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As far as wholesome skin care is concerned, Mother Nature has got you covered. Botanical extracts are packed with compounds that protect, nourish, and revitalize the look and feel of the skin. This is something that has inspired CBGärdN right from the start. We make sure to extract the most potent compounds from our carefully-selected botanical sources, in a way that retains their pure skin-rejuvenating properties to keep your complexion looking healthy, youthful and flawless. Here’s a closer look at some of the key ingredients that you will find in CBGärdN’s formulas.
Nettle Leaf Extract
Nettle leaf extract offers several benefits for the skin.
It possesses anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce the appearance of redness and inflammation, making it beneficial for individuals with acne or sensitive skin. Secondly, it is rich in antioxidants that protect the skin's surface from free radicals and environmental damage, promoting a youthful and healthy complexion. Nettle leaf extract also has astringent properties, which can help tighten the look of skin, minimize the appearance of pores, and improve overall skin tone and texture.
Caffeine benefits the skin when used topically. Caffeine can help reduce the appearance of redness and puffiness.
It also has antioxidant properties that can protect the skin's surface from free radicals, which contribute to premature aging. Additionally, it reinvigorates the skin, resulting in a brighter and more energized complexion. Caffeine is also known to have a temporary firming effect on the skin, making it a popular ingredient in firming creams.
This is arguably one of the most valuable substances in the world, and one that also comes with some amazing skin benefits.
As an ingredient in cosmetics, the precious metal’s benefits have been well-documented, and can be traced back to the ancient societies in the treatment of sores and lesions.7 Its suitability in skin care is informed by highly penetrative and active ions which affect your skin on a cellular level.8 Once applied to the skin, gold activates the basal dermal cells to increase skin elasticity, effectively reducing wrinkles, lines-free, and blemishes. It also stimulates collagen production while improving blood circulation for a healthy and youthful complexion.9
Vitamin E is a naturally-occurring potent antioxidant, useful in slowing down skin aging.
While the body produces this vitamin itself, external factors, such as UV exposure, reduce the levels of this vitamin in the body, exposing you to accelerated skin aging.10 Vitamin E acts as a free radical scavenger, meaning that it actively seeks and neutralizes damaging radicals that result from environmental toxins and byproducts of metabolism.11 Additionally, vitamin E fights photodamage by absorbing UVB rays. As a result, the nutrient is often infused into sunscreen formulations for improved UV protection. In other topical cosmetics and medication, it's usually mixed with Vitamin C to provide a reservoir that protects against hyperpigmentation, cell damage and even skin cancer.12
Your body already contains hyaluronic acid, making this moisture-binding compound one of the most effective skin care ingredients out there.
It occurs naturally in the body; with skin containing about 50% of the total.13 However, as you age though, its production levels reduce, leaving your skin devoid of the acid’s benefits. To begin with, hyaluronic acid is a humectant that can bind with up to 1000 times its weight in water, within your skin cells14. Apart from the moisturizing and hydrating effect this has, the acid also comes with anti-aging properties. It is known to stimulate collagen production, for a fuller, younger, and smoother complexion. When applied topically, it improves the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and blemishes. So beneficial is hyaluronic acid that it is the top choice for injectable dermal fillers.15
In the wake of herbal and organic skin care, aloe vera has coined its place above most ingredients.
The evergreen succulent plant is full of medicinal properties. For starters, its natural cooling effect is effective against inflammation, redness, and inflammatory acne.16 The moisture-rich extract also helps in hydrating dry skin. Most importantly, aloe vera contains antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and possible anticancer effects.17 As such, it is used to treat skin disorders including x-ray and radium burns, psoriasis, sunburns, and rashes. Lastly, the extract contains the active ingredients aloin and aloesin, which treat hyperpigmentation by reducing melanin production on the area of application.18
Ginkgo biloba is a tree native to China that dates back millions of years, and so does its use in traditional Chinese Medicine.
In matters regarding the skin, its leaf extract is loaded with powerful antioxidants, thanks to its rich flavonoid and terpenoid content.19 Antioxidants scavenge on free radicals to protect your skin from UV damage that leads to premature aging, characterized by wrinkles, fine lines, and loose skin. This botanical extract also fights inflammation and soothes irritated skin, by hindering the production of inflammation-producing enzymes.20
Avocado oil is revered for being highly absorbent, making it a great carrier oil for other ingredients in your beauty regimen.
This oil comes with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help in calming itchy and chapped skin, along with fatty acids, beta carotene, and vitamins A, D, and E. These are nutrients that, together, help to moisturize your skin and protect it from harmful UV rays. The oil is great for anti-aging too, as it increases collagen metabolism for a firm and healthy complexion.21 Lastly, avocado oil also boasts antimicrobial and wound healing properties.22,23
Also known as argireline, acetyl hexapeptide-8 is a synthetic peptide used as a skin care and makeup ingredient.
It's used dermatologically to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, stimulate collagen production, and slow down natural skin aging.24 Topical application of the peptide is so effective that, in skincare circles, doctors refer to it as the closest thing to Botox without going under the needle.25 Under the right formulation, argireline penetrates deep into skin tissue to induce skin-restoring factors. Like all peptides, topical application of argireline aids in moisturization owing to its water-binding properties, making it suitable for all skin types.26 For a magnified hydrating effect, acetyl hexapeptide-8 is often combined with hyaluronic acid.
Rosmarinus offinalis is commonly known as rosemary. The herb belongs to the mint family and comes with plenty of skin care benefits.
The ingredient is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that improve blood circulation and are also beneficial against oxidative damage.27 In fact, the anti-inflammatory compounds in the extract are efficacious against acne and other chronic skin conditions, such as dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema. 28 Rosemary leaf extract is also used in aromatherapy owing to its stimulating and rejuvenating properties.29
Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C is a water-soluble mineral that serves as an essential nutrient in virtually all cell functions.30
Your cells rely on the vitamin for numerous purposes, including collagen synthesis, accelerated wound healing, increased immunity, and the formation of strong tissues. Unfortunately, the body does not synthesize the nutrient, hence the need for constant dietary and topical supplementation. When it comes to reducing dark spots and hyperpigmentation, vitamin C is able to inhibit melanin production in the skin, giving a lighter and brighter appearance. Skin-lightening aside, vitamin C also works as an antioxidant that’s great for reducing sun damage.31 It also comes with anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties, making it effective in treating both post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and dry skin.