As a CBD brand that sells skincare products we’re always looking for innovation in the market and different ways in which we can continue to improve our products. In the skincare world there’s always a new fad or wonder product that’s meant to be a miracle cure – however they aren’t always true. In this article we delve into some of the best ingredients that you should be looking for when your purchasing your skincare products.

The best skincare ingredients

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a commonly used ingredient in the skincare industry and for good reason. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in our bodies, found mostly in the skin, which binds to water and retains moisture very effectively, which makes skin appear younger and smoother. It’s also known to reduce inflammation and skin redness by signalling to the body to build more blood vessels in these specific areas, while also providing mild antibacterial properties – a great added bonus for those with damaged skin or open pores.

Another great benefit to hyaluronic acid is that almost anyone with any skin type can use it; even when used twice a day, it is incredibly rare to have any issues or reactions, and is almost certainly going to be welcomed by your skin as part of your day-to-day routine.

Sweet Almond

Sweet almond oil is packed with some great skincare specifics; mainly Vitamins A & E, Omega-3 fatty acids, and zinc.

Vitamin A stimulates the skin to produce more skin cells, which contributes towards healthy skin tone and smoother complexion. When paired with Vitamin E, which helps reduce UV damage to the skin, sweet almond oil is also very beneficial for the healing (and even reversal) of skin damage.

Omega-3 fatty acids also are linked to defence against sun damage and protection from skin ageing, while zinc is primarily for reducing inflammation and is a key nutrient in healing acne/ surface scars.

Ginger

Ginger is an ingredient that you might be surprised about, but it’s an extremely powerful skincare ingredient. Thanks to its natural oils known as “gingerols” and strong antioxidant properties, ginger is often added for improved skin tone, reduction of scarring or blemishes, and to provide valuable nutrients to the skin to preserve the skin’s collagen.

Green Tea

You might think that green tea is just a healthy drink, but it’s actually also a strong ingredient used in topical skincare products. As one of the most effective natural antioxidants, it helps brighten dull skin, reduce signs of ageing, and combat redness and swelling.

It is also known to hunt down free radicals caused by environmental stress, such as pollutants in the air or UV exposure, whilst promoting DNA repair.

Zinc Oxide

If you’ve ever wondered what ingredient protects you from the sun’s rays when you apply sunscreen – this is the one. Zinc oxide is very effective at defending against both UVA and UVB rays, while simultaneously reducing irritation, and aiding healing.

Zinc oxide is also an “astringent” – this essentially means it tightens skin bonds, reduces pore sizes, and helps keep the skin smooth and firm.

Elderberry

Elderberry is an effective anti-ageing ingredient due to it being extremely rich in vitamin A. It also helps your skin balance out oil levels to keep your skin healthy and clear, while reducing the chance of unexpected breakouts. The mild anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties of elderberries can also help defend the skin and maintain balance. This is a particularly popular inclusion in products for people who struggle with oily or spot-prone skin.

Sunflower Oil

There’s all sorts that sunflower oil can do for the skin – its high Vitamin E content, for example, is a strong antioxidant that also stabilises free radicals and improving cell strength. It also reinforces skin barrier function, reduces moisture loss, and improves hydration, by locking in moisture without clogging your pores.

CBD

When applied to your skin, CBD can help in hydrating your skin as well as harnessing it’s anti-inflammatory effects. If your suffering from dry or inflamed skin than CBD can be a great way to help with this.

The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that CBD posses are also great ways to help slow and prevent the appearance of aging in the skin.

Due to it’s anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties, CBD may be the future of treatments for conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. These conditions are currently treated with Topical steroids, however these have several negative side effects that CBD does not.

If your looking for some new anti-ageing products then CBD skincare may be your new go too!

Kiki’s Essentials CBD Skincare range has been developed by Organic Relief Ltd to offer you the natural skincare benefits of CBD for unparalleled Skin Calming, Healing and Anti-Inflammatory Properties, all at affordable prices.

CBD Skincare products in the UK such as oils, topical treatments, and balms are rapidly on the rise in both the wellness and beauty industries. Testimonials from satisfied customers and reviewed research studies have shown CBD is able to relieve inflammation, soothe redness, and reduce breakouts when used in skincare products due to its antibacterial and vitamin-rich nature.

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