The use of plants in cosmetics has been known since ancient times when women, in order to adorn them with beautiful, delicate and smooth skin, put various herbs and plants in baths. Plants have had great merits for the health and beauty of plants for many years, and the healing effects of plants are not indisputable even today. Herbal extracts are a inexhaustible source of miraculous properties for the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetics industries.
But what exactly are plant extracts? Plant extracts can be defined as ingredients obtained by various extraction processes from fresh or dried plants, or parts of plants such as: leaves, flowers, seeds, roots and bark. The purpose of extraction is actually concentrating beneficial substances from the plant and separating it from those parts that are less important or harmful. Thus, herbal extracts are an indispensable part of skincare products due to their numerous benefits such as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory role, herbal extracts are antiseptics and also have antimicrobial effect.
There are many herbal extracts, each of which has benefits that are very important for skin health, and find out below which are the most famous and effective herbal extracts that are a natural help for the face.
AlgaeAlgae extract is a rich source of biologically active and nutrients such as essential vitamins, minerals and proteins from the sea that are crucial in the essential process called deep skin renewal. It is used in cosmetic products whose main task is hydration and regeneration , and dry, dehydrated and cracked skin can benefit the most from its effects. The plant extract of algae has an antioxidant effect, and is also effective for reducing wrinkles and slowing down the formation of new wrinkles . Algae are also used in products designed to reduce hyperpigmentation, reduce skin redness and reduce cellulite.
Aloe Vera Leaf Juice
Aloe vera leaf extract has a strong soothing effect on the skin . Aloe vera gel soothes itching, cools, has anti-inflammatory effects and moisturizes the skin. It has a very low irritating potential which is why you can use aloe vera extract even if your skin is sensitive and irritated. Aloe vera also has a strong antioxidant effect. Tissue regeneration and stimulation of collagen production are the key tasks of aloe vera leaf gel. It also has an effect against viruses, bacteria and fungi, which is why it is recommended as skin care prone to acne, but dry, irritated and sensitive skin also benefits from the effects of aloe vera. If you are looking for a natural remedy for a problem such as psoriasis, dermatitis, sunburn, redness and irritation, reach for aloe vera extract and soothe your skin.
Herbal extract of white tea has a strong antioxidant effect, ie it protects the skin from oxidative stress that leads to a decrease in the cellular function of the skin. External application of white tea stimulates the improvement and strengthening of the function of skin cells and protects them from a problem called the negative and harmful effects of UV rays, so white tea, in the end, has excellent rejuvenating effect. Because one of its characteristics is antifungal, white tea may be your choice if your skin is prone to acne and if you suffer from hyperpigmentation .
Marshmallow root contains an herbal glue that has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial action against irritations and provides a protective layer to the skin. By using the herbal extract of marshmallow, the skin becomes soft and healthy , and at the same time inflammation is prevented. It is important to mention that the active substances contained in marshmallow root are well tolerated by people prone to allergies.
Cranberry seed oil has a strong antioxidant effect and is great if your skin is dry, damaged and mature. Cranberry promotes the mobility and permeability of cell membranes, promotes a process called skin regeneration and optimizes metabolic processes. The blend of antioxidants protects the skin from oxidative damage and slows down skin aging due to environmental influences. Cranberry is great for preventing the breakdown of collagen, so it is an excellent anti-age product . Even if you suffer from oily skin and skin prone to acne, you can see the effect of the herbal cranberry extract on inflammation and acne - cranberry on the skin leaves a mild non-greasy feeling of tightness and has a calming effect. Cranberry also prevents clogging of pores, helps with hyperpigmentation and gives the skin elasticity and moisture.
Herbal ginger extract has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial effects. Preventing the breakdown of collagen on which ginger has an enviable effect is the main criterion for a effective anti-aging product . It is used as an anti-aging skin care product, reduces cellulite and wrinkles , and in skin care it acts as an antiseptic, against viruses and to prevent inflammation. Also, ginger stimulates blood circulation and acts as an antioxidant.
