Recently I was interviewed about the best best natural anti-aging products for skin and while I was excited to share many of my favorite natural, organic skin care brands (listed below), I also requested that the author not use my quotes in conjunction with the term “anti-aging” because it’s myth, especially when you are discussing “natural beauty” in the same sentence.
Being “anti” something inevitable, like aging is a huge waste of energy and even money.
Brands are raking in your money because they’re trying to convince you it’s possible to halt and even reverse time.
The Reality of Natural beauty
You can’t be into natural beauty and against the natural process of getting older at the same time.
I discuss this in a live video about what dead daisies taught me regarding my own resistance (and many of yours, I bet!) to getting older and how to better deal with it.
The Myth of Chemical Beauty
People will often say that they prefer a synthetic chemical over a natural product because they think these lab-created ingredients are more potent and effective.
If you’ve ever experienced a severe reaction to a natural product, you know those ingredients can pack a punch.
You might be surprised to find out that a lot of the chemicals people have been told are working in their cosmetics, either aren’t in concentrations large enough to be effective or might actually be aging your skin faster (as I explain here)!
Can you improve your skin based on your age now?
Yes, probably so!
After all that preface regarding my feelings on anti-aging, I encourage you to take amazing care of your skin by choosing organic, natural botanicals that can improve your face.
However be warned that a magic-time-eraser in a bottle is a total myth.
4 amazing natural ingredients (and products) to help aging skin
Here are some wonderful natural skin care products, which can repair skin and help reduce signs of aging, and maybe some of the damage you’ve done to your skin (like how I worshiped the sun without protection for my entire youth…sigh).
#1 Gotu Kola
Gotu Kola is an herb used in healing for over 3,000 years and it’s known in China as the “Fountain of Youth” because it packs serious power when it comes to softening both superficial and deeper wrinkles.
It helps tissue regenerate faster and stronger in its connectivity, which is important for helping aging skin regain a youthful look. For anyone battling with acne or scar tissue, having this herb in your beauty toolkit is a must!
Product to try: Laurel Whole Plant Organics Antioxidant Serum
Women fearing the neck waddle need to know about Horsetail, a mighty herb for preventing sagging skin. Containing the highest high levels of natural occurring silica (not silicone) in a plant, it’s all about repair! Horsetail increases collagen and elastin production to plump connective tissue in skin for youthful bounce. It also offers high doses of antioxidants, bioflavanoids, and essential minerals.
Product to try: Vered Botanicals Face Oil
Mushrooms are one of the hottest topics right now in natural beauty and wellness. They’ve been used as turbo healers across generations and cultures and are not to be ignored for their incredible anti-infammatory properties. Inflammation is one of the reasons wrinkles start to appear and fine lines turn into deep lines sooner than they need to. Using mushrooms to sooth skin can help significantly slow down wrinkles (and even acne).
Product to try: Dr. Alkaitis Beautifying Mask
#4 Grape seed extract
The part of this extract that we’re most interested in are the “proanthocyanidins”. That’s a big word that even I can’t pronounce! It sounds important because it is. Studies have shown it to be 20 times more powerful of an antioxidant than Vitamin C and 50 times more powerful than Vitamin E. Used around the eye you’ll find that puffiness and darkness can fade as the vascular system is strengthened. I hope we all know by now that sun damage makes us look way older way faster, and antioxidants like grape seed extract will hold its own protecting your skin on a daily basis.
Product to try: Blissoma Bright – Eye Vitalizing Nutrient Serum
You may even able to reverse the signs of aging, but honey, you are never going to reverse time marching forward. That’s part of nature’s cycle.[Read my essay on aging and inspirational quotes from women over 40.]
So let’s be graceful about it! What are your thoughts on the subject of “anti-aging”? Would love to hear more in the comments below.