All Natural Skincare Ingredients are Filled with Antioxidants

One of my favorite all natural skincare ingredients is grape seed oil.  Let me tell you a little about it.

All Natural SkincareThe oils of grape seeds contain the antioxidants vitamin E and resveratrol.  Vitamin E has long been recognized as beneficial to the skin’s health.  Most creams and lotions contain the ingredient, but most companies do not use the naturally occurring form.  Synthetics are cheaper.

Resveratrol has been written about in scientific journals and talked about on television programs.  It is one of the most potent antioxidants that have been found.  Some manufacturers list resveratrol as an ingredient.

You never know where that resveratrol comes from if grape seed oil is not listed, too.  Much of it comes from China.  You may be aware of all of the issues that have been caused by Chinese ingredients.  If the manufacturer does not reveal the source of the resveratrol, I would suggest you choose another manufacturer.

Antioxidants are important, because they prevent and reverse free radical damage, at least to some extent.  Free radical damage is one of the causes of wrinkles and other visible signs of aging.

Any all natural skincare cream worth buying will contain antioxidants.  Ideally, the cream will contain lots of extracts that contain them.  Grape seed oil is not my only favorite.  I like wakame kelp extract, too.  The day cream that I use contains both of those ingredients.

According to scientists, wakame contains compounds that inhibit the activity of enzymes responsible for breaking down the skin’s hyaluronic acid.  Hyaluronic acid is one of the compounds responsible for the skin’s firmness and smoothness.  The amount present in an older person’s skin is less than what is found in a younger person’s.  The cause is a pesky enzyme called hyaluronidaise.  Wakame kelp extracts take care of the pest.

I also like an all natural skincare ingredient called avocado oil.  My night cream contains it, instead of grape seed oil.  There are advantages of each one.

Grape seed oil forms a film that keeps makeup from clogging your pores.  I have found that nighttime makeup removal is easier when I remember to use my day cream.

Avocado oil has been shown to increase the skin’s collagen content according to scientists.  That’s something that I cannot verify, but I do know that when I use my night cream on a regular basis, my skin feels smoother and firmer.  I recommend it to all of my friends.

Shea butter is another good all natural skincare ingredient.  It’s also in my night cream.  It’s a little too heavy for daytime use.

The well known benefits of Shea butter include a reduced risk of acne and other inflammatory conditions.  According to scientific evaluations, that’s because the antioxidants in Shea butter also have anti-inflammatory activity.

All of the ingredients mentioned above feel good going on.  They leave no trace of greasiness, not on my face or on my pillow.

If you’re like me, you want all natural skincare ingredients because they are safer.  My favorites are also the safest.

Be sure to read our page on the best natural skin care products. It is frequently updated and contains information on our #1 recommended product line.

Topics: Anti Wrinkle Creams, Herbal Skin Care, Natural Skin Care, Organic Skin Care, Skin Care, Skin Care Ingredients, Skin Health | 2 Comments »

Xtend-Life Skin Care

2 Responses to “All Natural Skincare Ingredients are Filled with Antioxidants”

  1. Selcarim Says:
    July 20th, 2010 at 12:28 am

    I agree that if a manufacturer won’t reveal their source, go else where, to me it feels like they hiding something and makes me wonder about their integrity, good article.

  2. Jessica Says:
    July 20th, 2010 at 6:20 am

    I recently tried a new beauty product that on the market called Chiqui Beaute-Mud to Go facial mud masks. This product comes with two different masks- one for lightening old scars and the other for clearing pores, smoothing skin, and preventing breakouts. I used to break out around my t-zone and chin area, but after using these masks for a few of months, I am seeing a big change in my skin’s texture and appearance. My skin is smoother and less flaky and my acne has gotten much, much better.

    It only takes me 15 minutes out of my week to get better skin. Since I travel a lot, these masks have helped me to relax without spending time and money going to a spa. My mom, who has dark spots from sun exposure, has also been using the lightening mask. The pigmentation on her face has faded a great deal since using the product. Tanning at the beach without sunscreen when I was younger has caused me to have sunspots on my face, but after using the lightening mask, my spots have faded substantially.

    I highly recommended these masks for all ages as they work against acne (for teens and adult acne sufferers) and contains anti-aging elements for those who want to prevent lines and wrinkles. This is one of the few products that I’ve seen on the market that is paraben-free and comes in packets that enable the product to stay fresh. This product may be a bit pricey, but the great results that come with it are definitely worth it. Their website is