Gardenia Tahitensis Flower
The herbal extract obtained from the gardenia flower has an antioxidant effect and accelerates skin regeneration . The positive effects of gardenia flower on the skin are: improving circulation, reducing redness, antiseptic action, antibacterial action, antioxidant action, regeneration of damaged tissue.
ComfreyComfrey has long been used to heal wounds, heal ulcers, insect bites and many other dermatological conditions. In addition to being very soothing and promoting a youthful appearance , comfrey is an aid for treating any skin damage . Whether you use comfrey ointment or comfrey gel, your skin will surely be grateful. Some of the benefits of comfrey are: hydrating the skin, preventing water loss, reducing inflammation, calming irritation, stimulating cell growth, regenerating the skin, protecting against bacteria and maintaining skin health.
Gotu kola, also called "tiger grass", has been used in folk medicine for hundreds of years as a medicinal plant. Gotu kola has antioxidant and antibacterial effects, and is also great for wound healing, preventing ulcers and alleviating scarring . Using gotu kola in skin care can especially benefit mature skin, because gotu kola stimulates the renewal of peripheral blood vessels and naturally produces collagen , which is why gotu kola is an indispensable ingredient for anti-aging cosmetic product. Skin with eczema, wounds and burns will also benefit from the healing effects of gotu kola, and poorly circulated and pale skin will get a fresh look.
Witch Hazel Leaf
Witch hazel as an herbal extract reduces itching, has antibacterial and antioxidant effects and is credited for healing . The healing effect is most pronounced if your skin has suffered slight skin damage, but also for sunburn and veins. Witch hazel is also responsible for preventing moisture loss in the skin which improves the appearance of skin that is dry and damaged. Witch hazel gel or witch hazel cream is also responsible for reducing inflammatory processes, which is why they are recommended if your skin has eczema, skin prone to acne or if you suffer from dermatitis.
Chamomile has a strong anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic effect, especially the ingredients of its essential oil. These ingredients speed up the skin's metabolism and are a trigger for tissue and skin regeneration, which is why they are the main recommendation for dermatitis and if your skin is prone to acne . Chamomile contains bisabolol, which is also used in isolation in cosmetic products, and promotes the absorption of active substances in the skin. Chamomile, as well as dermatitis, eczema and acne, can also nourish oily skin, which brings it back to its natural balance, all because it has an extremely soothing and refreshing effect .
Chinese medicine is one of those that use the herbal extract of turmeric as a therapeutic agent for the skin. Turmeric has a strong antioxidant effect, is essential for preventing inflammation, reducing swelling, wound healing and stimulates blood circulation. Especially recommended for neurodermatitis and acne , but also for eczema and other inflammatory processes on the skin. Turmeric is also a effective anti-aging ingredient as it is rich in nutrients that are essential when collagen and connective tissue are formed.
Linden Flower Water
The flower is an ingredient in many medicines, and in alternative medicine linden tea is good for relieving headaches or migraines, nervous tension, a cure for colds and flu, insomnia and high blood pressure. Linden has a strong antibacterial and antioxidant effect, it is used to cleanse, tone and soothe the skin. Due to its properties, linden flower is an excellent ingredient in anti-age cream, where its primary task is to prevent wrinkles . Linden is effective in preventing water loss and soothing irritated skin, which in combination gives you a skin look that everyone can envy. If you are struggling with problems such as hyperpigmentation and excessive sebum production , linden is your solution.
One of the reasons why mint has become popular in cosmetics is the fact that it is very effective for soothing irritated skin . This is because mint is used to relieve itching and because it contains high levels of vitamin A. Mint has an astringent effect, especially as peppermint oil. When used this way, mint is effective for treating pimples and acne. As it has both antibacterial and antiviral effects, mint is used to cleanse and soothe skin inflammation and prevent acne. One of the ingredients that mint boasts is salicylic acid due to which mint is also used as a gentle exfoliator to remove dead skin cells, which also protects the pores from clogging. As a result, you will have less acne and your complexion will be radiant and clean.
Pomegranate seed oil has an extraordinary strong antioxidant and regenerating effect and is one of the most valuable effective oils. It is great for care if your skin is dry, mature or demanding. Pomegranate promotes the formation of new cells, increases skin elasticity and tissue regeneration. Because it is used to relieve inflammation, pomegranate seed oil is an ideal care for sensitive skin that fights problems such as which are neurodermatitis, eczema and sun damage. Herbal pomegranate extract is used both to smooth the skin and as protection against external influences.
