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Botanical Beauty – Nurture with Nature

Long before women could shop online or go to the store to buy skin care products, beauty regimens contained materials gathered from nature. Despite all of the advances in skin care science, many natural ingredients continue to be used in skin care products because they are equally as effective as synthetics at nurturing and nourishing the skin. Read on to discover four natural ingredients for specific dermatological issues.
 
Rose Extract for Balance and Moisture
 
Rose petals are incredibly soft to the touch, and that's part of what makes the rose such a lovely and romantic flower. For centuries, rosewater and rose oil have been used to provide that same softness to the skin. The natural nutrients and chemicals found in roses help the skin to remain in balance, so that it does not become too dry or too oily.
 
Product to Try: Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist has a lovely rose fragrance and is a lightweight toner that refreshes dry and combination skin with real rosewater. The toner can also double as a finishing spray for cosmetics.
 
Marine Collagen for Firming and Repairing
 
Collagen is one of the most important structural components of your skin. While your body does make this protein on its own, levels decrease as you age, making your skin less firm. Seaweed contains marine collagen that can be effectively used to supplement your skin's natural supplies of collagen in order to offer firming and toning benefits.
 
Product to Try: Pevonia Power Repair Marine Collagen Cream is a powerful, yet gentle natural formula that supplements collagen levels in the skin while locking in moisture with squalane. It also contains antioxidants to decrease the chances of free radical-related wrinkling.
 
Green Coffee Extract for Enhancing Circulation

 
Green coffee extract comes from the fruit that gives us the bean used for brewing coffee. An excellent source of natural caffeine, green coffee extract stimulates circulation in the skin, which has many benefits. For the under eye area, green coffee extract can alleviate darkness and puffiness below the eyelids, and the ingredient can help to improve the appearance of cellulite and sagging skin wherever it forms.
 
Product to Try: Pevonia Botanica uses green coffee extract in many of their natural skin firming formulas. If you're looking for a solution for the neck and bust line, try their Restore Neck & Bust Cream, which combines green coffee extract with circulation boosting centella asiatica, protein-rich seaweed and other natural ingredients.
 
Tea Tree Oil for Battling Acne

 
Tea tree oil is the extract from the leaves of the tea tree plant native to the swamplands of Australia. This ingredient has been shown in studies to be very effective at addressing acne. The oil is naturally antibacterial, so it helps to fight the microbes that cause infections in the pores. Plus, there is evidence that it helps to balance oil production.
 
Product to Try:
The Blemish Cream from Jurlique is a spot treatment that combines tea tree oil with pore refining witch hazel. The formula also uses calendula to calm inflammation and make acne-prone skin less irritated during the healing process.
 
You can find rosewater, green coffee extract, marine collagen and tea tree oil in many other natural products for the skin. Spend some time researching these brands and others to find the perfect formula for your needs. Brands such as Pevonia and Jurlique can be found at many major beauty and skin care websites such as SkinStore.com, Walgreens.com, drugstore.com and Beauty.com.

 
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