Look out for these magic five ingredients if you're aiming for the best ways to keep the years at bay
Thinking about going down the natural skincare route? If you are trying to avoid giving your skin a chemical overload, you'll want to know which ingredients are going to be the most effective.
Saaf Skincare is the world's first Halal and organic certified skincare range, founded by Dr Mah Hussain-Gambles, using rare, cold-pressed botanicals and steam-distilled organic essential oils.
So who better than Dr Mah to advise on the most powerful ingredients to look out for when you're choosing a natural anti-ageing treatment? These are her top five recommended natural ingredients...
1. Black Seed Oil (Nigella Sativa)Skin research suggests that Nigella Sativa helps your skin resist the ageing process because it contains a water-retentive protein. It can help reverse the effect of sun damage on delicate skin and rejuvenate tired looking, older skin. This much-prized oil was found in Tutankhamen's tomb and is known to have been used by Cleopatra for its health and beauty-giving qualities. Solve sensitive skin problems2. Rosehip Seed Oil (Rosa Canina)
Naturally rich in vitamin A, rosehip oil is a powerful antioxidant. Harvested from the seed of a native wild rose grown in southern Chile, it has been used for centuries in South America for its remarkable healing, moisturising and rejuvenating qualities. It has been shown to aid cell regeneration, boosting levels of collagen and elastin to create smoother, firmer skin. When applied daily to the skin, it can protects from free radical damage associated with the sun, weather and ageing.
Your best supplements guide3. Pomegranate Seed Oil (Punica Granatum)Cold-pressed pomegranate seed oil helps boost skin restoration, improve elasticity of the skin, and promote the production of collagen to help reverse the damage caused by sun exposure. Pomegranate seed polyphenols have potent antioxidants - research at the University of California indicates that the total antioxidant capacity of 100ml of pomegranate juice is two to three times that of 100ml of green tea. Find out more about the power of pomegranate4. Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii)
Shea butter has been used for centuries in Africa for its skin healing and moisturising capabilities. Its superior moisturising ability, anti-ageing, anti-wrinkle and cell regeneration properties help to fade scars and stretch marks and it’s also known to improve the skin's elasticity. Use shea butter for maximum nourishment5. Patchouli (Pogostemon Cablin)Particularly useful and nurturing in skincare due to its regenerative effects, patchouli helps heal and diminish many skin complaints including oiliness, acne, eczema, and wrinkles. It also helps rejuvenate dry, ageing skin. Expert tips to beat adult acne
Saaf Organic Ultimate Moisture Face Serum is Saaf's top anti-ageing product. Visit www.saafskincare.com for more information.
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