11x best cosmetic ingredients for the skin

Cosmetic ingredients

Which ingredients are good for the skin? These are the best organic cosmetic ingredients, which you will of course also find in ours natural face care en organic hair products.

  1. AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids)
  2. Apple cider vinegar
  3. BHA(salicylic acid)
  4. Hemp
  5. Hyaluron
  6. Honey
  7. NovoRetin (Retinol)
  8. Peptides
  9. Probiotics
  10. Tea tree
  11. Propolis

Do you want to know why these are the best organic ingredients for the skin? Discover the 11 most sought-after raw materials below and learn how they can positively influence your skin!

best cosmetic ingredients

1. AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids)

AHA stands for Alpha Hydroxy Acids, which means Alpha Hydroxy Acids in Dutch. They are organic acids that occur naturally in certain foods and plants. In skin care, AHAs are often used for their exfoliating properties and their ability to improve skin texture. 

Common forms of AHA in skin care products include: 

  • Glycolic Acid
  • Lactic Acid
  • Lactic Acid

The effect of AHAs in natural skin care

Glycolic Acid is an AHA acid that is usually used in a peel to remove dead skin cells. This makes the skin look fresher and more radiant. It can also improve skin texture and reduce fine lines or wrinkles Reduce. Stimulating the skin cells can ensure smoother and youthful skin.

Lactic Acid is a milder AHA that helps exfoliate and hydrate the skin. It is also suitable for the sensitive skin

Citric Acid (Citric Acid) In addition to exfoliation, it can help brighten skin and reduce dark spots. Do you want remove pigment spots from face? Then this is a perfect cosmetic ingredient in your skin care.

Malic Acid (Malic Acid) is an acid that occurs naturally in apples and pears. It is known for its moisturizing properties and helps improve skin texture.

View us here AHA Serum - for noticeably firmer and smoother skin.

2. Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a relatively cheap and effective ingredient against skin problems. It has an anti-inflammatory effect because it kills bacteria and fungi. Because the acids can penetrate deep into your skin, it could also be used against pigmentation spots or eczema. But because it can dry out the skin considerably, we recommend not just using it on the skin. And especially not on dry, sensitive or atopic skin. It is better to use organic facial care that has been specially developed for the treatment of: pigmentation spots or eczema.

Apple cider vinegar for scalp problems and shiny hair

What you can use apple cider vinegar for is for shiny hair and against a itchy scalp. This ingredient can therefore be used very well as a natural conditioner. It improves the acidity of your scalp and closes the hair cuticles, making your hair shiny. Apple cider vinegar is also a perfect and natural ingredient for scalp problems! Read something here apple cider vinegar for your hair.

Don't be afraid of the smell of vinegar in your hair. Once your hair has dried you will no longer smell it. You can make your own hair rinse from apple cider vinegar, but it is even easier to use a ready-made variant. Our apple cider vinegar hair rinse is specially made for irritated and itchy scalp. In addition to apple cider vinegar, the rinse is enriched with caring ingredients such as nettle extract, rosemary and lavender.

3. BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid / Salicylic Acid)

BHA stands for Beta Hydroxy Acid and is also known as salicylic acid. BHA provides exfoliation just like AHA, only in the deeper layers of the skin. As a cosmetic ingredient, BHA is especially suitable for: fat skin with impurities such as acne or blackheads. In our opinion, this component certainly belongs in the best products for acne. Partly because BHA deeply cleanses the skin and has an anti-inflammatory effect. BHA is also a miracle cure for coarseness shrink pores. It has the added advantage that the products you use afterwards are absorbed more quickly, such as a nourishing cream or serum.

BHA in combination with AHA as an effective facial peel

The combination of BHA with AHA (natural fruit acids) is perfect for a gentle facial peeling that you can do at home!Aha & Bha acidsCheck out our here peeling face with BHA and AHA. The popular hyaluronic acid has also been added to this facial peeling - more about that later.

