A-Z Quick Guide to Whole Plant Skin Care

Skin careAuthor: Lily Mazzarella
Shopping for organic, whole plant skincare.

Here’s a quick guide to whole plant ingredients and how they impact your skin, brought to us by Laurel Whole Plant Organics:

Acai Berry: High in antioxidants, nutritive, improves skin tone, protects collagen and elasticity, stimulates collagen production

Almond Oil: Anti-cancer, anti-tumor, high in B-vitamins, anti-inflammatory

Astragalus: Stimulates surface immunity, anti-inflammatory, promotes healthy toxin elimination from skin cells, healing to skin tissue

Borage Oil: High in EFAs, anti-inflammatory, maintains healthy skin function, prevents wrinkles, scarring, and damage, energetically brings happiness

Burdock: Detoxing, promotes cellular and tissue detox release, historic medical use in treatment of acne

Calendula: Wound healing, reduces appearance of scars, regenerative to cells, astringent, firming, cleansing, softening, antibacterial, specific to breakouts as well as mature skin, promotes movement in lymph and stagnant tissue

skin care guideChamomile: Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, ideal for sensitive & irritated skin, breakouts, and allergies, softens and protects skin

Chickweed: Nourishing, healing, anti-inflammatory, ideal for mature skin

Coconut Oil: Used as an emulsifier and lathering agent in cleansers, skin softener

Comfrey: Stimulates rapid cell reproduction and cellular repair, tones and heals, draws out toxins, astringent

Dandelion: Promotes cellular detox and cleansing

Echinacea: Stimulates surface immunity, antibacterial, antiviral

Elder Flower: Stimulates surface immunity, antiviral, healing to dry irritated skin, ideal for water retention and stagnation in lymph

Evening Primrose Oil: Anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, wound healing, hormone balancing, anti-aging, high in EFAs, high in antioxidants

Fennel: Helps with water retention, specific for eye health, high in vitamins B & C, regenerative to damaged skin cells

Gotu Kola: High in flavonoids – which stimulate collagen production, repairs connective tissue, heals scars and damaged cells

Grape seed Oil: Unrefined – it is almost black in color due to high vitamin and mineral content, specific to under eye tissue, regenerative to cells, high in vitamins C, D, and E, and beta-carotene

Helichrysum: Anti-inflammatory, heals wounds and damaged tissue, cleansing, antiseptic, ideal for sensitive, mature, or congested skin

Honey (always RAW): Filled with raw live enzymes that naturally exfoliate the skin, detoxifying, humectant, ideal for normal to dry skin types, antibacterial

Horsetail: Strengthens connective tissues, helps keep skin firm and tight

Jojoba Oil: Penetrates into deeper layers of the skin, stabilizes formulas, balances skin’s own oil production, antibacterial, would healing, reduces superficial facial lines within hours of application, offers some sun protection

Lavender: Anti-inflammatory, regenerative, ideal for sensitive or problem skin, antiviral, nutritive

Lemon Balm: High in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, ideal for sensitive or problem skin, antiviral, nutritive

Licorice: Very powerful anti-inflammatory and immune stimulant, ideal for sensitive, problem, and mature skin, proven to break up melanin clusters over time and prevent them from growing

Marshmallow: Soothing and healing anti-inflammatory, ideal for all skin types, skin softener

Nettle: Powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, nutritive, essential to healthy skin

Noni Fruit: Anti-cancer, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, high in antioxidants, healing and regenerative to cells, antibacterialWhole Plant Skin Care

Olive Oil: Extremely healing and nutritive, astringent, antiseptic

Passionflower: Soothing anti-inflammatory, specific to breakouts, healing to burns and skin irritations

Red Clover: Cleansing, nourishing, stimulates lymphatic flow, soothing, contains vitamins B & C, and is high in antioxidants

Red Raspberry Seed Oil: SPF ranging from 28-50, high in EFA content, anti-inflammatory

Rose: Hormone balancing for all ages, ideal for normal, dry, mature, or sensitive skin, astringent, regenerative to cells

Rose Geranium: Balancing for all skin types from oily to dry, cleansing, humectant, healing to sun and wind damage, healing to broken capillaries and rosacea, promotes rapid cellular healing, hormone balancing

Rosehip Fruit: High in vitamin A and C, repairs and regenerates cells, heals sun damage

Rosehip Seed: High in vitamin A, exfoliant

Safflower Oil: Very light and nutritive oil, softens skin, high in EFAs and oleic acid content

Sea Buckthorn Oil: EFA content up to 95%, stimulates collagen and prevents its breakdown, rejuvenating, restorative, high in vitamins A, B, C, E and beta carotenes, repairs and prevents UV damage

Sesame Oil: A powerhouse of antioxidants, super high in vitamins A, B, E and calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus, regenerating to skin cells, ideal for broken capillaries, offers some sun protection, softens skin

Shea Butter: Aids in cell regeneration and capillary circulation, humectant, repairs scarring and stretch marks, good for dry skin or irritated skin, anti-inflammatory

Sunflower Seed Oil: High in oleic acid content, light and absorbent, specific to cleansing and breakouts, high in vitamin A, D, E, calcium, zinc, potassium, iron, and phosphorus, skin softener

Tamanu Oil: The ultimate in anti-inflammatories, wound healing, antibacterial, anti-fungal, stimulates surface immunity, ideal for broken capillaries and sun damage, high in lipids essential for health functioning of skin, specific for breakouts, delays onset of freckles and hyperpigmentation

Witch Hazel: Loaded with antioxidants, anti-aging, firming, antiseptic, reduces redness and irritation, astringent, healing

Yarrow: Wound healing, helps repair broken capillaries, idea for sensitive skin and problem skin, antibacterial, cleansing

You can find all of these ingredients in the Laurel Whole Plant Organics line, newly available at Farmacopia!

The line includes a Facial Cleanser, Facial Elixirs, Anti-Inflammatory Facial Serum, Sun Damage Repair Facial Serum, Antioxidant Facial Serum, Transform Daily Facial Balm, Restore Nightly Facial Balm, Eye Balm, and Honey Berry Enzyme Mask (so delicious…literally!)

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