The best ingredients for your skin are often the ones found in nature.
Thankfully, more brands are seeing how advantageous it is to add more natural ingredients into their products – and snowperk is leading the way!
Today, you will discover six natural ingredients – particularly those from Eastern cultures – that can help balance and heal your skin. Look for products with these ingredients and you will be one step closer to achieving a youthful, healthy glow.
- Natural ingredients are less likely to irritate and damage the skin
- These six ingredients have helped generations of women attain healthier skin
- It is important to find ingredients that target your specific skin issues
How to Get Glowing, Beautiful Skin: 6 Eastern Ingredients for Your Skin
Women in the eastern hemisphere are well known for their beautiful skin. While many use mainstream products to get a healthy glow, others choose to use ingredients that have been used by their ancestors.
Some all-natural beauty ingredients have been used by women for centuries. Famed women of old are world-renowned for their skincare routines, like Cleopatra, who soaked in milk baths and used royal jelly from head to toe.
A 2020 review found that the secret is the naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and hydroxy acids in these ingredients. Some of them are so powerful that they can:
- Serve as barrier repair agents
- Reduce inflammation
- Be less irritating and damaging than synthetic ingredients
- Be absorbed by the skin, healing it from the inside and outside
Natural products are also better for the environment and help promote sustainability.
Here are just a few magical ingredients for your skin from the east.
Bee propolis is a resin-like material produced by bees and found in their hives. It has antibacterial properties, necessary for people struggling with acne.
Often used in Korean skincare routines, propolis can also moisturize, smooth, and soften the skin. If something contains propolis, it can serve as one of the best products for large pores and oily skin since it helps balance oil production.
2. Tremella Mushroom
The Tremella mushroom can hold 500 times its weight in water. While hyaluronic acid can hold double this amount, Tremella mushroom – also known as the Snow Mushroom – has smaller molecules. That means it can penetrate the skin more easily, making it a more effective moisturizer and skin healer.
The beautiful Snow Mushroom helps increase circulation and has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties (ideal for dry, acne-prone skin).
Mushrooms are high in antioxidants and metabolites, which fight free radicals and protect the skin from environmental pollution. They can also help brighten the skin and reduce dark spots.
3. Sea Kelp
Sea vegetables are nutrient-dense. They are rich in vitamins A, B, C, and E, as well as essential amino acids. Products that contain seaweed or kelp are ideal for dry skin because they hydrate and soften.
Fermented sea vegetables are even better. The fermentation process helps break down the proteins, antioxidants, and amino acids. This ensures that the molecules are more easily absorbed into the skin, healing and moisturizing it on an even deeper level.
4. Fermented Rice Water
Asian women have been using rice water on their skin and hair for generations. Rice contains the skin’s building blocks:
People who use it notice the following benefits:
- Brightens the complexion
- Fades dark spots and acne scars
- Creates a smoother skin texture
- Inhibits elastase action, which damages elastin and can lead to premature aging
- Improves the skin’s natural barrier, protecting it from environmental damage
- Tightens pores
- Tones the skin
- Mattifies oilier skin
Some skincare lines now offer products with rice water or fermented rice water. You can also try making your own at home. It is a simple process that can help you save some money.
5. Red Clover Flower
Red clover is native to Europe, northwest Africa, and Western Asia. Traditionally, it has been used to treat irritating, inflammatory skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
A recent study found that when red clover is applied to the skin, it can produce anti-aging results. The flower helped promote:
- Uniform thickness of the outer layer of skin
- Normal keratinization (when the cells beneath the skin fill with the protein keratin and then form skin, nails, and hair)
- Improved vascularity (the appearance of tiny veins under the skin that causes redness)
- Increased collagen production (a protein building block of the skin that improves elasticity)
- Well-developed elastic fibers
The study found that the isoflavones in red clover are ideal for post-menopausal skin changes.
Our snowperk Pore Minimizing Booster with red clover has helped over 75% of users to achieve smoother, more radiant skin. Eighty percent reported that their skin felt balanced and more moisturized after using this product for 14 days.
6. Damask Rose
Found in Europe and the Middle East, the Damask rose bush is known not only for its beautiful pink petals, but also its numerous skin benefits. A study published this year (2021) found that Damask rose essential oils, extracts, and hydrolates are powerful natural skin healers. Rose helps the skin in the following ways:
- It has anti-inflammatory properties
- It is refreshing and astringent
- It fights free radicals
- It is moisturizing
- Its extract can even skin tone
Damask rose can be used as an ideal face serum or moisturizer for sensitive skin.
The snowperk Skin Glowing & Hydrating Booster contains an extract from fresh rose petals, which contributes to luminous, refreshed-looking skin.
Getting to Know Your Skin: The Key to Flawless Skin
What does it take to get flawless skin?
You first need to get to know your skin and its issues. The dermatologist tested snowperk skin iD test can help you take the first step. Then, identify which issues you want to address (blemishes, dark spots, undereye circles, fine lines, and wrinkles).
From there, you can find products that have the best ingredients for your skin type and create a custom skincare routine that will give you radiant, healthy skin.
Not sure what your skin type is yet? We can help! Take our skin type iD test today!