4. Hemp

Nowadays, care products containing hemp have become indispensable in natural beauty. And this is for a good reason! Hemp, with its powerful antioxidants and omega fatty acids, was known to hunter-gatherers more than ten thousand years ago. This traditional plant with a rich mix of beneficial herbal ingredients has now conquered the world of cosmetics forever. Hemp is not only a perfect ingredient in organic skin care, but also in... natural hair care.

Choose hemp in cosmetics and embrace the power of natural hair care and skin care in one.

Hemp for the skin

With approximately 600 (!) active ingredients, including vitamins, antioxidants, ceramides, cannabinoids and essential amino acids, hemp is a popular organic ingredient in skin care. Hemp oil, extracted by cold pressing hemp seeds, deeply hydrates and is known for its supportive properties for various skin types.

Suffering from dry spots or eczema on your face? Then our Hemp body butter is definitely something you always want to have at hand. This product is especially suitable for atopic skin and, in addition to hemp, contains a mixture of antiseptic essential oils (orange, tea tree and lavender). This formula helps heal irritated skin, prevent inflammation and relieve itching.

Hemp for it haar

Hemp oil also absolutely comes into its own in hair care. This oil, rich in fatty acids, gives the hair an irresistible shine and promotes hydration. It nourishes the scalp, strengthens hair roots and helps fight dandruff and dandruff scalp eczema.

Together with other natural ingredients, such as soothing nettle, cleansing and balancing activated charcoal, they make the best shampoo bar

for a dry and irritated scalp. So that not only your scalp, but also your hair improves after every use!

5. Hyaluron

Hyaluron; a real powerhouse among the best cosmetic ingredients. This acid is not only important for connective tissue and wound healing; hyaluronic acid plays a major role in hydration and volume of the skin. It best hyaluronic acid serum contains hyaluron in two different molecular sizes: low and high molecular weight. This allows it to work effectively in all layers of the skin. The salt form of hyaluron hydrates the skin like no other ingredient does! It is therefore also suitable for treating the extremely dry skin of the face

In combination with probiotics (more on that later) and cold-pressed organic oils, hyaluron is a real miracle cure for wrinkles to name.

6. Honey

Honey is moisturizing, naturally antibacterial and full of antioxidants. This makes it an ideal ingredient in skin care. Provided that nutritious, raw and pure honey is used. It is also important that the honey is produced in a sustainable way with respect for the flying makers. We use in our natural facial cleanser Honey Milk - Hikiän honey. This honey is Demeter certified biodynamic honey and is tested annually. The honey is 100% free of pesticides, herbicides and GMOs. This is rare in honey production and indicates how pure the product is.

Do you have quality raw honey at home? Then you can also use this when you are being bullied by a pimple. Spread a thin layer and let it sit for about fifteen to twenty minutes. Then rinse gently. In this way, in addition to treating dry skin, honey is certainly part of the treatment acne treatment at home.

7. NovoRetin (Retinol)

Retinol is currently one of the most popular cosmetic ingredients in skincare. It is a form of vitamin A and is mainly used in the fight against skin aging. It is a powerful ingredient that works effectively against wrinkles, fine lines, pigment spots and... Red cheeks (rosacea). Because it stimulates skin renewal, it can also help reduce acne. In other words, retinol is a real all-rounder for firmer, smoother and more even skin!

NovoRetin; the plant-based form of Retinol

NovoRetin in us best retinol serum is a plant substance that increases the retinol content in the skin. It does this by slowing the breakdown of naturally occurring retinoic acid. In this way it helps to sustainably renew the skin and immediately provides a firming and smoothing effect. Normally, Retinol has side effects such as skin reactions around the eyes or mouth. The biggest advantage of this form of Retinol is that you do not have these annoying side effects! NovoRetin can therefore even be used for sensitive skin and during pregnancy. Unlike many other retinol products.

Curious what Retinol NovoRetin can do for your skin? watch here retinol before and after to see the before and after photos.

