Looks Like Green Is Here To Stay: Some Hot New Ingredients!
Despite the recession, the natural skin care industry has been flourishing; it definitely looks as if "green" is here to stay.
I must say that being in the business, I try to keep up with the latest ingredients and technology. It is mind boggling to learn how many new natural skin care ingredients are constantly being introduced into the market.
I wanted to share some of the newest natural skin care ingredients which are being touted by several of the leading chemical manufacturers who deal with natural botanicals and extracts. Below is a sampling of a few. Please bear in mind that many if not most of the companies that produce these ingredients do make at least some claims that would be in violation of FTC/FDA rulings regarding product claims. Any claim that the FDA deems as creating a permanent structural effect on the skin would be considered an OTC claim (over the counter claim/cosmetic drug category) and would be in violation unless approved for OTC usage.
Saberry – a super fruit touted for its protective UV capabilities, plus the company claims that it also supports lighter skin tone.
Gorgonian extract – derived from renewable marine resources, according to the manufacturer, its active components have been shown to produce anti-inflammatory properties.
Homeostatine – a botanical active made from algae, it is reported to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
PhytoCellTec Alp Rose – based on stem cell technology, this active is based on alpine rose stem cells which the company claims will improve the skin's barrier function and ability to reduce environmental stress. Stem cell technology is one of the biggest buzz words in the skin care industry over the last 2 years or so.
Buriti Oil – produced in the Amazon region, the manufacturing company claims that it is an amazing antioxidant and possess wonderful anti-aging properties. It is rich in unsaturated fatty acids so that would likely give it good moisturizing properties.
How we respond to skin care is a very subjective experience. What works for one, may not work for another. Some consumers love high technology in their skin care and others resonate with a more natural, earthy kind of appeal; basically that which mother nature gave us. Then there are those who love the marriage of science and nature. It's nice when there is something there for everyone!
Dr. Teri Dourmashkin received her Doctorate in Health Education from Columbia University. She is the Founder and President of La Vie Celeste Skin Care Inc.La Vie Celeste brings you all natural anti-aging skincare featuring R-Lipoic Acid, a powerful antioxidant.Suitable for all skin types, La Vie Celeste is the perfect union of science and nature. To learn more visit La Vie Celeste Skin Care.