5 Key Ingredients That Will Save Your Skin This Season

5 Key Ingredients That Will Save Your Skin This Season


Cold weather is coming! It's time to revamp your skincare routine and banish those blemishes. 

These five ingredients are the little heroes that will fight to keep your skin in check this season:

Witch hazel may sound like an ingredient in a magical potion (#spookyszn is upon us!), but it's actually a great ingredient to add to your skincare routine. Witch hazel is a botanical extract derived from a flowering plant found in North America and Japan. Witch hazel soothes the skin, acting as an anti-inflammatory because of it's antioxidant properties. Another benefit of witch hazel is that it helps with acne, which is great for any stressful upcoming projects and events you may have. This powerful ingredient can also help prevent razor burn and ingrown hairs, as well as soothe redness and stinging from sunburns and minimize pores. It also makes an amazing toner! Now that's one magical ingredient to add to your skincare potion!
Tea tree oil is known to have over 100 different components that make it a "skin superhero" Native to Australia, tea tree oil is an essential oil that is known to help treat acne and and skin irritation. Tea tree has the potential to lower bacteria levels on skin, therefore reducing inflammation and targeting breakouts. Introducing tea tree oil into your routine is a great way to begin fighting any breakouts and redness caused by irritations and weather changes. 
Willow bark is another transformative ingredient to add to your skincare regime. For centuries willow bark extract has been used soothe skin irritations. Willow bark contains salicin (the natural form of salicylic acid). Salicin is a natural exfoliant, which helps remove dead skin cells and clear pores for a clear complexion. Salicin is a gentle and non-irritating ingredient, unlike salicylic acid, making it safe for almost all skin types. Other elements found in willow bark are flavanoids, tannins, and polyphenols which help soothe skin and promote a radiant and clear complexion. 
Charcoal powder and activated charcoal are not new on the beauty and skincare scene. For years charcoal has been used for eye makeup, skin clarifying, and even teeth whitening! Charcoal powder attracts and absorbs dirt and grime, acting as a magnet. According to Ni'Kita Wilson, a cosmetic chemist, "When dirt and oil in your pores come in contact with the carbon, they stick to it and then get washed away when you rinse." By drawing impurities out of the skin, charcoal powder detoxifies and clears pores. 
Green and white tea are superstar ingredients when it comes to skincare. Not only is tea great for drinking, but it is also an amazing ingredient to introduce into your skincare routine. Green tea is know for its anti-inflammatory properties, which helps reduce irritation and redness. White tea is one of the most pure forms of tea that exists. White tea helps soothes skin for an even complexion. Green and white tea are known to contain high amounts of phenols, which keeps skin looking smoother and younger due to its ability to strengthen collagen and elastin in skin. Next time you make yourself a delicious cup of tea to wind down your day, don't forget to add some green or white tea into your skincare routine to extend the benefits to the skin's surface. 
Lucky for you we just dropped our skincare line, SOS, featuring all of these amazing ingredients that will keep your skin cool, calm, and collected. 

5 Ingredients to Add to Your Skincare Routine:

  • Witch Hazel - Tones & hydrates the skin
  • Tea Tree Oil - Calms redness and inflammation
  • Willow Bark - Gently exfoliates and evens the complexion
  • Charcoal Powder - Draws impurities out of the skin 
  • White & Green Tea - Soothes and calms irritation 

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