Collagen

A protein found in many parts of the body, including your bones, muscles, and ligaments. In skin, it’s important for keeping the face looking firm and plump. But collagen production in our bodies slows down as we age, and exposure to UV radiation degrades collagen as well. That’s why collagen—and products that claim to boost the production of collagen—have become such popular skincare products in years. However, collagen is too big of a molecule to make it through to the deeper layers of the skin when applied topically. And eating or drinking collagen supplements hasn’t been proven to help much. The most helpful thing you can do for your collagen is to wear sunscreen to prevent the loss of what you already have.

Cosmetic Properties

  • cooling and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as relieving itchiness
  • retains moisture
  • antioxidant; promotes the production of collagen
  • effective against viruses, bacteria and fungi
  • ideal for dry, irritated & sensitive skin types
  • used for the treatment of psoriasis, dermatitis and sunburn

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Aloe Barbadensis

The Aloe Barbadensis plant is one of the more commonly known houseplants because of the Aloe Vera gel you find inside its leaves. The extract coming from the juice containing leaves of the Aloe vera plant. It’s usually a hydroglycolic extract (though oil extract for the lipid parts also exists) that has similar moisturizing, emollient and anti-inflammatory properties as the juice itself.

Cosmetic Properties

  • cooling and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as relieving itchiness
  • retains moisture
  • antioxidant; promotes the production of collagen
  • effective against viruses, bacteria and fungi
  • ideal for dry, irritated & sensitive skin types
  • used for the treatment of psoriasis, dermatitis and sunburn

Good for