Six of the best ingredients to boost your complexion

24 February 2015

Are you familiar with the phrase “you are what you eat?” Well what we put into and onto our bodies has a direct correlation to the quality of our skin. So let’s take a look at six easy ways to boost your complexion, using the following ingredients.

  • Glycerin

Glycerin is commonly found in Skin Care products and promotes healthy, youthful skin. It helps the skin to retain moisture, keeping it soft, supple and clear. The best news? You can use glycerine based products no matter what your skin type – whether dry, oily or combination, glycerine is suitable for all complexions.

  • Shea Butter

For those with dry skin, shea butter can help you on your way to supple, soft skin in no time. It’s not just good for moisturising though – it also has great healing properties, calming inflamed or irritated skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Vitamin B5

Renowned for its Anti-Ageing properties, this essential vitamin is commonly found in lotions and creams. It can also be used to soothe unwanted skin conditions such as Eczema and Acne.

  • Papain

Papain can be used to effectively rejuvenate tired and dull skin, tackling sun damage and spots. It’s found in pineapples and papaya – why not treat yourself to a DIY face mask or simply increase the amount of this delicious fruit in your diet.

  • Olive Oil

Apply olive oil directly to your face for an instant moisturiser that will work wonders on your irritated and dry skin. It can also be used to gently remove makeup at the end of the day. If your skin is prone to oiliness, use this sparingly to avoid a greasy build-up.

  • Cordyceps

You may not have heard of cordyceps – they’re a type of mushroom known for fighting fatigue and boosting the immune system, making them ideal for helping to prevent premature ageing. These Chinese mushrooms help your skin to retain its natural moisture as well as protect against loss of collagen, leaving you with a youthful complexion.


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