As you’ve probably guessed from my reviews, I really love learning about ingredients used in beauty products. What can I say, I’m a nerd. Okay, maybe not a nerd – a HOT nerd ;o)
Anyhoooo, I do find it very helpful to understand what ingredients do what, in order to find the best skin care and makeup. I’ve slowly learned about ingredients and skin care over the years, but I know for newbies it can be pretty daunting. There are quite a few resources out there, and I just discovered a new one!
Julie Longyear, herbal chemist and the founder and formulator of Blissoma Solutions Skincare, has created a booklet Natural Anti-Aging Ingredients You Should Know. This 20-page booklet features 19 ingredients used in natural skin care. Every ingredient has a few key points, multiple paragraphs of more detail, along with beauty products (or supplements) that contain this key ingredient.
What I really appreciate is that the information is good, and the products suggested are not just Blissoma but include other natural-based companies as well. While it seems odd to say I appreciate that the information is good (shouldn’t that be a given?), I have learned not to always trust what I read on natural/organic beauty. There is a lot of misinformation out there, and it seems many people never take the time to actually research claims on ingredients, either positive or negative. Given the fact that Julie is a trained chemist, I trust what she says.
The booklet is only $10 AND includes a $10 coupon towards a purchase of Blissoma, so it’s pretty much free.
Out of the 19 ingredients featured – the 3 I most often look for in products are:
- Aloe Vera
- Omega Fatty Acids
With permission from Julie, here are some key points from the booklet on these 3 ingredients, along with products I have reviewed previously that contain these!
- Contains glycoproteins and polysaccharides that moisturize, soothe, and stimulate cell repair
- Fights itch and inflammation
- Choose only Certified Organic Aloe for real results
- Highly reactive free radical molecules attack and degrade skin structure
- Antioxidants neutralize the free radical before it can react with skin
- Potent sources include Green Tea, Green Coffee, Yerba Mate, Rooibos, Pomegranate, Acai Berry and other berries, Turmeric, Rosehips, and Spirulina
Omega Fatty Acids
- Essential Fatty Acids are not produced by our bodies and must be obtained from other sources such as foods and supplements
- Omega Fatty Acid properties are anti-inflammatory, skin repairing, moisturizing, anti-aging and they contribute to elasticity and comfort
- Superb sources are Chia, Pomegranate Seed, Evening Primrose, Flax, Hemp, Sea Buckthorn, and Argan oils
Learn more about these ingredients and other good-for-skin ingredients at Blissoma.com.
Disclosure: The booklet was provided to me by Blissoma. Opinions and the choice to review are 100% my own! I’m not compensated for anything I write. This post contains affiliate links.