CalendulaMarigold, because it contains a carotenoid, is especially known for its exceptional anti-inflammatory, soothing and antioxidant effects and effectively helps to heal wounds. Marigold essential oil provides antimicrobial action against bacteria and fungi. Marigold contains many healing properties and is used as a natural care for irritated and eczema-prone skin. Acne removal, hydration, firming, after-sun care, dry skin care and chapped skin care Skin is another one of the many benefits that marigold as a plant extract provides in skin care.
Rose water has an astringent effect on skin care, but it also has antibacterial, antiseptic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Eczema-prone skin and mature rose water skin have special benefits, as their main tasks are hydration, preventing water loss and preventing wrinkles . In addition to anti-aging care, based on its good nourishing properties, rose water is also suitable for other skin care products.
Figs contain strong antioxidant properties that nourish and nourish the skin and maintain skin elasticity, vitality and moisture. In addition to containing carotene, figs are a source of many vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin B and minerals, which are combined sun protection and exceptional rejuvenating effect . By using herbal extract in skin care, hyperpigmentation and water loss will no longer be a problem for your skin.
As small as a daisy flower is, its healing properties are magnificent. Daisy has a strong anti-inflammatory and astringent effect, and is responsible for regenerating skin cells, brightening melanin in the epidermis and removing freckles. Using daisies in skin care is key to even out color if your skin is prone to pigmentation (hyperpigmentation, sun spots, age spots). Daisy is also used as protection against oxidative stress and for wound healing.
Green TeaGreen tea extract has strong antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects. Skin hydration is the primary task of green tea which is why anti-aging care is its main purpose. In addition to anti-aging products, green tea extract also contains sun skin care products, anti-cellulite treatment products and hair care products.
Another great beauty treatment ingredient is oats as it contains the best balance of amino acids among all grains. Oats in cosmetics, thanks to their soothing properties, are responsible for maintaining the skin's natural moisture. Like many other plant extracts, oats have an enviable anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect, and in addition, it is hypoallergenic, which is why it is used for cleansing, softening and peeling, and it is suitable for all skin types. The flavonoids in oats absorb UVA radiation, which is why it can be said with certainty that oats are excellent protection of the skin from UV radiation . Oats are used for skin care, but also to alleviate skin irritations caused by problems such as eczema, rashes, dermatitis, acne, scratches, insect bites, and even chicken pox.
La PIEL products enriched with herbal extracts:
Gentle foam for cleansing the face and removing makeup
Gentle foam for daily thorough cleansing of the face or removing makeup without drying, irritation and feeling of tightness after use. 8 antioxidant plant extracts, glycerin and panthenol act as hydrating agents, preventing moisture loss and possible drying of the skin.
Extremely regenerative and nourishing face mask
Extremely regenerating and nourishing cream-clay face mask for all skin types. Mineral clays kaolin and bentonite remove impurities from the pores, and the addition of plant extracts, oils, glycerin and active ingredients (ceramides, niacinamide, copper peptides, hyaluronic acid, collagen, panthenol, vitamins (E and F)) makes your skin nourished, smooth and healthy.
Moisturizing and extremely nourishing face cream
Moisturizing and extremely nourishing day and night face cream, for all skin types. High quality and advanced formula contains 6 active ingredients: niacinamide, peptides, ceramides, hyaluronic acid, retinol, collagen which give facial skin freshness and elasticity, renew it, improve tone and texture. The combination of powerful ingredients makes the cream ideal for maintaining youthful skin in their twenties, and for more mature skin it acts as an excellent anti-aging.
"Superpower liquid" exfoliating liquid with AHA glycolic acid
La PIEL LAB "Superpower liquid" is a type of liquid peeling that removes dead skin cells, deeply purifies it and prepares it for better resorption of oil and active components from products such as creams and face masks. The formula is based on 5% glycolic acid and enriched with even 8 plant extracts and oils for complete skin regeneration and revitalization.