The Growing Demand for Natural Compounds in Skincare Products
The natural and organic sector of the skincare industry has experienced tremendous growth in recent years and it does not appear to be slowing down. The demand for green ingredients and eco-friendly products is on the rise and manufacturers of skincare products are responding. New methods of extraction have allowed manufacturers to separate active compounds, essential oils and vital minerals from plants, trees, fruits, nuts and other phyto sources.
Plants contain hundreds, if not thousands, of complex chemicals that help them grow and survive. Many of the chemicals produced by plants have ingenious ways of protecting the plants, assisting in the delivery of water and nourishment to help them reproduce and flourish. It’s these chemicals, compounds and systems of protection and nourishment that have fueled phyto (plant) stem cell research for the skincare industry.
Stem cell technology and research has been the source of debate for years, but there is a growing body of evidence that natural compounds found in many, plants deliver amazing results. Most major manufacturers are incorporating natural compounds in their formulas and entire companies are developing products that focus solely on natural skincare products. This has driven stem cell suppliers to find new and creative sources of plant based stem cells, compounds and extracts.
For instance, natural peptides have become some of the most sought after ingredients in recent years. That’s because peptides can affect a number of skin conditions by binding to different receptors to stimulate collagen, suppress melanocyte activity (for skin lightening), and inhibit muscle contraction to name a few. Many peptides in skincare products are synthetic, but there is no substitute for nature. Naturally derived peptide extracts work just as well or better. They are long acting compounds that not only inhibit muscle contraction and oxidation, they provide wrinkle-reducing effects that last throughout the day.
There are literally thousands of examples of how well natural compounds and chemicals work to improve the skin and as the market for green skincare products continues to grow, suppliers will continue to generate creative ways to supply active ingredients that deliver safe, yet effective results. There is no doubt that the ‘green’ phyto-based formulas are taking a strong hold and changing the skincare industry.
Companies like Éminence have created an entire product line of skincare based on natural extracts and organic compounds. They are also the first skincare manufacturer to offer a complete collection made with Biodynamic® ingredients, the purest, most nutrient-rich Mother Nature has to offer. Ingredients are harvested through a system of farming and harvesting that is self-contained, self-sustaining, and follows the cycles of nature. To be certified Biodynamic®, products must contain at least 95% organic and up to 95% Biodynamic® ingredients. Eminence is constantly researching new natural ingredients that delivery superior results.
Another company that has an every-growing following due to the demand for natural, green skincare products is 100% Pure®. Known for its one hundred percent pure, natural, and organic ingredients, their products deliver results and peace of mind. Their products contain no synthetic chemicals, chemical preservatives, artificial fragrances, artificial colors, harsh detergents or any other unhealthy toxins. The wonderful aromas are from real fruits, pure essential oils, and pure absolutes – no synthetic fragrances. Like all quality natural products, 100% Pure products are totally concentrated (no fillers), which means they are most effective. And finally, formulas of 100% Pure products are based on antioxidants designed to destroy free radicals that damage the skin causing premature aging, dark spots, lines, wrinkles and skin cancer.
There are dozens of natural and organic skincare manufacturers racing to meet the demand for effective products made from nature. We have mentioned two of our favorite companies Éminence and 100% Pure, but there is no question most manufacturers of skincare products are finding ways of incorporating green and sustainable ingredients in their products – you just need to find one you like and give them a try.
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