Did you know that skin is the largest organ of the body? We focus on what it looks like, from the freckles, to the pimples, to the frown lines, but we sometimes forget about what it does. The skin protects us from weather, microbes, and bacteria. It regulates our body temperature and lets us know when something's too hot or cold. It provides a waterproof barrier to our internal organs and harbors essential elements like connective tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands. In other words, it's pretty important!
When it comes to organic ingredients, you think about how they affect internal organs, like your gut, heart, and brain. But what about how organic ingredients affect your skin? Skin runs deeper than the surface we see, and it absorbs the ingredients we expose it to. So, it's just as important to use organic ingredients in your skincare routine as it is in your diet. Take a look at 10 organic ingredients that work wonders for your skin, and learn how to add them into your skincare.
Organic pomegranate seeds are beautiful in your smoothie bowl, and they bring a salad to life. But, they're even more magical in skincare! Their antioxidants reduce age spots and wrinkles by increasing cell regeneration. They decrease inflammation which reduces conditions like eczema and acne. Pomegranate is also thought to provide protection from UV damage (but don't skip the sunscreen). The crushed seeds of pomegranates even act as a natural exfoliant. This powerful fruit packs a mighty punch! Try its effects with this Pomegranate Crush Illuminating Sheet Mask.
Drinking green tea is a fabulous way to Zen out with friends over sushi. But it's not just a delicious drink- it contains a potent antioxidant that combats damage from UV rays to prevent skin cancer. It doesn't just fight the DNA damage, it also wards off the visible signs of aging when applied topically. It even has a detoxifying effect, purifying your skin of excess sebum to reduce blemishes. Give your skin the gift of health with this Green Tea Detox Purifying Sheet Mask.
Organic lemon juice is a gentle exfoliant to control oil and blemishes on your skin. It has a delicate lightening effect on age spots and discoloration. When paired with lemon peel in this Extra Exfoliation Organic Facial Sheet Mask, it produces a natural, healthy glow. When life gives you lemons, use them to brighten up your skin!
Picture a day at the spa with cucumber slices on your eyes while you sip cucumber-infused water as your cares float away. Cucumber is just as soothing to your skin. It improves your complexion, tightens pores, and reduces the appearance of fine lines, while soothing from the outside in. Float into spring relaxed and refreshed with this Cucumber Breeze Soothing Sheet Mask.
Do you smooth aloe onto your skin if you get sunburned? Then you already know how aloe rescues your skin by providing immediate, intense hydration. Organic aloe is highly anti-inflammatory, containing antioxidants, enzymes, and Vitamins A and C. But unlike creamier moisturizers, aloe won't clog your pores. So, while it treats burns and dry skin, it also prevents acne and is a safe moisturizer for oily skin. Soothe your skin with this Aloe Rescue Revitalizing Sheet Mask.
Roses are beautiful flowers with delicate petals that line wedding walkways. But roses are just as strong as they are delicate, with anti-inflammatory properties that reduce redness and clear up acne, dermatitis, and eczema. Rose water is excellent at removing oil and dirt accumulated in clogged pores to restore your skin. After a late night, try this Lost Baggage Under Eye Emergency Repair Mask to bloom like a rose again.
What's more soothing than a cup of chamomile tea? Why not treat your skin with the same care? Organic chamomile soothes, restores, and fights irritation, and it also helps fade spots, eliminate acne scars, and fight breakouts, when used topically, Since it's both anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, it protects the skin from free radical damage. Next time you pour a cup of chamomile tea, pamper your skin with a chamomile-infused Soothe and Calm Organic Facial Sheet Mask too.
Have you heard of the snow mushroom? This floral-looking fungus has been used in Asian food, medicine, and skin care for thousands of years, and is now creating a frenzy in American health and beauty. The snow mushroom hydrates much like Hyaluronic Acid and penetrates the skin more easily. The result is plumper, younger-looking skin that lasts all day. BioRepublic offers several products with this elegant ingredient, like this hydrating mask and this glowing mask.
Coconut water is deeply refreshing, plus who doesn't love the fun tropical vibes? But it's also a powerful skin supplement, packed with cytokinins and anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, and anti-microbial agents. That equals hydrated skin, but less oiliness, and therefore, less acne. It's a rare ingredient that plumps and hydrates your skin without clogging pores. Pop a straw in a coconut and sit back with this Deep Hydration Organic Facial Sheet Mask for the ultimate virtual vacation.
Camellias are vibrant flowers that bloom throughout the year- even in fall and winter. Camellias keep your skin glowing in all seasons too with numerous anti-aging polyphenol antioxidants and natural emollients. For the softest lips, even in the driest climates, plump up your pucker with the camellia leaf in the BioRepublic Lip Mask.
Each of these ingredients has amazing potential to restore and replenish your skin. But it's extra important to source them organically, so you reap the benefits without the dangerous additions of pesticides, fertilizers, and chemicals. BioRepublic's skin care line is certified USDA organic and free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and triclosan. Our products are tested by dermatologists and never on animals. To reap the full benefits of these skincare ingredients, make sure they're 100% organic. Then grab a friend, a cup of green tea, a glass of wine, or a warm bath, and smooth on a fun mask for healthier skin in minutes!