Combining plant extract in cosmetics product is increasing in the beauty industry. Plants were originally the main foundation of cosmetics before companies started to synthesize substance. However, the amount of the active ingredients found in a plant is undetermined. They are also dilute compared to the usual chemicals that we are aware of. That is the primary reason why formulation of plant extract in cosmetics is adapted by cosmetics companies.
There are two types of plant extract in cosmetics, the total extract, and selective extract. Total extract were use based on the traditional application of herbal medicine. Selective extract are used based on the primary benefits of the extract. For example, the walnut is great for skin tanning and licorice is effective against skin irritation.
Depending on the concern and state of your skin, there is always a definite plant extract that will work for you. Here are some of them:
For those who have a dry skin and they wanted to rehydrate their skin, there are plant extracts for their skin condition. Cocoa butter has an anti-oxidant agent and leaves a soothing effect on our skin. The ripe and unripe fruit of mango also provides different benefits. The ripe mango has an essential oil that lubricates the skin while the unripe fruit can restore the integrity of our skin. Coconut oil, sunflower oil, and olive oil trap the moist in our skin and keep it hydrated. Incorporating this plant extract in cosmetics would greatly benefit the consumers.
Turmeric is commonly used to treat eczema. It will be boiled and be cleaned. You will then have to leave it to dry until it achieves a yellowish color. Turmeric has a property that can be effective in healing wounds. Turmeric plant extract in cosmetics is used to prevent and treat psoriasis and other skin conditions such as acne, wounds, sun-damaged skin and burns.
Acne and Pimples
The essential oil of Basil contains an anti-inflammatory agent. It also has an anti-bacterial and an ample source of antimicrobial and antiseptic property. Artemisia is powerful against skin ulcers. The leaves of Artemisia can increase the rate of healing and can be use against acne, eczema, scabies, etc. Fatty acids of a pumpkin seed contain elements that can eradicate the pimple fast and prevent the scarring and marking. Red onion is also strong against acne boils and blackheads.
Korean Ginseng, which is traditionally used as an herbal medicine in Korea for more than 2,000 years, can speed up the metabolism in our skin. The skin will be able to release toxic substance faster producing a healthier looking skin. It can also reduce the wrinkles and improves our skin complexion. Combining the plant extract in cosmetics is proven to defy the aging of skin.
Tea has a substance that prevents the formation of free radicals. Black tea contains polyphenols but is weaker compared to the green tea. Other plant extract that contains polyphenols are grape seeds.