Think natural-based skin care can’t deliver on results? Think again. At Jurlique, we’ve been harnessing the power of nature for our skin care products since we began in 1985, planting and harvesting potent botanicals on our biodynamic* farm in South Australia’s Adelaide Hills. And it seems as though the rest of the world has caught on. In recent years, natural skin care has taken the beauty world by storm, with range after range of products that use the power of natural ingredients to deliver results that rival those given by conventional skin care – without the synthetic chemicals.
But we get it, there are some skeptics among us. If you’ve ever questioned the benefits of natural skin care and whether it really works, here are five natural skin care ingredients that will work to give you radiant, healthy-looking skin.
Marshmallow Root extract is one of our hero Jurlique ingredients. It contains a high percentage of natural mucilage; a thick, viscous fluid that attracts and retains fluid, giving the extracts of Marshmallow Root a thick, syrup-like consistency. It is this humectant quality that gives marshmallow its intensive hydrating and softening properties, making Marshmallow Root extract a powerful addition to moisturizers and other skin care products. It also forms a protective barrier that guards against moisture loss and ensures skin is left feeling soft, smooth and hydrated.
Find Marshmallow Root extract in Activating Water Essence.
Spilanthes is a plant native to Brazil, traditionally known as the ‘toothache’ plant as it has a numbing effect when chewed. It is an astringent herb that helps to rebalance oiliness whilst soothing the skin and can help boost collagen production when used in skin care products. The extract has astringent properties, helping to tighten the appearance of pores, tone and purify the skin. The extract also possesses antioxidant properties, helping to protect the skin from environmental aggressors, and improves collagen production in the skin. Read our guide to Spilanthes to find out more.
Spilanthes extract is one of the key ingredients in our Nutri-Define range.
The Jurlique Rose was created exclusively for Jurlique by rose breeder George Thomson, in 2013. It is a hybrid rose whose parentage is [(Frederic Mistral X Charles de Mills) × Tomliz] and has a strong sweet scent, large full blooms and multiple petals. The extract of the Jurlique Rose has been showni to improve the skin barrier function, helping to retain essential moisture levels within the skin for a dewy, smooth look, restoring skin radiance and smoothness.
The Jurlique Rose extract is one of the key ingredients in our Moisture Plus Rare Rose range and iconic Rosewater Balancing Mist.
Horseradish may be widely known as a food source, associated more so with roast beef than skin care, but its properties make it a powerful ingredient for the skin. Horseradish is an antioxidant. Its extract can help improve the skin’s appearance, promote the production of collagen which helps with skin firmness and improving elasticity.
Horseradish extract can be found in our Nutri-Define range.
High in polyphenols and fatty acids, Cupuaçu Butter is a rich, thick natural ingredient that provides deep hydration for dehydrated or stressed skin. Taken from the seed of the Cupuaçu tree, which is native to Brazil, it helps improve your skin’s overall moisture retention ability and enhance its elasticity.
Find Cupuaçu Butter in our Moisture Plus Rare Rose Cream.