Despite the fact that self-care is an essential everyday ritual, many of us skip it. And even if many do take the liberty of indulging in it, they chose the wrong products. Laced with harmful chemicals and toxins, the new-age skincare products cause more harm to your skin than heal it. So, how do we choose the right products then?

Since time immemorial, plant-based ingredients have been used for daily skin care. No wonder people in ancient times had healthy and radiant skin. With growing awareness, using plant-powered products has become an enduring contemporary trend.

The plant-based extracts derived from natural ingredients work wonders on your skin giving it a healthier and glowing look. It is hence important that you make a conscious choice of using products that comprise plant-based extracts. On their own, these extracts are natural healers and provide powerful skin benefits.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the best plant-based extracts used for healthy and radiant-looking skin.

  • Squalane

      It is known as Nature’s best hydrator for a strong reason. Squalane provides intense hydration and improves skin at the cellular level. It protects the skin from the loss of moisture, strengthens the skin barrier, and also neutralizes the damage caused by UV light. This extract is naturally derived from Olives and is known to mimic skin’s natural oils making it an excellent skin and hair emollient

  • Amla Extract

Worried about the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles? Try including skin care products with amla extract in them. Why? Amla extract derived from the Indian Gooseberry is a natural antioxidant that has been used for centuries to treat a variety of skin conditions. It is an excellent superfood that can contribute to the glowing complexion of your skin. Its incredibly high antioxidant abilities also make it an anti-aging hero. As an active constituent of Purifying+Oil Control Face Wash, it protects the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals. It acts as a lightning agent and gives a radiant feel to the skin.

  • Ashwagandha Root Extract

Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng is a powerful herb that has been used in traditional Indian skincare for centuries. It has a variety of skin benefits and has its place in the ingredients of many skin care products. It is non-comedogenic in nature and clears the dirt present in the pores leaving your skin clean and fresh. It effectively diminishes fine lines, marks, deep wrinkles, and scars. The Ashwagandha Root Extract in this Skin Rejuvenating Serum can help improve the health and appearance of your skin, adding youthfulness to it.

  • Liquorice Root Extract (Mulethi) and Turmeric Root Extract (Haldi)

These plant-powered extracts are irreplaceable constituents in the skin-care essentials of the age-old Ayurveda for flawless beauty and radiant skin. Mulethi is a potent antioxidant and helps prevent skin damage. It also reduces the formation of excess melanin on the skin reducing the chances of hyperpigmentation. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agent. Haldi is an age-old healing agent known for calming and soothing the skin. It provides a natural glow and luster to the skin making it radiant.

Both the Liquorice and Turmeric Root extracts are the major skin-brightening ingredients in the Hydrating+Brightening Face Cream. As the major constituent of many plant-based serums, Mulethi extract acts as an excellent skin exfoliant, and Haldi extract is used for reducing dark circles and dark spots.

  • Organic Plant-based AHA

Extracted from the Organic Australian Caviar Lime, this organic plant-based AHA gently exfoliates dead skin. It promotes collagen production and boosts blood circulation. Found in the best skincare products, it evens out the skin complexion and reduces hyperpigmentation & blemishes. Also, due to its unmatchable benefits, most plant-powered beauty serums contain organic plant-based AHA. It helps in reducing dark circles for a healthy and bright under-eye area. Its regular use also prevents acne resulting in healthy and clearer-looking skin.

  • Brown Rice Extract

This active ingredient is known for its ability to make your skin blemish-free. It acts as a powerful exfoliant and is a major part of skincare products such as face washes because of its high concentration of vitamins B1, B2, and E, minerals, and proteins. Brown rice extract helps to moisturize the skin, and strengthen the skin barrier. It also promotes cell growth and stimulates blood flow giving you a vibrant and bright appearance.

  •  Oats Extract

An active ingredient that does it all. This Oats extract which is also known as Avena Sativa possesses skin-barrier-repairing omega 5 & 6 fatty acids. It has excellent anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, moisturizing, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. It maintains the skin’s barrier integrity and protects it from free radical damage. This extract is popularly used as a constituent in a body lotion as it helps retain valuable water needed to keep our skin healthy and hydrated.

The escalating trend of using plant-powered skincare products has proven how people are becoming aware of the toxic effects of chemicals on the skin. Plant-based extracts work wonders with no harsh effects on the skin making it naturally healthy and radiant. 

These are laced with multiple healing properties and do no harm even when used for the long term.