Harsh synthetic chemicals and pollution tremendously affecting our life today,
hence, nature has endowed us with its everlasting treasure of plant ingredients.
Luckily, awareness is rising and every year more research is done to uncover the fascinating interrelationship between nature’s abundance of plants, flowers, oils and our overall health.
We assure you, you’ll be amazed by the way your skin will radiate when you nourish it properly… Plant oils penetrating and carrying properties, as well as their natural content of tocopherols, carotenoids and essential fatty acids, make them highly valuable!
The skin can absorb almost anything yet another reason you don’t want to put harmful chemicals on your skin and knowing what to look for in advance could help you to feel good about what you're putting on your body.
Some toxic ingredients to look for and avoid include oxybenzone, octinoxate, retinyl palmitate, and homosalate, which can alter hormones and/or cause skin irritation. Synthetic fragrances, parabens, phthalates should also be avoided in all personal care products, including sunscreens.
Can oils offer any protection from the sun?
Plants have a good potential to help us. Plant phenolics are one candidate for prevention of harmful effects of UV radiation in the skin. Plants also contain a lot of other substances which can be useful for skin care.
Some natural SPFs generally contain lycopene, phenolic, cinnamic acid and myristic. Among the natural ingredients that contain these compounds are tomatoes, green tea, shea butter and jojoba oil (Science Direct).
The components of Nurture With Nature Lavender Body Butter
are all high in nutritious vitamins, antioxidants, beta-carotene and essential fatty acids, which help to nourish and revitalize your skin and protect from oxidative stress.
Let's take a closer look at some of the product key ingredients
RAW SHEA BUTTER
It has been revealed that shea butter has UV anti-erythemic activity, which helps tissue cell regeneration. It can provide some protection against UV exposure. Shea butter has been estimated to have a sun protection factor of 6-10 (Science Direct
). The anti-inflammatory action of the butter is even helpful in reducing burning and soreness after sun exposure.
RAW VIRGIN COCONUT OIL
Topical coconut oil protects the skin from UV radiation. When applied topically it's natural, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties will detoxify the outer layers of your skin. This will help to avoid the harmful chemical reaction these toxins can have when exposed to the sun's UV rays.
Have you heard of polyphenols? Cocoa butter is believed to be one of the richest sources of polyphenols. The plant polyphenols possess antioxidant properties and DNA repair activities, and they can be exploited for the prevention of a variety of skin disorders caused by excessive exposure to solar UV light. Polyphenols provide
increased blood flow which helps the
skin restructure and improves
the overall appearance of the skin (Research Gate
LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
The regular use of lavender essential oil in skin preparations could suppress the aging effects of sunlight on the skin. Lavender oil has shown excellent antioxidant activity in several assays, suggesting that it could inhibit degenerative change such as sun damage and the effects of ageing.
Zinc oxide does its job of reflecting, scattering and blocking harmful ultraviolet rays. One of the benefits of zinc oxide that it is non-comedogenic (means it won't clog your pores) (Project Sunscreen).
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