4 Surprising Ingredients Used In Moisturizers

Moisturizers Heal the Skin

People around the world are using skin care products that are full of natural ingredients to help their skin remain healthy and vibrant. Moisturizers are needed to help keep your largest organ smooth and elastic, but not all moisturizing products are created equal. There are many moisturizers whose ingredients contain chemicals that are unrecognizable. A skin moisturizer’s main goal is to be a preventative solution for wrinkles, age spots, loose skin, and to protect the skin from the natural elements.

No matter your ethnicity, the human skin consists of an epidermis (top layer), a dermis (middle layer), hair/skin pores, and the subcutaneous tissue (thick mesh of collagen and elastin protein fibers). Natural oils are also produced by the skin, which can become dry and needs help to be replenished. Nature in the form of sun, wind, rain, and air all have an effect on the skin which is bombarded daily.

Korea Introduces Natural Skin Products

Natural skin moisturizers are made from non-artificial ingredients like natural oils, plants, fruit extracts, and the latest introduction, invertebrates. These surprising ingredients used in moisturizers are being touted among men and women throughout the world. Korea is noted for its innovative, unique, and successful skin care products like moisturizers, serums, exfoliants, masks, cleansers, and more. We’ve been following Peach & Lily’s skin care regimen to learn how to effectively use these ingredients.

The Marriage of Moisturizers and the Skin

Our skin textures balance between degrees of oily and dry. Natural, or organic, moisturizers address specific skin types. The majority of moisturizers created from nature contain powerful antioxidants that keep the skin from looking aged or wrinkled. Healthy organic ingredients fight harmful skin bacteria and prevent the breakdown of the skin’s natural internal and external compositions.

The right type of moisturizer stimulates the re-development of elastin, proteins, and collagens which keep the epidermis pliant. Moisturizers do not necessarily add moisture to the outer layer of the skin. Moisturizers capture water and oil in the skin because of the molecules in ingredients such as ceramide fat cells, emollients, and water enriched humectants protect and repair the skin.

Surprising New Skin Technology

Some of the ingredients in natural moisturizers can be quite surprising. Here are 4 fascinating ingredients used in moisturizers that have been proven successful through research, development, and used by celebrities and citizens alike:

  1. Gold: The element ‘gold’ is not just for jewelry anymore. Gold has been used for medicinal skin care purposes by ancient Egyptians and early Chinese dynasties. Gold is an element which firms and smooths the skin’s elasticity. In moisturizers, gold is used as nano-particles which is non-toxic to the human body. Cosmetic research companies believe that gold particles fight against aging and is an anti-inflammatory ingredient.
  2. Bee Pollen: Bee pollen is considered a superfood by nutritionists. It keeps the skin healthy because it is filled with substances like silica, zinc, fatty acids, and antioxidants that the skin uses to heal, remain firm/smooth and boosts the internal growth of new skin tissues. Bee Pollen granules used in moisturizers work effectively both on the dermis and epidermis level. Bee Pollen granules in moisturizers absorb the free radicals that damage the skin in harsh environments.
  3. Saffron: Saffron is a delicate spice found in foods around the world, especially in countries such as Spain, Iran, and India. Cosmetic research companies have discovered that Saffron extract protects the skin from harmful UV rays. Saffron is used as a modern ingredient in moisturizers and other cosmetic products because of its purifying, anti-bacterial, and lightening skin tone properties. Combined with other ingredients like emollient oils, which carries it to the skin’s layers and helps to brightens the skin, giving it a glowing appearance.
  4. Snails: Snail mucin or the mucus that emanates from snails as they inch along is now an ingredient found in many cosmetic products,  including high-quality moisturizers. South Korea has infused snail mucin in skin care products for many years. It is a highly touted ingredient which is now becoming popular in the U.S. Snail mucin is considered to lightens flaws, and contain anti-inflammatory and anti-wrinkle components. The harvested snail mucus that is formulated for moisturizers and other products is a combination of glycolic acid proteins which heals the skin and improves the skin’s texture. Snail mucin extract and other delivery system ingredients work together for improved skin tones and are properly regulated and approved to be used in moisturizers and other cosmetic products.

Natural and Organic Moisturizing Ingredients

Additional natural ingredients include fruit extracts, vitamins, and botanicals, often paired due to their powerful anti-aging and rejuvenating qualities, making them popular ingredients with natural cosmetic companies.

Fruits naturally contain alpha hydroxy acids that when applied to the skin destroy dead skin cells so that new cells can form. Fruit extracts are filled with vitamins and minerals that the skin welcomes and absorbs, revealing a luminous appearance. There are so many fruits in the global marketplace that have beneficial skin extract properties like:

Apricot – Naturally high in vitamins A, C, iron, potassium, calcium. Removes impurities, protects the skin and works very well with other hydro-alcoholic ingredients.

Guava – Guava is high in vitamin A, B, and C which is anti-aging properties and brings oxidation to skin cells.

Peaches – Pure peach extract is filled with vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, manganese and potassium to soften and protect the skin.

Botanicals – Biologists and cosmetic researchers have known for years, the oils, serums, and extracts that are created from plants and which are used worldwide in moisturizes and many other cosmetic products.