The 100% Natural Skincare Ingredients That Make You Look Younger
Think the only truly effective anti-ageing ingredients are ones made in a lab? Not so. Natural skincare often cops a bad rap for being synonymous with subpar formulas, but brands like 100% Pure, Kora Organics and Ren (to name just a few) are out to prove that non-synthetic actives are just as potent.
According to Allure, there are plenty of all-natural ingredients that can transform skin into a smoother, brighter, younger-looking version of itself. The tricky part is knowing what to look for...but that's where we come in. Keep scrolling to discover the all-natural anti-ageing ingredients you need to know about.
Ren Bio Retinoid Anti-Ageing Concentrate ($88)
Retinol is a pretty well established anti-ager, but did you know you can find non-synthesised versions of vitamin A? The naturally derived stuff can be hard to find so read your labels and look to companies that often use organic, natural, and botanical ingredients in their products.
Pollen Botanicals Honey & Sugar Scrub ($35)
So, eating sugar is bad for your skin but rubbing it on your face is not? Correct. It turns out that not only is the sweet stuff an effective exfoliant (sweeping away dead skin cells and brightening your face in the process), it's also a moisture-boosting humectant.
Kora Organics Age-Defying AHA Facial Exfoliator ($55)
Fact: Uneven skintone can be more ageing than wrinkles. Enter: Fruit-based AHAs. They're seriously good at whisking away both dullness and surface spots, leaving a baby-soft complexion in their place. Again, check your labels to be sure the acids in your product are indeed natural as some, like glycolic acid, can be synthesised.
La Mav Rumex Advanced Lightening Day Crème ($45)
As Allure points out, lab-made ingredients like hydroquinone are more effective than their natural counterparts at fading hyperpigmentation but that doesn't mean you can't get a result without them. Licorice root can brighten dark spots by hindering melanin production and delivers antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to boot.