The needs of our skin in cosmetic care are in many ways similar to the body’s need for nutrients. In order to perform its protective functions effectively and look good, the skin should receive a variety of compounds – moisturizing, regenerating, protective, and metabolism-regulating.

While the chemical industry has made significant advancements in synthesizing cosmetic actives, the most effective and “understandable” substances for the skin are still those created by our living neighbors – plants and animals.

Aloe Vera

Moisturizes, protects, and promotes epidermal regeneration. Aloe, native to arid regions, accumulates a significant reservoir of moisture in its fleshy leaves. This moisture is retained by hygroscopic compounds known as polysaccharides.

Additionally, aloe is rich in vitamins, amino acids, mineral compounds, and various bioregulators such as polyphenols, glycoproteins, phytosterols, and others. Thanks to its polysaccharides, aloe gel superbly moisturizes the skin, creating a light, breathable, and consistently moist “blanket” on its surface. Glycoproteins and other compounds activate the skin’s immune system cells, aiding in healing. Aloe acts very gently, making it suitable for even the most demanding and reactive skin types. When used in cosmetic products, aloe combines well with other natural actives, such as thermal water or hemp oil, for example.

Speick Thermal Sensitiv Body Lotion GRN Face Gel Balancing Care Hemp & Aloe Vera

 

 

 

Olive Oil

Nourishes, restores the lipid barrier, and reduces inflammation. Olive oil is exceptionally valuable both as a food product and as a cosmetic ingredient. Unlike other vegetable oils, olive oil is extracted not from seeds or pits but from whole fruits. As a result, it contains not only beneficial fatty acids like oleic and linoleic acids, and fat-soluble vitamins but also specific phenolic compounds that exhibit high anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity.

Olive oil is often included in products designed for problematic and aging skin.

 

 

GRN Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream Protecting Care Olive & Grape

GRN Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream Regenerating Care Olive & Argan Oil

Additionally, olive oil is beneficial for hair, especially for dry and damaged hair. It restores their structure, returning elasticity and shine.

 

GRN Hair Oil Regenerating Olive

And, of course, premium varieties of soap are produced based on olive oil, designed to soften and provide long-lasting comfort for the skin on the hands.

 

 

Speick Pure Plant Oil Soap Olive+Lemongrass

 

 

 

Pomegranate

Protects, enhances microcirculation, and stimulates collagen synthesis.

All parts of the pomegranate fruit – the peel, the pulp, and the seed oil – find cosmetic applications. Pomegranate is highly valued primarily for its comprehensive anti-aging effects. It is rich in vitamin C and anthocyanin pigments, which protect the skin from free radicals and oxidative stress. Punicic acid, found in pomegranate seeds, stimulates collagen synthesis and improves skin elasticity. Organic acids provide gentle exfoliation and enhance complexion.

 

Cosnature Regeneration-Oil Pomegranate

Cosnature Caring Shower Gel Pomegranate

Cosnature Volume-Shampoo Pomegranate

Cosnature Volume-Conditioner Pomegranate

 

 

Cucumber

Hydrates, soothes irritation, refreshes, brightens, and evens out the complexion.

Cucumber juice is a practically perfect natural facial toner. It contains numerous bioavailable compounds involved in metabolic processes, such as macro- and microelements, amino acids, and vitamins. Polysaccharides retain water in a bound form, contributing to skin hydration. Vitamins C and E, gallic, and coumaric acids provide antioxidant protection. Enzymes loosen the bonds between epidermal cells, facilitating the shedding of dead cells, resulting in smoother, brighter skin.

Organic cucumber extract is a key ingredient in the Biokosma Basic Visage line for normal and combination skin care. The products in this line balance the moisture and oil levels of the skin, increase its elasticity, and slow down the signs of aging.

 

Biokosma Basic Visage 24h Moisturising cream

 

 

 

Honey

Rejuvenates, reduces inflammation, and softens.

This unique substance results from the collaboration of plants and insects. Bees collect floral nectar, process it in their glands, and store it in honeycombs. As a result, honey contains not only fructose and glucose but also pollen residues, wax particles, amino acids, vitamins B, C, and D, enzymes, organic acids, and a variety of trace elements from potassium and magnesium to phosphorus and sulfur. This diversity accounts for its various biological activities.

Honey accelerates wound and burn healing, promotes the formation of capillaries, improves tissue nourishment, and aids in the synthesis of epidermal growth factors. It alleviates inflammatory eruptions, smoothens aging skin, and supports cellular renewal. Due to its high sugar content, honey moisturizes and softens the epidermis, creating a unique silky sensation.

 

Speick Pure Plant Oil Soap Milk+Honey

 

 

 

Biokosma Regenerative hand cream organic apricot/honey

 

 

GRN Body Lotion Daily Care Hemp & Honey

GRN Moisturising Mask Intensive Care Hemp & Honey

 

 

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