8. Peptidesn

Another cosmetic ingredient you may have heard of in relation to anti aging skin care: peptides. This is definitely something worth incorporating into your skincare routine. Peptides are sequences of amino acids; building blocks of the body's own proteins, including collagen and elastin fibers. Collagen provides structure and elasticity to the skin, among other things. As a baby, your skin produces 100% collagen, which is why children's cheeks are so nice and firm. As you get older, this slowly decreases, but after the age of 25 this process becomes a lot faster. Then, after the age of 50, collagen production almost stops completely. Unfortunately, because collagen ensures, among other things, that the skin remains firm and wrinkles do not stand a chance.

Peptide is therefore a popular 'active ingredient' that is added to more and more types of cosmetic products. Keep an eye on; the effectiveness of peptides in facial cleansers is a lot lower because it is washed off the skin. It is therefore better to choose this cosmetic ingredient in products such as a serum or natural eye cream.

Use peptides together with other cosmetic ingredients

Peptides don't like to be alone. They are at their best when combined with other effective, organic cosmetic ingredients. Think of antioxidants that protect the skin against harmful external influences. For example, in our Green Tea & Peptide eye cream we also use pomegranate extract, which also increases the production of collagen and elastin. Supplemented with caffeine and green tea extract dark circles and puffiness makes it a perfect cream for the aging skin around the eyes and instantly gives a fresher look.

9. Probiotics

Probiotics have been receiving attention in nutrition for some time due to their relationship with healthy intestinal flora. And lately the light in the cosmetics world has also been shining on these 'good' bacteria. Spreadable probiotics in, for example, a facial serum is also called topical probiotics. Did you say bacteria? Yes, exactly, that's what probiotics actually are. For a healthy skin microbiome we need a good balance between the different bacteria. The 'good' bacteria prevent the 'bad' ones from settling on the skin. It has proven effects on the well-being and health of the skin.

What probiotics can do for our skin's protective layer

Our skin microbiome is like a kind of skin protection mechanism. On the one hand, we keep it intact as much as possible by using mild products that respect the natural skin barrier. These probiotic particles in skin care provide several benefits. Especially when they are combined with other cosmetic ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid. They accelerate the recovery of the skin, the physical barrier function and the skin's natural defense system. Due to its moisturizing effect, this ingredient is even perfect for dry facial skin.

And that's not all! Many other skin problems are also caused by skin that is out of balance. Think of acne or eczema forms such as clown eczema. That is why probiotics are also a perfect ingredient to treat these skin conditions naturally.

10. Tea tree

Last, but certainly not least! Tea tree is a great multifunctional cosmetic ingredient for all kinds of skin problems due to its strong antiseptic effect. It is also a well-known remedy in the best acne products. Tea tree oil is an essential oil from the Australian native tree Melaleuca alternifolia. This oil has been loved by various peoples for centuries due to its variety of antimicrobial functions.

Acne can be treated with natural products or 'horse remedies' such as benzoyl peroxide. Research shows that although benzoyl peroxide is also an effective remedy, Tea tree has fewer side effects. As with more natural cosmetic ingredients, you need a little more patience to see the effect, but you will get healthier skin in return! You can go to Flow Cosmetics for pure Tea tree oil or in a natural facial oil, which you can apply directly to the skin.

11. Propolis

Propolis, also called “kit resin,” is a resinous substance collected by bees from tree buds, sap flows, or other plant sources. Propolis has been used for centuries for various medicinal purposes due to its antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains a variety of compounds, including flavonoids, phenolic acids and terpenes, that contribute to its therapeutic effects. There are some studies that suggest that a propolis ointment may be beneficial in treating skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis and acne. 

Of course there are many more organic ingredients that enrich your care products, such as betaine, rose oil, vitamin C, Arctic berries... just to name a few. You will find them all in our range!

Finally, effective natural beauty is not only about adding effective organic cosmetic ingredients, but also about avoiding ingredients that can damage the skin or your health. Also read: natural make-up without harmful substances.

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