Vitamin C

This vitamin is essential for producing collagen and other important compounds in the body. And, when it’s applied topically, it can function as an antioxidant thus preventing UV-related damage. It can also inhibit the production of melanin (pigment) in the skin, making it a good option for lightening dark spots due to photoaging or other kinds of damage. But beware that all forms of vitamin C are not created equally—some are more or less effective or stable than others. Vitamin C often appears on the ingredients label as these derivatives—look for ingredients like magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, ascorbyl 6-palmitate, ascorbic acid sulfate, or L-ascorbic acid (also referred to simply as ascorbic acid).

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