturizer. And since it is rich in saponins, it makes for really great soap because it produces a rich, creamy lather.

Cucumber: We've all seen someone put cucumbers on their eyes before - whether it was someone we know, someone in the movies, or we've actually done it ourselves. This is because the cucumber has anti-inflammatory capabilities and it is cooling, and cleansing, and has an extremely soothing effect on the skin.

Ginkgo: Ginkgo is an herb that helps increase the blood flow and oxygenation to energize the skin. There is an anti-oxidant that is leveraged for its anti-aging abilities.

Grape Seed: Proanthocyanidin, a powerful anti-oxidant, supports the actions of Vitamin E and beta-carotene while also increasing the action of Vitamin C. By enhancing the formation of epidermal tissue, it helps with wound healing while also regenerating blood vessels. All the while doing this, it helps to clear potentially pathogenic bacteria from wounds. "All natural Neosporin" is what grape seed seems to be and it is why it is found in many all natural cosmetics.

Honey: Honey is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. It helps to stimulate white blood vessels with hydrogen peroxide and is also a natural skin softener.

Orange Peel: This very refreshing ingredient acts as an astringent.

Pineapple: Contains the enzyme bromelin, which is very effective in exfoliating the skin.

Pumpkin: Not just used for Halloween, everything down to the seeds in pumpkins are great for the skin. It helps to exfoliate dead skin cells while promoting skin repair. It conditions, cleanses, and moisturizes all the while helping to firm the skin.

Sunflower Oil: Contains vitamin E so it helps out with the whole healing process. The oils in it also allow it to get absorbed into the skin much easier.

Guest Post by Philip Rudy
Philip is a professional blogger and helps to run and maintain many different web properties ranging from eCommerce sites to local businesses.